Sourcing Manager in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.
  • Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.

What you will do-

  • Lead highly strategic, global, cross-functional Sourcing Teams and champion the strategic sourcing process with the organization
  • Manage, develop and implement strategies and goals for assigned commodities which support department objectives for quality, cost, and supplier development
  • Develop, design, and implement the framework for the “Rules of Engagement” with regards to maintenance and compliance to our divisional and/or corporate Purchasing Controls
  • Draft, negotiate, and execute Long-Term Agreements and/or Full Service Supplier Contracts, where appropriate, for assigned commodities; to include interfacing with the appropriate departments such as Legal, R&D, Marketing, Operations, Quality, and Senior Leadership for buy-in
  • Utilize contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance, to validate the impact of proposed projects and drive stakeholder approval
  • Present proposals, recommendations and results of commodity metrics to Senior Leadership routinely
  • Use strategic sourcing tools to proactively conduct spend analysis, maintain cost models and metrics by supplier and commodity, and communicate overall supplier performance, trends in technologies, and market conditions with respect to assigned commodities
  • Serve as resident expert on factors relevant to assigned commodity such as product knowledge, applications/usage, processing knowledge, cost structure, global market, supplier capabilities, supplier market share, supplier benchmarking, etc.
  • Serve as a Commodity information resource for the Organization- This will include educating, coaching and mentoring other employees in Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing, Marketing and Product Development
  • Manage, develop and maintain responsibility for the business relationships with suppliers
  • Develop risk management strategies for suppliers

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management required
  • 7+ years of Supply Chain Management experience required; Sourcing experience preferred
  • Master’s degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/or Project Management Professional, a plus

Ideal candidates will also possess the following preferred skills/experiences:

  • Demonstrated management, project management or other leadership experience
  • 2+ years of manufacturing engineering, buying, production planning, or product development experience (FDA-regulated/aerospace/automotive industries experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement strategy and market drivers
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in contractual negotiations
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate difficult concepts to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office suite of products, especially Excel and MS Project

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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