Sr, Supply Planner in Shirley, MA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Stryker has recently acquired Mobius Imaging, LLC and its sister company, GYS Tech, LLC (DBA Cardan Robotics) headquartered in Shirley, MA. Mobius provides best in class advanced imaging technologies through its mobile, real-time, diagnostic-quality CT imaging systems, while Cardan is developing innovative robotics and navigation technology systems for surgical and interventional radiology procedures.

As a Sr Supply Planner, you will create an overall supply plan for the specific plant and 3rd party suppliers within the specific franchise scope. The role will interface with site production leads, production scheduling, procurement, finance, IBP management and customer service to ensure an integrated approach to supply planning within the franchise and take the lead in responding to the demand requirements from the business and ensuring that there is supply plan in place to communicate what needs to be produced and purchased to the manufacturing and supply base within the franchise.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the creation of a Master Resource Plan based on the latest demand signal to cover what needs to be produced or purchased as a finished product and to ensure that within the process there is sufficient raw materials and components to support the required supply plan up to a 24-month time horizon
  • Responsible for the creation of capacity plans based on the latest demand signal, to identify where there is any potential bottlenecks or risks to supply and to develop and recommend appropriate proposals to mitigate and to ensure that the plant or 3rd party can meet the future demand. Also identify where there is significant underutilization which could impact the costs of supply.
  • Capable of developing a supply plan across a complex portfolio and multiple sites if required as franchise maturity develops.
  • Capable of being able to work on capability building as part of cross functional teams and add expertise in creating the optimal solutions
  • Responsible for the setting of the correct levels of inventory within the supply plan by understanding the demand volatility and supply chain lead times. Specifically, the creation of a safety stock strategy and plan that enables continuity of product availability at the optimal level of cash investment.
  • Ensure that the supply plan is financially evaluated with regard to balancing the requirement of consistent product availability versus the cost of supply and the investment needed in conjunction with financial partners to ensure meeting the operational budgets and targets.
  • Tracking of the execution of the supply plan with production scheduling and buying ensuring that the plan is fully operationalized and tracked for performance deviation including mitigation on back orders and pro-active communication of future supply risks.
  • Ensuring within the supply plan that products are being phased in and planned correctly as well as ensuring communication and timing of exiting products within the plant or 3rd party. Communicating with the business in regard to the status of the product portfolio from a supply planning perspective.
  • Effective communication and confirmation back from supply planning to the demand plan in confirming capability to meet the requirements via the daily and weekly execution process but also via a robust monthly executive supply process.
  • All Supply Planning system core master-data is maintained to enable focus on real supply issues
  • KPIs for the role will be Supply Plan Attainment, Safety Stock Health, Capacity Utilization, Back order and Lead time
  • Responsible for root causing performance issues and acting on own capability to mitigate and correct


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Business/Engineering/Supply Chain management degree strongly preferred
  • APICS accredited or professional supply chain accreditation
  • Languages at least English but preferably a second language depending on global location
  • Minimum of 3 years in either a production, supply or demand planning role where knowledge is demonstrated, and experience gained in planning
  • IT Planning system experience to include use of SAP as a minimum requirement or equivalent ERP systems
  • To include master data maintenance experience on ERP platforms and use of heuristics in driving exception-based planning approach.
  • Project management able to demonstrate experience in running projects specifically around problem solving and root causing based on lean way of working (six sigma)
  • Experience of IBP and S&OP principles and demonstrate knowledge of the process in daily working within existing or previous business

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

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.

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