Supplier Controls Lead in Cork at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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Job Description

Collaborates with suppliers to assure the quality of their products, materials, components and/or operations. Monitors supplier performance and supports efforts to develop and implement changes to improve the production process. Follows up with suppliers on quality deviations and ensures that solutions are identified and implemented.

This is an individual contributor role that requires the use of judgement in applying professional expertise and is expected to work independently with minimal supervision. This position requires professional mastery of a specialized field of expertise that typically requires a college degree or equivalent.   The job requires professional knowledge gained through substantial applicable work experience, to supplement formal knowledge, in order to apply principles and concepts of own subject/technical discipline in resolving issues as they arrive. The job requires attention to detail in making evaluative judgements based on the analysis of factual information. This job typically requires a degree or equivalent and a minimum of 4 or more years experience.



Position Summary

  • Responsible for the development, revision, maintenance and inactivation of the local Stryker Site procedures ensuring the alignment with the Corporate Guidelines for Purchasing Controls and Supplier Management.                                                                                          
  • Liaise with other site/campus Supplier Control and/or Strategic Sourcing/Supplier Quality or Divisional partners to ensure alignment with Company-Wide Supplier strategies                                                                                                                                    
  • Implement strategy for supplier controls, procurement and strategic sourcing processes and procedures in coordination with Site / Campus Supplier Quality teams and Company-wide Supplier Controls team.
  • Develop and manage monitoring reports designed for the selection, evaluation, and removal of suppliers from the ASL in order to assure the quality and reliability of the products they supply


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Coordinate with other sites to ensure full compliance with all ISO standard requirements, QSR regulations and other External Standards/Regulations.                     
  • Develop and implement, revise, and retires site and/or campus procedures to ensure compliance with Regulatory and Company-Wide Guidelines/Procedures.
  • Development and implementation of data support systems/metrics development and periodic reporting on assigned tasks or topics to appropriate personnel.         
  • Site or campus-wide project management: from initial conception to completion and multiple mid to large size participation.                                                                                                                        
  • Prepare group presentations.                                                                                                                      
  • Develop strong partnership relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Consolidation of data/metrics at the site/campus or Group level.    
  • Active participation on the Annual Supplier Risk Assessment Review             
  • Support Third Party inspection (FDA, Notified Body etc) and Stryker Corporate audits of the Quality System.
  • Train others in Quality Assurance/FDA-QSR related topics.
  • May participate in Supplier Audits
  • Work with site and divisional counterpoints to complete Corporate Purchasing Controls CAPAs (containment actions, root cause, corrective/preventive action, etc)
  • Responsible of the maintenance of the Company-Wide Shared ASL, Supplier Management databases and other electronic systems to retrieve the required data for supplier’s performance monitoring.






Qualifications Knowledge Skills



  • Associates degree plus 10 years’ experience or bachelor’s degree plus 7 years’ experience in Supply Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field.
  • Strong understanding of FDA and ISO 13485 quality system requirements and related global medical device quality standards.
  • Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards: FDA QSR, ISO13485 and ISO9001 preferred.
  • Experience with supplier metrics & measurement methodologies and supporting systems preferred.   
  • Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards: FDA QSR, ISO13485 and ISO9001 preferred
  • Lead auditor certification preferred.  
  • Project Management certification-preferred.
  • Supply Chain and/or Medical Device quality certifications or training is desired.
  • General understanding of basic engineering and applied statistical analysis desired.
  • Commercial contract knowledge preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

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