Supplier Controls Manager in Leesburg, VA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/12/2019

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Job Description

Who we want 

  • Business-oriented evaluators. People who effectively interpret information to demonstrate the effects of business initiatives, regulation and industry trends for sales, management and leadership teams.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
  • 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.

What you will do

As a Supplier Controls Manager, you will be responsible for leading Supplier Controls activities and process improvement initiatives within the Stryker Spine franchise.   You will work closely with local, divisional and corporate stakeholders in the development of Supplier Controls systems, tools, policies and procedures, ensuring that they are fully understood and implemented.   You will also be responsible for the development, revision, maintenance and inactivation of procedures ensuring alignment with corporate guidelines for purchasing controls and supplier management.

Additionally, you will implement strategy for supplier controls, procurement and strategic sourcing processes and procedures in coordination supplier quality teams and the corporate supplier controls team.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and monitor reports for the selection, evaluation, and removal of suppliers from the approved supplier list in order to assure the quality and reliability of products
  • Provide input and evaluation of potential acquisition targets regarding purchasing controls and supplier assessment gap analysis and provide planning for supplier base integration
  • Partner with supplier quality, strategic sourcing, and divisional leads across spine franchise sites to lead and implement consistent global supplier management, procurement and strategic sourcing processes and procedures              
  • Support companywide initiatives to develop and implement systems to ensure our suppliers follow ethical and environmentally sustainable practices to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate guidelines and procedures
  • Lead and/or support development and implementation of processes to build a best in class supplier controls organization
  • Lead annual supplier risk assessment review
  • Support companywide initiatives to develop and implement data and support systems to provide visibility into Stryker’s global supply chain to enable global decision making and performance monitoring
  • Work with site and divisional counterparts to complete corporate purchasing controls CAPAs
  • Support third party inspections (FDA, Notified Bodies, etc.) and Stryker corporate quality system audits; may participate in supplier audits
  • Provide input for management review and monthly metrics reporting

What you need

  • A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience OR a Master's degree and a minimum of 6 years of related experience is required for this role
  • Lead Auditor, PMP or supply chain and/or  medical device quality certification preferred
  • In- depth knowledge of supplier quality agreements (QAA) and Supplier Change Control Agreements (CCA)
  • Experience integrating best practices to achieve quality/continuous improvements
  • Experience developing and implementing quality management systems, particularly with respect to purchasing/supplier controls and supplier quality assessment/supplier development activities in a regulated environment (medical device, pharmaceutical, aerospace, automotive, etc.)
  • Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards: FDA QSR, ISO3485 and ISO9001 preferred 
  • Experience with supplier metrics & measurement methodologies and supporting systems
  • Financial and strategic analysis and negotiation skills required; commercial contract knowledge preferred                                    
  • General understanding of basic engineering and applied statistical analysis desired
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication, presentation and partnership skills and ability to communicate well to all levels within the organization
  • Ability to build relationships and influence across multiple functions and levels both internally and externally

Work From Home: No

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.

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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