Associate Manager, Distribution in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

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    Mahwah, NJ
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Job Description

Every day, our employees bring a passion to offer high quality medtech products and services that improve the lives of people around the world. That passion is the DNA of our company. We sum it up in the 11 words of our mission: “Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.” Our mission is at the heart of everything we do.

Taking great pride in developing and engaging our employees, Stryker was named to Fortune’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” for in 2018 and was named one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2017.  We are currently seeking an Associate Manager, Distribution in our Allendale, NJ facility.


The Associate Manager, Distribution will provide direct supervision of non-exempt staff.  This role actively leads the Inbound Team and is responsible for ensuring the teams achievement of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety & Talent objectives.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct non-exempt team members toward achieving daily distribution goals; track daily performance and provide timely feedback to the team
  • Actively lead the put away, receipt, inspection and returns processes
  • Drive compliance to FDA, ISO and Company requirements including all safety, quality and operational documentation and practices
  • Manage the performance of non-exempt team members:
    • writing and delivering performance appraisals
    • administering disciplinary action when warranted
    • providing positive recognition when warranted

Qualifications and Work Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant work experience is required.

Inbound/Outbound Process

  • 4-7 years of distribution or supply chain experience
  • 3+ years of prior direct people management experience preferably within a Distribution environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain management and logistics in a complex distribution environment
  • Demonstrated team leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to recruit, teach, and coach individuals from diverse backgrounds with varying communication and technical skills in an ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated communication, presentation, partnership and influence skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive team productivity, while maintaining high levels of employee engagement and morale
  • Demonstrated work experience in a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service levels, innovation, inventory management, cost reduction and quality compliance
  • Strong analytical skills with a high problem solving and process improvement orientation are critical
  • Demonstrated ability to identify reporting needs, then create and generate detailed and high-level reports
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in MS Software (including: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding and proficiency in navigating Warehouse Management Systems and Oracle
  • Must be able to work with off-shifts and work weekends when needed

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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