Associate Materials Manager in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    R402227

Job Description

Who we want

  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.
  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.
  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.

What you will do


The Associate Manager, Supply Planning role’s purpose is to be accountable for the overall supply plan quality signal within the specific plant or 3rd party suppliers. The role is also responsible for measuring the performance of the execution of the supply plan in meeting the demand requirements. The role will interface with Production site lead, Production Line leads, Engineering leads, Financial site lead, Customer service lead and IBP leads to ensure that the site is providing a high quality integrated supply plan for the scope defined within the franchise. This is a first line management role with accountability for Supply Planners and Supply Analyst roles within a unit in the site. Responsibilities may include:

  • Ensuring the segment and portfolio of products supply plan has been financially evaluated and balanced from a supply perspective.
  • Inputting overall Franchise Executive Supply review by communicating the capability of the plant/3PL to meet the latest demand signal and the implications, if any, of doing so.
  • Driving continuous improvement on the core processes within supply planning based on defined standards by business model for the franchise and process excellence.
  • Ensuring the manufacturing leadership is being provided with the right insight regarding planning future capital investment with regard to capacity planning and also opportunities for cost and cash improvement within limited scope.
  • Ensuring production and procurement call offs are in line with what was requested in the Supply plan and any deviation is measured and monitored to drive a balanced scorecard approach on KPIs
  • To be the knowledge center in supporting pro-active communication of supply risks and mitigation of back order issues within span of control to include both production in house and 3rd party purchasing.
  • Confirming KPIs are tracked, communicated and corrective actions taken when deviating and reported back to leadership in time.
  • Managing our people resource to ensure that they are developed, coached and capable of performing the role designated including performance management.
  • Supporting cross-franchise best practice programs by actively participating, sharing and adapting best practice learnings back into the specific franchise as part of simplifying how we operate within GQO and Stryker
  • KPIs for the role – Supply Plan Attainment, Safety Stock Heath, Capacity Utilization, Back order and Lead time levels and plant operational cost targets

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Engineering/Supply Chain management
  • APICS accredited or professional supply chain accreditation preferred
  • 3+ years in Production Planning/Engineering /Purchasing roles
  • Ability to influence at plant and production cells level
  • Production line or engineering practical experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of S&OP and IBP processes and the role of supply planning within the overall process

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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