Associate Materials Manager in Lakeland, FL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lakeland, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/10/2018
  • Job ID:
    R402062

Job Description

Who we want

  • Accuracy-oriented team leaders. Providing direct oversight of processes and results, managers who ensure accurate and timely completion of projections, forecasts or reporting.
  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • 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 Materials Manager will have responsibility for Stryker Sustainability Solutions in Lakeland which includes purchasing, planning and implementing activities and improvements related to the procurement and flow of materials and materials planning of production schedules.

  • Manages, develops, coaches, and engages purchasing and warehouse team
  • Communicates relevant updates, identifies and provides training and development opportunities and provides consistent feedback to the team.
  • Identifies, selects, and trains new Materials team members
  • Responsible for setting short-term goals of department, measuring performance to goals, and setting priorities to achieve goals
  • Develops, implements, and maintains guidelines and procedures for the materials processes to ensure the necessary material is procured to support daily needs of production and other departments such as Maintenance and Automation 
  • Manages supplier relationships
  • Provides feedback on service performance and other relevant aspects of supplier responsibilities
  • Executes opportunities for cost reductions for materials
  • Provides input to Strategic Sourcing regarding performance of supplier and long-term plan with supplier
  • Manages past due invoice issues with Accounts Payable department including providing necessary feedback to suppliers and internal parties to prevent invoicing issues
  • Responsible for data integrity in MRP system and supporting the continuous improvement of MRP systems and procedures
  • Responsible for the production scheduling process, communication of weekly build plan to the Operations team, and reporting of metrics related to build plan attainment
  • Support the procurement for New Product Development projects
  • Support the IBP process and Supply Review process
  • Responsible for improving the Supply Review process and ensuring materials planning decisions made during the process are executed
  • Responsible for coordination of communication to key stakeholders regarding supply interruptions through SIN process and other relevant communication methods
  • Works in accordance with quality system procedures and ensures materials teams works within these procedures.
  • Ensure supply chain synchronization
  • Materials Warehouse control and management
  • Develops monitor, control and oversees administration of purchasing budgets and capital expenditures
  • Develops knowledge of specific tools to improve the purchasing and material flow processes 

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years leadership experience in medical device industry or supply chain preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and business acumen
  • Ability to interact with associates across multiple levels of organization
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, coaching, and mentoring skills to develop future leaders for Stryker
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts and ability to implement concepts

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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