Associate Sourcing Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • 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.
  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.

What you will do-

Support development and implementation of strategic sourcing activities in assigned commodity. Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. The Associate Sourcing Manager will support the development and implementation of specific strategies and projects related to cost reduction initiatives, new product development, supply base and sourcing optimization and rationalization, quality improvement, risk assessment, and contract negotiation.  

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Support development and implementation of strategies and goals for assigned commodities in support of overall divisional business objectives.
  • Support development and implementation of processes to build a best in class strategic sourcing organization.
  • Develop and lead cross functional teams and lead the process to create strategic commodity plans, consolidation strategy, and spend/supply assessments taking into account total product life cycle needs.
  • Participates in sourcing analysis and selection process and performs cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required.
  • Participates in development of contract strategy.  Negotiates, establishes, monitors and enforces supplier contracts and agreements. 
  • Develop strong partnership relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses.
  • Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans.
  • Obtain and communicate market condition information and technology trends related to commodities and suppliers.
  • Utilize market trends to identify and implement appropriate cost controls and business strategy changes.
  • Perform cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required.
  • Responsible for assuring cost standards are established for annual operating budgets.
  • Collaborate across functions, divisions, and campuses to develop scorecards and business reviews for key suppliers. 
  • Organize and lead scorecard review meetings and business reviews.

What you need-

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional certifications through APICS, ISM, and/or CSCMP, a plus
  • 7+ years in Supply Management with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development preferred
  • Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration                                                     
  • Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services  
  • Ability to build relationships and influence across multiple functions and levels both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies
  • International sourcing and supplier management experience preferred             
  • Experience operating in the medical device or other highly regulated industry preferred
  • Project Management knowledge and experience preferred
  • Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards: FDA QSR, ISO3485 and ISO9001 preferred

Work From Home: Not available

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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