Associate Sourcing Manager in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/25/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking an Associate Sourcing Manager to join Stryker’s Instruments division based in Portage, Michigan. To learn more about the division, visit: https://bit.ly/2YVOXND and https://bit.ly/32JKqPll.



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.



  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate. 



What you will do


As an Associate Sourcing Manager, you lead the development and implementation of strategic sourcing in suppliers and/or commodities with the goal of obtaining the best quality, service and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation and supplier management. You’re responsible for coordinating sourcing needs for new product development projects including completion of supplier selection with agreement to Global Sourcing Strategy, regularly reporting material costs, managing schedules and defining final material logistics. You act as the liaison for all sourcing activities to both design and advanced operations teams.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Ensure project teams adhere to strategic direction of Global Sourcing and purchasing controls requirements related to design projects
  • Leverage improvements to project timelines from experience w/ key suppliers and project teams
  • Preliminary influence on key project team members to inspire quicker overall deliverables for projects
  • Negotiate supplier cost reductions and NRE reductions in conjunction w/ commodities teams when cost increases experienced
  • Drives key efficiencies w/ suppliers and communication tools support faster & more product launches
  • Identify process improvements to either supplier or Stryker processes to drive better speed to market, quality and long term delivery
  • May support more projects or projects that expand across multiple business units
  • Builds engaging relationship with variety of R&D engineering teams
  • Builds relationships within Operations by becoming a value-added and sought after resource
  • Builds relationships across Global Sourcing Group
  • Lead sourcing analysis and selection process and perform cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required
  • Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans for new products.


What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree; Preferably in engineering, business, operations, supply chain management or related focus
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience with at least 5 years of experience in strategic sourcing or supplier development
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials and services
  • Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms and contract administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new product development process
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate difficult concepts to all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and cost-reduction strategies
  • Strong leadership, influencing, communication and presentation, troubleshooting and problem-solving, analysis, strategic thinking and collaborative team-building
  • Strong judgement with the ability to make and communicate timely and sound decisions


You may also have

  • Advanced degree
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
  • International sourcing and supplier management experience
  • Project management experience and solid understanding of project management tools
  • Manufacturing management, manufacturing engineering, buying, production planning or new product development experience
  • Medical device, pharmaceutical or other highly-regulated industry experience
  • Working knowledge of ISO13485 standards and requirements
  • Audit experience in quality systems standards: FDA QSR, ISO13485 and ISO9001

Work From Home: Occasional

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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