Associate Sourcing Manager in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description

The Associate Sourcing Manager is a supply chain leadership position that involves collaborating across multiple departments and Stryker divisions in order to improve the supplier management practices of the organization.  This role requires an ability to build positive relationships with key suppliers while leveraging these relationships to improve supplier quality, costs, service, and FDA compliance.  An ability to work across functional disciplines and represent the interests of these groups in working with suppliers is important.  Talent for properly setting expectations with suppliers and driving supplier development to meet expectations is a key attribute for persons in this role.  Individuals are encouraged to find creative approaches to managing supplier relationships.  Supply chain metric development and measurement are important tools for the Associate Global Sourcing Manager position.


  • Quality Tracking and Measurement
  • R&D New Supplier Development
  • Operations/Production Support with Key Suppliers
  • Supplier Relationship Development
  • Supply Base Risk Reduction
  • Cost Reduction and Cost Negotiations
  • Supplier Selection / Auditing to ISO13485:2003 and FDA QSR Standards
  • Supplier Contract Initiation, Review and Approval
  • Cross-Division Supplier Collaboration
  • 10%-20% Travel
  • Has the independence and authority to perform required tasks to ensure all provisions of the quality system are met

New Product Introduction (NPI) Specific:

  • Identify efficiencies for First Article deliveries and closures
  • Ensure project teams adhere to strategic direction of 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
  • 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

Skills/Experience required

  • 7+ experience
  • Commodity specific experience (PCBA, Wire Harnesses, Machining, Sheet Metal, OEM, etc.)
  • Experience with supplier metrics & measurement methodologies andsupporting systems
  • Supplier/Project Management experience
  • Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards: FDA QSR, ISO 13485 and ISO 9001

Education/training required       

  • Bachelors or Masters in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Quality or Industrial Engineering

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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