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Buyer in Hamilton at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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Job Description

Job Title:           Buyer                                            Date:    January 2019

Reports To:     Supervisor, Purchasing                Department:  Purchasing

Job Overview

This position ensures timely ordering and receipt of products for distribution to customers by working in close collaboration with the Demand Planning, Marketing, Surgical Support, Customer Service, Logistics and Distribution teams. This individual must serve as a contributing member of the Operations team while championing Stryker’s Mission and Values.  


Individual Responsibilities:

  • Proactively collaborates with internal teams/departments to promote a culture of inclusiveness and cooperation
  • Responsible to live and exemplify Stryker’s Values: Integrity, Accountability, People, and Performance

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Process purchase orders
  • Manage inventory levels for your assigned portfolio(s)
  • Work with the Distribution group to help schedule and prioritize inbound stock receiving
  • Follow up on delinquent purchase orders
  • Follow up on overdue/outstanding product orders with special emphasis on products that are on backorder with customers.  Provide updates on supply chain challenges to marketing, sales support and customer service teams
  • Interact with Demand Planning, Logistics, Distribution, Service, Customer Service and Finance on a day-to-day basis
  • Develop and maintain partnerships/relationships with key suppliers
  • Track metrics to measure vendor performance, and daily throughput successes
  • Prepare various reports on a monthly or as needed basis for Operations team
  • Other duties as assigned by your manager

Conduct & Compliance

  • Abide by and support the policies set forth in the Stryker Code of Conduct
  • Understand that compliance with the Code of Conduct, as it may be amended by Stryker Corporation from time to time, is a condition of continued employment with Stryker
  • Conduct work in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations and in accordance with Stryker’s high ethical standards
  • Report any violations of these policies and procedures to Stryker management or in the manner outlined in Stryker’s Ethics Hotline Policy

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Must be able to resolve routine purchasing issues
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions and operating procedures
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to prioritize work and keep accurate and detailed records
  • Excellent communication skills – written/oral
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Effective analytical skills
  • Time management skills
  • Highly computer literate, proficient in Excel and other MS Office applications

Education & Qualifications

  • College diploma required, University degree preferred
  • 2+ years of operations/purchasing experience required
  • APICS or other CPP designation an asset
  • Internal applicants with an equivalent combination of education, experience and performance over time at Stryker will be considered


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Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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