Category Manager in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Business-oriented evaluators. People who effectively interpret information to demonstrate the effects of business initiatives, regulation and industry trends for sourcing, management and leadership teams.
  • Self-directed initiators. People who are inquisitive and take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

What you will do-

  • Formulate and implement processes to build a best in class strategic procurement organization
  • Leading cross functional teams to develop best in class strategic procurement strategies for assigned categories in support of business objectives
  • Drive implementation of category strategies which will include spend/supply assessments, consolidation strategy, supplier selection, and financial analyses
  • Develop a contract strategy for key suppliers and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce when applicable
  • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses
  • Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans
  • Obtain and communicate, through regular Category Updates, market condition information, commercial opportunities, category strategy updates, active RFQ's, 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 in partnership with Value Engineering and engage in cost based negotiations with suppliers
  • Participate in new product launches; lead supplier selection and collaborate with cross-functional teams for successful launch
  • Align with stakeholders and present business cases to Procurement Leadership
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of Procurement Initiatives via Procurement Initiatives Tracker
  • Collaborate with Divisional Procurement Stakeholders on Commercial Horizons, Cost Savings Opportunities, New Product Introduction Pipeline, RFQ's, and Supplier Performance
  • May mentor / provide support for graduate /entry level positions

What you need-

  • Bachelor's degree in supply management, business, finance, engineering or related field required
  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience required; experience in supply management with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development, highly preferred
  • Experience operating in a highly regulated industry required     
  • Demonstrated excellence in contractual negotiations and administration to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services -preferred
  • Experience in the assessment and mitigation of risk in the supply base -preferred
  • International procurement and supplier management experience -preferred                   
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks -preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 30%

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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