Integrated Business Planning Analyst in Redmond, WA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

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Job Description

Job Description: IBP Analyst

Reports to: IBP Manager

General Description:

The Integrated Business Planning Analyst will be responsible for assimilating data to identify trends for Demand, Supply and IBP leadership to analyze. This individual will be key in identifying significant business risks and escalating to the appropriate leadership teams.  Liaison between the Demand Planners and the Supply Planners. This individual will be an integral part of Stryker’s Integrated Business Planning process by providing data that helps drive better cost control and high service levels for internal and external customers globally.  This individual will also be responsible for the calculation and communication of the weekly shipment projections for the Medical division.

Essential Functions:

  •  Works with Demand Planners to provide Demand Plan to schedulers/GQO, and communicate changes as needed.
  • Involvement in the Demand Planning process by attending monthly meetings.
  • Monitor lead times and proactively meet with the scheduling and operations leadership team in order to ensure consistently high levels of customer experience.
  • Generate recommendations to the appropriate leadership team to ensure that lead times are within goal range and shipment targets are met.
  • Prepares charts for Product Review meetings Coordinates and directs periodical meetings, resolves issues and follows up on actions arising from meetings such as weekly demand and supply reviews.
  • Prepares and presents weekly revenue projections, accountable to revenue projection accuracy goals by each business unit.
  • Management of backorder communications to customer facing teams, and management of system backlog
  • Monitors gaps between Demand Plan and Supply Plan, and involves necessary parties to ensure resolution and awareness
  • Assists Customer Service with meeting customer requests via the expedite process Partnering with Finance and Accounting during projection and budget setting activities


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline.
  • Must be able to communicate well to all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical/quantitative skills
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft PowerBI tools and demonstrated ability to create and manage PowerBI databases.
  • Ability for decision making, to work under pressure, and capacity to make good judgment under critical situations. Accuracy and prioritization in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Team work and customer service orientation.
  • APICS certification is preferred. Lean Manufacturing Training is also preferred. Process Excellence/Six Sigma tools, training and/or certification experience is highly preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues. Fluency in English. 
  • 2-5 years’ experience in one of the following disciplines is required: Supply Chain Planning, Demand Management/Forecasting, Logistics, Customer Service, Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, and Inventory Management.
  • Hands on work experience with manufacturing, marketing, sales, planning, and ERP computer systems are preferred
  • Basic skills - Basic reading and math skills, and ability to adhere to safety related issues to include, but not limited to good housekeeping, ergonomics practices, documentation, and team concepts.  Ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of modern office procedures by utilizing, but not limited to, the personal computer, fax machine, and copy machine.  Must also have the ability to communicate with employees and customers/guests in a professional and courteous manner. 

Physical/Safety Requirements

  • May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling as appropriate.
  • May be required to move materials up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities.
  • Coordination of eye, hand, and/or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability.
  • Requires use of safety glasses in designated areas.
  • Closed-toe/heel shoes must be worn on the production floor; safety shoes are recommended.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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