Manager, Inventory Planning in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
  • Accuracy-oriented team leaders. Providing direct oversight of processes and results, managers who ensure accurate and timely completion of projections, forecasts or reporting.
  • Subject matter experts. Managers who not only oversee the collection, review, and analysis of data but can interpret, translate, and present on all various matters as needed.

What you will do-

The Inventory Planning Manager is responsible for the inventory planning operation and execution processes. This role serves as the leader to drive global franchise inventory performance to optimal levels, in alignment with the global inventory strategies and processes. 

Essential duties & responsibilities:

  • Drives and executes global franchise inventory planning in strategic, operational, and executional processes
  • Responsible for creation of the global Strategic Allocation plans in SAP and shares the allocation planning outputs with stakeholders across the franchise and throughout the global regions
  • Acts as a central point of contact for the markets/regions, when additional inventory should be deployed from the global stock pool, satisfy local market & regional inventory requests
  • Partners with IPM central team in deploying strategic inventory planning and management capabilities (inventory policies, segmentation, inventory targets, etc.) at a global franchise level
  • Collaborates to set appropriate financial targets and optimal inventory levels across the network
  • Provides franchise and regional specific business insights and guidance to customize inventory planning and management capabilities
  • Recommends and facilitates inputs for the new product inventory target levels setting across the global network
  • Coordinates with respective regions to gather inventory related challenges and presents global view of inventory and plans/projections in appropriate forums
  • Provides input on franchise specific inventory related investment decisions
  • Provides input to inventory optimization recommendations, adjustments and executing overall, global franchise inventory strategy
  • Manages intercompany stock transfer orders to optimal inventory and evaluates cost/benefit analysis
  • Provides input into global E&O projections, reduction plans and strategies; also facilitates E&O disposition plans
  • Presents inventory scenarios, constraints, and business implications in IBP forum as needed
  • Provides inventory analytics and mid/long term projections at global, franchise level
  • Provides input on franchise specific inventory related decisions

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business / Engineering / Supply Chain Management or related field required
  • Minimum of 10+ years of Sales / Planning / Supply Chain experience, preferably in the medical devices industry or other highly regulated environment
  • 3+ years of people leadership experience
  • APICS accredited or professional supply chain accreditation highly preferred
  • S&OP/IBP formally accredited [e.g. Oliver Wight] highly preferred
  • Experience in managing and deploying organizational capabilities and driving and sustaining transformational change
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial businesses, portfolio management, supply, and Integrated Business Planning processes

Work From Home: Not available

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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