Materials Manager in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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    Cary, IL
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Job Description

The Materials Manager will manage, develop, coach and engage the materials and warehousing teams which includes communicating relevant updates to the team, identifying and providing training and development opportunities and providing consistent feedback to the teams. Responsibilities may also include but are not limited to:

  • Identifies, selects, and trains new materials and warehouse team members. 
  • Responsible for setting short and long-term goals of department, measuring performance to goals, and setting priorities to achieve goals.
  • Responsible for setting strategic direction of materials & warehousing departments and develops and executes plan to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Develops, implements, maintains, and improves guidelines and procedures for the materials processes to ensure the necessary material is procured to support daily needs of production and other departments such as maintenance and automation.   
  • Ensures execution of Sourcing programs, provides feedback on service performance, and other relevant aspects of supplier responsibilities.  Identifies and executes opportunities for cost reductions for materials.  Provides input to Strategic Sourcing regarding performance of supplier and long-term plan with supplier. 
  • Manages past due invoice issues with Accounts Payable department including providing necessary feedback to suppliers and internal parties to prevent invoicing issues.
  • Responsible for data integrity in MRP system and for continuous improvement of MRP systems and procedures. 
  • Support the procurement of purchased materials for New Product Development projects. 
  • Works in accordance with quality system procedures and ensures materials teams works within these procedures.

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Information Systems, Business or Business Planning preferred 
  • 3+ years of inventory management experience required  
  • 2+ years leadership experience in medical device industry or supply chain preferred
  • Must have an understanding of ERP systems and the demonstrated ability to work within the system. 
  • APICS and CPIM certifications preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Good organizational and business skills. 
  • Ability to interact with associates across multiple levels of organization.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, coaching, and mentoring skills to develop future leaders for Stryker. 
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and ability to manage people.
  • Good knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts and ability to implement concepts. 
  • Good problem solving skills.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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