Materials Manager in Flower Mound, TX at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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.
  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.
  • Compliance-focused orchestrators. Managers who carefully oversee people, processes, and deliverables to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

What you will do


The Materials Manager is a leadership position that involves oversight of the operational purchasing and planning functions. This role requires leadership experience and an ability to build positive relationships with key stakeholders in the business while leveraging these relationships to achieve organizational goals as well as FDA compliance.  An ability to work across functional departments and represent the interests of these groups is critical.  Talent for building strong leaders, setting a clear vision and building cohesiveness across teams are critical for this role. 

  • Develop vision and goals across departments in Materials
  • Develop strong partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop future leaders within the Materials team
  • Communicate key materials updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Leadership
  • Negotiate key supplier agreements and issue resolution with suppliers as needed
  • Ability to effectively deliver a message to a diverse audience
  • Facilitate cohesiveness amongst roles within Materials
  • Ensure development of top performers and foster high team engagement
  • Manage, develop, and implement strategies and goals for assigned department objectives
  • Mitigate risk, improve processes/systems, and reduce overall cost of ownership
  • May include managing exempt and/or non-exempt employees

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of Industry Experience
  • Demonstrated Leadership experience required
  • Supplier Management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation & conflict resolution skills
  • Strong, working knowledge and application of supplier contract terms and processes
  • Strong knowledge of ISO 13485 standards and FDA requirements
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies
  • Strong ability to build relationships across multiple functions and levels both internally and externally
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong ability to present information to small and large audiences
  • Demonstrated detail orientation and results orientation
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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