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Operations Manager in Bogotá at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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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.
  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • Compliance-focused orchestrators. Managers who carefully oversee people, processes, and deliverables to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Quality-focused team drivers. People who push their team to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner.
  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.

What you will do

Lead and manage all Operations (Supply Chain): Demand Planning and Procurement, Imports & Exports - Trade Compliance, Integrated Business Planning, Inventory, Warehouse & Distribution and Customer Service.

The leader must evaluate, design or redesign the supply chain for the country in order to continuouly adapt the organization to new demands and business direction and company strategy. Acts as an active member of the local executive team, participates and supports strategic decisions for the country and seeks continuous improvements in order to provide a high level of quality and excellence in the service.

  • Propose network designs, structures and operating strategies for Colombia, Puerto Rico and Exports countries (NOLA) in distribution, logistics, transportation, planning, trade compliance and service operations, in conjunction with the business leader and regional leadership team, and in alignment with the global SCO (Supply Chain Operations) strategies.
  • Guarantee that customer orders are accurately processed fullfiled to customers.
  • Bring and implement the market best practices and tools, improving competitiveness, service level to customers and cost efficiency with aligment of global guidelines.
  • Support or lead global or local Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in Colombia, Puerto Rico and Exports countries (NOLA).
  • Enforce inventory management standards in accordance with corporate policies and SCO guidelines.
  • Support business continuity and crisis management plans for the distribution network to provide assurance of supply for Stryker products to our customers and patients. Enforce standard processes and rules for risk/security evaluations, tracking, and responses to risk / security scenarios.
  • Guide annual forecast and budget plan for all 3PL warehouses. Select 3PLs, as needed, in concert with general management. Coordinate and support onboarding of new 3PLs that conforms to defined operating model, systems design and performance expectations. Develop and ensure the purchase budget for freight and logistics, direct and inderect materials and CAPEX.
  • It may be asked of the Operations Manager to lead other departments like Technical Service.
  • The associate must conduct all business and affairs in compliance with all laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Stryker Code of Conduct, and in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

What you need

    • 8+ years of progressive experience in operations, distribution, logistics and supply chain operations management .
    • Knowledge of distribution channels and requirements within the medical device and orthopedics market.
    • Experience in logistics network optimization and modeling.
    • Proven success in generating innovative solutions including challenging paradigms, leveraging diverse resources, and evaluating multiple solutions.
    • University degree in Business,  or Supply Chain Management. MBA or equivalent is preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of warehouse, transportation, inventory management, customer service and order fulfillment processes and standards.
    • Knowledge of importing, exporting and customs regulations.
    • Hands on work experience with logistics management, warehousing, fulfillment, inventory, planning, order management and MRP computer systems are required.
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to drive results through a global and multi-cultural matrix structure is required.
    • Demonstrated planning and inventory management skills.
    • Language Skills: Proficient in English and Spanish.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


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