Procurement and Purchasing Analyst in Newbury at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our Finance team in Europe is tasked with assisting the business in driving out unnecessary costs, achieving greater economies of scale and driving better utilisation of resources. As part of that mission we are looking to hire a talented Procurement & Purchasing Analyst lead the UK business’s Procurement and onshore Purchase to Pay (P2P) activities. In this role you will take responsibility for:

  • Procurement – shaping and maturing the business’s procurement activities by making better use of data analytics and analysis
  • Influencing the business – building strong relationships with the business and using this, along with data driven insights, to influence stakeholders in the pursuit of continuous improvement.
  • Purchase to pay – owning the business’s onshore P2P and employee expense processes and controls.

This role reports directly to the Finance Process Lead, UK and requires strong partnership with the European Shared Service Centre, UK commercial business divisions, and business suppliers.

Key Activities and Accountabilities:


  • Lead the development of an analytical and metric based approach reporting that will drive business performance and accurately analyse data to assist with purchasing decisions and opportunities
  • Proactively contribute to European procurement initiatives and be the key link for the UK business
  • Work with the business to ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost effective and time sensitive manner, including working with the business in supplier negotiations
  • Manage critical supplier relationships
  • Manage vendor agreements and ensure a repository of contracts is available
  • Review key UK supplier agreements for possible opportunities for improvement and alignment with European wide contracts.


  • Proactively engage with the UK business and the European SSC to develop strong and productive working relationships
  • Travel overseas to build these relationships is essential 
  • Communicating with, and influencing, senior management using data insight to reduce spend and increase efficiency

Purchase to Pay

  • Work with the EU SSC to ensure company compliance with SoX controls and processes, including maintaining associated narratives and flowcharts
  • Manage internal working instructions for each purchasing process and ensure they are always up to date and relevant
  • Work with the EU SSC to develop and report data driven analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of the P2P process for the business.
  • Implementing and owning departmental purchase card programme
  • Responsible for being the point key point of contact with the EU SSC in the resolution of exceptions to underlying processes and controls (i.e. shadow report)
  • Be the point of contact for all finance department spend and purchase orders
  • Support the business in being self-service and provide support where necessary
  • Partner with the Financial accountants to successfully close month end on a timely basis, ensuring effective controls over purchasing accruals
  • Manage the annual Supplier Payment Reporting requirements
  • Coordinate the facilitation of Healthcare Professional (HCP) payments and high-risk vendors. 
  • Coordinate the approval of Agents commission agreements and payments.


  • Own the UK business’s expense policy
  • Conduct regular audits of the UK expense process and adherence and communicate findings and recommendations to management.
  • Own the business’s corporate credit card program and relationship, managing card the application process and being the key point of contact for the business


  • Degree or equivalent business qualifications – ideally in a business, finance or procurement related topic
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Systems knowledge of Oracle & HFM would be an advantage


You'll be naturally analytical with confidence in making decisions on daily operational requests. You will be able to demonstrate a desire to provide a high level of customer satisfaction to both internal and external stakeholders and have productive interactions with suppliers. You will have excellent communication and influencing skills. As a rapidly changing organisation, you will be able to work effectively under pressure with the ability to prioritise effectively.


  • Minimum three years Procurement, Accounts Payable or Purchasing experience
  • Strong analytical, business process analysis and problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience in developing and producing reports for internal and external use
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (including working with big data) and PowerPoint
  • Very strong interpersonal and influencing skills; it will be essential to build relationships with the business and the EU SSC Purchasing and Procurement teams
  • Attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work across many levels within the organization
  • Ability to resolve conflicting situations with ease
  • Ability to focus on delivering results and solving problems


  • Decision making/Judgement – Selects effective approaches to solving issues
  • Strategic activity – Understands and considers customers, regulatory and legislative issues when making decisions
  • Relationship builder – Builds and maintains relationships with key internal stakeholders and with key clients/customer groups that support and improve effectiveness
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation
  • Proactive - A self-starter who can define priorities and manage the complexities of multiple projects.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 20%

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