Purchasing Analyst/Business Planner - 24266BR - EN in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/6/2018

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Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, obtains materials, components, equipment, and service from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need, along with any necessary planning, scheduling, and coordination of products through the fulfillment stream

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Develops new and maintains existing sources to ensure adequate inventories of materials, components, equipment.
  • May be responsible for leading cost reduction and/or special project teams.
  • Analyzes quotations received, and schedules delivery of products, materials, and/or components.
  • Prepares orders and follow-up orders to expedite delivery and shipment.
  • Analyzes demand and usage information.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing unit to maintain planned levels.
  • Develops and maintains necessary records and files for efficient operations.
  • Prepares, submits, and may explain periodic reports on areas of responsibility (such as detailed cost analysis, plans, and project results).
  • May track and analyze new product parts/components through the entire product life cycle.
  • Ensures inventory accuracy/control is maintained.
  • May train others in materials related topics.
  • Supports supplier capacity analysis and reconciliation used in the reporting, planning, and scheduling to drive greater efficiencies in workforce planning.
  • May be required to report on current product performance to forecast, safety stock, build attainment, product availability, and inventory levels.
  • Ability to navigate SKU level negotiation with appropriate supplier contacts.
  • Ability to articulate thoughts professionally, representing both Operations and the Company, and present to large groups, including senior leadership.
  • Utilizes analytical skills to interpret system requirements and put together financial projections.
  • Monitors supplier performance and partners cross-functionally to drive accountability and improve supplier relationships.
  • Conducts inventory analysis to maintain the lowest level of inventory possible while servicing our customers at an excellent level.
  • Drives strategic business initiatives like Product Life Cycle Management, identifying opportunities and facilitating appropriate actions towards successful completion
  • Utilizes the following equipment/Applications: Oracle MRP system, Internet Explorer, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Fax Machine, calculator

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Proven leadership and business acumen skills.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific methods.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Ability to review printed documents.
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve non-routine materials issues of a moderate to diverse scope, using independent judgment.
  • Must be able to communicate with large groups of people.
  • Must be able to communicate telephonically.
  • Must be able to generate and explain detailed forecasts, plans, and schedules.
  • Must be able to prioritize work effectively.
  • Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies (e.g. in the printed word, product or component appearance, etc.).
  • Basic PC skills
  • Proficient on basic computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a minimal amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, etc.
  • APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certification for Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP) preferred.

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