Senior Purchasing Analyst/Business Planner - 21435BR - EN in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

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Job Description

Mission of the job:
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.
  • Integrates new and maintains existing sources to ensure adequate inventory of material.
  • Work with suppliers to improve delivery performance and remove waste from processes to decrease lead time.
  • Set long term supply plan and work with supplier to assure sufficient capacity based on forecast.
  • Set/manage and maintain inventory levels based on company/industry standards.
  • Regularly present to internal and supplier executive and senior leadership teams.
  • Integrate new products into existing internal and supplier systems and processes.
  • Mentors and trains new hires and takes leadership on business initiatives to drive positive change within the team.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Seeks opportunities to identify wastes and increase efficiency to drive continuous improvement cross-functionally.
  • Drives more strategic business initiatives while maintaining relative amounts of tactical responsibility, as needed by the business.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards and acute attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability 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 ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific methods.
  • Advanced PC skills.
Please note that the position is first limited to 12 months but can be extended/converted after certain time. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ina Strassburger (+31 208082475).


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