Senior Manager, Supply Planning in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

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.
  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.
  • Insightful advisors. Managers who lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams.
  • 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-

The purpose of this role is to be accountable for the overall supply plan quality signal within multiple plants or 3rd party suppliers across a geographic region (e.g., Americas). The role is also responsible for measuring the performance of the execution of the supply plan in meeting the demand requirements. The role will interface with leads across multiple functions - Manufacturing, Sourcing, Finance, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Demand, Marketing, Customer Service, and IBP, to ensure that the sites are providing a high-quality integrated supply plan for the scope defined within the franchise. This role has a people management accountability for Associate Managers, Managers, Supply Planners and Supply Analyst roles across multiple sites in a region. 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the supply plan has been financially evaluated in conjunction with finance and that the implications are understood by the leadership team within the plants and the franchise with regard to operational targets and budgets
  • Deploy and monitor the performance of the core supply processes within the plant /3PL such as Master resource planning, Capacity Planning, Demand and Supply execution and Safety stocks
  • Input into the overall Franchise Executive Supply Review by communicating the capability of the plant/3PL to meet the latest demand signal and the implications if any of doing so
  • Own and drive continuous improvement on the core processes within supply planning based on defined standards by business model for the franchise and process excellence
  • Ensure that the manufacturing leadership are being provided with the right insight in regard to planning future capital investment with regard to capacity planning and also opportunities for cost and cash improvement
  • Ensure that production and procurement call offs are in line with what was requested in the Supply plan and any deviation is measured and monitored to drive a balanced scorecard approach on KPIs
  • Be the knowledge center in supporting pro-active communication of supply risks and mitigation of back order issues within span of control to include both production in house and 3rd party purchasing
  • Ensure that KPIs are tracked, communicated and corrective actions taken when deviating and reported back to leadership in time
  • Management of people resources across multiple sites to ensure that they are developed, coached and capable of performing the role designated including performance management
  • Support cross-franchise best practice programs by actively participating, sharing and adapting best practice learnings back into the specific franchise as part of simplifying how we operate within GQO and Stryker

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required
  • 10+ years of applicable experience (combined E2E supply chain experience in multinational/global environment)
  • 5+ years in Production Planning /Engineering /Purchasing roles
  • 5+ years of people management experience, leading a group or team
  • Demonstrated track record in driving operational performance via strong leadership and change management skills
  • Production line or engineering practical experience
  • IT planning system knowledge hands on within SAP/JDA/JDE/Oracle platforms
  • Ability to demonstrate experience with project management and lean ways of working (six sigma)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of S&OP and IBP processes and the role of supply planning within the overall process
  • Strong negotiation and management by influence skills with the ability to drive results through a global matrix structure
  • MBA or a Master's in Supply Chain Management or related discipline preferred
  • Experience in the med tech industry and manufacturing sector preferred
  • Site Leadership and/or network/franchise site leadership team experience preferred

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 30%

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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