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

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Description

Every day, our employees bring a passion to offer high quality medtech products and services that improve the lives of people around the world. That passion is the DNA of our company. We sum it up in the 11 words of our mission: “Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.” Our mission is at the heart of everything we do.

Taking great pride in developing and engaging our employees, Stryker was named to Fortune’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” and was named one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2018.  We are currently seeking a Sr. Manager, Supply Planning for our Instruments division in Kalamazoo, MI.


The Sr. Manager, Supply Planning will be accountable for the overall supply plan quality signal within the plant and responsible for measuring the performance of the execution of the supply plan in meeting the demand requirements.

The Sr. Manager, Supply planning will partner with Operations Management, Engineering, Marketing, Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Finance to ensure that the site is providing a high quality integrated supply plan.

This role will manage a team of Associate Managers, Supply Planners and Analysts.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 plant
  • Deploy and monitor the performance of the core supply processes within the plant, e.g.: master resource planning, capacity planning, demand and supply execution and safety stocks
  • Ensure that manufacturing operations leadership is provided with the right insight in regard to planning future capital investment, capacity planning and opportunities for cost improvement
  • Develop and implement Supply Planning strategies for the effective conversion or supply of Implant and Instrument products
  • Hold suppliers/manufacturing sites accountable to mutually agreed upon supplier held safety stock levels
  • Utilize cross-functional influence to improve end-to-end supply chain processes
  • Facilitate NPD process with internal stakeholders to support on-time product launch within business unit/operation
  • Develop systems, processes and metrics to drive continuous improvement in the effectiveness of the Supply Chain
  • Balance financial objectives for Inventory control and Customer objectives for Service Level attainment
  • Execute process improvements and standard work concepts through cross-functional teams, seeking internal and external customer feedback to develop successful partnerships with our Suppliers
  • Monitor and report on inventory levels and planned order quantities at both the component and finished good level and generate action plans to ensure that inventory levels are optimized and excess inventory is dispositioned, to support business objectives
  • Present results to Senior Management in Operations and represent the plant with other Business Unit executives
  • Manage the development of direct staff to achieve high quality and productivity in concert with Stryker’s goals
  • Demonstrated expertise in supply chain management and ability to drive improvement initiatives based on a solid business case
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when representing the company in supply chain decisions

Qualifications & work experience

A Bachelor’s degree is required, degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Engineering.  An MBA is preferred.  Supply Chain Management certification (e.g.: APICS) is also preferred.

Candidates should also possess the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Production Planning, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, or similar
  • A minimum of 2 years in a people management role
  • Demonstrated track record in driving operational performance via strong leadership and change management skills is required
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with ERP systems
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills, with the proven ability to teach and coach others
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to drive results through a global matrix structure is required
  • Proven ability to communicate and present to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrate knowledge of S&OP and IBP processes and the role of supply planning within the overall process
  • Demonstrated ability to drive team productivity, while maintaining high levels of employee engagement and morale
  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues, conduct root cause analysis, and take actions to fix issues; create and track KPIs

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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