Senior Sourcing Manager in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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    Mahwah, NJ
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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” for and a Gallup Great Workplace in 2018.  We are currently seeking a Sr. Sourcing Manager in our Mahwah, NJ facility.


The Sr. Sourcing Manager will provide leadership for the development and implementation of all strategic sourcing activities in assigned suppliers and/or commodities with the goal of obtaining the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. 

The Sr. Sourcing Manager will also lead cross functional efforts to develop and implement sourcing strategies including cost reduction initiatives, new product development, supply base optimization and rationalization, quality improvements, risk assessments, and contract negotiations. 

Additional responsibilities of the Sr. Sourcing Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide leadership to functional teams in the development of best in class strategic sourcing strategies for assigned suppliers and/or commodities in support of business objectives
  • Lead the development and implementations of supplier and/or commodity strategy which will include spend/supply assessments, consolidation strategy, sourcing selection, financial and sourcing analyses
  • Lead, create, negotiate, monitor and enforce supplier contract strategy
  • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses. Represent the ‘voice of the supplier’ in the organization
  • Provide leadership for new product launches; lead supplier selection, requests for quotes and insurance that suppliers are clear on product launch deliverables; collaborate with cross-functional teams for successful launch
  • Assure that cost standards are established for annual operating budgets

Qualifications and Work Experience

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, Engineering or related area of study is required. MBA and/or Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) is preferred.  Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is also preferred, but not required.

Ideal candidates will also possess the following skills/experiences:

  • 8+ years of experience in planning, purchasing or supply management with a focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development
  • 2 + years of manufacturing management, manufacturing engineering, buying, production planning or product development experience. FDA-regulated/aerospace/automotive or similar highly regulated industry is preferred
  • Experience working with new product development projects in a sourcing, supplier management or engineering focus required
  • Knowledge and application of procurement strategy, market drivers, contract strategy & administration, contractual negotiations, and strong quantitative & analytical abilities
  • Experience leading complex projects and meeting challenging deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; must be comfortable presenting at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence across various levels, including senior management Must be able to diplomatically persuade others and effectively drive change
  • Must be challenged by a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer satisfaction, cost reduction and quality/GMP compliance
  • Strong drive, persistence, results orientation and ability to sustain high energy
  • Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities

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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