Sourcing Lead in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want 

  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
  • Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

What you will do

As a Sourcing Lead, you will be responsible for providing sourcing leadership for new product development projects at our Sage products facility in Cary, IL.   In collaboration with Strategic Sourcing, R&D and Operations teams, the Sourcing Lead develops & implements sourcing activities through the new product development cycle, represents Strategic Sourcing in all post design freeze R&D project meetings and coordinates smooth post launch material flow for manufacturing operations.   You will perform cost analysis and make vs. buy analyses, as needed; identify and implement appropriate cost controls and business strategy changes; maintain design and process change highlights to cost and engage business partners for design reductions when target cost is exceeded.  

Your ability to build strong, effective partnerships with internal teams and suppliers will enable you to solve problems through a consultative approach, ensure reliability and quality in our products and contribute to continuous product and process improvement in line with producing industry leading product innovations.

What you need

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or other relevant area of study is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supply management or related field with focus on strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier development
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment in a highly regulated industry is highly preferred; engineering and/or new product development experience is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated efficient work methods and an ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment; project management experience desired
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence across various levels; must be able to diplomatically persuade others and effectively drive change
  • Strong drive, persistence, results orientation and ability to sustain high energy

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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