Sourcing Manager in Redmond, WA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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Job Description


Lead the development and implementation of strategies and goals for assigned commodities in support of overall divisional business objectives.
Formulate and implement processes to build a best in class strategic sourcing organization. 
Develop and lead cross functional teams and lead the process to create strategic commodity plans, consolidation strategy, and spend/supply assessments taking into account total product life cycle needs.
Leads sourcing analysis and selection process and performs cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required.  
Leads development of contract strategy.  Negotiates, establishes, monitors and enforces supplier contracts and agreements.  
Develop strong partnership relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses.
Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans including market assessments, supplier's financial assessments, social responsibility, environment, ethics etc.         .
Obtain and communicate market condition information and technology trends related to commodities and suppliers. Utilize market trends to identify and implement appropriate cost controls and business strategy changes.
Perform cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required.
Responsible for assuring cost standards are established for annual operating budgets.
Collaborate across functions, divisions, and campuses to develop scorecards and business reviews for key suppliers.  Organize and lead scorecard review meetings and business reviews.
Create and implement enterprise wide metrics, tools and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities.
Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Executive Leadership. 
Collaboration on sourcing strategies across multiple divisions where possible.  
Develops and benchmarks best practices among the Divisions and shared suppliers.
Manage and develop continuous improvement programs, addressing quality, delivery, service as well as cost.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field.                                                                                
7+ years in Supply Management with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development.                                                                                         
Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration.                                                                
Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base.
Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services.       
Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management.     
Ability to build relationships and influence across multiple functions and levels both internally and externally.
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies.
Experience with supplier metrics & measurement methodologies and supporting systems.
Strong skills in leadership, negotiations, influencing, communication & presentation, project management, troubleshooting & problem solving, analysis, strategic thinking, and collaborative team building.
Strong judgment with the ability to make and communicate timely and sound decisions

Preferred Qualifications:

International sourcing and supplier management experience.               
Experience operating in a highly regulated industry.  Medical Device industry sourcing and supplier management experience preferred.    
Working knowledge of ISO13485 standards and requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Demonstrated proficiency in ISO13485 standards.
Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards: FDA QSR, ISO3485 and ISO9001 preferred
Proficient on basic computer programs including Microsoft Suite applications
Professional certifications through APICS, ISM, and/or CSCMP.
Project Management knowledge and experience

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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