Sourcing Manager in Virtual, Virginia at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.
  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

What you will do-

You will drive and implement project strategies across the organization. You will also lead sourcing teams in making decisions necessary to purchase products and/or services in congruence with organizational objectives and sourcing strategies. You will develop and maintain a qualified supply base, while understanding technology trends and market influences.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead highly strategic, global, cross-functional Sourcing Teams and champion the strategic sourcing process with the organization
  • Manage, develop and implement strategies and goals for assigned projects which support department objectives for quality, cost, and supplier development
  • Draft, negotiate, and execute long-term agreements and/or full-service supplier contracts, where appropriate, for assigned projects; to include interfacing with the appropriate departments such as legal, R&D, marketing, operations, quality, and senior leadership for buy-in
  • Utilize contract negotiation, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls, including collaboration with Finance, to validate the impact of proposed projects and drive stakeholder approval
  • Present proposals, recommendations and results of key negotiations and agreements metrics to Senior Leadership routinely
  • Use strategic sourcing tools to proactively conduct spend analysis, maintain cost models and metrics by supplier and commodity, and communicate overall supplier performance, trends in technologies, and market conditions with respect to assigned projects
  • Serve as resident expert on factors relevant to assigned projects such as product knowledge, applications/usage, processing knowledge, cost structure, global market, supplier capabilities, supplier market share, supplier benchmarking, etc.
  • Serve as an information resource for the organization; this will include educating, coaching and mentoring other employees in strategic sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, and product development
  • Manage, develop and maintain responsibility for the business relationships with suppliers

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience required; preferred experience in sourcing, manufacturing engineering, contract negotiations, new product development, or equivalent
  • Master’s degree -preferred
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and/or Project Management Professional, a plus
  • Medical technology, aerospace, automotive or other FDA-regulated industries experience -preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement strategy and market drivers -preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in contractual negotiations -preferred

Work From Home: Remote

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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