Sourcing Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking a Sourcing Manager to join Stryker’s Spine division based in Kalamazoo, Michigan or Shirley, Massachusetts.

Who we want

  • Meticulous documenters. Detail-oriented people who enjoy maintaining meticulous documentation of reports, metrics, proposals, and presentations.
  • 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, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.
  • 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.

What you will do

As the Sourcing Manager for Stryker's Mobius Imaging, you lead the development and implementation of strategic procurement activities for assigned projects, suppliers and/or commodities with the goal to obtain the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management.  You also lead the development and implementation of strategies related to cost reduction initiatives, new product development, supply base optimization and rationalization, quality improvements, risk assessments, and contract negotiations.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Manage, develop and implement strategies and goals for assigned projects and/or commodities, which support department objectives for quality, cost, and supplier development
  • Develop strong relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within Stryker.  Represent the ‘voice of the supplier’ in the organization.
  • Draft, negotiate, execute and enforce long-term agreements for assigned projects/suppliers. This includes interfacing with the appropriate departments such as legal, R&D, marketing, operations, quality, and senior leadership for buy-in
  • Lead sourcing analysis and supplier selection process.  Performs cost analyses and make vs buy analyses as required
  • Identify supply base risk and develop/implement mitigation plans including market assessments, supplier's financial assessments, social responsibility, environment, ethics etc.
  • Obtain and utilize market trends to drive sourcing strategy and cost reduction opportunities
  • Ensure cost standards are established for annual operating budgets
  • Organize and manage supplier communication, including leading/facilitating meetings, tracking action items and issue escalation as required. 
  • Manage and develop continuous improvement initiatives, addressing quality, delivery, and service, as well as cost

What you need

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; focus in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with at least 6 years of experience in strategic procurement or supplier development
  • Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration
  • Experience operating in a highly regulated industry
  • Strong business, financial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electro-mechanical procurement experience
  • Medical device industry sourcing and supplier management experience

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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