Specialist Inventory Management in Leesburg, VA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want-

  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.
  • 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-

This position will operate within the Supply Chain team to ensure manageability of the operations planning process at the Regional and Distributor levels. The specialist will facilitate the gathering and aggregating of inventory levels, collaborative demand forecasting, demand and supply planning, the development of forecasts and logistical plans, and capital analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Act as primary liaison between field sales force and Internal Operations to define Inventory needs for new and existing distribution opportunities and work with Sales Managers to Optimize Field Instrument and Implant configurations. Gather required raw data for forecasting, planning and logistical management of consigned needs for assigned region.
  • Drive demand generation process for new and existing distribution opportunities and co-ordinate with internal teams to ensure inventory needs for new opportunities are filled in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and distribute inventory scorecards and metrics to track inventory efficiency and performance at revenue center level. Partner with Distributors to create utilization efficiencies, derive trends and assist in getting better ROI for our consigned inventory.
  • Measure and report field inventory investment and productivity levels on a monthly basis.  Determine, maintain and monitor max inventory quantities for each territory / inventory location. Develop and execute plans by product line to realign inventory based on monthly metrics
  • Determine hospital/distributor consignment needs based on field inventory productivity at the hospital level and help coordinate execution of hospital consignment agreements where needed.
  • Define strategy for Field audit activities to ensure accuracy of consigned inventories and define goals for the team before each audit is performed.
  • Coordinates product movement within agency/distributor/branch office network. Assist with inventory loan program. Coordinates assigned non-routine Field inventory projects
  • Assist with day to day logistical activities required to ensure product is available to meet customer demand and maintain operational effectiveness
  • Appropriately manages slow moving, excess and expired inventory within agency network.
  • Assist in new product launch plans to maximize sales performance and coordinate the corresponding return of old inventory if applicable
  • Frequently required to lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field required
  • 2+ years of related experience with a general knowledge of: Field Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, and/or Inventory Management strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and Database Systems
  • Proficient in using MS Excel and MS Access

Work From Home: No

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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