Spine Area Vice President, Sales (West Coast) in Virtual, California at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description


  • Key champion for specific Sales Area with U.S. geography.  Drive the planning, direction and oversight of all Area activities, ensuring that Area financial targets (including sales & expense) are achieved.  Drive Area talent strategy, talent selection, and engagement activities.  

  • As a member of the senior management team, work closely with other functional leaders to develop and recommend short- and long-range objectives -- consistent with Stryker and divisional guidelines -- around vision, mission, market strategy, customer intelligence, voice of the customer, product, pricing, and business planning.  

  • Meet with and build long-term, sustainable relationships with key surgeons, clinicians, and evaluators in the Area to drive product innovation, clinical studies completion and medical education.

  • Manage a multi-site operations and sales force involved in end-to-end fulfillment of customer needs and expectations.

  • Achieve/exceed sales targets for Area, including sales quota, percent growth, new customer development, and market share growth

  • Achieve key financial indicators for Area, including but not limited to inventory metrics, pricing improvement, cost of sales, days sales outstanding (DSO).

  • Recruit, engage and retain Talent; measurement of success includes sales force quota achievement, talent reviews, succession planning and key talent metrics.

  • Direct and coach direct reports.

  • Build, develop, and coach team as well as communicate performance to expectations.

  • Work with leaders at sister Stryker divisions to strategize and deliver customer solutions.

  • Provide competitive and business information to Marketing, R&D, and/or Business Development organizations to provide insight to strategy, pricing, innovation projects and other business requirements.

  • Work closely with Marketing and Operations leaders to plan and ensure on-time and efficient product launches.

  • Represent Stryker at Area symposia, community practice marketing events, and national industry meetings.

  • Partner closely with leaders of other product categories located in branch to ensure smooth operations.

  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of division to determine areas of cost reduction and program improvement.

  • Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.

  • Direct activities of organization to plan procedures, establish responsibilities, and coordinate functions among departments and sites.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of business concerned with production, pricing, sales, and distribution of products.

  • Develop and implement strategic marketing plans, sales plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.

  • Direct market channel development activity and coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals.

  • Participate in product positioning and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share

  • Preside over or serve on management committees.

  • Meet with key clients, assisting sales team with maintaining/fostering relationships and negotiating and closing deals.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field of study

  • MBA or other advanced business degree preferred

  • Extensive management experience required

  • Healthcare experience required

  • 10-15 years’ experience in business roles with increasing responsibility; healthcare or medical devices preferred

  • At least 5 of those years in high level sales management position 

  • Demonstrated direct selling experience; inclusive of consultative selling in medical device preferred

  • Demonstrated track record developing and managing a business or business plan and effectively managing assets

  • Prefer previous experience working in a collaborative selling environment

  • Demonstrated leadership talents and experience

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills including management of complex customer relationships in a healthcare setting (surgeons, clinicians, hospital administrators, GPOs and other Healthcare Professionals)

  • Proven ability to build relationships and influence senior corporate leaders, sales leadership, surgeon/administration customers and internal Stryker organizations

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage the power and brand of Stryker through the coordination of cross-divisional selling approaches

  • Demonstrated strategic and operational execution skills

  • Proven ability to attract, engage and develop leadership talent, as well as engage talent across a dispersed employee group

  • Demonstrated ability to use performance management systems to conduct timely and meaningful performance planning, performance monitoring, feedback and performance reviews

  • Track record of identifying and removing underperforming employees

  • Demonstrated record of overachieving sales and financial goals (e.g., quota, days in inventory (DII), expense to budget, cost of sales, discretionary budgets). 

  • Demonstrated strategic, critical thinking, and problem resolution skills

  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen

  • Proven ability and desire to work with integrity and exhibit ethical behavior standards

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver complex presentations to corporate executives

  • Strong oral and written skills (both in groups and one-on-one interactions)

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to deliver results with multiple and complex projects.

  • P&L experience preferred



Work From Home: Yes

Travel Percentage: None

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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