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Sr. Buyer (Supplier Account Manager) in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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    Mahwah, NJ
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Job Description

Every day, our employees bring a passion to offer high quality medtech products and services that improve the lives of people around the world. That passion is the DNA of our company. We sum it up in the 11 words of our mission: “Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.” Our mission is at the heart of everything we do.

Taking great pride in developing and engaging our employees, Stryker was named to Fortune’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” and was named one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2018.  We are currently seeking a Sr. Buyer (Account Manager) in Mahwah, NJ.


The Account Manager (Sr. Buyer) supports the initiatives of the Purchasing department through tactical purchasing functions.

Additional responsibilities of the Account Manager (Sr. Buyer) include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Contribute to the development of purchasing and strategic plans
  • Participate in cross functional projects and process improvement initiatives
  • Serve as subject matter expert in purchasing functions
  • Assist other team members as needed to ensure customer needs are met
  • Handle all tactical purchasing responsibilities associated with internal/external supply chain partners to maintain a high level of customer service
  • Work with Accounts Payable team to investigate, identify and resolve reasons for non-payment of supplier invoices
  • Generate requisitions and send Purchase Orders to suppliers
  • Maintain accurate dates in the ERP system and ensure all PO maintenance is addressed as needed
  • Ensure pricing is accurate and up to date prior to placing buys with suppliers
  • Provide vendors with rolling 12 month forecast
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple internal business functions to support Stryker initiatives


A Bachelor's degree is highly preferred for this role.

Ideal candidates will also possess the following skills/experiences:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required
  • Experience/familiarity with large ERP platforms (e.g.: Oracle, SAP)
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication, customer service, analytical and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated time management, organizational and detail oriented skills
  • Demonstrated influence skills.  Must be able to diplomatically persuade others and effectively drive continuous improvement/change
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Ability to clearly communicate financial concepts, both orally and written, to a broad spectrum of internal users
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and be challenged by a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for quality/GMP compliance, customer service levels, inventory management and cost reduction
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

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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