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Sr. Supply Chain Implementation Specialist (Demand Planner/Analyst/Specialist) in Tempe, AZ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tempe, AZ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/25/2018
  • Job ID:
    R402612

Job Description

Who we want

  • Business-oriented evaluators. People who effectively interpret information to demonstrate the effects of business initiatives, regulation and industry trends for sales, management and leadership teams.
  • Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
  • 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

The Senior Implementation Specialist role is accountable for partnering with demand planning to optimize order and inventory fulfillment strategy resulting in an improved customer experience  Execute on strategy from demand planning, s&op planning, distribution, commercial analytics and customer care team.  Liaison for communication related to inventory inquires, exception updates and forecast planning. A key responsibility is management of effective and consistent communication that bridges internal/external customers and serves as the primary source of product fulfillment knowledge.  This position will work closely with customer care, commercial analytics, marketing (IBP), sales, and operations to deliver world class customer experience. 

  • Partner with demand planning team to study, analyze and report on customer inventory and planning relative to SKU’s and product lines, including recommendations on planning levers related to product fill-rates
  • Serves as primary escalation contact for Customer Care Support (CCS) and Sales for opportunities to maximize sales through allocation of surplus items not identified through available inventory
  • Monitor backorder and related order-generation touch points that drives proactive communication alerts for revenue impacts across franchise programs
  • Effectively structure various communication methods to ensure delivery to targeted audience with relevant information for digestion and correspondence.
  • Support War Room activities that highlight customer insights, competitive service advantages, and recommendations to drive sales, customer loyalty and retention
  • Leverage Salesforce.com for communication, measurable workflow and customer history
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to analyze raw device and finished good inventories that yield innovative methods that target increased sales while sustaining a good customer experience
  • Manage the prime vendor program and results reporting; includes process for evaluating new customers and items as well as discontinued items and the associated planning that provides the critical advanced communication to minimize customer supply chain interruptions
  • Publish dashboard reporting of KPI metrics that measures health; opportunities and risk of performance
  • Responds to customer questions efficiently and effectively through the use of active listening, personalization techniques and focusing on adding value
  • Contributes to building a high-performing team culture and overall customer experience
  • Actively participate and lead departmental meetings or team huddles
  • Support corporate/division policies and procedures that ensure compliance of quality management systems

What you need

  • B.S./B.A. degree required or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience in; customer service, sales support, analytics, supply chain or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of JD Edwards and/or applicable ERP Sales Order module experience required
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite with strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Achievement and/or consistent improvement of dashboard goals
  • Established track record for achieving challenging goals and adapting to change
  • Excellent organizational and people skills with an ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely, concise manner
  • Demonstrated experience in transforming raw data into meaningful information
  • Must be analytical and process-oriented, highly motivated with results driven leadership abilities
  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, without close supervision, as well as part of a team

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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