Sr. Sourcing Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/17/2018

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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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” for in 2018 and was named one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2017.  We are currently seeking a Sr. Sourcing Analyst for our Instruments division in Kalamazoo, MI.


The Sr. Sourcing Analyst will plan, organize, direct, and control the purchasing function for assigned products within appropriate guidelines, policies and regulations.

Additional responsibilities of the Sr. Sourcing Analyst include the following:

  • Initiates RFQ on newly created designs, driving for open book pricing in all cases with supply base
  • Negotiates pricing to meet project cost targets.
  • Provides analysis of supplier quotes, total cost model, capacity and ability to manufacture to requirements; recommends and awards new business to approved suppliers
  • Responsible for ordering of engineering samples, prototypes, pre-launch quantities as needed
  • Procures parts for new products to an established product launch schedule and cost targets
  • Orders First Articles/PPAP with diligent follow up on delivery commitments and supplier’s key milestone dates
  • Orders production level tooling, solicits tooling time lines from suppliers and monitor’s suppliers’ adherence to time line
  • Updates Fandango or other tracking systems used to manage projects
  • Sets up JDE part, established standard costs, and routes Supplier Item Pricing (SIP) forms for all assigned part numbers
  • Sets up Plan For Every Part (PFEP) on all assigned part numbers
  • Executes supplier ramp up forms to support new product development launch
  • Visits suppliers to learn processes and core competencies, active support role in the development of long term sourcing strategies
  • Teams with Commodity Manager and active participant in contract negotiations
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with Commodity Manager, providing input to Supplier Quality Business Reviews, long term sourcing strategy and monthly supplier metrics/performance
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with Advance Sourcing Leads, Advance Sourcing Engineer’s, Design Engineers and project team members
  • Manages suppliers' performance and develops as required in support of new product development project time lines and performance
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and compliance activities within prescribed area to include, but not limited to: Federal Drug Administration, Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO standards, safety and OSHA regulations, affirmative action guidelines, and equal employment practices
  • Contributes to leading in product innovation by listening and working with others and contributing new ideas
  • Focuses on customer satisfaction by demonstrated teamwork and empowerment, solving problems through a consultative approach, operating with honesty and integrity and providing a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service
  • Committed to quality by striving for reliability and quality in our products, continuously searching for ways to enhance performance and meeting all training and documentation criteria


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or other relevant area of study is required.  A minimum of 3 years of experience in purchasing or commodity management is also required.  Experience within a manufacturing environment is highly preferred

Ideal candidates will also possess the following skills/experience:

  • Strong analytical skills and advanced MS Excel skills with ability to manipulate and analyze data
  • Experience with an ERP (e.g.: AS400, JDE, SAP) is required.  SAP experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g.: Tableau, MS BI) highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of planning systems/approaches and measurement
  • Ability to make decisions regarding materials, planning, and supplier relationships
  • Demonstrated efficient work methods and an ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment; project management experience desired
  • Must have a strong attention to detail efficient, accurate, timely and thorough, with focus and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with various business functions 
  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to form and leverage strong relationship to develop mentor and improve supplier performance

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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