Supply Chain Analyst III in Arroyo, PR at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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    Arroyo, PR
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Position may perform any or all of the following tasks as assigned:

Systems Knowledge

  • Issue suggested purchase orders based upon MRP system suggestions. 
  • Request changes to purchase order dates from suppliers based upon MRP system suggestions.
  • Update MRP system to ensure clear communication of expected component stocking.
  • Update MRP system to ensure stocking priority of components according to business rules.
  • Investigate component requirements to support FG assembly build and challenge where appropriate.
  • Issue purchase orders to support engineering changes.
  • Maintain item master detail in accordance with established business rules. 

    Customer Management

  • Update the business on the status and direction of your business on a weekly basis.
  • Update internal customers on key supply chain issues and drive them to resolution.
  • Coordinate engineering changes between internal customers and suppliers.

    Supplier Management

  • Update purchase orders based on supplier commitments
  • Manage supplier inventory levels at Stryker to maintain continuity of supply and 98% component availability level.
  • Challenge all price increase requests from suppliers and escalate if unsuccessful.
  • Serve as single point of contact for suppliers for SCR tracking and prioritization.
  • Sustain or improve OTD and SS% performance through regular performance reviews with suppliers.
  • Hold suppliers accountable to mutually agreed upon supplier held safety stock levels.

    Data Analytics

  • Use data analytics to expose and address the root cause of any/all component issues.
  • Use data analytics to support the capacity analysis for strategic suppliers.
  • Understand and action next steps root cause solution upon discovery of discrepancy or problem exposed.

    Process Development

    Refine current processes to better accommodate current business.

    Develop and implement new processes to better support business changes.

    Own and develop procedures in the purchasing business process map.

    Utilize cross functional influence to improve purchasing procedures.


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, business or related discipline.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be PC literate.
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of MRP functionality and related principles
  • At least 4 years of experience.
  • 0-3 Manufacturing purchasing and/or production planning experience preferred.
  • Preferred Functional skills – Kanban, MRP, JDE proficiency, PC proficiency, Purchasing system/procedures, Supplier Management. 
  • Preferred training or certification - APICS, ASQ, or comparable training or certifications in Supply Chain and Lean Manufacturing principles.

    Physical requirements:

  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must be able to review printed materials.
  • Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.
  • Meets cognitive demands to include visual discrimination/memory, auditory discrimination/memory reading ability, independent decision making and retention of specific knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate telephonically and in writing.
  • Must be able to use common office equipment (e.g. calculator, PC, fax machine, telephone, etc.).

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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