Supply Planner in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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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” for in 2018 and one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” in 2017.  We are currently seeking a Supply Planner to support our Orthopedics division in Mahwah, NJ.


The Supply Planner is responsible for managing the supply planning process by efficiently converting the global demand requirements into an attainable supply plan for products processed by the Mahwah, NJ Plant. This individual could also be responsible for creating a forecast/buy plan for purchased products including instrumentation and raw materials.
The Supply Planner will serve as the main point of contact for all manufacturing planning activities related to the demand of a specific Production Cell or Purchasing Team.
This role will also be responsible for leading & improving the supply planning efforts in collaboration with business partners such as operations, engineering, and quality.
In addition, the Supply Planner will support major supply chain process improvement efforts, such as MRP implementation, inventory optimization, and building supply and inventory management business analytics models.

Core Supply Planning activities include:

  • Develop monthly requirements to derive future business resource requirements for production capabilities.
  • Provide reliable and accurate forecasts to cross-functional teams to increase visibility of requirements.
  • Collaborate with business partners and lead efforts to address demand-supply gaps and plans to close the gaps
  • Successfully lead cross-functional teams in monthly supply planning working sessions and supply reviews of supply planning processes. Ensure the supply plan is collected and approved by the required business leaders.
  • Work with financial leaders to update the financial forecasts per the required scheduled cadence.
  • Assure 100% alignment with approved supply plan by demonstrating thought leadership, creativity in solving problems and the ability to appropriately communicate and escalate issues as needed.
  • Improve the supply planning quality by effectively analyzing sources of supply volatility and recommending appropriate action plans.
  • Support execution for new product launches and end of life phases as it relates to the supply planning function.

Responsible for achieving and improving both service level and supply attainment metrics. 

Qualifications and Work Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management or other related field or equivalent relevant work experience. Prefer degree in Supply Chain Management. Prefer APICS certifications or MBA.

Ideal candidates will also possess the following skills/experiences:

  • Minimum of 2 years planning experience, manufacturing / production planning experience preferred. Demonstrated understanding of supply chain manufacturing operations
  • Computer skills: Advanced Microsoft Excel data mining/reporting, Microsoft Access skills will be a plus
  • Strong analytical, numerical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven record working within a dynamic and results oriented organization focused on empowered work teams
  • Demonstrated efficient work methods and an ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently while making key decisions that impact the larger manufacturing team
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and be challenged by a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for quality/cGMP compliance, customer service levels, inventory management, and cost reduction

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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