Supply Planner in Santiago at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

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Job Description



Who we want

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
  • 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.
  • Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.


What will you do

  • Ensure that all supply planning processes are running smoothly for the area of their responsibility
  • Report any non-conformances to the Design Division Customer Service team and taking corrective action immediately
  • Use the company’s ERP system and tools available to better manage purchase orders calculation, inventory levels and in the end-product availability.
  • Deal with Supplier Issues, Backorders and PO Invoices on Hold
  • Measure and manage supplier performance
  • Balance excess inventory across various warehouses to ensure optimum inventory levels and minimum idle stock per warehouse (Ensure the Inventory Health)
  • Perform return to supplier (RTS) and scrapping exercises to get rid of idle stock which has been already reserved for
  • Ensure item master is properly maintained regarding Supply Chain parameters: supplier data, make-to-stock, make-to-order, and lead-time attributes
  • Implement and maintain Inventory and Material Management Strategies for all Finished Goods by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levels (e.g. reorder point, safety stock, ABC categorization, EOQ, etc.)
  • Identify and manage potential inventory obsolescence to minimize write-offs (finished goods and raw materials)
  • Serve as the primary contact for all IBP teams, local Buyer, Imports and Customer Service Team, providing feedback and support
  • Work closely with the Demand Planner to manage Local Safety Stock levels to keep country stock levels in line with targeted inventory on free stock (DOH) and On Time to Promise (OTP)
  • Analyze data and producing ad-hoc reports
  • Recommend and participate in Supply Chain projects to improve productivity, processes and savings
  • Conduct root cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances and perform define corrective action plans to avoid reoccurrence
  • Review out of stock situations or shortage of supply issues and recommend mitigating actions
  • Conduct ESR (Executive Supply Review)
  • Project Management for Commercialization and Launch phase for selected project types

Reporting (regular check/update):

  • Review of missing/pending business requirements (Demand Plan/ Sales Orders vs Stock)
  • Trigger the Purchase Order Placement
  • Report of stock availability with the status of stock in-transit (Input from Buyer/Imports)
  • Back Order Projection & analysis of root causes
  • Inventory Projection
  • Report of Inventory Health
  • Item maintenance (for Supply Chain attributes only)

Performance Parameters

  • Service level per Franchise
  • OTP
  • E&O
  • No shortages
  • Manufacturing Lead Times
  • Back Orders
  • Inventory Level
  • Net Requirement Plan Error


What you need

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 4+ years experience required
  • English Fluency (Speak, Read, Write, Use of computer and MS Office tools)
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards preferred
  • Experiencie in Supply planning Role where knowledge is demonstrated and experience gained in planning idea

Work From Home: Field-based

Travel Percentage: 10%

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