VP IS Business Partner, GQO in Allendale, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/27/2020

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Position Summary :



This role will lead the development and management of the Business partnership function for GQO Functions for the global IS organization (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Advanced Operations & Sourcing at Stryker.) Partner and collaborate with the Group President of GQO and their Leadership team, Corporate leadership, Other GIOs, Finance and Infrastructure to help drive financial goals, customer satisfaction and overall alignment, governance and viability of IS strategy.  Align with Stryker and IS strategy, achieve outlined targets, and follow operational procedures and maintain accountability for program, financials and SLAs to the business

Essential Duties

•        Accountable for execution of all the components of the functional architecture across the GQO business internationally as well the Corporate Functions

•        Responsible for team leadership, budget and deliverables of divisional IS programs

•        Responsible for information demand rationalization for the Group needs to ensure integrity of business vision and strategy especially when conflicts in priorities occur in geographies from business divisions and geographic, cluster and site alignment

•        Acts as a member/liaison of the information systems governance group within the business

•        Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive information strategy

•        Strategically supports Stryker’s reporting and analytical needs

•        Represent individual BUs in IS initiatives

•        Be a domain expert and business consultant especially in the Operations world

•        Lead a team of Sr. Director, Corporate Functions IS, IS Directors of Operations Clusters, Supply Chain, Logistics, Forecasting and QA to drive strategic alignment and portfolio results

•        Be an agent of transformation in the Supply Chain, Sourcing and Manufacturing areas of global systems and processes.

•        Support core business processes by providing required inputs, information, and tools. Work broadly within the organization

•        Interact with peers to ensure a smooth integration of the processes/unit output with the rest of the IS environment

  • Accountable for execution of all the components of the functional architecture across the GQO business internationally as well the Corporate Functions
  • Responsible for team leadership, budget and deliverables of divisional IS programs
  • Responsible for information demand rationalization for the Group needs to ensure integrity of business vision and strategy especially when conflicts in priorities occur in geographies from business divisions and geographic, cluster and site alignment
  • Acts as a member/liaison of the information systems governance group within the business
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive information strategy
  • Strategically supports Stryker’s reporting and analytical needs
  • Represent individual BUs in IS initiatives
  • Be a domain expert and business consultant especially in the Operations world
  • Lead a team of Sr. Director, Corporate Functions IS, IS Directors of Operations Clusters, Supply Chain, Logistics, Forecasting and QA to drive strategic alignment and portfolio results
  • Be an agent of transformation in the Supply Chain, Sourcing and Manufacturing areas of global systems and processes.
  • Support core business processes by providing required inputs, information, and tools. Work broadly within the organization
  • Interact with peers to ensure a smooth integration of the processes/unit output with the rest of the IS environment
  • Liaise with other IS stakeholders in project management, architecture, governance to ensure alignment
  • Accountable for execution of all the components of the functional architecture across the GQO business internationally as well the Corporate Functions
  • Responsible for team leadership, budget and deliverables of divisional IS programs
  • Responsible for information demand rationalization for the Group needs to ensure integrity of business vision and strategy especially when conflicts in priorities occur in geographies from business divisions and geographic, cluster and site alignment
  • Acts as a member/liaison of the information systems governance group within the business
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive information strategy
  • Strategically supports Stryker’s reporting and analytical needs
  • Represent individual BUs in IS initiatives
  • Be a domain expert and business consultant especially in the Operations world
  • Lead a team of Sr. Director, Corporate Functions IS, IS Directors of Operations Clusters, Supply Chain, Logistics, Forecasting and QA to drive strategic alignment and portfolio results
  • Be an agent of transformation in the Order-to-cash area of ERP by working broadly across the organization
  • Support core business processes by providing required inputs, information, and tools. Work broadly within the organization
  • Interact with peers to ensure a smooth integration of the processes/unit output with the rest of the IS environment
  • Liaise with other IS stakeholders in project management, architecture, governance to ensure alignment
  • Coach IT Directors, domain Thought Leaders and Application Specialists involved within the implementation project
  • Communicate on projects by issuing regular status updates, and managing communication with key Account Managers, IS team and Business people
  • Working with IS leaders, conduct market research and observations across all concerned specialist areas when necessary
  • Secure high business and IS acumen by attending any necessary training sessions.
  • Ensure the compliance of global IS services processes
  • Ensure that IS systems and processes operate efficiently and within established KPIs
  • Provide applications team with functional support to secure compliance with SLA and high customer satisfaction
  • Provide infrastructure team with input on business applications needs within the application domain
  • Understand Business Requirements and finalize Functional Specifications
  • Perform other duties as directed

Education

•        Master's degree in MIS, MBA or related disciplines is preferred

•        Bachelor’s degree required

•        Bachelor’s in Business Administration or Computer Information Systems preferred

Qualifications and Experience

•        15+ years’ experience in GQO, Business, Strategy and IS Management leading strategy, change management and supporting functions

•        Knowledgeable of the current and future technology direction of the industry and aligns strategies with those shifting landscapes

•        Energetic and dynamic leadership style

•        Strong and demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and trust with business leadership to build Group IS strategies and program portfolios

•        Build mechanisms to ensure that architecture and harmonization principles are well socialized and followed in harmonizing portfolios

•        Management experience of 10 years or more and of 100 or more staff in the in a large organization

•        Knowledge of strategy frameworks

•        Experience transforming an organization and working with a “service model” (segregated roles for business analysis, solution or technical architect, coders, project managers, testers, business delivery leads, etc.) including strategic sourcing and vendor management

•        Experience helping a business to transform its business and systems (major project, big picture)

•        Knowledge of regulated application landscape in life sciences and current platforms and technologies

Physical and Mental Requirements

•        Demonstrated professional experience in IS shared services is required

•        Ability to understand systems, interrelationships and recommend enhancements, and building IS strategy

•        Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, analytical, change management and communication skills

•        Demonstrated ability to inspire large teams during transformation and beyond

•        Executive presence

•        Ability to work effectively across functions and in global matrix organization; building successful relationships with other functions, members of executive leadership team and external customers

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 30%

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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