Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com
The Senior Buyer/Planner is responsible for strategic and tactical purchasing activities for assigned portfolio to ensure a high level of customer service. The Buyer/Planner balances supplier capacity and internal inventory levels with demand to support targets consistent with build plans, launch plans, customer service levels and inventory turns. Leads all efforts with suppliers to address product availability issues, and ensures that long term supply constraint issues are resolved or escalated when appropriate.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Manage strategic and tactical purchasing responsibilities for assigned portfolio to maintain a high level of customer service
Work directly with suppliers to gain an understanding of their internal planning system and how their processes affect/interact with Stryker's material and capacity requirements.
Develop a supply plan across a complex portfolio and multiple sites if required as franchise maturity develops. Engage in capability building with suppliers as part of cross functional teams and add expertise in creating the optimal solutions
Generate and communicate receipts, inventory, and any relevant KPIs to key stakeholders
Identify gaps in existing business processes and drive improvement activities to close them
Serve as subject matter expert in purchasing functions. Train and mentor other team members as needed to ensure customer needs are met
Work cross-functionally with the following teams and global SPOC's to support Stryker initiatives: Sourcing, AO, Engineering, Customer Service, and Operations
Work with team members to maintain item master data, i.e. lead times, minimum order qty/order multiple, safety stock levels, delivery dates etc to ensure 100% system data accuracy at all times
Expedite or de-expedite product as required ensuring material availability at all times, whilst meeting agreed inventory targets. Escalate supply constraints as needed and within appropriate lead time
Participate and provide input to supplier scorecard reviews to achieve agreed upon OTD (on time delivery), cost saving and responsiveness targets
Skills & Requirements
3rd level qualification in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, IPICS or other equivalent is preferred.
The individual should preferably have 4+ years experience in an MRP environment and have appropriate and related PC system skills.
Excellent communication, both written and verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Results, goals and measurement metrics oriented.
Ability to influence others through presentation of facts, analysis and conclusions or solutions in a manner that demonstrates command of the content.
Excellent knowledge & computer skills in MS Excel, Powerpoint & Word.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK