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
Job Title : Customer Logistics Manager
Company :Stryker SA
Department : Operations
Location : South Africa
Reporting To: Operations Director (EEMEA)
The Job's Mission
To manage the Customer Logistics operations for South Africa and be responsible for all Logistics and Customer Support services. This encompasses the entire operational process from warehouse factory / supplier gate to client delivery of finished product.
Ensure a "Best in Class" organization is created and maintained through implementing solutions to further develop, maintain and improve customer satisfaction, reduce cost and optimize inventory.
Key Activities & Accountabilities
Develop and implement the appropriate Customer Logistics strategy for South Africa. This will require the provision of a detailed operational review of all processes, procedures, methods and tools to determine adequacy to meet the performance objectives of the department covering the following main functions:
Customer Service / Customer Care
Shipping/Receiving & Warehousing
Identify and consider options that create breakthrough strategies and plans to create value for our customers and stakeholders, using internal and external inputs to translate the Stryker vision and strategies into concrete, actionable plans that create competitive advantage.
Provide the team with clarity on expectations and how functional goals, objectives, and activities contribute to overall global organizational strategy.
Direct work activities, projects and teams based on a clear understanding of customer and market needs.
Champion breakthrough solutions that support our mission, strategy and goals.
The Customer Logistics Manager is member of local Management Team(s) and required to contribute, consult and participate in decision making that may have impact on strategical direction of local organization.
Building Organizational Capability
Build, liaise and maintain relationships and collaborates with colleagues across functions (RAQA, Finance, EMEA Supply Chain, etc.) and divisions (Sales, Marketing) and management while driving leverage opportunities within South Africa and across EMEA.
Focus on making procedural changes and new or more effective ways to accomplish tasks, achieving team goals or performing team functions.
Implement and maintain a culture of continuous improvement of service provided to our customers.
Responsible for the optimization and transformation of our Operations footprint in South Africa.
Seek opportunities for collaboration, synergy and integration with colleagues across functions and divisions and make procedural or process suggestions for achieving team goals or performing team functions.
Play an active role in the EMEA Operations team as we strive to implement a world class logistics and customer support operation. Critical to this will be the identification of appropriate benchmarks and the sharing of best practice.
Take ownership and participate in projects to further improve the South African and overall EMEA customer logistics capabilities resulting in increasing customer satisfaction, increasing efficiency, lower costs and optimized inventory levels.
Work to identify and implement process improvements and ensures that breakthrough solutions are sustained over time.
Lead or participate in cross-functional projects and the integration of operations of any relevant mergers or acquisitions.
Ensure all Compliance, SOX, FCPA and other policies and regulations are implemented, applied and followed.
Champion change, actively share ideas and plans with team and colleagues, and encourage multiple perspectives to find new and better ways to deliver the results.
Increase business impact by sharing of expertise, promoting a free flow of information across the organization and building collaborative networks internally and externally.
Build positive relationships and a sense of teamwork by communicating and reinforces openness and consistency in meeting commitments.
Ensure all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and financial metrics for Customer and Logistics Services are reviewed and achieved, including and not limited to On-Time In Full (OTIF), OTIF for Kits, Days On Hand (DOH), DOH Kits and Consignments (K&C), Short Term Consignment (STC) Turns and Remote Cycle Counting (RCC).
Monitors and encourages team to ensure high performance and actively works to reward performance and achievement of critical outcomes.
Responsible for operational management of cost base of Operations and Customer Service. The expectation is driving cost and inventory against the budget and a strong focus on Return-on-Investment (ROI).
Support standardization and alignment of processes across EMEA to provide cost savings and improved service levels through consistent processes to drive efficiency and productivity.
Provide business case and detailed cost justification/ROI to decision makers to obtain resources.
Manage the customer logistics team ensuring that the best talent is sourced, developed, managed and engaged leading to a highly motivated team environment that meets and exceeds business expectations.
Collaboratively works to set meaningful performance objectives, sets specific development goals, identifies milestones, monitors team performance and provides appropriate feedback to keep the team on track, overcome barriers and resolve conflict.
Actively encourage sharing of talent, knowledge and expertise to achieve the best possible results.
Degree graduate in a Business or Logistics discipline(s) or equivalent
Project Management and/or Finance qualifications are of advantage
Fluency in English
Well versed in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Visio or other flow charting software and/or Microsoft Project
Strong knowledge of IT systems & tools and their implications for business processes
5-10 years' experience in operations with a preference in a customer facing role.
5-6 years' experience in People Management role with demonstrated success in building, managing, motivating and developing strong operations teams.
Process Lean/Excellence/Six Sigma tools, training and/or certification experience of advantage
Experience in international environment desirable
Provides clarity on expectations through exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written).
Makes sounds decisions and selects effective approaches to solving issues.
Demonstrates agility and desire to learn and adjust priorities.
Has a clear understanding of customer- and market needs.
Builds Organizational Capability
Proven ability to recruit, develop and engage high performing teams.
Builds and maintains successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and customers.
Is innovative and supports new ideas.
Is a change agent and shows flexibility in responding to new or rapidly changing situations.
A team player who effectively connects, collaborates and fosters an inclusive environment.
Proven ability to build positive relationships and a sense of teamwork collaborative networks internally and externally.
Has high integrity and holds self and others accountable to the highest standards.
A self-starter who enjoys juggling multiple issues at one time, and has the ability to organize and direct diverse activities in a changing environment, often under time pressure.
Strong results orientation with a track record for delivering and achieving exceptional results.
Sets high goals for personal and team achievement and holds people accountable for organizational success.
Excellent people-manager who is effectively able to identify talent, develop, coach, mentor and reward people.
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