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 the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com
Why supply chain at Stryker?
As a member of our Supply Chain team, you will make a daily impact on the lives of others. Apply today and you will get a chance to work with high-functioning, driven people who all have the same mission of making healthcare better. Plus, we have an award-winning culture and were recently named the #5 World's Best Workplace by Fortune!
The Senior Account Lead is responsible for strategic and tactical purchasing activities for assigned portfolio to ensure a high level of customer service. The Senior Account Lead balances supplier capacity and internal inventory levels with demand to support targets consistent with build plans, launch plans, customer service levels and inventory turns. The Senior Account Lead leads all efforts with suppliers to address product availability issues and ensures that long term supply constraint issues are resolved or escalated when appropriate. The Senior Account Lead also has a high level of focus on driving continuous improvement both externally with the supplier and internally within the purchasing function and with key stakeholders.
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, PPV projections 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 buying partner to maintain item master data, i.e. lead times, minimum order qty/order multiple, safety stock levels, delivery dates etc to ensure system data accuracy
Expedite or de-expedite product as required ensuring material availability, whilst meeting agreed inventory targets. Escalate supply constraints as needed and with appropriate lead time
Work closely with Production Planners to allow generation of a valid production plan.
Participate and provide input to supplier score card reviews to achieve agreed upon OTIF (on time and in full delivery), cost saving and responsiveness targets
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Professional Requirements Required:
3rd level qualification in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, IPICS or other equivalent is required.
Languages at least English but preferably a second language depending on global location
Background Experience Required:
Minimum of 5 years Supply Chain experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment is essential.
Knowledge of MRP systems.
Excellent knowledge & computer skills of MS Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Conversant with company policies/procedures/regulatory and FDA standards.
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