Senior Buyer, Global Procurement Center Purchasing (Hybrid)
Stryker Corporation
San Antonio de Belen, Heredia, CR
hace 5 días

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 one of the World's Best Workplace by Fortune!

Who we Want :

  • Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.
  • Goal-oriented : Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
  • What you will do :

    The Senior Buyer is responsible for performing strategic and tactical purchasing activities for assigned portfolio to ensure a high level of customer service.

    The role will interface daily with suppliers in ensuring that we have procured the right amount of finished goods or materials from the supplier and will mitigate and adjust requirements based on weekly planning reviews from supply planning.

    This individual leads efforts with suppliers to address product availability issues and ensures that long term supply constraint issues are resolved or escalated when appropriate.

    The role will work alongside supply planners, production scheduling and sourcing in the organization.

    Responsibilities :

    Maintain master data set up in the transactional systems, including supplier lead time, supplier details, product details and replenishment methodology (MOQS)

    Communicate forecast requirements to the supply base for finished goods and / or for components and materials.

    Ensure all POs are placed according to the rules as agreed with the Account Lead

    Responsible for the execution and communication of safety stock levels required for raw materials / finished goods to the supply base.

    Review data from the supplier in terms of accuracy and ensure the information is aligned with the supplier agreement and complies with the Stryker system of record.

    Act as the first line of contact with suppliers to adjust daily or weekly requirements based on the latest supply plan, and as first point of escalation for supplier issues.

    Report supplier performance based on standard metrics, prepare and monitor supplier scorecards

    Communicate phase in / out of new finished goods or raw materials into the organization and ensure timing has been agreed and change is being executed to the agreement

    Prepare weekly status reports for the demand and supply execution process and represent purchasing function at key meetings.

    Track and manage KPIs, including : on time and in full delivery (OTIF), material lead time compliance, PO compression days, PPV, past due invoices and POs.

    Ensure compliance with applicable quality and regulatory requirements

    Identify opportunities and lead continuous improvement projects both externally with the supplier and internally within the purchasing function and with key stakeholders.

    Serve as subject matter expert in purchasing activities and systems. Train and mentor other team members as needed to ensure customer needs are met.

    Demonstrate acumen towards cost, cash flow and risk and problem solve independently to support business needs.

    What you need :

    Basic Qualifications :

    Degree level in Business / Engineering / Supply Chain management.

    Minimum of 3 years experience in Supply Chain, Procurement, Purchasing, or Manufacturing.

    Proficient in written and spoken English.

    Preferred Qualifications :

    Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems , Oracle, JDE, AS400.

    High level understanding of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) process and data set up.

    Knowledge of MS Office : PowerPoint & Word.

    Advanced Excel and analytical tools knowledge.

    Previous experience in supplier relationship management.

    Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management.

    Ability to build relationships across multiple functions and levels both internally and externally.

    Other Qualifications :

    Experience in medical device or other regulated industry.

    Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies.

    Power BI knowledge.

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    About Stryker

    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

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