Manager Purchasing (hybrid)
Stryker Corporation
San Antonio de Belen, Heredia, CR
hace 2 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 :

Assertive communicator . Ensures team communicates effectively with managers to execute programs, policies, and procedures to drive an engaged and performing organizational culture.

Effectively facilitate discussions with and deliver communications to large groups of people.

Leader. Provide overall management and leadership to team of HR professionals.

Problem Solver. Analyzes root causes of work environment issues; manages interventions and solutions in collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders.

Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.

Consultant. Strong facilitation, consulting, relationship-building, influence, negotiation skills, and project management skills.

Analytically driven and oriented. Demonstrated business and analytical ability with a proven ability to build relationships and influence different groups.

What you will do :

Leads a team of Managers and / or Buyers responsible for strategic and tactical purchasing activities for assigned manufacturing sites and divisions to ensure a high level of customer service, attainment of KPIs and culture of continuous improvement.

Serves as escalation path and advisor for purchasing issues. Teams with process partners to ensure alignment of goals, strategies, and initiatives.

Key Areas of Responsibility :

Ensure strategic and tactical purchasing activity is completed accurately, timely, and is aligned to support the supply plan and inventory targets.

Ensure team actively participates in key operational meetings (ie MDI) with assigned manufacturing sites, and proactively provides information on purchase order status and assigned actions.

Provide input and influence development of KPIs, ensuring that KPIs are aligned with strategic objectives.

Manage and communicate KPI performance and initiate and lead cross-functional improvement actions where necessary.

Actively influence key stakeholder relationships to ensure alignment of expectations and performance.

Demonstrates understanding of the industry and macroeconomic conditions.

Foster a continuous improvement culture that delivers measurable results.

Attract, retain and develop the best talent, set objectives and performance goals, optimize team structure to accomplish goals, and ensure employee engagement across the site.

Influence the organization across departments to drive standardization and simplification, and support initiatives in line with Purchasing strategy.

Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, including ISO13485 / 9001 and EU MDR, and support audits as necessary.

Perform additional duties as assigned.

What you need :

Professional Requirements Required :

Bachelor’s degree in Business / Supply Chain Management / Engineering or similar field is preferred.

English language. Second language preferred, depending on global location and assigned supplier and customer groups.

Background Experience Required :

Minimum of 8 years of experience in Purchasing , Supply Chain, or related field, including at least 3 years in management roles.

Experience in industries : Medical, Pharmaceutical, Automotive (Required)

Knowledge of MRP-ERP business systems. Advanced MS Office : Excel, PowerPoint & Word.

Knowledge of applicable regulations including ISO13485 / 9001 and EU MDR.

Competencies :

Strongly preferred medical technology part / component sourcing experience.

Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria)

Knowledge of the legal terminology and language related to supplier and / or vendor agreements and contracts

Must have excellent presentation and communication skills.

Leadership and verbal and written communication skills.

Advanced ability to collaborate and negotiate.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities.

Willingness to travel to develop, promote, and maintain sourcing and stakeholder relationships.

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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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