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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.
Our total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs;
stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias;
discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards not to mention various social and recreational activities.
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