Associate Sourcing Manager
Stryker
Heredia, Heredia, CR
hace 9 horas

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 the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

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!

Who we want-

Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes

What you will do-

Support development and implementation of strategies and goals for assigned commodities in support of overall divisional business objectives

Support development and implementation of processes to build a best in class strategic sourcing organization

Develop and lead cross functional teams and lead the process to create strategic commodity plans, consolidation strategy, and spend / supply assessments taking into account total product life cycle needs

Participate in sourcing analysis and selection process and performs cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required

Participate in development of contract strategy. Negotiates, establishes, monitors and enforces supplier contracts and agreements

Develop strong partnership relationships with key suppliers as well as other disciplines within the businesses

Identify supply base risk and develop / implement mitigation plans

Obtain and communicate market condition information and technology trends related to commodities and suppliers

Utilize market trends to identify and implement appropriate cost controls and business strategy changes

Perform cost analyses and make versus buy analyses as required

Assure cost standards are established for annual operating budget

Collaborate across functions, divisions, and campuses to develop scorecards and business reviews for key suppliers

Organize and lead scorecard review meetings and business reviews

What you need-

Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field required

Master’s degree preferred

Professional certifications through APICS, ISM, and / or CSCMP preferred

7+ years in Supply Management with focus on strategic sourcing and supplier development.

Knowledge and application of supplier contract strategy, negotiations, contractual terms, and contract administration.

Knowledge of supplier processes and supply chain risk factors including experience in assessing and mitigating risk in the supply base.

Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services.

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

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

Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies.

Experience with supplier metrics & measurement methodologies and supporting systems

Strong skills in leadership, negotiations, influencing, communication & presentation, project management, troubleshooting & problem solving, analysis, strategic thinking, and collaborative team building.

Strong judgment with the ability to make and communicate timely and sound decisions

International sourcing and supplier management experience preferred.

Experience operating in a highly regulated industry.Medical Device industry sourcing and supplier management experience preferred.

Working knowledge of ISO13485 standards and requirements preferred.

Supplier Audit experience in quality system standards : FDA QSR, ISO3485 and ISO9001 preferred

Proficient on basic computer programs including Microsoft Suite applications

Project Management knowledge and experience preferred

Our benefits

  • 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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