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Stryker Sr Supply Planner in Portage, Michigan

Who we want-

  • Data translators. Highly effective communicators who can transform data findings into recommendations to compose reports and leadership level presentations.

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

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

What you will do-

You will be responsible for developing the supply plans for specific 3rd party suppliers within a franchise scope. You will ensure that there is a supply plan in place to communicate what needs to be purchased over a 24-month horizon that optimizes inventory and reduces supply risks. You will interface with procurement, finance, IBP management, demand planning and suppliers to ensure an integrated approach to supply planning within the franchise and take the lead in responding to the demand requirements from the business. You will act as a liaison between the Buying Center and franchise to drive proactive communication.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Create a Master Resource Plan based on the latest demand signal to cover what needs to be purchased as a finished product and to ensure that within the process there is sufficient raw materials and components to support the required supply plan up to a 24-month time horizon

  • Create capacity plans based on the latest demand signal, to identify where there is any potential bottlenecks or risks to supply and to develop and recommend appropriate proposals to mitigate and to ensure that the 3rd party can meet the future demand

  • Identify where there is significant underutilization which could impact the costs of supply

  • Develop a supply plan across a complex portfolio and multiple sites if required as franchise maturity develops

  • Work on capability building as part of cross functional teams and add expertise in creating the optimal solutions

  • Set the correct levels of inventory within the supply plan by understanding the demand volatility and supply chain lead times

  • Create a safety stock strategy and plan that enables continuity of product availability at the optimal level of cash investment

  • Ensure that the supply plan is financially evaluated with regard to balancing the requirement of consistent product availability versus the cost of supply and the investment needed in conjunction with financial partners to ensure meeting the operational budgets and targets

  • Track the execution of the supply plan with production scheduling and buying ensuring that the plan is fully operationalized and tracked for performance deviation including mitigation on back orders and pro-active communication of future supply risks

  • Ensure within the supply plan that products are being phased in and planned correctly as well as ensuring communication and timing of exiting products within the 3rd party. Communicating with the business in regard to the status of the product portfolio from a supply planning perspective.

  • Effectively communicate and confirm back from supply planning to the demand plan in confirming capability to meet the requirements via the daily and weekly execution process but also via a robust monthly executive supply process

  • Ensure all supply planning system core master-data is maintained to enable focus on real supply issues

  • KPIs for the role will be Supply Plan Attainment, Safety Stock Health, Capacity Utilization, Back order and Lead time

  • Responsible for root causing performance issues and acting on own capability to mitigate and correct

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preference in Business/Engineering/Supply Chain Management concentration

  • 4+ years of experience required in either a production planning or supply planning role where knowledge is demonstrated and experience gained in planning

  • APICS accredited or professional supply chain accreditation preferred

  • IT Planning system experience to include use of SAP or equivalent ERP systems, a plus

  • Project management able to demonstrate experience in running projects specifically around problem solving and root causing based on lean way of working (six sigma) preferred

  • Experience with IBP and S&OP principles and demonstrate knowledge of the process in daily working within existing or previous business preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com