Director, Medical Supply Planning

3 weeks agoPortage, MI

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.

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

Our benefits include 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Generate and present daily / weekly / monthly reports and metrics as appropriate.
  • Proactively identify, report and manage supply constraints within the end-to-end franchise Supply Chain which will impact on customer service levels.
  • Understand and maintain the minimum necessary inventory and report when required on the status of inventory levels for assigned franchise(s) against inventory targets.
  • Understand, identify and manage safety stock levels as part of meeting customer needs in an end-2-end manner through collaboration with the various supply chain partners.
  • Global reach connecting with US, Europe and International Divisions on Supply related events thereby assuring consistent, coherent and singular global franchise view.
  • Prepare, present, analyze, outlook (projections, including annual budget view) and story all supply related events, go to person for franchise facing leader
  • Confirm supply commitment against NRP confirmation to franchise in IBP, highlight capacity constraints
  • Decide what to build, where to build, when to build on behalf of RHQ
  • Manage special events (Manufacturing transfer, regulatory events, ad hoc events ie un-forecasted large orders, priority orders etc.).
  • Communicate and collaborate with Divisions and LRD's to deliver E2E outcomes, building a franchise facing supply chain capability.
  • Optimizing distribution capacity requirements through planning and inventory optimizing.
  • Manage launches in coordination with R&D/AO/PLCM.
  • Capacity Planning per plant and in line with COE strategy
  • Translate NRP to supply plan per plant
  • Long term capacity investment plan per plant
  • Prepare, Run and chair the monthly supply chain planning meeting with division together with franchise facing ONV leader.
  • Confirm supply commitment against NRP confirmation to franchise in IBP call
  • Customer service and order availabilities and BO communication to franchise, ONV leadership and IBP.
  • Financial COGS projection for finance.
  • PLCM execution (post CTG)
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with Stryker ONV entities
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with Stryker divisions
  • Assure plants have standardized in ways of working regarding planning by adopting the process framework as set by the planning operational excellence leader.
  • Develop a lean planning culture and drive towards meaningful data and analytics
  • Drive leadership planning awareness, training and change management

Qualifications/ Work Experience Required:

  • Ability to see the big picture, distill strategic objectives into a concrete plan for execution, influence others to build consensus behind shared goals, challenge the status quo, initiate tough conversations, and promote a culture of innovation.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sales, marketing, portfolio management, supply, S&OP
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, collaborative teamwork, conflict management, and negotiation skills.
  • Build trusting relationships with Executive VP level at Stryker
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting to and influencing executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret complex information and interconnected issues to clearly articulate the findings, obstacles, and solution.
  • Highly proficient in stakeholder management and communications.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to challenge processes and use knowledge or trends to identify new solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex interpersonal and political issues. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High proficiency in supply chain concepts (M2O, M2S, E2O, distribution channels, sales channels etc.)
  • Familiar with FDA regulated medical device industry.
  • Initiates, sponsors and implements change.
  • Works cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions.
  • Working knowledge & computer skills in industry best planning suites (ie Kenaxis, Steelwedge, JDA, SAP, Oracle)
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Results, goals and measurement metrics oriented
  • Have highest level of integrity in the successful completion of your work
  • Works with a sense of urgency and attention to details at all times.

Education/ Special Training Required:

  • Degree in a business or engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 7+ years of Sales & Operations Planning and Supply Chain experience preferably in medical devices or other highly regulated environment.

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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

Client-provided location(s): Portage, MI, USA
Job ID: Stryker_Combined-Mx2urKO6mH9w

Perks and Benefits

  • Professional Development
    • Fellowship Program
    • Associate Training Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Sabbatical
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
    • Holiday Events
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Home Office Stipend
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
  • Health and Wellness
    • On-Site Gym
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
    • Onsite/nearby childcare
    • FSA
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Financial Counseling
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)

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