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Associate Customer Support Rep (Hybrid) (R452728)

Customer Service

Customer Support



Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Stryker is driven to work together with our customers to make healthcare better. In order to fulfill our commitment as a federal contractor, while focusing on the health and safety of our employees and those that we serve, COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all Stryker US employees effective January 4, 2022, as well as all new US employees joining our company. Fully vaccinated persons are those who are >=14 days post-completion of the primary series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. If you are applying to a sales and field role which requires access to customer accounts as a function of your job, you may be required, depending on customer requirements, to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination before the January 4 effective date of Stryker's vaccine policy. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements FAQs page.

Why join Stryker?

We are proud to be named one 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.

Why customer service at Stryker?

Are you interested in making a difference in healthcare by assisting sales reps and building relationships with customers? As a member of our customer services team, that is exactly what you will do! Here, you will be a part of a dynamic and supportive team that provides solutions to our customers in their time of need.

Position Summary

Works as a liaison between customers and internal departments within the organization to ensure customer satisfaction. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to responding to customer inquiries for information and pricing, data entry, and requests for technical support. To carry out responsibilities, this role must effectively interact with multiple departments, such as service parts, field service, materials, production, logistics, sales, finance and management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answers all incoming customer calls and serves as a back-up for placing service part orders.
  • Answers calls from sales and service reps and may place orders for capital products as well.
  • Initiates and tracks documentation to authorize and direct work according to customers’ contractual obligations.
  • Assists customers by determining order status and working to resolve product related problems and questions.
  • Informs customers of standard procedures when placing an order and follows up (verbally or in writing) to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Generates and distributes advance notice of return merchandise.
  • Will follow a standardized order entry process to ensure 100% accuracy for all orders (as defined by the company) that are submitted electronically or by fax with 48-hours of receipt for capital orders and 24-hours for service orders.
  • Initiates and tracks documentation to authorize and direct work according to customers’ contractual obligations.
  • Assists sales account managers/ customers by determining order status and working to resolve product-related problems and questions.
  • Contacts customers to verify order and shipping information as a means of ensuring accuracy and customer satisfaction.
  • Accountable for all record-keeping as appropriate and in accordance with Stryker specifications.
  • Customer satisfaction: Perform with honesty and integrity instituting a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service. Live The Stryker Brand, to earn customer loyalty by developing true friendships with our customers, providing best-in-class products, services and quality.
  • Contributes to leading in product innovation by listening and working with others and contributing new ideas.
  • Committed to quality by striving for reliability and quality in our products, continuously searching for ways to enhance performance and meeting all training and documentation criteria.
  • Is always responsible and accountable, being passionate towards the success of the business and treating all with dignity and respect.
  • Participates in the creation and continuous improvement of standardized work.
  • Identifies and records all productivity issues or concerns and help root cause problems. Participates in the development and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities/projects and assist in any additional team/organizational projects as required.
  • Builds relationships and fosters teamwork with fellow team members, leadership and individuals within other departments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be PC literate, preferably with ERP experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling as appropriate.
  • May be required to move materials up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities.
  • Coordination of eye, hand, and/or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability.
  • Requires use of safety glasses in designated areas.

Mental requirements:

  • Basic skills - Basic reading and math skills, and ability to adhere to safety related issues to include, but not limited to good housekeeping, ergonomics practices, documentation, and team concepts. Ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of modern office procedures by utilizing, but not limited to, the personal computer, fax machine, and copy machine. Must also have the ability to communicate with employees and customers/guests in a professional and courteous manner. May be required to have workplace organization, training procedure, and demonstrated machine specific and computer proficiency.
  • 2. Functional skills – Ability to learn and use product knowledge, medical terminology, and high level of organizational and detail oriented skills. Must also have knowledge of the production routing system.

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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