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Associate Purchasing Manager (R462400)

Insurance Associate

Insurance Sales



Bloomington, Minnesota, 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, Stryker is encouraging US employees as well as all new US employees joining our company to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Today or in the future, vaccination may be a requirement based on the essential functions of the specific role or applicable regulations. Please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements FAQs page for current vaccination and/or reasonable accommodation requirements and timelines.

Why join Stryker?

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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 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.

Who we want-

  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.
  • Metrics-oriented managers. People who are always tracking important business metrics to ensure projects meet expectations and budget
  • Accuracy-oriented team leaders. Providing direct oversight of processes and results, managers who ensure accurate and timely completion of projections, forecasts or reporting.

What you will do-

Leads a team of Buyers responsible for strategic and tactical purchasing activities for assigned site to ensure a high level of customer service, attainment of KPIs and culture of continuous improvement. Serves as escalation path and advisor for purchasing issues. Teams with process partners to ensure alignment of goals, strategies, and initiatives.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure strategic and tactical purchasing activity is completed accurately, timely, and is aligned to support the supply plan and inventory targets.
  • Ensure team actively participates in key operational meetings (ie MDI) with assigned site, and proactively provides information on purchase order status and assigned actions.
  • Ensure that KPIs are aligned with strategic objectives and are tracked, communicated, and corrective actions taken where necessary.
  • Actively manage key stakeholder relationships to ensure alignment of expectations and performance.
  • Serve as escalation point for issues related to risk and supply. Drives supplier accountability
  • Foster a continuous improvement culture internally and with suppliers that delivers measurable results.
  • Attract, retain and develop the best talent, set objectives and performance goals, optimize team structure to accomplish goals, and ensure employee engagement across the site.
  • Influence the organization across departments to drive standardization and simplification, and support initiatives in line with Purchasing strategy.
  • Demonstrate financial acumen and comprehension of category/portfolio strategy as part of decision making.
  • Understand and support category/portfolio strategy and provide feedback on supplier performance to category/contracting leaders
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, EU MDR, and support audits as necessary.

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance or equivalent required.
  • 6+ years of experience in Operations and/or Quality functions required
  • Experience in medical device or other regulated industry- highly preferred
  • Experience leading a team- highly preferred
  • Financial analysis and negotiation skills- highly preferred
  • Experience with MRP systems- preferred
  • Strategic analysis skills- preferred
  • Understanding of procurement strategy and commodity management in a manufacturing environment- preferred

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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