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Associate Detailed Production Planner (R462229)

Insurance Associate

Insurance Sales



Virtual, 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, 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 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.

General Description:

Maintains and manages the execution of the Master Production Schedule and inventory levels of finished goods. Assists with operational leadership that capacity constraints and operation scheduling problems are identified, communicated and resolved in a timely enough manner to meet or exceed productivity goals (Schedule Attainment, Product Availability, and Backorder). Capacity considerations include internal people, equipment, and facilities.

Essential Functions:

Position may perform any or all of the following tasks as assigned.

Maintains a valid weekly Master Production Schedule and inventory levels of finished goods. Interacts frequently with Supply Planner/Sr. Supply Planner and Manufacturing personnel to ensure finished goods supports the Master Schedule. Maintains accurate systematic capacities to meet requirements for specific products and options in time periods relevant to the customer. Ensures accuracy of the projected capacity requirements from the detailed capacity plan. Alters the production start dates by cascading work order, accepting expedites, and removing push outs as required. May be responsible for monitoring the Master Production Schedule for orders with past due operation due dates or orders whose dates are in jeopardy. When past due operation due dates are found, works with Integrated Business Planning/Customer Service to communicate new completion dates. Assists the Production Team Leader/Team Leader and/or applicable suppliers in resolving identified production problems which could result in new build rates and completion due dates. Participates with the production and supporting department supervisors in the weekly detailed capacity planning meeting to analyze capacity plans in the short, medium, and long-term planning horizons in order to resolve capacity problems (shortage or excess) in a timely manner. Provides timely corrective action to ensure that available capacity will support customer requirements and maintain established productivity goals. If corrective action is not possible, reports that situation to the Supply Planner/Sr. Supply Planner. Works with the Supply Planner/Sr. Supply Planner or Supply Chain Analyst to resolve capacity shortages through bottom-up re-planning which may result in rescheduling or splitting jobs. Coordinates with the Material Planner/Buyer to expedite material requirements through the supply chain as needed. Assists with the review and communication of finished goods and service backorder. Prints production work orders in alignment with the Master Production Schedule and customer due dates. Attends and participates in recurring scheduling meetings Manages Detailed Schedule Performance at or above 95% for assigned finished goods. Perform additional duties as assigned. May create and maintain accurate Bill of Materials, aligned with production released blue prints. Support Change Management and quality requirements. Including changes orders, change details, non-conformances and corrective actions.

Job Standards:

As part of the Stryker team it is expected that this position will adhere to the following standards.

Focuses on customer satisfaction by demonstrated teamwork and empowerment, solving problems and operating with honesty and integrity and providing a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service. Committed to quality by striving for reliability and quality in work product meeting all training and documentation criteria. Strives for operational excellence, contributing to continuous improvement, participating in preventative maintenance and safety programs, strives for cost reduction. Being responsible and accountable, being passionate towards the success of the business and treating all with dignity and respect. Must be efficient, accurate, timely and thorough, with focus and attention to detail.


Degree in business, engineering or supply chain management field preferred. APICS or other related Certification preferred. Must possess excellent analytical, organizational, planning and problem solving skills. Preferred ERP systems and computer software experience e.g. QAD, Excel, etc. Technical Skills:

Customer Service: Delivers operational excellence in customer service, through a deep appreciation of customer needs, the key enablers to deliver service with the appropriate attitude and 'customer - first' mindset to exceed customer expectations.

Issue Management: Proactively diagnoses and addresses potential issues in supply shortage or customer service interruption (e.g. detailed capacity planning constraints).

Continuous Improvement & Measurement: Application of appropriate Process Improvement Tools, Techniques and Supply Chain metrics to measure, analyze, diagnose and improve future performance.

Extended Supply Chain Awareness: A good understanding and awareness of the principles of extended Supply Chain management and fundamentals of Supply Chain design and strategy.

Leveraging IT: Proactively seeks to leverage existing IT capabilities to improve current and future Supply Chain performance (e.g., systems, reports or metrics).

Organizational Skills:

Interpersonal Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels appropriate to the needs of the audience. Develops strong relationships with stakeholders at appropriate levels in the organization. Builds and sustains positive relationships. Handles conflicts and negotiations effectively. Builds and sustains trust and respect. Collaborates and works well with others. Encourages shared decision-making.

Problem Solving/ Root Cause Analysis: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Considers all sources for answers.

Intellectual Capability: Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably. Understands new and complex issues quickly and accurately.

Physical requirements:

Sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, etc. Most of the work is conducted in a seated position working with a computer or written materials. Must be able to communicate verbally and through technology aids (telephone, email, fax, text etc.). Must satisfactorily meet requirements of an ongoing training program. May need to travel up to 0-10% of time.

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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