Stryker Senior Buyer in Cary, Illinois
Requisition ID 28877BR
Job Title Senior Buyer
Group MedSurg and Neurotech
Business Function Purchasing and Procurement
Country United States
Employment Category Full Time
Percent Travel Required None
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 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
Job Description / Information
This position is responsible for the continuous supply and timely purchase of raw materials, supplies and services to support the production of a final product. Is responsive to the needs of internal customers and external suppliers. Responsible for purchasing materials and supplies for assigned commodities/vendors. Becomes familiar with standard processes, practices, and procedures within assigned commodities. Relies on experience, ethics and business judgment to plan and accomplish goals and tasks. Works under limited supervision. Proactive approach on process improvements within Purchasing. Ability to influence key stakeholders on strategic decisions
Plan and purchase material requirements based on analysis of ERP reports and forecasts to determine demand and optimal order quantity, per Sage product specification
Maintain continuous material availability and manage inventories to maximize business efficiency.
Maintain strong relationships with suppliers
Process changes in accordance with GMP expectations; maintain BOM’s (bill of materials)
Continuously develop and maintain market and technical knowledge
Analyze price trends and assess their impact on future activities
Look for process improvement opportunities
Issues and maintains purchase orders for assigned commodities and supplies
Expedite/follow through on receipt and payment
Collaborate with other Stryker department
Liaise effectively with suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers.
Reconcile invoicing issues
Attend meetings, tradeshows and conferences to learn new industry trends and make contacts with suppliers
Resolve any Receiving issues (discrepancies, incorrect paperwork, etc.) with Suppliers and Sage Accounting.
Monitor supplier performance ensuring that a level of quality consistent with company standards is maintained
Communicate effectively with suppliers, problem-solve challenges and issues, recommend solutions
Monitor and disposition obsolete materials, excess material, scrap and supplier returns
Assure compliance by following Food and Drug Administration’s Good Manufacturing Practices as well as other regulatory standards as required by the department
Complete special projects as assigned
5 – 10 years’ Purchasing experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Materials Management, Logistics or Engineering
Infor ERP LX
Applicable Purchasing and Quality Agile SOP’s
Applicable FDA and ISO Regulations
Understanding the procure-to-pay life cycle process.
Purchase Order processing
Teamwork - cooperative with employees. Works well with others
Professional, independent, self-starter
Basic math and analytical skills
Sound decision making - willing to use judgment within limits
Works with minimal supervision
Excellent computer skills, able to understand Infor LX concepts
Able to work from written or verbal instructions (English)
Detailed, with sound organizational skills
Good verbal and written communication skills (quality, thoroughness, clarity)
Able to grasp essential FDA/ISO/GMP/GDP requirements and implement in job function
PHYSICAL AND VISUAL ACTIVITIES: Standing, walking, sitting, lifting,carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, acute vision (far), acute vision (near), depth perception, field of vision, accommodation, color vision.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Lifting and carrying parts and assemblies up to 25 lbs.no more than 4 feet up and no more than 25 feet away. Boxes 25 to 60 lbs. lifted no more than 4 feet up and carried no more than 6 feet away.
All 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