Area Field Inventory Manager

Stryker Corporation Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Who we want

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

Insightful advisors. Managers who lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams

Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

What you will do

Executes operational and inventory excellence in a field-based organization with a focus on financial optimization by directly aligning with the Divisional goals and initiatives. Supports and influences branches and agencies by providing value-added expertise, technical products, analysis, and on-site mentorship as necessary.

  • Analyze, identify, and optimize under-utilized inventory assets within area.

  • Execute operational strategies on product launches and product phase outs across the area.

  • Propose and implement new tools and systems aimed at improving operational efficiencies while constantly integrating cost reduction strategies related to inventory.

  • Promote operational "best practices" and operational uniformity across area.

  • Create and/or track field organization key performance indicators (KPI) metrics

  • Regular interaction, in person or by phone, with Area Leaders to drive inventory optimization and operational excellence at the area level

  • Provide pre- and post-communication to ensure key action items are captured and people responsible are identified (used for Area and branch reviews).

  • Conduct regular area meetings, conference calls and web meetings to drive operational consistency across area.

  • Analyze and drive improvement across operations and supply chain within region.

  • Identify and implement IT solutions to improve productivity; act as field subject matter expert for new tools (e.g. ERP) and spreading knowledge throughout the field.

  • Educate and train appropriate branch personnel to ensure implementation of corporate policies and procedures.

What you need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management/Administration, Logistics/Supply Chain required or 10 years equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years in supply chain, logistics, distribution, customer service, inventory management, etc.

  • Extensive familiarity of both Reconstructive and Trauma orthopaedic implant systems and sales models.

  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and working proficiency in Microsoft Access and Word

  • ERP experience (Oracle, SAP, etc).

  • Demonstrated ability to influence, communicate, and interact effectively with all levels of the organization to impact operational results with no direct reporting structure.

  • Extensive project management experience.

  • Ability to apply technical applications to business processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate issues identified and make corrective actions independently or raise awareness to supervisor with proposal of corrective actions to be taken

  • Self-starting, self-motivating mindset with the ability to work remotely.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 75%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


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