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 stryker.com
Who we want -
Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
Accuracy-oriented team leaders. Providing direct oversight of processes and results, managers who ensure accurate and timely completion of projections, forecasts or reporting.
Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
What you will do -
You will be aligned with the selling division and will support the Business Unit General Managers, as well as the Sales, Marketing, Finance and where applicable R&D Leaders, for all forecasting and demand planning related issues. You will be responsible for unconstrained end-customer demand plans, including planning for phase in & phase out of the product portfolio, and the support of product rationalization evaluations. You will be responsible for providing demand plans to the Integrated Business Planning Manager, conducting regularly scheduled divisional Executive Demand Reviews, as well as participating in Global Business Unit IBP meetings and Executive IBP meetings.
Manage the process to analyze and adjust all data pertinent to creating the demand forecast: historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, financial budgets and inventory levels. Will need to gather, analyze and validate data, as well as review resulting statistical forecast models
Improve forecast accuracy by effectively analyzing sources of forecast error and recommending appropriate action plans
Lead Integrated Business Planning meetings at divisional level and leverage best available cross-functional inputs and apply judgment based on knowledge of the business and robust cross-functional discussions
Collaborate with marketing and new product development teams to define launch strategy and manage product life cycle implications to demand and inventory
Work with cross-functional teams such as Marketing, Finance, IBP, Supplier, Manufacturing, IS, Customer Service and Demand Planning to ensure that business objectives are met
Review KPIs to proactively identify misalignment between sales & marketing plans, financial plans, and the demand plan, and seek consensus through the Executive Demand Review process
Partner with Marketing to understand relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence
Achieve forecast accuracy metrics for the division
Lead the demand planning process including: short and long-term sales & demand planning and process improvements
Participate in the development, modification and improvement of procedures, policies and processes within the organization
Support the implementation of ERP-based forecast systems, as well as reporting and continuous improvement of forecasting systems
Direct team members toward achieving daily, weekly and monthly goals; track performance and provide timely feedback to the team
What you need -
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Finance/Accounting, or equivalent is required
6+ years of business experience and 4+ years in Marketing, Sales & Operations management, Supply Chain management, Financial Planning, or related fields required
Experience with planning, order management, and proficiency in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (Oracle, or equivalent) and Demand Planning statistical modeling tools (Demantra, or equivalent) required
Prior experience with demand planning tools like Oracle Demantra, Demand Solutions or SteelWedge - highly preferred
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK