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Stryker Buyer in San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica

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. Plus, we have an award-winning culture and were recently named one of the World's Best Workplace by Fortune!

Who we Want:

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

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

Goal-oriented: Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

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.

Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes - finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

Consultant. Strong facilitation, consulting, relationship-building, influence, negotiation skills, and project management skills.

What you will do:

The Associate Buyer is responsible for performing purchasing activities for assigned portfolio to ensure a high level of customer service. The role will interface daily with suppliers to ensure that we have procured the right amount of finished goods or materials from the supplier and will mitigate and adjust requirements based on weekly planning reviews from supply planning. The role will work alongside Supply Planners, Production Schedulers and Sourcing Managers.

Maintain master data set up in the transactional systems, including supplier lead time, supplier details, product details and replenishment methodology (MOQS)

Communicate forecast requirements to the supply base for finished goods and/or for components and materials.

Ensure all POs are placed accordingly to the rules as agreed with the Account Lead.

Responsible for the execution and communication of safety stock levels required for raw materials/finished goods to the supply base.

Review data from the supplier in terms of accuracy and ensure the information is aligned with the supplier agreement and complies with the Stryker system of record.

Act as the first line of contact with suppliers and provide information on adjustments to daily or weekly requirements based on the latest supply net requirements.

Work cross-functionally to support Stryker initiatives and support activities to improve business processes.

Report supplier performance based on standard metrics, prepare and monitor supplier scorecards.

Communicate phase in/out of new finished goods or raw materials into the organization and ensure timing has been agreed and change is being executed to the agreement.

Prepare weekly status reports for the demand and supply execution process.

Track and manage KPIs including: on time and in full delivery (OTIF), material lead time compliance, PO compression days, PPV, past due invoices and POs.

Ensure compliance with applicable quality and regulatory requirements.

What you need:

Degree level in Business/Engineering/Supply Chain management.

Entry level graduate may be considered for role.

Proficient in written and spoken English. Second language may be required, depending on supplier base.

Experience with ERP systems i.e. SAP, Oracle, JDE.

Excellent knowledge of MS Office: Excel, PowerPoint & Word.

Previous experience in supplier relationship management.

Previous experience in medical device or other regulated industry.

Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management.

Ability to build relationships across multiple functions and levels both internally and externally.

Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies & cost reduction methodologies.

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About Stryker

Stryker is a global leader in medical technologies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in MedSurg, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at (http:)

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.