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
Working in partnership with the Global Supplier Network, you'll be involved in the ongoing support for the internal business units to address ongoing OEM/CM's quality issues, development of suppliers and ensuring that our external supply chain is capable of meeting expectations from a quality, service and cost perspective.
You will serve as liaison between OEM/CM's and Stryker to drive effective continuous improvement as a result of the supplier base. You will work with internal customers and OEM/CM's in support of quality issues; provide technical support for activities related to quality system assessment and performance evaluation.
You will collaborate with the strategic sourcing, auditing and development groups to understand the capabilities and competencies of OEM/CM's to meet our requirements and continually meet and adapt to our product quality and regulatory requirements.
This role will provide coaching and guidance to the OEM/CM's team to ensure compliance to technical, regulatory and Stryker requirements.
Basic understanding of manufacturing prints and tolerancing
Basic Knowledge in statistics
Good communication skills
Strong team player
Good understanding and ability to work with Microsoft Office
Basic understanding of manufacturing processes
Fluent in written & oral English
Willing to travel in support of business needs to different geographical locations
Basic understanding of project management
Good interpersonal skills
Roles & Responsibilities
Ownership for OEM/CM quality performance and measurement including KPI's and participate in supplier performance reviews.
Support quality issues with OEM/CM's & partner with Internal Customers; Lead effective supplier containment and corrections/corrective actions
Provide support to Internal/ External Customer groups on compliance issues related to assigned OEM/CM's.
Support External Audits and Internal Audits as needed. Ensure Regulatory compliance in area of responsibility to GMP of all medical device's regulatory agencies (i.e. FDA, IMB, Notified bodies, etc)
Participate in the OEM/CM material related processes which include: Material Review Board to ensure Coordination of MRB activities with the business unit to ensure the timely assessment of potential non-conforming products.
Maintain structured communication channels with strategic sourcing, identifying responsibility by OEM/CM.
Liaising with the Manufacturing and Quality groups, in assessing and addressing material quality issues with assigned OEM/CM.
Maintenance of the Approved Supplier List (ASL) in conjunction with the Global Sourcing, Supplier Controls and Audit functions
Support continuous improvement activities focusing on OEM/CM quality
Participate as required in SCRB in conjunction with key stakeholders
Support the assessment of OEM/CM supplier changes
Participate in supplier audit program - planning, execution and closure
Participate in supplier reviews for assigned OEM/CM suppliers as required
Participate in cross functional projects
Support the developments and approval quality assurance agreements with OEM/CM suppliers.
Qualifications Knowledge Skills
Professional Requirements- Required:
Honors Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science fields or equivalency.
0 to 2 years of experience in manufacturing environment or equivalent.
Basic knowledge with GMP, ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820 standards
Basic knowledge of FMEA, Validation Programs and SPC processes in a highly regulated environment desirable.
Good communication skills.
Willing to travel in support of business needs to different geographical locations.
Good knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies
Must enjoy working in team environment
Must demonstrate good collaboration and communication skills.
Highly motivated and able to build relationships internally and externally.
Must demonstrate multitasking skills as this individual will be responsible for multiple tasks at the same time.
The individual should enjoy working in a dynamic and results oriented team environment focusing on quality, compliance and customer satisfaction
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