Sourcing Engineer

Stryker - Redmond, WA

Who we want

Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
Self-directed imitators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
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

The Sourcing Engineer will be responsible for coordinating Sourcing needs for sustaining engineering projects, including project management with suppliers, technical question liaison, provide regularly reporting of material costs, and defining final material logistics. Acts as liaison for all Sourcing activities to Design, Regulatory, and Quality Engineering teams:

Identify efficiencies and project manage necessary PPAP deliverables for sustaining project teams
Ensure project teams adhere to strategic direction of Sourcing and purchasing controls requirements related to design projects
Leverage improvements to project timelines from experience w/ key suppliers and project teams
Preliminary influence on key project team members to inspire quicker overall deliverables for projects
First technical point of contact for assigned commodities and suppliers
Reviews and dispositions supplier change notifications and PCNs
Tracks and communicates overall EOL and last time buy status to extended organization
Negotiate supplier cost reductions and NRE reductions in conjunction w/ commodities teams & commercial Sourcing Managers when cost increases are experienced
Drives key efficiencies w/ suppliers and communication tools support faster & more sustaining product updates
Identify process improvements to either supplier or Stryker processes to drive better speed to market, quality and long-term delivery
May support more projects or projects that expand across multiple business units
Builds engaging relationship with variety of R&D engineering teams
Builds relationships within Operations by becoming a value-added and sought-after resource
Builds relationships across Global Sourcing teams
What you need

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field required
7+ years in supply chain and/or project management/project engineering and previous experience with relatable design transfer activities
Project Management and/or Change Management knowledge and experience preferred
Preferred Qualifications

Project management certification
Ability to influence others without direct management at higher levels
Experience in the Medical Device industry
Previous experience with the PPAP process
Previous experience working with PCBA vendors
Previous experience working with low cost country supply base
Travel: Less than 5%

Work From Home: No
Travel Percentage: None
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.