Stryker (Senior) Integrated Business Planning Analyst in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Requisition ID 28630BR

Job Title (Senior) Integrated Business Planning Analyst

Group Global Quality and Ops

Division GQO Headquarters

Business Unit GQO Corporate IBP

Business Function Supply Chain/Logistics/Distribution


City Amsterdam

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 10%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

Job´s mission

The Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Analyst will be responsible for assimilating data to analyze and identify trends for Demand, Supply and IBP leadership. This individual will be key in identifying significant business risks and escalating to the appropriate leadership teams. Liaison between the Stryker Selling divisions’ Demand Planners and the Global Operations plant network Master Schedulers. This individual will be an integral part of Stryker’s Integrated Business Planning process by providing data that helps drive better cost control and high service levels for internal and external customers globally. This position will report to the IBP Manager.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure monthly net requirement plan roll-up is inclusive of all regions / divisions and approved before providing to our Regional Headquarter supply / Master Schedulers.

  • Analyze and identify disparities between the Net requirement plan and demand plan. This includes taking into account product lifecycle stages (e.g. new product introductions and obsolescence) and understanding inventory changes at selling divisions.

  • Proactively influence the planning process for new product launches.

  • Ensure global demand changes are communicated to each plant’s production plan.

  • Leads, Coordinates and directs periodical meetings, resolves issues and follows up on actions arising from meetings such as monthly requirement review, demand handoff with plants and IBP reconciliation meeting.

  • Providing support for proactive work on portfolio management à Phase Out potential identification and implementation.

  • Report and Trend demand plan accuracy and highlight brands / SKU’s with selling divisions to help drive continuous improvements.

  • Identify demand / supply process gaps and creating improvement tactics and strategies.

  • Generate recommendations to IBP leadership team to ensure that inventory levels are optimized, and excess inventory is dispositioned to support business objectives.

  • Prepares charts for IBP and European IBP meetings.

  • Influences change and improvements within IBP, demand, and supply functions across the organization.

  • Leads and facilitates critical business risk discussions with key stakeholders.

  • Responsibility for the data entrance and accuracy in the IBP tools and preparing IBP reports.

  • Back up IBP manager where appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain management is preferred.

  • 5+ years of business experience in Supply Chain Management and working experience with demand/inventory planning in a manufacturing environment is required.

  • Proven knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues.

  • Expert Knowledge with Excel/Access to analyze large amounts of data and prior experience with demand and supply planning tools like Oracle Demantra / SAP APO combined with strong analytical / quantitative skills. Ability to make decisions and work under time pressure.

  • International experience or experience working with plants and divisions located globally is required.

  • Background in process improvements, product launches, production /demand planning is required. Experience in two or more of the following disciplines: Supply Chain Planning, Demand Management/Forecasting, Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Order Management, Inventory Management and/or Contract Manufacturing

  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills with prior experience presenting to middle and senior management.

  • Ability to work independently and placing high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service level, inventory management, cost reduction and quality /GMP compliance.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Ina Strassburger (+31208082475).

All 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