Warehouse Specialist – Subject Matter Expert – Stryker – Venlo

  • Venlo


 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! 

  • We are delighted to present a new opportunity to join the Stryker office of Venlo (Netherlands) as a Warehouse Specialist – Subject Matter Expert. The Warehouse Specialist executes a reliable workflow in order to contribute to a highly effective and efficient logistic processing to support our customer’s needs. Supported by an ETP system and in accordance to the QMS SOP’, the Warehouse Specialist supports the Warehouse Supervisor in driving continuous improvements within the Warehouse operation. 

    What we are looking for:

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

    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.

    Key Activities & Accountabilities
    The Warehouse Specialist – Subject Matter Expert is responsible for: 
     Strengthening the base: 

    Responsible together with LS Manager for mapping LS area requirements in terms of capacity to ensure a flexible and modular department required to support business growth, new products & services and mergers & acquisitions; 

    Create and maintain the database on LS Quality metrics reflecting the ‘First time right’; 

    Create a solid process around quality control together with LS Manager, Supervisor and department specialists which ensures a continuous improvement and issue preventing culture; 

    Advise and assist on connecting with internal stakeholders on service levels and commitments and providing input to SLA’s; 

    Review LS processes on current capacity and performance and contribute to innovational initiatives; 

    New business: 

    Participate in new projects and requests by advising on timelines, risks, opportunities and requirements; 

    Support with integrating new business by benchmarking it with the Service Portfolio and advising on directions keeping in mind: costs, quality, service; 


    Graduate /MBO+ level with logistical background; a post-graduate qualification in Warehousing or Logistics would be a plus; 

    A minimum of 4-5 years Warehousing and / or Operations

    Working experience in a LS/Quality environment is a plus; 

    Solid understanding of warehousing in terms of set-up, capacity planning and optimization; 

    Competent knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (preferably Oracle); 

    Experience of working in the Medical Devices industry would be a plus; 

    Experience in working in an ISO13485:2003 or comparable environment, proven experience on working in an environment where compliance with local regulations regarding health and safety, regulatory and hazardous materials, as well as internal policies and procedures is secured; 

    Fluent in English; both verbally and written. Dutch and German are a plus.

    Lean / 6 sigma experience would be an asset. A drive for continuous improvements (based on clear KPI’s) is a must and a proven track record in promoting and ensuring 5S is a plus.

    Ability to build and coach an effective team and to set and communicate clear goals.

    Lean thinking.

    Service minded.

    You are flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment.

    You are proactive and rigorous.

    You are structured, tidy and precise.

    You have the ability to look beyond and remove boundaries.

    You have the ability to operate and provide strong leadership in a team-based environment thanks to your management skills.

    Role based in Venlo, Netherlands.

    The group

    With revenues of more than $17 billion in 2021, more than 46,000 employees worldwide, a presence in 36 countries, and more than 40 years of continuous growth, Stryker Corporation is a global leader in the orthopedic and medical device markets. Stryker offers a wide range of products, including orthopedic devices, trauma and spine implants, micro-implants, ortho-biology products, electric motors, surgical navigation systems, endoscopy equipment, as well as carts and emergency room equipment.

  • About StrykerStryker 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 

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