Sarah completed a conjoint BSc, BCom and then her Masters in International Business at the University of Auckland finishing in 1998. She worked in a variety of Customer Service roles in Telecommunications and then moved to Sydney to become the Distribution Manager for a Hearing Aid Distributor. Sarah left to travel and eventually live in Spain where she taught English as a second language to adults.
On returning to Auckland Sarah started her Stryker career in 2002 and in the 16 years she’s been with the business, she has gained great experience – working and/or acting in almost every role within Operations including Customer Service, Kitroom, Distribution Centre, Supply Chain and Master Data and being a key part of a number of initiatives including JDE implementation in 2003 and the introduction of RFID in the Loan warehouses.
For the last 7 years, Sarah has lead the Master Data Team which has grown considerably under her care. In this time Sarah’s most significant achievement, was leading the Master Data Track to implement Stryker’s updated ERP system across the Asia Pacific region; after which, her team began supporting the system, not only for Stryker South Pacific, but the region - on the new, single instance post Go-Live.
Sarah has received some other great recognition of her success leading her team including the Build the Best Team award in 2016.