Project Manager, Engineering- Advanced Operations in Tempe, AZ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/21/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. Stryker offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

Stryker is seeking to hire a Project Manager, Engineering- Advanced Operations to support new product development for Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions in Tempe, Arizona.

As a Project Manager, Advanced Operations you will be responsible for project & stakeholder management, people management (where applicable) and the technical assessment of all assigned projects.

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.

• Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities. 

• 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. 

• Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

What You Will Do:

As the Project Manager, Advanced Operations you will successfully lead an engineering team to deliver key programs or projects per associated timelines, quality requirements and budget.

As a Project Manager, Advanced Operations you will assume overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project. The Project Manager is responsible to the project stakeholders for delivering a project’s objectives within scope, schedule, cost, and quality.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead New Product, Process and Technology implementation initiatives while tightly managing project spend on capital & expense budgets.
  • Define and clarify project scope while developing and maintaining the project schedule. Ownership for managing and reporting project progress.
  • Work closely with Product Development Team to drive successful project implementation. Actively engage with Manufacturing Operations to evaluate existing process layouts in terms of new process integration, ensuring best utilization of floor space, minimized handling and optimum process flow.
  • Participate in the selection, training and performance appraisal process of project resources, including temporary contract SMEs as required.
  • Responsible for identifying, monitoring, and appropriately managing project risk and liaise with broader AO team on common NPI issues and resolutions.
  • Establishment of priorities, imparting a sense of urgency and importance to the team while using project management tools and techniques to support the delivery of new products per cost and time commit.
  • Executes the innovation and development of assigned project elements with an emphasis on the manufacturing process, technology and procedures required for the manufacture of new products.
  • Develop capital projects including equipment estimates, resource plans, and quality requirements. Monitor and report on project progress to ensure delivery on time and on budget.
  • Independently determines and develops approaches to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Manage ongoing relationships with external contractors so that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.
  • Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.
  • 5+ years related work experience in a Technical and/or Project Management required. 2+ years’ experience in a Project Manager role highly preferred.
  • Technical and/or Project Management experience in a manufacturing environment within a regulated environment preferred (medical device, automotive, pharmaceutical or food industry).
  • PMP, experience in Agile or MS Project, project management tools highly preferred.

Additional Skills Needed:

  • High level of PC Skills required. (MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project).
  • Results and action orientation – ability to get work done in a timely fashion, handle multiple priorities, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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.

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