Senior Manager, Advanced Operations in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/18/2019

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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. The Company 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. We are currently seeking and Senior Manager, Advanced Operations to join our Robotics Division to be based in Kalamazoo, MI.

Who we want

  • Quality-focused team drivers. People who push their team to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner.
  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.

What you will do

As the Senior Manager, Advanced Operations, you will have multi-site responsibility for leaders, project managers and engineers tasked with the commercialization of new products and platform technologies in line with divisional portfolios. You will ensure timely delivery of high quality, innovative new products and technologies through close collaboration with our divisional business partners and Global Quality and Operations, thus enabling Stryker to win in the marketplace. You will drive adherence to divisional/corporate design control procedures.

  • You will be the key member of the Advanced Operations Instruments leadership team.
  • Formulate and implement strategic plans to help drive the overarching strategic plan and future direction of the organization.
  • An effective partner across all functions within divisional and GQO organizations to deliver associated new products in line with divisional pipelines.
  • Participate in and lead a cross functional/divisional business forums and process improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for directing the teams to work effectively and build collaborative relationships with product development across multiple divisions and with the manufacturing operations to improve the speed to market of new products, utilizing the new product processes and global advanced operations procedure.
  • Ensure a culture of collaboration exists between the AO NPI teams across the campus to ensure that key skill sets can be leveraged when required to ensure all projects are managed effectively and delivered in line with divisional expectations.
  • Develop detailed understanding of “best practice” in product launch performance within the Medical Device industry.
  • Develop skills matrix in line with product road maps identifying the necessary training and coaching for team members to ensure that technical and team-based skills are acquired, applied and maintained by team members. 
  • Prepare and deliver annual budgets (headcount, expense and capital) for final review and approval. 
  • Approval authority for personnel requisitions and capital expenditure requests.
  • Provide direction to the team in complex or difficult situations, remove obstacles, assign appropriate resources and interface with other functions to assist with issue resolution.
  • Partner with HR in identifying, acquiring top talent while developing and retaining talent within the team.
  • Establish priorities imparting a sense of urgency and importance to effectively deliver new products per quality, cost and time constraints.
  • Responsible for the implementation, enforcement and compliance of all relevant quality, regulatory and safety standards.

What you need

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) required; with a focus in Engineering, Science or Business related discipline preferred.
  • A Master’s Degree in a related discipline preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of substantial engineering support or project management experience required; preferably in a product development environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of supervisory/technical leadership experience required.
  • Experience in managing new products or process teams preferable.
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor individuals in technical skills and people development areas.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge in project management tools essential. 
  • Strong analytical skills with a high problem solving and process improvement orientation is critical.
  • Experience with GD&T, process mapping, statistical methods and process/product validations would prove beneficial preferred.
  • Excellent PC skills (MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project) required.

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 30%

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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