Associate Manager Technical Publications in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

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Who We Want:

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.

Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.



What You Will Do:

Directly manages team of Technical Writers and Labeling Specialists to develop User Guides and required labeling for all Stryker Endoscopy products.  This includes working with project teams for new product development, post-market updates and international launches. Additional focus on continuous improvement of Technical Publications processes, procedures and development of labeling by staying up to date on regulations and User Guide/Labeling platforms.

  • Oversees proper projects completion and directs the daily activities for the Technical Publications Team. 

  • Directly manages team of Labeling Specialists and Technical Writers.

  • Analyzes departmental processes and recommends improvements.

  • Maintains and manages cost center for multiple teams

  • Will be involved with outside Inspection of the Quality System: FDA and Notified Body auditors

  • Has to maintain compliance to external regulatory standards such as UDI, EU MDR and EAR

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of new programs, services, and projects; monitors progress and evaluates results; recommends changes or other action as appropriate.

  • Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and develops Exempt & Non-Exempt staff; manages schedules and workflow.

  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions.

  • Interacts and collaborates effectively with internal and external team members to assure needs of the company are met.

  • Assists in project planning; provides reports and updates as required.

  • Ensures timely completion of quality documentation for all products.

  • Ensures timely and accurate technical support is provided to internal and external customers.

  • Sets and modifies schedules/time cards to maintain adequate coverage.

  • Will submit periodic reports, both written and in person, to appropriate personnel.

  • Sets overall goals and priorities and evaluates subordinates performance based on those goals and priorities.

  • Coaches and develops personnel.

  • Is responsible for personnel compliance with company policies and corrective action.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager.



What You Need:

Physical requirements

  • Ability to utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard.

Mental requirements

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects.
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.

Skills/Experience required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent PC skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent grammatical and spelling skills.

Education/Experience required         

  •  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in related field or equivalent
  • 6+ years overall experience

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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