Associate Project Manager, Technical Communications in Redmond, WA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

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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 Associate Project Manager, Technical Communications to join our Medical Division to be based in Redmond, WA, which specializes in life-saving automatic external defibrillator products.

Who we want

  • 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. 
  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • 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 Associate Project Manager, Technical Communications you will use project management techniques to plan and execute labeling projects for new product development and sustaining projects. You will be responsible for multiple projects through the change management process to meet launch deadlines within a regulated medical device environment.

  • Project management of label design projects including oversight of required changes and implementation processes, coordinating cross functional interactions, and driving timelines to meet business needs with stakeholders from Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, and Marketing.
  • Drive labeling-related changes through the change management process from project initiation to the verification of the label and its corresponding release into production.
  • Accountability to deliver complete labeling deliverables on time, in accordance with established procedures and within the specifications, including translations if applicable.
  • Create a master labeling plan and schedule for new product development and change requests.
  • Manages documenting inputs for labeling and artwork projects and facilitate design reviews as required.
  • Resolve or assist in the resolution of issues within and between projects or team; develop methods to monitor artwork project progress and resolve issues as necessary.
  • Proactively identify obstacles and seek resolution to ensure products are launched on time.
  • Assist in the development of multi-country labeling and configuration strategies.
  • Develop, communicate, and manage project priorities, timelines and status to internal and external partners.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the supplemental labeling process for late-stage localization.
  • Work with stakeholders to manage a process improvement project to improve the quality and predictable delivery of labeling projects.
  • Coordinate with Product Engineers to release updated labeling into product lines.
  • Manage multiple labeling projects with different deadlines by using strong project management fundamentals.

What you need

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or relevant field required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant business experience; including working within a regulated industry.
  • A minimum of 1 year in a project management focused role required.
  • Project management training with professional certification (eg, PMP) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of design control, change control, and product labeling requirements in the medical device industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of FDA, ISO, and EN labeling requirements preferred
  • Experience in launching new or updated products, redesigns, line extensions or maintenance items in a medical device, food, or pharma company preferred.
  • Knowledge of EU MDR requirements is preferred.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to identify and execute effective solutions.
  • Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business; listens and values the opinions of others.
  • An effective team member; supports the team by pitching in at any level and effectively working across the organization to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ownership of personal actions and outcomes; encourages and empowers others to do the same.
  • Ability to embrace change; maintains an open mind and is flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity and change.
  • Detailed organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead and adapt to the requirements of various projects.
  • Ability to build new relationships and nurture existing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Time management skills, ability to assess and develop strategies proactively.
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office Suite, Outlook and Adobe Suite).

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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