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Associate Quality Manager in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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Who We Are

Stryker's Sports Medicine business delivers a wide range of innovative sports medicine implants, instrumentation, resection and biologic solutions. Our solutions focus on minimally invasive and open approaches to the shoulder, knee, hip and small joints.

We deliver a comprehensive and innovative portfolio of products and business solutions to help our customers excel, both clinically and operationally.



Who We Want

Managers who drive performance. 

People who use metrics to implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.

Talent developers. 

Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.

Effective communicators. 

People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

Network builders. 

Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.

Insightful advisors. 

Managers who lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams.



What You Will Do

  • Lead teams to support products in the market to ensure high levels of quality and customer experience.  These teams are responsible for issue investigation, corrective action, preventive action, user needs assessment/validation, and risk management.
  • Plan, conduct and supervise assignments for your team.
  • Review progress and evaluate results.
  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities.
  • Monitor and trend quality data. 
  • Establish appropriate targets in line with customer expectations, and closely track performance to established goals.
  • Manage a supervisor of a team of technicians who investigate complaints and returned products.
  • Collaborate to set priorities across functional departments.
  • Maintain and manage the departmental budget
  • Define targets, KPIs, and performance objectives for individuals on the team, and manage direct reports to meet or exceed these targets.
  • Recruit, select, and on-board top talent.
  • Develop talent within the team to increase performance.
  • Actively address performance issues on the team.
  • Maintain a high level of team engagement.


What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering or related field is required.
  • 4+ years of related experience is required.


What We Prefer

  • Advanced degree.
  • Proven leadership and demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating team members.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the basic principles, theories, concepts, and practices associated with establishing and maintaining a Quality Systems determined by regulations and standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.
  • Ability to collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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