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Associate R&D Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/27/2019

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Description

Provides leadership and direction to the Product Engineering team, ensures compliance to global medical device regulations and drives design improvements to previously launched devices.  Responsible for building, developing, and managing the performance of engineers and technicians.  

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership for post market design engineering projects, managing post-market design activities in accordance with regulations and business and customer needs.
  • Influences the establishment of the Product Engineering team’s strategy with a strong understanding of Instrument’s business and Operation’s.
  • Assure the requirements of 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and other applicable government regulations or international standards are implemented and maintained (including those of all MDSAP countries).
  • Responsible for supervision of engineers and technical employees.
  • Operate within an established annual budget and quarterly forecasts. Make necessary changes with appropriate management involvement.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Operations and Marketing departments to ensure divisional and operational goals and strategies are met.
  • Navigates challenging situations by partnering with cross-functional teams to deliver customer satisfaction while ensuring compliance to legal and regulatory requirements
  • Establish standard processes for consistent project deliverables and provide management oversight of responsible task owners.
  • Represent design engineering during internal and external audits.
  • Define targets, KPIs, performance objectives, etc. for individuals within functional role, 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 team.
  • Responsible for acting as a customer advocate in regard to product quality, including safety, reliability, durability, craftsmanship, and performance.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience required, preferring design engineering background.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of regulatory requirements, including ISO, FDA, and International requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in either a functional management, project management or technical leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple project workloads.
  • Ability to Influence across the organization.
  • Demonstrated process improvement and management skills.
  • Maintain a high level of team engagement.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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