Program Manager, R&D Program Management in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who We Want

Analytical problem solvers. People who identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive updates to refine our business processes.

Dedicated achievers. Program Managers who bring strategic direction, thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Quality-focused team drivers. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner.

Effective communicators. People who regularly share relevant status updates and effectively articulate issues and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.

What You Will Do

The R&D Program Management team oversees the execution of new product development projects within our hip, knee and robotics platforms. We are responsible for gathering requirements for new product development projects, assembling cross functional teams, drafting execution plans and timelines and overseeing the work required to launch products to market. Program Managers are expected to help identify and mitigate risks and provide status updates to various levels of leadership.

  • Communicate frequently across all project disciplines to ensure both team and senior management are aware of upcoming milestones and risks/issues.
  • Conduct regular meetings with project teams to resolve issues and risks, maintain engagement/focus, and share updates with all team members.
  • Maintain timelines with regular updates to re-project milestones, monitor critical path, and calculate launch dates while maintaining baseline data.
  • Partner with project team leads to maintain engagement and focus on project commitments and dependencies.
  • Maintain metrics to track historical performance of new product development programs.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Formal program/project management training and PMP Certification, preferred
  • 5+ years practical program leadership/project management experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, including MS Project

Work From Home: No

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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