Program Manager in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

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

Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

Curious learners. Technical project leaders with an innate curiosity that drives them to understand all aspects of New Product Development.

What you will do

Provide overall project direction as related to schedule, cost, performance, and resources

Will be responsible for team dynamics and making sure the team optimally organized

Will develop strong relationships with team members

Will develop, monitor, and control project plans including:


        -Schedule / Burndowns / Task Lists

        -Business Case / Capital Equipment Request

        -Risk / Resources / Budget

Will help develop functional specifications that fully define project and product


        -Performance criteria

Will develop and direct project team members

Will manage key stakeholders and provide appropriate communication

Will refine tools, process, and methodology for project management

Will mentor less experienced members of the PMO

Will help monitor the portfolio of projects in execution and identify/remedy areas of concern

What you need

  • B.S. in engineering or related technical discipline
  • 8+ yrs experience running projects
  • Experience in New Product Development
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational and technical knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, track and facilitate projects using applicable tools (Gantt, Burndowns, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to justify, procure and implement major capital equipment programs
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet database)

Work From Home: Not available

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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