Program Manager in Fremont, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who We Want

Leader.  A person who can direct, guide and influence the behavior and work of project teams towards accomplishing the program objectives.

Strategist.  A leader who can see the forest through the trees and make strategic recommendations to help the business grow.

Achiever.  A change agent who strives to accomplish tasks and are constantly driven to do more.

Influencer: Partner with multiple functions (R&D, Pre-Clinical, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Operations, Regulatory) to drive product development that is laser-focused execution that fulfills our customer needs.

Purpose-driven Visionary: A person who thrives when they have a mission that matters:
“Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.”

What You Will Do

As a Program Manager in our new products PMO, you will partner with cross-functional leaders to develop comprehensive product development and lifecycle plans and drive alignment with business objectives.  You will need to influence and motivate your project teams to develop innovative and best-in-class products for our customers. You will support multiple projects in various development phases ranging from early concept feasibility to commercialization. You build bridges and negotiate solutions, influencing and communicating within and outside your team, driving decisions across all levels of the organization. You will be contributing to the standardization of the project management best practices and seeking opportunities to harmonize processes and systems across programs. Your professional development is our key investment; we expect you to grow your talents while learning and applying project and program management principles, stroke treatment techniques, and organizational best practices to ensure we deliver the best products to our customers.

You MUST have: 

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field 
  • 8+ years proven project management experience
  • Ability to manage budget, timeline and risks to a contract commitment
  • A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals and work aggressively to help teams meet project schedule
  • The ability to analyze complex situations, distill issues, develop insights, challenge the status quo, and synthesize recommendations 
  • Competence in using negotiation and excellent interpersonal communications skills to gain consensus and defend decisions across the organization vertically and horizontally  

We would prefer you to ALSO have: 

  • 3+ years of Medical Device experience
  • Understanding of endovascular product design (Guidewires, Catheters, Stents, and/or Balloons)
  • A master's degree in an engineering or technical field, and/or business administration (MBA)
  • A PMP(R) certification 
  • Extensive knowledge of 21 CFR 820.30 - Design Controls and ISO 13485 section 7.3 - Design and Development
  • Experience with using and/or administering MS Project as well as resource management and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software applications
  • A track record of contributing to successful medical device product introduction including at least one significant program from proof-of-concept through pilot production

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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