Project Manager Continuous Improvement in Duisburg at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Job Description


  • Lead the Improvement initiative for our 6 workshops across Europe, creating the mindset of continuous improvement, implement standards in all workshops across Europe.
  • Guide the Principal lead trainers to ensure high standard training and teach how to measure / audit effectiveness of the trainig.
  • Develop front-line problem solving capabilty and coach/develop manager level on how to develop the talent in their teams, creatively apply coaching tools and techniques.
  • Drive and facilitate continuous improvement into all areas of the business with clear objectives and measurable key results
  • Develop, own, and execute the technical, process, system and product training plan to support new processes, systems and ways of working.
  • Develop necessary training documentation and procedures to build necessary skillsets and toolsets.  
  • Develop, generate, maintain, and analyze skills matrices and training reports to assess and adjust deviations from training as required to achieve objectives.
  • Monitor technical training certification status; prepare plans to ensure employees are trained adequately.
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure that improvement teams are productive with full participation of all team members.
  • Work with key stakeholders across ProCare Europe to identify learning needs and ensure that the standard of delivery is in line with divisional best practice.
  • Design and deliver lean/ continuous improvement training events and activities.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of training activities and implement relevant improvements.
  • Ensure that trainees develop personal competencies to autonomously pursue waste elimination.
  • Encourage a commitment to action and personal development with the trainees.
  • Observe, listen, and ask questions to understand the situation/ problems and be supportive and humble
  • Drive customer satisfaction in all areas of accountability and understand internal or external customer requirements.
  • Identify and drive waste reduction from customer value streams in all areas of exposure.
  • Tracks progress of continuous improvement plans at workshop and team levels.


  • Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate a process and determine the key components of that process as well as the issues that are constraining that process
  • Humble inquiry and ability to solicit the cooperation of a diverse group of disciplines and functions.
  • Complex critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to develop relationships with cross functional teams to achieve results in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to develop, review and provide feedback for effectiveness of procedures and training.
  • Solid business/ financial acumen and functional understanding of performance metrics.
  • Familiar with MS Office including Visio and Project.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%


  • 0-2 years experience as a Engineer, R&D engineer, Quality Engineer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Lean Certification is considered an advantage

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 50%

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