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Project Manager in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job Description

Who We Are

Stryker’s Sports Medicine business delivers a wide range of innovative sports medicine implants, instrumentation, resection, and biologic solutions. Our focus is on minimally invasive and open approaches to the shoulder, knee, hip, and small joints. We not only deliver a comprehensive portfolio of products to help our customers excel, but we are focused on radical innovation, to make the lives of our patients as well as healthcare better. Our goal is to restore someone’s normal lifestyle after an injury, explained in our motto of “motion regained, life renewed”. As one of the fastest growing businesses at Stryker, this is an exciting and impactful time to join our team!


The Project Manager leads cross-functional projects to bring product improvements and new products to market for our Sports Medicine business and ensures they meet the clinical needs and quality expectations of our customers.  This individual plays a critical role in driving projects forward in a predictable and expedient manner, while staying accountable to timeline, budget, resources and risk management. The Project Manager has direct responsibility for keeping the Senior Leadership Team informed of project status; this individual must inspire confidence in the team’s ability to execute. This team member is a valuable contributor to how quickly and effectively we can move our products to market to serve our customers and patients!

What You Will Do

  • Project Management & Team Leadership
    • Lead project teams to bring product improvements and new products to market for our Sports Medicine business.
    • Manage the project timeline, budget, resources, and risks to meet design control requirements and follow the Sports Medicine Business Process.
    • Lead project teams of varying size/scale and complexity with strategic focus on the most efficient path to completion. Identify opportunities during the course of project management and seeks out creative solutions that may be implemented systemically.
    • Promote a culture of project management and accountability across the team. Engage team members and motivates them to get the job done.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Direct responsibility for keeping the Senior Leadership Team informed of project status; help drive Portfolio investment strategy.
    • Able to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization. Build credibility through effective and proactive relationship management and stakeholder management.
  • Risk Management
    • Proactively manage and mitigate project risks. Facilitate timely and data-driven decision-making to support the project timeline and budget, engaging stakeholders and leaders, as needed.
    • Predictive understanding of impacts of decisions throughout organization.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and ability to collaborate with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, and Marketing to ensure project success.
  • Passion: This leader needs to be constantly thinking about how to drive predictability in product development, and how to continuously improve the practice of project management.
  • Collaborative: The default state of the leader needs to be collaborative, open and curious. 
  • B.S. in Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical Engineering, or related curriculum
  • 5+ years of related project management experience.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment; knowledge of medical device quality systems, manufacturing and design controls is preferred.
  • Proven track-record: experience successfully launching a product as a project manager.
  • Ideal candidate will have had hands-on design or related engineering experience prior to becoming a project manager.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project; experience creating and regularly maintaining project timelines.
  • Understands the basic principles of minimally-invasive surgery.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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