Transportation Program Manager in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/10/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want 

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
  • Self-directed innovators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

What you will do

This role is for a self-starter with a strong delivery record and proven project management experience to own and execute strategic, cross-functional projects on the Global Transportation team. This role requires scoping, managing to project timelines, and communicating to various stakeholders on status, risks, and process changes. This role participates in cross-functional teams and will require strong relationships internally and externally.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide ownership of all transportation related projects and maintain records of the status of these projects
  • Collaborate with other members of the Global Transportation team and other members in Supply Chain, Finance, Risk Management, external partners to drive projects forward
  • Work with the team to prioritize new and existing projects based on urgency and benefit
  • Drive projects forward to ensure completion and timeliness
  • Build and maintain a platform to measure the internal performance of these projects.  Report out regularly to stakeholders at various levels
  • Identifies opportunities and leads or actively participates in process improvement initiatives globally
  • Proactively communicate any potential risks or project concerns immediately
  • Build a structured program management process

What you need

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required for this role.  A PMP is preferred, but not required.

Ideal candidates will also possess the following skills/experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of related work experience with a strong understanding of/experience with transportation & logistics
  • Experience within the transportation industry at a carrier or at a large multi-modal shipper preferred
  • Medical device background preferred
  • SAP knowledge preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills, with the proven ability to teach and coach others.  Must be comfortable presenting at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and able to see problems and recommend or take appropriate actions to solve them
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated success in managing projects within a fast-paced, complex, global business across multiple geographic regions

Work From Home: Regularly scheduled days

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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