Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com
Who We Want
Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.
Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.
Effective communicators. People who regularly share relevant status updates and effectively articulate issues and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.
What You Will Do:
As a Senior Manager for Applied Research, you will lead the Applied Research department for the Foot and Ankle Business Unit and together with his/her department staff will be responsible for the design verification of newly developed Foot and Ankle devices or other Trauma and Extremities related devices and for determining design verification related compliance of existing (legacy) Foot and Ankle devices. The scope of this role includes the management of direct reports, organizational deliverables, budgetary management, regulatory support and technical duties to ensure and enhance motivation, efficiency, compliance and the unit´s alignment with business goals at all times.
Ensure alignment of departmental goals with divisional goal setting
Partner up with general management, R&D NPD management, Technical Office Management, PMO, CQR management, AO management and GQ&O management.
Coordination of planning, execution and documentation of design verification (product safety testing) in the course of new trauma product development and legacy care/sustain engineering activities.
Ensure that Good Laboratory Practice standards are continuously followed.
Ensure continuous improvement of scientific and clinical backup of verification methods used.
Ensure continuous compliance to key pillars set forth in ISO 17025, guiding accredited laboratories.
Ensure availability of proper and functional equipment infrastructure of biomechanical labs.
Ensure functional and standards compliant procedural infrastructure (DQIs, DQFs).
Ensure regulatory compliant test documentation suitable for product clearance in all markets.
Ensure proper staffing, project focus, prioritization and deliverables timeliness in strong collaboration with PMO and other functions.
Ensure proper investment, budget and staff planning based on divisional and GQ&O planning input.
Ensure continuous improvement of processes in terms of compliance and efficiency.
Lead the team and team culture striving for high engagement, motivation, diversity, efficiency and performance.
Extend and maintain a proper network of external laboratory and analyses service partners.
Partner up with Foot and Ankle marketing to extend our scientific study portfolio. Ensure sound research and publication with external partners of choice, preferably in US.
What You Need
BS in Material Science, Biomedical Engineering or related field. Advanced degrees preferred.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK