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
23 month fixed term contract role usually based in the Innovation Centre, Carrigtwohill. Currently fully work from home
Leads a team as part of the post market research and development team to provide packaging design, product design and process support to projects and products.
Will specifically take responsibility for packaging aspects of projects for packaging design to product sterilization. Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to determine the required type of packaging materials and to maximize convenience, utility and function based on the product's physical characteristics, safety and special-handling requirements. Evaluates packaging and transporting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards. Evaluates and recommends efficient packing procedures, innovations in packaging materials, and utilization of sealing and fastening devices.
Particular focus will be on assessing the impact of changes to new global regulations and completing gap analysis on existing products and supporting reports working in this area.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Lead a team to support the successful implementation of new global regulations.
Evaluate and optimize packaging concepts for mechanical function and manufacturability. Develop designs and create prototypes from customer concepts and/or specs to test and validate ideas.
Will select packaging components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements. Work with advanced quality engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols.
Communicate with suppliers, advanced manufacturing engineering and advanced operations to resolve issues and optimize design for manufacturability and efficiency. Will ensure designs are cost efficient, manufacturable and reliable.
Lead and contribute significantly in efforts to identify, determine product packaging requirements, generate production drawings for parts and assemblies and develop and manage full product packaging design documentation
Lead packaging portions of projects for design to manufacturing and sterilization.
Define targets, KPIs, performance objectives, etc. for individuals within functional role, and manage direct reports to meet or exceed these target
Recruit, select, and on-board top talent.
Develop talent within team to increase performance.
Actively address performance issues on team.
Mentor and provide technical support to reports and colleagues within the broader R&D team.
Maintain a high level of team engagement.
This position is accountable for achieving packaging design performance and quality objectives, project planning and effective execution, as well as communicating project status and escalating issues when appropriate.
Qualifications Knowledge Skills
Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science) with a Minimum of 5 years experience; 1 years supervisory experience preferred.
Master's degree or PhD in an engineering field is desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Open minded- able to recognize good ideas. Innovative thinker - able to envision new and better ways to do things Execute complex problem-solving techniques related to design/technical issues.
Independently determines and develops approach to resolving end customers product related issues, through problem solving and troubleshooting product design, and product training.
Good instincts and sound judgment for mechanical design. Good understanding of statistical tools and validation/verification techniques. Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks.
Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues and make decisions using independent judgement Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have a good understanding of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
Experience with recruiting, people development is desirable.
Must be able to generate, follow and explain detailed proposals and operating procedures with an in depth understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements Knowledge of packaging standards highly desirable PC Literate (word processing, spreadsheets, data base) and strong knowledge of project Management tools is essential.
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