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
What you will do-
The Associate Manager, Research & Development, provides functional and project leadership to engineers and technicians in the planning and design of new processes and components as well as development, application and approval of design modifications for reprocessing medical devices. This person manages activities within the department and is responsible for results in terms of costs, methods and employees.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and management for companywide R&D programs and activities.
Manage personnel that includes but is not limited to R&D Engineers, Released Product Engineers, Packaging Engineers and Technicians.
Develop teams through the selection, recruitment and development of R&D Engineers and Technicians; continuously developing core technical skills and knowledge.
Develop career progression paths and establish development plans for direct reports.
Establish and monitor individual and team goals aligned to divisional strategy.
Plan and coordinate engineering activities including the identification, investigation and implementation of new technologies.
Act as liaison with external parties on matters relating to the procurement of services and materials for R&D activities.
Interact with other Stryker business units to leverage best practices and propose and execute a divisional integration strategy.
Supervise the preparation of all plans, manage the development of capabilities in support testing requirements, and drive contract negotiations ensuring efficiency and profitability for the company.
Directly responsible for implementation and maintenance of the company R&D procedures, reporting on the performance and initiating improvements for R&D.
As needed, partner with Operations to provide product post-launch R&D support to achieve critical metrics and revenue projections.
Other duties as assigned.
What you need-
Bachelor's Degree within engineering or science-related is required (candidates with a B.S./M.S. in Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering or Engineering Management are preferred)
6+ years of experience is required (related experience within the medical device industry is strongly preferred)
2+ years of supervising or managing direct reports preferred
Understanding of design for six sigma and related statistical tools and validation/verification techniques preferred
Strong leadership skills with proven track record preferred
Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks preferred
Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communications skills preferred
Experience in executing complex problem solving techniques related to design/technical issues is preferred
510(k) and premarket submission experience preferred
Working knowledge of anatomy and surgical procedures 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