Sr. Manager, Regional IT Business Partner, Manufacturing & QA
Internal Number: R447328
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
This role will lead the development and management of the business engagement partnership function for the Ireland/UK Regional Manufacturing and Quality. Partner and collaborate with the Global Manufacturing DML/DOL and Global Quality leadership teams, Finance Shared Services, other shared service leaders, and IT service delivery teams to help drive financial goals, customer satisfaction and overall alignment, governance and viability of IT strategy. Align with Stryker and IT strategy, achieve outlined targets, and follow operational procedures and maintain accountability for program, financials and SLAs to the business. Specifically drive the business engagements, strategies and capability development for Global Manufacturing and Quality functions. This role will be responsible for codifying and delivering against a Digital Manufacturing strategic plan.
Key duties & responsibilities
Responsible for team leadership, budget and deliverables of IT programs
Responsible for information demand rationalization for Ireland/UK Regional Operations; needs to ensure integrity of business vision and strategy especially when conflicts in priorities occur in geographies from business divisions and geographic, cluster and site alignment
Ensures that the business demand and the IT project and service portfolio are aligned with the strategic and operational objectives and is accountable for the value delivery.
Acts as a member/liaison of the information systems governance group within the Ireland/UK Regional Operations
Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive information strategy and IT application roadmap for Ireland/UK Regional Operations and Quality.
Ensure successful integration of the Wright Medical acquisition into the GQO portfolio
Strategically supports Stryker's reporting and analytical needs
Drive IT initiatives and digital innovations supporting Stryker's business and operations
Be a domain expert and business consultant
Lead a team of business partners and business analysts to drive strategic alignment and
Support core business processes by providing required inputs, information, and tools. Work broadly within the organization
Interact with peers to ensure a smooth integration of the processes/unit output with the rest
of the IT environment
Liaise with other IT stakeholders in project management, architecture, governance to ensure alignment
Communicate on projects by issuing regular status updates, and managing communication with key account managers, IT team and business stakeholders
Working with IT leaders, conduct market research and observations across all concerned specialist areas when necessary
Secure high business and IT acumen by attending any necessary training sessions.
Ensure the compliance of global IT services processes
Ensure that IT systems and processes operate efficiently and within established KPIs
Provide applications team with functional support to secure compliance with SLA and high customer satisfaction
Provide service delivery teams with input on business applications needs within the application domain
Understand business requirements and finalize functional specifications
Bachelor's degree required
Bachelor's in Business Administration or Computer Information Systems preferred
Master's degree in MIT, MBA or related disciplines is preferred
Qualifications & experience
10+ years of experience in business, strategy and IT management, leading strategy,
change management and supporting functions
Knowledgeable of the current and future technology direction of the industry and aligns strategies with those shifting landscapes
Energetic and dynamic leadership style
Strong and demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and trust with business leadership to build Group IT strategies and program portfolios
Build mechanisms to ensure that architecture and harmonization principles are well socialized and followed in harmonizing portfolios
Management experience of 10 years or more
Knowledge of strategy frameworks
Experience transforming an organization and working with a "service model" (segregated roles for business analysis, solution or technical architect, coders, project managers, testers, business delivery leads, etc.) including strategic sourcing and vendor management
Experience helping a business to transform its business and systems (major project, big picture)
Knowledge of regulated application landscape in life sciences and current platforms and technologies
Demonstrated professional experience in IT shared services is required
Ability to understand systems, interrelationships and recommend enhancements, and building IT strategy
Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, analytical, change management and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to inspire large teams during transformation and beyond
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