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.
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Why engineering at Stryker?
At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.
Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.
Accuracy-oriented team leaders. Providing direct oversight of processes and results, managers who ensure accurate and timely completion of projections, forecasts or reporting.
Subject matter experts. Managers who not only oversee the collection, review, and analysis of data but can interpret, translate, and present on all various matters as needed.
Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.
Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.
Metrics-oriented managers. People who are always tracking important business metrics to ensure projects meet expectations and budget.
The Continuous Improvement Manager will lead projects dedicated to improving operational productivity and processes for the Joints Replacement Division at the manufacturing facility of Tullagreen. The key responsibility of this role will be to manage the transformational initiative to reduce costs and to identify and implement process improvements in all areas of the JR manufacturing process. This will require leading a direct team and cross-functional teams as well as managing projects designed to achieve the lowest overall costs and improve processes using Lean Methodology. This role reports to the Plant Manager.
Drive the development, assessment, recommendations, and implementation of continuous improvement/re-engineering initiatives to simplify processes, eliminate waste, reduce operational risk and achieve cost efficiencies in the manufacturing process.
Develop a customer-focused CI framework that documents and monitors performances. Support initiatives through robust data driven analytics.
Train, coach, and mentor designated teams and individuals within the business on Lean concepts and support the business to meet/exceed budgets.
Provides management support to remove barriers and facilitate conflict resolution in matrix organization.
Tracks and measures the CI program through leveraging the Stryker Production System and visual factory dashboards
Identify, manage and drive cost improvement initiatives measured in dollars saved across the business.
Partners with local management to define relevant process KPI's including ownership and variable that serve as the KPI inputs.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills, Ability & Experience
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Operations or related field is required.
High energy and change management mindset
Management experience of functional teams in a manufacturing environment
Technically and organizationally curious and knowledgeable
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