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Stryker Project Manager, R&D in Portage, Michigan

Who we want:

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

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.

Motivated product launchers . People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

Effective communicators. People who regularly share relevant status updates and effectively articulate issues and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.

What you will do:

Provide overall project direction for schedule, cost, performance, and resources.

Lead a cross-functional project team from early concept design to delivery of fully commercialized medical device. Closely monitor project performance to be able to recommend schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions as needed to deliver on project commitments. Partner with Marketing and R&D to develop project business cases, determine user needs, and execute customer use trials. Provide timely and accurate information and status updates to leadership throughout project life cycle.

Responsible for team dynamics and making sure the team is optimally organized

Develop strong relationships with team members

Create, monitor, and control project plans including:


-Schedule / Burndowns / Task Lists / Resources

-Business Case / Capital Equipment Request / Budget

-Risk Assessments / Mitigation / Contingency Planning

Support development of functional specifications that fully define project and product.


-Performance criteria

Develop and direct project team members

Provide periodic progress reports to other functional areas of the company affected by the project

Communicate regularly with key stakeholders on project health and key issues

What you need

  • B.S. in engineering or related technical discipline

  • 2+ yrs experience

  • Preferred 2+ years experience leading projects

  • Experience in New Product Development preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills

  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational and technical knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, track and facilitate projects using applicable tools (Gantt, Burndowns, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to justify, procure and implement major capital equipment programs

  • Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet database)

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com