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
Senior Program Manager, Neurotechnology, New Product Development
We are searching for a talented Senior New Product Development Program Manager to join our Neurotechnology team. Based in Kalmazoo MI, San Jose CA, or Plymouth MN, This is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead a cross divisional New Product Development team focused on the development of an integrated and intelligent ecosystem for a range of Neuro, Spine and ENT OR environments.
Want to use your unique product development and program management talent to help surgeons transform the lives of their patients during neurosurgery ?
Stryker's Neurotechnology divisions are looking for a stand-out, dynamic and experienced Senior Program Manager to help advance our mission to advance neurosurgery and transform the lives of our patients. You will play a critical leadership role in a unique cross divisional program to integrate a number of discrete surgical platforms into an intelligent and integrated neurotechnology ecosystem within the operating room.
You will work closely with technology and business leaders across multiple business units representing a diverse array of surgical platforms such as imaging, visualization, navigation, robotics, and powered bone and soft tissue resection devices.
You will have the opportunity to partner closely with our R&D and marketing teams, globally renowned surgeons and multi-disciplined OR clinical teams as we collectively work together to advance neurosurgery and transform the lives of patients.
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 New Product Development, 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.
Curious learners. With a natural curiosity, people who are driven to understand all aspects of New Product Development in order to effectively identify, and remove obstacles, and proactively put plans in place to overcome them?
What you will do
Lead cross divisional and cross functional project teams from early concept design to commercialization of a fully integrated OR platform.
Provide overall program direction as related to schedule, cost, performance, and resources.
Support and facilitate the development of system functional specifications that fully define the project and product cost and performance criteria
You will develop and direct project team members and be responsible for team dynamics, ensuring teams are optimally organized and motivated, developing strong relationships with team members.
Create, monitor, and control project plans including: Scope, Schedule / Burndowns / Work Breakdown Structures/ Task Lists / Resources, Business Case / Capital Equipment Requests / Budget, Risk Assessments / Mitigation / Contingency Planning
Closely monitor project performance to be able to recommend scope and schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions as needed to deliver on project commitments.
Provide timely and accurate information and status updates to senior leadership on project health and key issues throughout project life cycles. Provide periodic project progress reports to other functional areas of the company.
Leads and supports complex product development for cross functional teams, influencing multiple functional and technical areas of expertise.
Hold teams accountable to deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.
Mentors, develops and influences across the business, intentionally building divisional and cross divisional relationships.
You will manage key stakeholders and provide appropriate and timely communication.
Develop an in-depth knowledge of the industry and competitive landscape.
Partner with R&D and Marketing to develop product development strategies and support the development of project business cases, investment proposals and present to leadership at business reviews.
Learn clinical applications and help plan interaction with surgeons and hospital staff through customer centric design and VOC (Voice of Customer) events.
Partner with customers, internal and external key opinion leaders to develop user requirements, products and workflows which meet clinical needs.
Develop and refine tools, process, and methodologies for project management
Expert knowledge of FDA QSR, and ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 requirements
What You Need
Bachelor's Degree required; in an Engineering field (Biomedical, Software, Electrical, or Mechanical preferred)
10+ years of experience required in managing complex new product development programs
Demonstrated ability to plan, track and facilitate projects using applicable tools (Gantt, Burndowns, etc.)
Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate cross-functional teams
Demonstrated outstanding organizational and technical knowledge
MBA or other engineering, technical or business graduate degree
You will be proficient in both agile product development, and PMBOK program management methodologies, preferably with a Project Management Professional (PMP), or Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) qualification, Certified Scrum Master (CMS)
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