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Stryker Senior Project Manager, R&D in Portage, Michigan



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 orthopedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. Please visit our website at www.stryker.com .


  • Dedicated Achievers , who are relentless about quality and deliver safe and robust solutions.

  • Motivated problem solvers and product launchers , who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

  • Relationship builders , we value relationships and we win together.

  • User-focused creators , keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus and who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients’ lives.

  • Curious Learners , who seek out cutting edge research and information to enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.


Under general direction, responsible for the leadership and direction of high complexity R&D projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. Responsibility for all aspects of the project from initiation to completion. Interfaces with all stakeholders affected by the project, including end users.



  • Manage a highly complex research and development project under Stryker’s design control process for new product development.

  • Responsible for working closely with cross-functional project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project.

  • Responsible for project budget estimation, monitoring, and attainment throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the project plan in order to align the stakeholders and team members.

  • Lead the identification, assessment, monitoring, and closure of project risks throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized changes to facilitate customer acceptance.

  • Responsible to improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, influencing, training, mentoring, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.

  • Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.

  • Identify and lead the creation of or improvements to procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology required.

Core Competencies:

  • Contribute to complex product development through release and leads technical design reviews.

  • Holds self and others accountable to deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.

  • Mentor, develop, and inspire others in current and future roles.

  • Collaborate and influence others on cross functional teams advancing partnerships to achieve business objectives.

Business Competencies:

  • Contribute to competitive and market strategy by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the market, customer dynamics, and competitive offerings.

  • Apply strong understanding of clinical procedures to enhance product development.

  • Demonstrates financial acumen.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical, or Masters in related discipline

  • 6+ overall years of applicable experience

  • Preferred 6+ years demonstrated project management experience in at least one discipline (Finance, Procurement, IS, R&D, Operations, etc.)

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, etc. Generally, involves sitting most of the time.

  • Must be able to communicate with large groups of people.

  • Utilize proper software to maintain project records such as PPM system, MS Office, SharePoint, or Visio.

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