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Stryker Associate R&D Manager in Portage, Michigan

About Stryker

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

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking an Associate R &D Manager located in Portage, Michigan.

Who we want-

  • 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.

  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.

  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.

  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.

  • Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

What you will do-

As an Associate R&D Manager , you will lead the development of a team of Mechanical, Software, and Electrical Engineers to develop Orthopaedic instruments in our Total Joint Product lines. This role will be a key leader in our Orthopaedic Instruments team, collaboratively researching and developing new instrumentation with our Customers.

Primary Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the activities of R&D team to meet agreed department/project deliverables for active development projects

  • Partner with Marketing, R&D Leadership, and Customers to build out roadmaps and own & execute research projects according to the roadmap

  • Build relationships with stakeholders, key partners, and cross-divisional R&D leaders to implement road map and deliver on current projects

  • Evaluates the performance of the team based on pre-established performance parameters

  • Interview, hire, train, develop and engage top talent while ensuring a pipeline of talent is established for future roles.

What you need-

Minimum Qualifications (Required) :

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

  • 6+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience leading R&D/Engineering teams to develop electromechanical devices and/or managing resource allocation for development plans

  • Experience with budgeting and/or project financial justifications

  • Knowledge of empathic design & interviewing research techniques

  • 4+ years of experience in the medical device or a related industry strongly preferred

Know someone at Stryker?

Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program. (https://careers.stryker.com/referrals/)