Project Manager, R&D – NPD


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Stryker is seeking to hire a Project Manager to support Strykers Acute Care division. This role is hybrid located in Portage, MI and on-site at least 3 days per week. Stryker | Acute Care (


Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data, and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

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

Who we want:

As a Project Manager, you will have accountability and authority for achieving projects objectives while directing a multi-disciplinary team aiming to complete projects. This position is in New Product Development and will be responsible for planning, executing, and launching projects.. This is a position that will develop and challenge the best skills in program management.

What you will do:

Lead the team in the development of the project charter and management plan. Direct, manage, monitor, and control project. Evaluate tradeoffs within project.

Meet with project stakeholders to understand and refine project scope; review with manager for approval. Create detailed Work Breakdown Structure.

Develop and manage the detailed project Gantt chart. Analyze critical path and major workstreams.

Collaborate with supervisor and/or project PM to establish sub-project budget. Monitor and maintain costs within budget.

Partner with project team to create project Quality Plans using 1-2 quality planning tools and techniques. Monitor and maintain plans.

Develop a risk management plan for the project. Identify, analyze and understand project risks, develop and monitor a risk response plan.

Contribute in the development of a Procurement Management Plan and collaborate on the selection of procurement partners

Estimate, acquire and assign project team resources. Define the role, responsibility, and deliverables for each team member. Provide direct feedback to functional manager on performance reviews.

Develop a Stakeholder management plan for the project, based on the identification, analysis and understanding of Stakeholder expectations.

Develop and Execute the communications management plan for project team and the needs of key stakeholders

Additional role-specific technical areas of responsibilities may be added as deemed necessary by the local hiring manager.

Builds successful working relationships with internal and external personnel in various departments. Understands quality system(s).

High in emotional intelligence and stays calm under pressure. Adept in conflict resolution

Drives results in support of the business, even in the face of demanding timelines. Steps up to take on additional responsibility where appropriate

Adept at team management: selects the right people to the right tasks all while maintain team morale and recognizing contributions.

Can influence without direct authority in a way that makes others want to be on their team.

Incorporates end-user feedback to refine scope through the project lifecycle and can communicate changes, updates and decisions to key stakeholders

Can understand and communicate how goals fit into broader organizational goals, and prioritize tasks/schedule accordingly.

Keeps the customer at the heart of what we do

Exercises good judgment and can weigh benefits and risk in order to make solid decisions despite ambiguity

Growth mindset – ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment.

Additional role-specific knowledge and capabilities may be added as deemed necessary by the local hiring manager.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or other related technical background

4 years of work experience in increasing engineering responsibilities with at least 2 years dedicated to project/program management

Preferred Qualifications (Strongly desired):

Sustaining Engineering experience

Experience working in a regulated industry, medical device preferred.

Stakeholder management experience

About Stryker

Our benefits:

12 paid holidays annually

Health benefits include: Medical and prescription drug insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, personalized healthcare support, wellbeing program and tobacco cessation program.

Financial benefits include Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), basic life and AD&D insurance, and short-term disability insurance.

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About Stryker

Stryker is a global leader in medical technologies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in MedSurg, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at (http:)

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