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Stryker Senior Manager, Engineering in Mahwah, New Jersey

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

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.

  • Metrics-oriented managers. People who are always tracking important business metrics to ensure projects meet expectations and budget.

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

What you will do-

You will lead engineering teams that focus on developing technical expertise on core processes and delivering innovative manufacturing technologies in alignment with the plant’s strategic plan.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership to maintain / improve our existing core manufacturing processes and identify / develop new innovative methods and technologies for the advancement of our operations

  • Provide innovative and efficient technical solutions to operations management

  • Create and execute the vision for operations technology and engineering development, both individual and organizational

  • Provide the framework for the development of our engineering talent pool to maintain expertise in our core processes and provide technical career development for our engineers

  • Participate in defining engineering best practices and generating procedures to standardize best practices where appropriate

  • Support the development and use of standard project management tools and develop training curriculum and materials for our project managers

  • Support all capital acquisition activity from specifying equipment, contract negotiation, installation, and validation

  • Support the development and use of Six Sigma and problem-solving tools and develop training curriculum and materials for our engineers

  • Support the development of robust methods for characterization, validation and controls of those processes through the use of Six Sigma tools and statistical techniques

  • Drive the development of standard operating procedures to define standard work content

  • Collaborate closely with the operations leadership team and manufacturing value streams in addressing systemic problems through continuous improvement

  • Collaborate closely with support functions to ensure that processes are in place to support or enhance the proper maintenance and monitoring of our advanced processes

  • Develop and manage department budget(s) and team expenses

  • Manage employee development and succession planning activities; set performance objectives, provide coaching/guidance and performance evaluation

What you need-

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering required; master's degree -a plus

  • 10+ years of engineering experience required; experience in a manufacturing environment -strongly preferred

  • Supervisory/people management experience required

  • Experience with complex engineering initiatives and/or new product introduction -preferred

  • Green Belt/Black Belt/Master Black Belt certification -preferred

  • Experience in a highly regulated industry -preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/facilitate problem solving teams -preferred

  • Demonstrated use of project management tools to plan, track and facilitate projects -preferred

  • Demonstrated technical writing skills -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/)

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