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Stryker Sr. Project Manager, R&D - NPD in Mahwah, New Jersey

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Stryker is seeking to hire a Sr. Project Manager to support Stryker’s Foot and Ankle division. This role is hybrid, and candidates can be located in either Mahwah, NJ or Memphis, TN.


• 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.


As a Sr. Project Manager, you will lead projects and the multi-disciplinary team running them. You may lead a large, strategically critical project or multiple projects to ensure timelines and goals are met/communicated appropriately. This position will be in R&D Project Management focused on New Product Implementation (NPI). The expectation is to lead new projects from feasibility to deployment with a strong emphasis on process improvement. This team is new to the F&A business unit so there will be a large focus on integration and collaboration with the existing team to ensure efficiencies are realized.

• 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

• 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.

• 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



· Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering Degree preferred)

· 6+ years of work experience

· Experience in a regulated industry (automotive, aerospace, pharma).


· Experience with MS Project

· PMP or equivalent preferred

· Experience leading software projects.

· Previous experience working with medical devices.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better.

The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopedics, and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually.

More information is available at stryker.com (http://www.stryker.com.)

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.