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.
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Why engineering at Stryker?
At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.
Permanent role usually based in the Innovation Centre, Carrigtwohill. Currently mostly work from home.
Who we want
Developer of people. Someone who develops teams and individuals to realize their maximum potential.
Managers who drive performance. Someone who implements process improvements and leverages the talents of their team to consistently deliver top performance and productivity.
Quality-focused team drivers. Someone who pushes to deliver the highest quality products and solutions for our business and its customers.
Insightful advisors. Someone who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.
Effective communicators. Someone who regularly share relevant status updates and effectively articulate issues and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.
What you will do
The Senior R&D Manager position is apart of Stryker's rapidly growing Neuro and Spine business unit within the Instruments division. The position directs the activities of a cross functional team(s) in all phases of the research and/or development process. Teams can support design and technology relevant to multiple products, projects and programs. Collaborates with other functions within the business on the direction of basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns. Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of business objectives and strategic plans. Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects. Selects, develops, resources and oversees technology research needed to support portfolio road-maps.
The Senior R&D Manager is responsible for research and development activities to meet organizational needs and to capitalize on potential new product opportunities. In this role, you will build and develop strong engineering talent with focus on competence, customer, and succession.
Some responsibilities include:
Contribute to the development and execution of Business Unit and cross divisional R&D and Innovation strategy, for target disease states and clinical indications related to the development of new products and technologies used for surgical access, bone/soft tissue cutting/dissection and surgical closure/wound management applications.
Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with other areas of the organization or external partners. Responsibility for strategic projects outside his/her programs to develop new business areas or new expertise and competency.
Partner with Marketing and R&D on development of global surgeon Voice Of Customer (VOC) networks. Active participation in voice of the customer activities, product/clinical trials, and attendance at relevant healthcare seminars and surgeon conferences.
In partnership with Marketing, compares and contrasts latest developments and emerging issues in the industry segment, (business and technical considerations). Coaches others on key facts that differentiate offerings from that of the competition.
Supports Business Unit senior management and internal customers to understand the results and implications of research and development initiatives. Will oversee development of R&D project portfolio management, Technology Roadmaps and resource planning.
Develop and manage new product research development budgets for assigned R&D portfolio, BU and divisions. Compilation and review of annual and monthly R&D department budgets and monthly spend projections.
Managing multiple large and complex projects and adhering to time, cost and quality objectives. Managing cross-divisional projects as well as projects with a large number of external development partners.
Build and develop the team through the selection, recruitment and development of R&D project managers, technical leaders and engineers.
Develop career progression paths & development plans for each of your team members. Establishment and monitoring of individual and team performance goals aligned to divisional, Business Unit and corporate strategy.
Program management, i.e. supervising and managing several projects for the Business Unit for which he/she is responsible. Professional leadership of project members, sub-project managers and project managers. Responsible for teams' compliance with company policies and corrective actions.
Experience in medical device and or any other regulated industry is a plus.
What you will need
B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or Software Engineering or similar
7-10 years related engineering experience or equivalent
5+ years people management experience a plus
Demonstrated mechanical/electrical design and problem solving skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication and management skills.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK