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Stryker Senior Project Manager - Design to Value - Contract in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Who we want:

Strategic thinkers. People who enjoy analyzing data or trends for the purposes of planning, forecasting, advising, budgeting, reporting, or sales opportunities.

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

Analytical problem solvers . People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

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.

Curious learners . People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.

Stryker is hiring a Senior Project Manager – Design to Value for a 23-month contract to be located in Kalamazoo, MI.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for the management and coordination of select high impact projects associated with new products and technologies across Stryker globally.

  • The senior project manager will work closely with product development, operations and marketing to drive speed to market, product quality and ease of manufacture.

  • Plan and facilitate Design to Value (DtV) workshops on assigned projects and provide systematic, organized approach to support the project team to launch a product with maximized value.

  • Provide support on cost analysis on product and/or components using the Value Engineering tool on assigned projects throughout the New Product Introduction (NPI) projects.

  • All activities will be completed and documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development process utilizing associated design controls

  • Plan and facilitate Design to Value Workshops with cross-functional teams to enable project teams to make technical and commercial decisions based on customer/user needs.

  • Analyze “should cost” for product and/or components using the Value Engineering tools to help project team on identifying priority and focus area using data.

  • Evaluate different scenarios with the project team using the Value Engineering tools

  • Develop methods and programs to predict, track, and share value improvement throughout the New Production Introduction Process.

  • Provide training for “should cost” and Design to Value methodologies as required.

  • Will assist project team for selecting the best suppliers and Involve in negotiation/discussion with suppliers to achieve the best price as required.

What you will need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 6+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business, preferred

  • Highly regulated industry experience, preferred

  • Project management, marketing, R&D and/or technical experience is a plus

  • Value Engineering experience, preferred

  • The individual should enjoy working in a dynamic & results oriented team environment where flexibility is essential.

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognize good ideas.

  • Demonstrated Leadership, Project Management and Engineering experience in New Product Introduction in a regulated environment would prove beneficial.

  • Experience leading or working with cross-functional teams.

  • The individual will be decisive, take ownership for their results and have the ability to influence key decision makers.

  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize and implement concurrent tasks.