Associate Manager, Product Development - Patient Specific Solutions
Location: Mahwah, New Jersey
Internal Number: R458160
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 the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com
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.
The Patient Specific Solutions team provides patient-specific devices to those with complex clinical cases, such as oncology cases, where no other device exists on the market to treat their condition. These are provided under the prescription of the overseeing physician in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations for single patient use. As an associate manager on the Patient Specific Solutions team, you will supervise a team that performs implant and instrument design work for individual cases. You will be required to liaise with customers including, but not limited to, surgeons, distributors, and the sales force, to educate and answer questions on the design process and design solutions for patient-specific orthopaedic devices. You will lead the team to deliver cases, reduce lead time, and accommodate increasing volume. You will lead projects to grow the process and technical capabilities to execute the strategic vision of the team.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Supervise a project team within a defined product category.
Model and detail implant and instrumentation designs utilizing appropriate design software (i.e., PRO E).
Establish and maintain key relationships within the R&D group as well as cross functional groups and external industry contacts.
Direct and manage the workflow of Engineers within the scope of assigned projects; ensure understanding and application of best practices, industry trends and skill development.
Interface with clinical advisors to gather input for design and evaluation of new products.
Utilize/manage the Design Controls (New Product Development Plan or Specialty Instruments/ Special Orthopaedic Solutions product development process); oversee teams to ensure project plans adhere to agreed upon timelines and are within scope of the NPDP guidelines.
Develop and review technical reports.
Lead and participate in cross functional design teams to develop new products; address design issues/maintenance of existing products.
6+ years of experience
Preferred product design experience in the medical device or a regulated / manufacturing industry
Bachelors degree in Engineering, Biomedical or Mechanical preferred
Demonstrated ability to lead complex product development initiatives from concept through release
Demonstrated ability to apply design controls within a regulated industry
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large, complex projects
Demonstrated ability to achieve work objectives both independently and as a leader/mentor of a work team
Demonstrated ability to apply parametric CAD design package such as Pro E or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to apply and interpret GD&T
Demonstrated understanding of GMP's and various manufacturing processes
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