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Project Manager OR Senior R&D Product Development


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The Surgical Technologies R&D Engineering team is looking for a stand-out Senior R&D Project Manager to lead cross-functional projects, bring new products to market, and ensure they meet the clinical needs and quality expectations of our customers.

This is a critical role in the organization as this person will need to drive projects forward in a predictable and expedient manner, while staying accountable to timeline, budget, resources, and risk management. Through their personal leadership, influence, and communication, they must inspire confidence in the team’s ability to execute.

The Senior Project Manager has direct responsibility for keeping the Senior Leadership Team informed of project status.

This role is hybrid, offering great flexibility to WFH and work on-site in Stryker’s world-class Innovation Centre in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.

What you will be doing:

  • Leads project teams by providing technical and project management expertise to bring new products to market for our Surgical Technologies business.
  • Manages the project timeline, budget, resources, and risks to meet design control requirements and follow the Surgical Technologies Business Process.
  • Leads project teams of varying size/scale and complexity with strategic focus on the most efficient path to completion. Identifies opportunities during the course of project management and seeks out creative solutions that may be implemented systemically.
  • Serves as a role model of PMO culture and drives accountability across the team. Engages team members and sets direction in a way that delivers results and inspires others.
  • Leverages past experience and knowledge of project pipeline investments and strategy to become a subject matter expert in our Business Process.
  • Holds cross-functional team members accountable to providing information needed to evaluate project investments.
  • Develops detailed business plans for proposed projects and presents them to the Senior Leadership Team for evaluation and approval.
  • Direct responsibility for keeping the Senior Leadership Team informed of project status. Instills confidence in stakeholders within the business through proven track record of project completion.
  • Able to communicate effectively to all levels and functions within the organization. Builds credibility through effective and proactive relationship management and stakeholder management.
  • Proactively manages and mitigates project risks. Facilitates timely and data-driven decision-making to support the project timeline and budget, engaging stakeholders, and leaders, as needed.
  • Predictive understanding of impacts of decisions throughout organization.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor/Masters of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical or a related technical discipline
  • 6+ years of work experience
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Project Management Professional certifications will be considered in lieu of minimum experience requirements.
  • Experienced in project management of complex technical engineering projects.
  • Ability to communicate complex plans and technical information to team members and stakeholders in a clearly understandable manor.
  • Preferred to have experience in hands-on design or related engineering experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project; experience creating and regularly maintain project timelines.
  • Demonstrated experience using common Project Management tools (Risk Registers, Burndown Charts, Work Breakdown Structures, Resource Plans, etc.)
  • Project Management Professional certifications will be considered in lieu of minimum experience requirements.

What we offer:

  • Competitive base salary and pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Long Term Disability & Death in Service Insurance
  • Annual leave is 22 days
  • Service Days - additional service days leave is granted to recognize loyalty and tenure with the Company
  • Stryker Ireland Employee Share Ownership Plan - opportunity to pay less tax on bonus and invest in Stryker shares
  • Educational Assistance Plan - opportunity to have your future education sponsored by the Company

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.

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