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Senior Manager, Social Impact (R456202)

Branch Manager




Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Stryker is driven to work together with our customers to make healthcare better. In order to fulfill our commitment as a federal contractor, while focusing on the health and safety of our employees and those that we serve, Stryker is encouraging US employees as well as all new US employees joining our company to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Today or in the future, vaccination may be a requirement based on the essential functions of the specific role or applicable regulations. Please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements FAQs page for current vaccination and/or reasonable accommodation requirements and timelines.

Why join Stryker?

We are proud to be named one the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Our benefits include bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

This role is part of the Corporate Affairs team at Stryker’s worldwide headquarters. As a member of the Corporate Responsibility function, this role will be a key architect and operational lead for programs and initiatives to increase employee engagement and strengthen company reputation through strategic social impact.

This person will define, develop and support company-level giving and volunteering programs, conduct research, create detailed processes to foster efficiency, manage global and local relationships with partner organizations, and measure effectiveness and ROI through data analysis. They will implement a range of activities which are designed to have a positive impact on our Corporate Responsibility strategy and in the communities where our employees live and work.

Who we want:

Dedicated achiever. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets expectations.

Detail-oriented process improver. You are a critical thinker who naturally sees opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

Self-directed initiator. You take ownership of your work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.

Collaborative partner. You build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights.

What you will do:

  • Work independently to manage social impact projects in alignment with the CR strategy, business objectives and company reputation goals
  • Develop and manage programs/initiatives, setting direction for and executing company-level project plans; accountable for projects end-to-end
  • Cultivate strong relationships with business leaders, cross-functional/divisional partners and external partners (NGOs and business partners) to maximize impact in Kalamazoo, MI, our WWHQ and globally
  • Create company-level communications and collateral (examples: e-news, town halls,, Connect, Comprehensive Report)
  • Support/manage the education, training, change management and implementation of global giving and volunteering technologies and programs
  • Develop and implement employee engagement strategies
  • Plan and facilitate Stryker virtual and on-site events
  • Ensure consistent processes, messaging and branding for company-wide CR and social impact programs, activities and collateral materials

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in CR or related field and / or communications or related field required
  • 8+ years’ work experience in CR, sustainability / social responsibility, communications, or related area in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment
  • Execution-oriented, self-starter and self-navigator who can prioritize high-value projects versus tasks in a fast-paced environment, and balance demands of multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Solution-oriented team player who can work independently, but collaboratively, in a small department within a cross-functional / cross-cultural and international business environment
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence without direct reporting structure at all levels
  • Ability to engender trust and maintain credibility internally and externally
  • Strong project management skills
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PPT
  • Highly proficient user of SharePoint and file sharing programs

Additional desired qualifications

  • Passion for community engagement, social causes and sensitivity to DE&I
  • Experience working on innovative projects and programs from ground up
  • Analytical and creative skills to crystalize details and data into simple and visually appealing presentations

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About Stryker

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 one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting