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Associate Manager, Product Development - Patient Specific Solutions (R458160)

Business Development




Mahwah, New Jersey, 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, COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all Stryker US employees effective January 4, 2022, as well as all new US employees joining our company. Fully vaccinated persons are those who are >=14 days post-completion of the primary series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. If you are applying to a sales and field role which requires access to customer accounts as a function of your job, you may be required, depending on customer requirements, to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination before the January 4 effective date of Stryker's vaccine policy. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements FAQs page.

Why join Stryker?

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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.

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.

Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker's engineering team:

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

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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