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Senior Manager, IT Business Partner EPLO (R460400)

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, 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.

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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.

Leads initiatives to analyze complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Plans, manages and controls the activities of a team that provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Brings expertise or identifies subject matter experts in support of multi-functional efforts to identify, interpret and produce recommendations based on company systems needs. Advises business groups by providing technical and strategic direction to identify and address business issues and opportunities. Ensures that policies and procedures align with corporate vision. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel ensuring efficient operation of the function.

This is a management position that contributes and achieves results through others. The role is responsible for managing subordinates in professional jobs or managing through subordinate managers / supervisors or is a leader of process that achieves results through others, whom are not direct reports. Job requires comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles in their discipline. The requirement for a broader knowledge implies the need to understand other concepts and principles in context in order to resolve issues that have an impact beyond the area. The job has full management responsibility including the management of numerous teams of managers/professionals, planning for the teams' future needs and operations. There will be financial accountability for independent budgets. This job typically requires a degree or equivalent and a minimum of 10 or more years experience.

Job Description

Responsibility for leading the development and management of business partnerships with the specified business and their leadership teams This role will formulate IT strategy and architecture in alignment with business strategy and objectives. The individual will drive key programs and IT services, as well as, innovation and continuous improvement in the application of technology to achieve financial, operational and customer service goals.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Member of specific business leadership team with responsibility for ensuring this role is the trusted IT partner
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with business leadership and teams
  • Manage the IT budget and guide the business in effectively investing in Information Technology to meet strategic objectives
  • Lead and guide the business on aligning IS strategy with business strategy.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise to department heads and process owners in identifying opportunities for technology and prioritizing initiatives
  • Prepare, define, and monitor IT projects to address business needs
  • Manage alignment of project deliverables with business requirements throughout the project and delivery life cycle
  • Accountable for leading a team of IT Professionals, both direct and matrix, to ensure IT standards are maintained
  • Work with IT teams to ensure IT services provided are consistent with business expectations

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drive IT value creation and customer satisfaction
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with business leadership and act as a liaison between IT and the business.
  • Work with IT teams to ensure services provided are delivered in a cost-effective manner and to high standards.
  • Ability to learn and understand business requirements, issues and processes
  • Participate in the development of business and IT strategic plans
  • Lead collaborative efforts for business case development
  • Positively challenge and question business partners on needs and benefits
  • Charter and prioritize program and project initiatives in conjunction with business leadership
  • Ownership of business focused IT metrics that ensure transparency of IT Services
  • Identify opportunities where conflicts/synergies/redundancies exist between business capabilities and systems to improve IS effectiveness
  • Partner with IT teams to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, standards, procedures, and associated documentation including but not limited to computer systems validation, Global Change Control, SOX, and PMO standards
  • Contribute to the budgeting process and lead and recommend CERs for division IT projects
  • Liaise with other IT stakeholders in project management, architecture and governance to ensure alignment and a smooth integration of process output with the rest of the IT environment
  • Work closely with business analysts, project managers, manufacturing architects and/or other IT resources in providing IT services and initiatives to the business
  • Communicate on projects by ensuring regular status updates and managing communication within team, IT organization and business leadership and stakeholders

Education & special trainings:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration or Computer Information Systems preferred

Qualifications & experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in IT/IS and/or business discipline, including people leadership experience
  • Extensive knowledge (5+ years) of Supply Chain Operations and/or Integrated Business Planning preferably but not limited to medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industry and basic knowledge of adjacent areas in terms of processes, organization, products and IT requirements
  • Project management experience, working with internal and external cross-divisional team members, preferably with IT projects
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with both divisional leaders and technical teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good business acumen and negotiation skills
  • Negotiation skills

Physical & mental requirements:

  • Demonstrated professional experience in IT and/or other related business discipline is required
  • Ability to understand systems, interrelationships and recommend enhancements, and building IT strategy
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, analytical, change management and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively across functions and build successful relationships in global matrix organization
  • Awareness of current and future trends in the industry and competitors

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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