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Manager, Research & Development, ENT (R467395)

Business Development




Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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.

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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.

It’s Time to Join Stryker!

Stryker offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated team in developing key technology to enable the evolution of new surgical techniques in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) surgery and office-based procedures. You will be based at our facility near Minneapolis, MN and lead a multi-disciplinary team in establishing the needs of our customers while designing and bringing innovative solutions for ENT applications to market.

Who We Want

Sets direction. An innovator who defines ways to create value and deliver on Stryker’s mission and strategic imperatives.

Builds organizational capability. A strategic leader who continuously breaks down barriers, identifying new and more effective ways to accomplish tasks and goals.

Inspires others. A genuine, relationship focused leader who connects, collaborates and fosters an inclusive environment of enthusiasm, trust and pride. You make others want to follow, building momentum for action and positively influencing outcomes.

Champions talent development. A manager who focuses on maximizing the ability, potential and contributions of themselves and others. You foster an environment where people can excel through developing, coaching and rewarding performance.

Delivers results. An active mentor who sets high goals for personal achievement and organizational success. You measure success against the best internal and external benchmarks.

What You Will Do
  • You will drive sales growth through the development of new products from concept through product launch and commercialization. You will partner with the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) R&D and marketing teams and have responsibility for executing the R&D strategy of new products and technologies used in ENT applications.
  • You will develop a culture of innovation, provide leadership, technical direction and oversight to product development teams. You will develop our organization’s technical competencies, resource capacity, market and clinical knowledge required to manage the successful development of new products and technologies for global markets.
  • You will develop the Product Development team through the selection, recruitment and development of R&D engineers, and help develop their core technical skills and knowledge. You will also develop career progression paths & development plans for each member of your team along with establishing and monitoring individual and team goals aligned to our divisional and Stryker’s corporate strategy.
  • You will have the opportunity to partner with divisional marketing and R&D teams on development of international market and surgeon networks and actively participate in global voice of customer meetings, customer/clinical trials, marketing/product training workshops and relevant health care professional conferences and seminars.
  • You will oversee development and execution of our Product and Technology roadmaps, including R&D project portfolio management and resource planning. You will plan and coordinate engineering research and product design including the identification, investigation and implementation of new product technologies.
  • You will lead a team in the execution of design projects and will monitor and control progress to ensure sound application of engineering principles are used, that design intent is being followed/achieved and will ensure designs are cost efficient, manufacturable and reliable.
  • You will participate in the development and implementation of project budgets. You will optimize R&D return on investment, and conduct cost benefit and break even analyses of proposed new product ventures including both process and product development.
  • You will ensure a collaborative partnership with Project Management in the compilation of project plans and coordination of project meetings to ensure timely introduction of new products. You will also assist in the coordination with business units, advanced operations, suppliers and functional leaders as needed to ensure specific cost, time and/or regulatory standards are met.
  • You will enable a partnership with the strategic sourcing and advanced operations to develop close strategic collaboration with external development partners, equipment and component suppliers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and technology partners to ensure appropriate vendor selection and optimum supply chain design.
  • You will maintain design control systems and procedures ensuring that all design activities adhere to FDA Quality System Regulations and ISO 13485 design control and risk management requirements.

What You Need
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Science discipline with some postgraduate qualification in biomedical/mechanical engineering or equivalent medical science training or experience.
  • 8+ years relevant industry experience

What We Would Love that You Have – Preferred
  • Previous experience in managing engineering teams and conducting new product research and development is highly preferred. Strong leadership skills
  • Previous experience in the development of ENT medical devices is desirable.
  • Strategic thinking – excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Good working knowledge of anatomy and surgical procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communications skills with an ability to overcome language and cultural barriers.
  • Experience in executing complex problem-solving techniques related to design/technical issues.
  • In depth understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks and projects.
  • Good working knowledge of CAD/CAM/CAE computer systems, engineering materials and design, coating technologies and advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • Good understanding of design for six sigma and related statistical tools and validation/verification techniques.

Why Stryker? “It’s the people.” That’s the answer you’ll hear most often when you ask our employees why they love working here.Come join our team at Stryker in Minneapolis, MN!
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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