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Senior Project Manager, Product Development (R472062)

Business Development

Project Manager



Portage, Michigan, United States

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.

What you will do:

As a Senior Project Manager, you will have accountability and authority for achieving projects' objectives while directing a multi-disciplinary team aiming to complete projects. This position is in New Product Development and will be responsible for planning, executing, and launching projects. You will serve as a key project leader, motivated problem solver, and relationship builder with key stakeholders and cross-functional team members.

Technical Responsibilities:
  • Lead the team in the development of the project charter and management plan. Direct, manage, monitor, and control project. Evaluate tradeoffs within project.

  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to develop, manage and own project scope. Create detailed Work Breakdown Structure.

  • Develop and manage the detailed project Gantt chart. Analyze critical path, major workstreams, and intersecting milestones. Own the project schedule

  • Collaborate with cross-functional managers to define project budget. Monitor and maintain costs within budget.

  • Partner with project team to create project Quality Plans using 2-3 quality planning tools and techniques. Monitor and maintain plans.

  • Develop a risk management plan for the project. Identify, analyze, and understand project risks; develop and monitor a risk response plan.

  • Develop a Procurement Management Plan and collaborate on the selection of procurement partners.

  • Estimate, acquire and assign cross functional project resources. Define the role, responsibility, and deliverables for each team member. Provide direct feedback to functional manager on performance reviews.

  • Develop a Stakeholder management plan for the project, based on the identification, analysis and understanding of Stakeholder expectations.

  • Develop and Execute the communications management plan for project team and the needs of key stakeholders

Knowledge and Capabilities:
  • Builds successful working relationships with internal and external personnel in various departments. Understands quality system(s).

  • High in emotional intelligence and stays calm under pressure. Adept in conflict resolution

  • Drives results in support of the business, even in the face of demanding timelines. Steps up to take on additional responsibility where appropriate

  • Adept at team management: selects the right people to the right tasks all while maintain team morale and recognizing contributions.

  • Can influence without direct authority in a way that makes others want to be on their team.

  • Incorporates end-user feedback to refine scope through the project lifecycle and can communicate changes, updates and decisions to key stakeholders

  • Can understand and communicate how goals fit into broader organizational goals, and prioritize tasks/schedule accordingly.

  • Keeps the customer at the heart of what we do

  • Exercises good judgment and can weigh benefits and risk in order to make solid decisions despite ambiguity

  • Growth mindset – ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment.

What you need:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; in engineering or technical discipline preferred

  • 6+ years of work experience required

  • PMP or equivalent preferred

  • Experience in new product development preferred

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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