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Director, Corporate Human Resources (Finance & Accelerate) (R450673)

Human Resources




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, 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.

Position Summary:

This position collaborates closely with Leaders to understand business needs and strategic priorities in order to build the HR strategic plan for the assigned business unit. This position is accountable for performing as a trusted strategic partner and advisor to senior level leadership and management in areas of change management, organization effectiveness, work environment, culture and leadership. This position drives change strategies that align with a performance culture; uses strong diagnostic and influencing skills to partner with leaders to significantly improve performance, business outcomes and employee engagement; proactively identifies strategic gaps or opportunities and proposes a comprehensive strategic human resource plan to identify and address root causes. Provides leadership and direction for team of HR Business Partners supporting the assigned business unit.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Business Acumen

  • Aligns HR strategy, goals, and objectives to overall business strategy and objectives; develops HR business strategies to drive key business results; provides guidance on talent management, workforce relations, organization design and compensation, partnering with subject-matter experts to develop needed solutions
  • Maintains broad-based knowledge of the organization and its operations; uses knowledge of business and HR metrics to make business decisions; evaluates critical activities in terms of value added impact and utility derived from cost-benefit analysis
  • Recommends business practice/work process improvements to identify opportunities for leveraging human capital; ensures all HR initiatives have ROI that adds to organizational value
  • Maintains knowledge of economic factors, labor market and economic environment impact on industry and organization operations; leverage benchmark information on the competition and other relevant comparison groups to help drive business decisions

Human Resources Expertise

  • Integrates HR services with organizational initiatives; develops and implements HR operational strategy for assigned business unit, networks with other HR professionals to determine best practices in support of organizational direction; ensures the delivery and development of high-quality HR processes and policies
  • Collaborates and influences across HR and engages appropriate subject matter experts to execute on strategic human capital plan for assigned business unit
  • Establishes consistent HR services for the operating entity; leads and/or mentors HR professionals and others within the organization

Relationship Management

  • Develops strategic partnerships with the senior business leaders, HR Operations and HR Centers of Expertise throughout the organization to identify and contribute toward initiatives that address organizational strategic goals and needs
  • Facilitates interactions among organizational stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes; resolves escalated conflicts among stakeholders
  • Builds consensus and settles disputes on HR policy and practice decisions


  • Assesses needs and identifies interventions that address issues of retention, change management, employee engagement, and leadership development, partnering with subject-matter experts as appropriate; uses appropriate tools for leadership competency and skills assessment
  • Translates the vision, mission, and strategy into projects and initiatives with milestones and delivery schedules; manages and influences the resources available effectively to meet planned objectives; develops clear action plans with results-oriented goals for measuring success; drives alignment and buy-in at all levels in the business units across the organization
  • Provides guidance and coaching to business unit leaders on HR and business-related issues
  • Serves as a seasoned change agent with proven ability to drive, influence strong and seasoned business leaders and HR professionals and implement improvements
  • Develop, mentor and lead a human resources team consisting of HR Business Partners for assigned business unit

Strategic HR Insights

  • Maintains advanced knowledge in the use of data, evidence-based research, benchmarks, HR and business metrics to make critical decisions; asks critical questions needed to evaluate data; gathers and analyzes data, shares insights with leaders and recommends solutions that support the culture, strategic direction and resources
  • Analyzes root causes of work environment issues; builds and manages interventions and solutions in collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders

Education & Special Trainings:

  • B.A. or B.S from accredited university required
  • Advanced Degree preferred

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 10+ years of work experience required - previous HR experience including the support of multiple functional areas and interacting with COE's and senior business leaders required
  • 4+ years of direct supervision of others and previous HR leadership experience required
  • Proficiency in technical human resources disciplines to manage a team of HR Business Partners is required
  • 10+ years of increasingly responsible human resources experience and previous demonstrated HR expertise at Director level preferred
  • 4+ years of HR leadership experience preferred
  • Sufficient proficiency in technical human resources disciplines to manage a team of HR Business Partners
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading large-scale, global initiatives and advising senior management on insights, implications and appropriate socialization, communication strategy and deployment approaches to programs
  • Demonstrated success in building a proactive, business focused, strategic human resources team that is seen as a trusted advisor, credible activist, provides strategic and operational business thinking
  • Excellent leadership, influence, and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation, communication and group facilitation skills
  • Well-rounded business background demonstrated through provision of value-added counsel
  • Strong diagnostic skills and conceptual abilities
  • Capability to influence and build trust with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Knowledge and experience in building team effectiveness
  • Skilled with change processes in complex systems, conflict resolution and group dynamics
  • Excellent situational assessment and objective evaluation skills
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Exercise independent judgment with strong attention to detail
  • Analyze, understand and communicate complicated issues to Leaders to ensure understanding
  • Develop solutions based on best practices and customer feedback
  • Solicit input from leaders and exercise independent judgment in providing recommendations to the business
  • Effectively facilitate discussions with and deliver communications to large groups of people
  • Communicate telephonically and via email and other electronic means
  • Ability to effectively navigate Workday and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities

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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