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Production Team Leader - Portage, Michigan (R453695)

Manufacturing and Production

Production Controller



Portage, Michigan, United States

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

Who we want-

  • Talent developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.

  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.

What you will do-

You will be responsible for team performance on 1st shift in the areas of quality, delivery and performance to budget, team building, employee engagement, new product implementation, capacity and production planning. You will adheres to quality and quantity standards and follows guidelines to meet product specifications.

  • Using data and other inputs, identify, prioritize, and deliver on business and customer needs.

  • Accountable to meeting and/or exceeding business objectives including but not limited to safety, quality, delivery, customer experience, people development and cost.

  • Allocate and lead resources in area based on production schedule and standards

  • Anticipate line down or machine issues and partner with support staff to avoid delays to production.

  • Collaborate with cross functional team to achieve goals.

  • May collaborate to identify skills and knowledge in others to select a cross functional team to achieve business goals.

  • Ability to manage technical aspects of the business and utilize the necessary resources to address and resolve issues through problem solving.

  • Identify and may lead cost reduction initiatives to deliver on financial projections.

  • Partner with other business unit leaders on projects or operations initiatives to align when appropriate.

  • Must be able to collect various metrics and compile to forecast business needs.

  • Responsible for managing cost performance for the unit/team supported.

  • May lead plant tours and be familiar with the products manufactured in multiple units.

  • Attend daily MDI meetings and communicate business results /metrics clearly at all levels of the operations business.

  • Oversees execution and coaching of MDI process up through Tier 2.

  • Fill in for Operations Manager as needed, to include MDI Tier 3

  • Evaluate employee performance through various means, such as talent reviews and common annual reviews, and enforcing company policies through appropriate disciplinary measures, with guidance.

  • Work collaboratively to develop and drive accountability for meaningful performance objectives.

  • Provide developmental coaching and guidance to team in the areas of performance management, communication, and adhering to company polices.

  • Responsible for the recruitment and hiring of talent.

  • May forecast and predict recruitment needs of temporary and permanent talent to the team for conversion.

  • Manage labor through OT approval and timecard management.

  • Achieve employee engagement by being responsible and accountable for actions promoting an environment that fosters personal growth and development.

  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement through the support of business and process improvements including but not limited to 6S, lean manufacturing initiatives, etc.

  • Own and execute LSW (Leader Standard Work) and audit requirements including, but not limited to, Quality and 6S

  • Identify and execute continuous improvement projects through teamwork, empowerment, consultative problem solving, and operating with honesty and integrity while providing a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service.

  • Accountable for team training compliance and guidance to team members, while ensuring a proper tracking of competencies.

  • May participate in audits

  • Accountable for all record-keeping as appropriate and in accordance with Stryker specifications.

  • Ensures compliance with established regulatory, quality, legal, corporate, and human resources policies and procedures.

What you need-

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 1-2 years of proven leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership characters and capabilities.

  • Excellent organization, planning, communication, project management and performance attainment in a manufacturing or logistics environment.

  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Moderate PC skills.

  • May involve prolonged periods of sitting or standing, as appropriate.

  • May be required to reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities.

  • Requires use of safety glasses in designated areas.

  • Closed-toe/closed-heel shoes must be worn on the production floor; safety shoes are recommended

  • Coordination of eye, hand, and/or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability.

Know someone at Stryker?

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