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Director, Global Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Technologies NV

Company: Stryker
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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.Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker's engineering team: are proud to be named one of the Worlds Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.comOur 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.Job TitleDirector, Global Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Technologies NV (GG15)Reports ToVP, Divisional Operations, NeurovascularPosition requirementsThe Global Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Lead, in partnership with the NV leadership team, will be primarily responsible for driving a culture of manufacturing excellence & growth, & developing a strategy for business transformation through automation and advancing manufacturing technologies, for the NV business.Responsible for cultural change & leadership in the implementation of manufacturing transformation. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives.Position RequirementsWill work within the Neurovascalur manufacturing leadership team, with responsibility including, but not limited to the following:

  • Lead development of a detailed manufacturing excellence strategy for the neurovascular business, in partnership with the leadership team.
  • Will act as the Automation leader, influencing the development of manufacturing strategy and leading the advancement of manufacturing solutions across the business.
  • Focus on delivering best-in-class automation solutions for the business, developing automation/ digital solutions and associated business cases leveraging industry and sites capabilities.
  • Drive high levels of employee engagement through a cultural change & inclusion in the ManuEx journey.
  • Advocate of Industry 4.0 and Future Factory Initiatives, bias towards future-proofing the business by developing automation strategy and roadmaps leveraging current and emerging technologies to keep pace with ever-changing business models.
  • Partnering with R&D on new product introductions with a view to launching advanced manufacturing processes & automation while meeting the needs & timelines for customer focus
  • Develop innovative process excellence solutions to complex business & technology challenges where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Will identify automation engineering projects across the global network that will increase customer value through either improved quality, capacity or cost. Identifies and implements opportunities to reduce manufacturing complexity.
  • Presents to GQO & division leadership with proposals on automation and innovative solutions with specific focus on quality, yield, reliability and cost comparisons of various options & implementation plans.
  • Is responsible for leading a global team of automation associates, building a team of creative, industrious individuals who will thrive in an environment of advancing manufacturing strategies speedily.
  • Responsible for the technical and professional development of the team, and ensuring the requisite resources and skill sets are available and developed to meet current and future business needs.
  • Oversight and leadership of activities of a technical/automated manufacturing nature involving the analysis and modification of manufacturing methods.
  • Provides the necessary technical support and coordination of equipment design, development, build, installation, commissioning/validation and sustaining to world class O.E.E.
  • Ensure that automated manufacturing programs are completed on time and on budget.
  • Assume the role of technical & cultural mentor for various functions.
  • Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of principles, delivery to strategic intent and the appropriate use of practices and tools.
  • Develop a support and competence network of partnership across the organisation, academia and industry to enhance understanding of delivery of CI, Digitilisation, Automation & Manufacturing Excellence.Qualification Knowledge Skills
    • B.S in Engineering , Science, Business or other related discipline with 12 or more years experience; or related masters degree with 8 or more years of experience; or PhD with 6 or more years of experience may also be desirable.
    • Broad based business experience in high performance multi-national enterprise, at least 10 years of which has been spent in operations and/or technical leadership level in Medical Device or other highly regulated industries very advantageous.
    • Demonstrated experience leading/ deploying ManuEx initiatives and coaching at site /functional level.
    • Digitilastion and automation experience / exposure required. Sound capability to understand concepts and approaches in facilitating strong leadership expected.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement global strategies. Initiates, sponsors and implements change with a demonstrated track record.
    • Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognise good ideas. Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels.
    • Good financial acumen. Demonstrated ability and evidence of adhereing to project and functional budgets. Demonstrated initiative in cost reduction and continuous improvement.
    • Demonstrated ability to influence others in an operations environment; ability to quickly gain respect of and support from site leadership team, operators and fellow technical leaders
    • Must be able to work in a team & individual environments, interacting effectively at all levels, and across all functions with ability to develop organisational relationship and build trust.
    • Demonstrated ability to make timely and sound decisions, through effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions. Works with a sense of urgency at all times.
    • Must be highly organized and disciplined and be able to demonstrate their ability to meet deadlines. Demonstrated Initiative & applied knowledge of project management tools and methodology.
    • Strong in critical thinking and "outside the box" thinking.
    • Travel will be required.
    • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, influencing, verbal/written communication and presentation skills, with the proven ability to teach and coach others. Must be comfortable presenting at all levels of the organization.Know someone at Stryker?Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program at StrykerStryker is one of the worlds 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 Worlds Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

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