Senior Project Manager, R&D - New Product Development Formul

at Stryker in Cary, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Why join Stryker?

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Who We Are

Stryker’s Sage Division is seeking to hire a Senior Project Manager to support the development of drug and cosmetic formulated products.

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This role is hybrid, in Cary, IL with the expectation to come into the office 3 days a week.

Who We Want

+ Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

+ Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

+ Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.

What You Will Do

This role will be focused on formulations and chemical based products within the Sage portfolio. Senior Project Managers have accountability and authority for achieving projects’ objectives, they direct a multi-disciplinary team aiming to complete projects and will be responsible for project plans, schedules, resource management, budgets, and other project related deliverables. This role partners closely with other disciplines within R&D to ensure products are developed effectively, safely, and efficiently. In this role you will:

+ Lead the team in the development of the project charter and management plan

+ Collaborate with project stakeholders to develop, manage and own project scope

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

+ Collaborate with cross-functional managers to define project 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

+ Additional role-specific technical areas of responsibilities may be added as deemed necessary by the local hiring manager.

+ Build successful working relationships with internal and external personnel in various departments. Understands quality system(s)

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

+ Influence without direct authority in a way that makes others want to be on their team

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

+ Digest and communicate how goals fit into broader organizational goals, and prioritize tasks/schedules

What You Need

+ Bachelor’s Degree

+ 6+ years of work experience


+ PMP or equivalent preferred

About Stryker

Our benefits:

+ 12 paid holidays annually

+ Health benefits include: Medical and prescription drug insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, personalized healthcare support, wellbeing program and tobacco cessation program.

+ Financial benefits include Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), basic life and AD&D insurance, and short-term disability insurance.

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About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at (http:)

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Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

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Job Posting: JC248631952

Posted On: Sep 28, 2023

Updated On: Nov 18, 2023

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