Stryker Associate Manager, Engineering in Carrigtwohill, Ireland

Requisition ID 23189BR

Job Title Associate Manager, Engineering

Group Orthopaedics

Division SGS Manufacturing

Business Unit EUA Ireland Ops

Business Function Manufacturing and Production


City Carrigtwohill

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 10%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All 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.

Job Description / Information

Entry level position for Engineering Manager Role. Direct responsibility for a team of engineers. Leads Engineering Excellence and more complex change initiatives across the business. Mentors and develops Engineers. Deputizes for the Engineering Manager.

  • Be responsible and accountable for the development of the engineering strategy to deliver the Operational objectives of the business units.

  • Work in harmony with the Operations managers and Quality leaders to provide leadership and a consistent focus on product and process quality.

  • Lead a team of assigned engineers and other functional professionals to deliver project objectives which support the operations strategy.

  • Work closely with the Operations Management Team to ensure optimum business results in the short, medium and long term.

  • Be responsible to manage the engineering competencies of assigned engineers and partner with the Operations managers to ensure consistent developments across the business ME’s.

  • Develop and complete IDP’s and performance reviews with assigned engineers to provide structured development opportunities to improve performance and engagement.

  • Be responsible (with others) for the design and continuous development of the engineering Competency Management Process; be a member of the Engineering Competency certification board.

  • Participate in defining Engineering best practice and generating procedures to standardize best practice where appropriate.

  • Liaise with other function leaders where appropriate to ensure the engineering teams comply with and support cross functional best practice in GMP’s, GDP’s, Finance Processes, Compliance Initiatives and EHS requirements.

  • Lead and participate in cross functional and cross divisional process improvement initiatives – communicate and participate in system and process troubleshooting with support team members and with external agents.

  • Drive continuous improvement through the greater integration of IT systems throughout the plant (use centrally generated repots, maximise the efficiencyofIT technologies etc)

  • Monitor and evaluate process layout to ensure maximum utilisation of floor space, minimise handling and optimum process flow.

  • Collaborate with the Process Development Department / Advanced Operations to ensure that all new products and processes are introduced into production in compliance, on time, within budget and are operationally successful.

  • Ensures provision of out-of-hours support to the business as required or mandated by shutdowns, projects, quality issues and/or equipment failures.

  • Actively interfaces all other business functions, 3rd part Vendors / Suppliers, and sister sites, and always practices good team work in support of the day to day operating requirements in pursuit of achieving the business targets

  • Develops and maintain relationships with technical management in sister sites and R&D

  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ideally 6 years relevant experience in a team based regulated manufacturing environment, and ideally previous supervisory experience.

  • Good knowledge of GMP / FDA regulatory requirements and current Health and Safety Regulations legislation.

  • Level 8 Degree or equivalent

  • Must have at least three years’ experience within manufacturing operations.

  • A recognized qualification in Lean Manufacturing.

  • Successful leadership/management of engineering team in an aggressive, dynamic, and results motivated environment.

  • Proven experience practicing lean tools.

  • Business understanding of operations and their impacts essential.

  • High level of PC skills.

  • A demonstrated ability to coach and guide others.

  • Strong communication skills with both internal and external agents.

  • An ability to facilitate a team of engineers to deliver a specific objective

  • An above average level of emotional intelligence.

  • Flexibility essential with strong project management skills.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem solving skills.

  • Capable of working as part of a multi-disciplined team.

All 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