Senior Operations Manager at Stryker (Salt Lake City, UT)

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Why manufacturing at Stryker?

We are proud to be named one the #1Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production in the United States by Fortune Magazine since 2017!

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with products that are making an impact on people's lives? As a member of our manufacturing team, that is exactly what you will do! At Stryker, you will join a team of amazing people who treat each other like family, while working with products that are improving and saving people's lives.

Need another reason to apply? Here are 5 reasons to join our manufacturing team:

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.

Who we want

Effective communicators: People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

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

Network builders: Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.

Metrics-oriented managers: People who are always tracking important business metrics to ensure projects meet expectations and budget.

What you will do

Manages all manufacturing resources and operations within a regulated Value Stream and is accountable for its P&L performance. Partners very closely with and influencer all functions to optimization end-to-end Value Stream performance including quality, compliance, customer service, capacity planning, talent development & engagement, financial performance, new product introductions and both manufacturing and business process improvements. Responsible for directing and coordinating all the manufacturing operations for the area of responsibility.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Champion a disciplined manufacturing culture that promotes patient focused quality, customer satisfaction, and innovation as a way of life
  • Ensure understanding and achievement of all necessary regulatory and compliance requirements (FDA, ISO, EH&S, etc.)
  • Promote a quality compliant culture and adherence to the Quality Management System requirements at all times
  • Champion employee relations and communication within the Value Stream, while demonstrating a flexible management style that utilizes appropriate styles for the given situation
  • Create a highly talented team and promote employee engagement, team member development, & open communication
  • Champion and promote a culture of inclusiveness, trust, cooperation, commitment to teamwork and diversity that will fuel Stryker's Missions and demonstrate Stryker's Values
  • Manage all manufacturing resources and operations within a regulated Value Stream in collaboration with other functional managers
  • Drives continuous improvement culture and results by setting clear direction and expectations for Value Stream performance, structure, & business processes
  • Establish continuous improvement performance targets, measure actual performance and take appropriate and timely corrective action if negative trends emerge for; product quality, customer service, capacity, lead time, labor efficiency, space utilization, yield, department spending, and business processes effectiveness
  • Provide leadership direction to team on manufacturing process improvements to meet Value Stream and New Product Introduction quality, service, and time to market objectives
  • Provide leadership direction and oversite to address obstacles, provide resources and interact with other areas of the company to assist Value Stream and New Product Introduction teams in achieving objectives and overcoming problems
  • Collaborate with NV-Project Management Office and Process Development Department to ensure that all new products and processes are introduced into the Value Stream in compliance, on time, on budget and are born lean to ensure operational success
  • Maintain and improve health & safety systems and promote EH&S compliant culture
  • Partner with other functions to ensure all resources are competent to perform the duties assigned to them in compliance with the Quality Management System and business training requirements

What you need
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience required
  • Experience in manufacturing, operations, engineering in medical device or a highly regulated industry preferred
  • People management experience required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of GMP / FDA regulatory requirements, housekeeping, health, and safety preferred.

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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
More Information on Stryker
Stryker operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Kalamazoo, MI, Portage, MI, Portage, MI, Portage, MI, Portage, MI, Cary, IL, Leesburg, VA, Mahwah, NJ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Davie, FL, Flower Mound, TX, Tempe, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, Fremont, CA, San Jose, CA and Redmond, WA. Stryker was founded in 1941. It has 43000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 53 open jobs at Stryker, click here.
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