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 stryker.com
Who we want-
Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes - finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
Meticulous documenters. Detail-oriented people who enjoy maintaining meticulous documentation of reports, metrics, proposals, and presentations.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
What you will do-
You will focus on continuous improvement of our Cary, IL facility and manufacturing operations. You will lead broad process improvement projects and provide coaching and training for the organization, as well as support sustaining Lean systems throughout the plant.
Lead large scale and high impact process improvement projects
Lead and facilitate continuous improvement events using Lean methodologies and tools with cross functional teams from inception through implementation of recommendations and solutions
Perform audits and assessments of existing CI systems and structures
Coach production personnel on Lean concepts and methods
Interface with various company departments to identify improvement opportunities that deliver efficient processes throughout the business
Document process changes and improvements to recognize and sustain gains
Provide training in Lean tools and CI systems as part of deployment and sustainment activities
Conduct time/motion studies, create value stream maps, establish production standards, and solve production issues
Energize and guide problem solving teams
Implement change management methods to support the Lean culture transformation
What you need-
Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain, logistics, science, engineering, math, or related field required; industrial engineering concentration -highly preferred
2+ years of continuous improvement experience in a manufacturing environment required
Demonstrated experience in change management required
Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional problem-solving teams required
Demonstrated experience in facilitating training initiatives required
Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio) required
Demonstrated ability to lead process improvement projects from discovery to deployment -highly preferred
Experience in statistical applications (Minitab or equivalent) -preferred
Knowledge in evolving operational and process excellence (Lean, Six Sigma, Design Excellence, Standard work, PDCA, etc.) concepts and tools -preferred
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 products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK