Stryker Director AO (Process Development) in Cork, Ireland
Requisition ID 13688BR
Job Title Director AO (Process Development)
Group Global Quality and Ops
Division SGS Advanced Ops
Business Unit AO Technology Development
Business Function Research and Development
Employment Category Full Time
Percent Travel Required Up to 30%
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
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, which help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
One of the means of offering innovated new products, is our pioneering work in Additive Manufacturing or 3D-Printing. We are now seeking outstanding Engineers and Scientists to work on this ground-breaking and exciting new technology. These individuals will work on Process development, Application development, or Operational support of our 3D-printing technology. 3D-Printing is believed by many to be on the cusp of an Industrial revolution. Unprecedented design freedom for affordable investment is leading to an explosion in creativity, rapid-prototyping speed, light weight structures and a host of new applications for investigation within the Healthcare industry.
One such technique, known as Powder Bed Fusion, is a manufacturing technique that takes a computer model of a component and ‘grows’ it layer by layer.Stryker’s 3D-printing technology was used in the commercialisation of the Triathlon Tritanium baseplate and metal-backed patella.The type of process used for Tritanium is a focused energy source used to melt layers of metal powders, giving Stryker the ability to create unique porous structures. This 3D printing process makes it possible to selectively position structures in desired zones.
Within the Additive Team, we are seeking exceptional Leaders to drive our global strategy. The Director of Advanced Operations (Process Development) will lead a global team of innovators who will challenge our existing 3D-Printing Technology in order to release design opportunities. Stryker for many years has been leading the development of this Technology and has recently commercialised exciting implants with enhanced features. It is however still early days in its maturing and there are many new fronts opening daily based on the fundamental principles of Additive Manufacturing. It is Stryker’s intent to remain at the forefront of these advances and this role will play a leading role in this global initiative.
The role is to lead an established and rapidly growing global team that is advancing the technology daily. The person will oversee development and execution of technology roadmaps and will plan and coordinate engineering research and product design including the identification, investigation, integration and implementation of new technologies. This will involve academic and industrial research on next generation Additive technologies. Strong understanding of best practice manufacturing processes, including problem solving, project management, lean etc are important as the fundamental intent of the group is the realisation of scalable, stable and commercially viable processes. Partnership with global Advanced Development teams as required on new technology development and technology transfer will be required.
The person will develop and promote a culture of innovation and technology leadership. In addition it is expected that the person will provide technical direction and oversight to Process development and Laboratory teams, and develop the organization’s technical competencies, resource capacity, market and clinical knowledge required to manage the successful development of new products and technologies, all in accordance with International Regulations.
We are seeking an exceptional leader with a proven track record in envisioning and shaping global strategic plans, as well as motivating and developing a global team of highly talented professionals. The person will require outstanding influencing skills as he/she will partner globally with R&D, Marketing, Advanced Operations and Supply Chain teams.
● Neurotechnology & Spine
● 2015 Sales: $9.946 Billion
● Industry : Medical Instruments & Supplies
● Employees : 27,000+ globally
● 36 Years of Sales Growth
● 35 Manufacturing and R&D Locations Worldwide
● $625 million spend on research and development in 2015
● 4,898 patents owned globally in 2015
● Products Sold in Over 100+ Countries
● Fortune 500 Company
● Fortune - 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016
● Fortune- 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials For 2015
● Fortune- World's Most Admired Companies 2016
● Fortune- Best Places to Work- Manufacturing and Production
● Glassdoor - Top 50 Best Places to Work For 2016
● Glassdoor – Highest Rated CEO For 2016
● MedReps - Best Places to Work 2016
● Workforce 100 – 100 Best Places to Work
● LinkedIn In Demand Employer- 2015
BSc in Engineering, Science or business discipline required or a related Masters degree. A PhD or Advanced Management qualification is desirable. Minimum 8 - 10 years broad based business experience in high performance, multi-national enterprises, at least 5 years of which has been spent in department-leading technical leadership level in Medical Devices or other highly regulated industry
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