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Stryker Continuous Improvement Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Stryker Neurovascular is seeking to hire a Continuous Improvement Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.

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

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


  • The Continuous Improvement Manager will manage a team of 5 industrial engineers and creating a continuous improvement culture.

  • You will be a member within the site’s management team.

  • As the Continuous Improvement Manager, you will identify and implement strategies to create efficiencies within existing headcount and layout.

  • This role will focus on value stream improvements to modify and improve manufacturing layout for one-piece flow and inventory reduction.

  • This role will manage the transformational initiative to reduce costs and to identify and implement process improvements in manufacturing processes.

  • Partners with local management to define relevant process KPI’s including ownership and variable that serve as the KPI inputs.

  • Train, coach, and mentor designated teams and individuals within the business on Lean concepts and support the business to meet/exceed budgets.

  • Drive the development, assessment, recommendations, and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives to simplify processes, eliminate waste, reduce operational risk and achieve cost efficiencies in the neurovascular manufacturing process.

  • Develop a customer-focused continuous improvement framework that documents and monitors performances. Support initiatives through robust data driven analytics.

  • Tracks and measures the continuous improvement program through leveraging the Stryker Production System and visual factory dashboards.

  • This role will serve as a change agent who can motivate diverse groups across the organization in implementing new programs and ideas.


  • Bachelor’s degree - required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering - preferred

  • 10+ years related work experience - required

  • 1+ years supervisory/management experience - required

  • Lean Six Sigma certification - preferred

  • Medical device continuous improvement experience - preferred

  • ERP systems (SAP) - preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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 Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com