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
Hard-working winners. Confident, competitive and results-oriented professionals who create a track record of success.
Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.
What you will do
As the Marketing Communications Manager, you will be a key member of the Joint Replacement (JR) Division Communications Team, partnering closely (but not exclusively) with the JR Hip Implant, Mako Total Hip and ASC brand teams to create strategic product-focused messaging and marketing communications plans to help expertly achieve JR's annual marketing plan goals. You will work with our channel experts to flawlessly execute these plans in the U.S., and collaborate with our Joint Replacement colleagues to leverage them globally to emit a powerful, consistent brand voice across the world. This includes, but is not limited to:
Use competitive insights to improve communication strategy and messaging
Turn value proposition into a strong message for all customer segments
Write and communicate key documents: business reviews, marketing strategies, proposals and recommendations
Create marketing communication strategies to understand, develop, and enhance the relationship between the customer and the product or portfolio
Lead the development and execution of the Commercialization Plan for launches and the Annual Marketing Plan
Develop annual marketing communications plans and adjust planned communications activities to maximize effectiveness and budget
Provide clear, strategic and prioritized communication to the field sales organization through written communications, presentations and informal interactions
Leverage customer data and provide customized communication support or solutions
Lead, develop and execute communication strategies that drive the strategic plan for the product and/or portfolio
Leverage existing marketing channel strategies, initiate new channels and make strategic channel decisions based upon ROI while tracking the impact
Collaborate on writing projects with varying levels of associates and management
Support experimentation and accept occasional setbacks or failures
Communicate well downward, upward, and outward
Employ appropriate methods of persuasion when soliciting agreement
Deliver formal and informal stand-up presentations or demos to audiences of all kinds
Experiment with new and innovative concepts and design principles to maximize impact
Implement different design media, formats, graphics, and presentation tools
Develop and design internal publications and event promotions
Organize and coordinate internal communication functions and meetings
Develop effective KPI strategies for the business and use appropriate measurements tools to drive improvement in future plans
What you need
Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or related discipline required
8+ years of work experience required
5+ years medical device or marketing/communications/sales experience preferred
Excellent presentation and interpersonal communications skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to manage multiple projects while delivering on established timelines
Ability to be persuasive in the absence of organizational authority
Must be able to understand and work within complex interdivisional procedures and policies
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint)
What We Offer
A winning team driven to achieve our mission and deliver remarkable results
Quality products that improve the lives of customers and patients
Ability to discover your strengths, follow your passion and own your own career
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