Associate Manager, Process Excellence
Stryker Corporation
Heredia, Heredia, CR
hace 2 días

Why finance at Stryker?

Are you looking for a profitable and growing company with a great culture and reputation? Stryker is the only company with 40 consecutive years of sales growth and was recently named one of the Best Workplace in the WORLD by Fortune! Here, you will have many opportunities to learn and grow as we offer development opportunities unique for each employees needs including training, certifications, mentorship, leadership programs, tuition reimbursement, one-on-one coaching and more!

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 the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Who we Want :

Leader. Provide overall management and leadership to team of HR professionals.

Problem Solver. Analyzes root causes of work environment issues; manages interventions and solutions in collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders.

Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.

Consultant. Strong facilitation, consulting, relationship-building, influence, negotiation skills, and project management skills.

Analytically driven and oriented. Demonstrated business and analytical ability with a proven ability to build relationships and influence different groups.

What you will do :

The Continuous Improvement Associate manager has a critical role to set the strategy for continuous improvement and process quality within our finances centers.

Provide support to finance areas to growing its capability by deploying strategies to instill the CI / Quality mindset across different professional levels (analysts, supervisors, managers and senior managers) processes that encourage people to improve (A3 thinking) and solve problems around quality events, errors or customer complaints.

  • This position will be immersive in daily huddles (participation, deployment, and maturity), workshops of improvement / problem solving, coordinating efforts across the teams and provide follow to the overall improvement plan, quality management deployment;
  • as well, collaboration with automation projects (process assessments). The Continuous Improvement Associate manager will play a guiding role in building a Culture of Excellence (assessment and cultural growth), continuous improvement and quality

    Essential duties & responsibilities : (detailed description)

    Deployment of the Process Excellence Model across finance services areas and provide to support to achieve maturity

    Keep abreast for new opportunities to simplify and improve data gathering.

    Deploy the Lean Six Sigma training across the Site.

    Provide training in CI methodologies and mentoring in LSS projects / initiatives to deliver business impact and efficiency goals within the organization.

    Help analyze & quantify results of LSS projects

    Sustain the Quality Management System across the Centers

    Facility improvement workshops to drive business impact

    Act in the capacity of a business analyst to identify and prioritize business optimization.

    Complete end to end process review across Stryker’s Shared Service Centers, identifying areas for standardization.

    Develop improvement projects / ideas for processes linked to all key finance processes in AFC

    Lead the headcount analysis for migrations through statistical analysis. Support the process mapping and capacity analysis for migrations.

    Lead the change management strategy to build and sustain the process excellence culture.

    Education & special trainings :

    Minimum of a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Finance and accounting degree with CI experience or similar disciplines.

    Experience in process mapping session, BPMN and VSM

    Fluent spoken and written English. Any other language is a plus

    Knowledgeable in Minitab, R and other statistical software

    Lean Six Sigma Certified (Green Belt Black Belt)

    Experience in improvements in Finance (invoice to pay, accounting to report functions)

    PMP / Agile Certified is a plus

    Data Analytics is a plus

    Knowledge in Power Bi

    Qualifications & experience :

    Over 5 years in the field of continuous improvement driving projects through Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

    Experience with Finance process, one or more workstreams (I2C, I2P, R2R).

    Capable to manage stakeholders at different levels of the organization, identify customer requirements (CTQ) in projects, management communication.

    Excellent negotiation skills to interact with stakeholders.

    Experience deploying Process Excellence models (Shingo or similar) in Service Center environments; Assist with change strategy development and the implementation into the organization.

    Provided training in Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools.

    Experience in the A3 thinking

    Experience in leading improvement workshops (Kaizen Events) from opportunity, analysis (FMEA, Value stream mapping), root cause analysis, brainstorming for solution and implementation.

    Familiar with deployment on RPA OR Automation strategies and its relationship to a CI framework. Support on change management.

    Experience creating process flow diagrams and technical specifications for RPA projects.

    Physical & mental requirements :

    Ability to work well with cross-functional teams, multi-task and meet deadlines consistently

    Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively

    Demonstrated ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure as well as ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment

    Effective problem-solving skills

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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

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