HR Project Manager

Stryker Corporation Kalamazoo , MI 49001

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Stryker is recruiting a highly organized, personable, and exceptionally resourceful Global HR Project Manager to join our dynamic HR Operations Team in Kalamazoo, MI. We are looking for a motivated individual with a strong sense of accountability, ability to work as part of a fast-moving team, and an ongoing commitment to and investment in our mission. Project Managers lead the realization of Stryker's global HR strategy from start to finish though projects by bringing together global HR teams, other functional stakeholders and business-facing customers. They are responsible for the success, excellence, and growth of a portfolio of projects. HR Operations is the face of HR to our employees. Our core mission is to care for those employees and ensure the success of our colleagues. By ensuring successful project delivery, we improve and expand our services that support our key mission. The individual who fills this position will fill a key role in HR Operations and will directly impact our success. This individual will:

  • Serve as an advocate/champion for the quality shared services at Stryker, building, promoting and driving best practices globally across the HR function.

  • Build and maintain relationships with global key stakeholders which include: employees, managers, leaders, and executives. Interface with, influence and manage all stakeholders affected by the project (i.e. Business Leaders, HR Leaders, employees) Build collaborative relationships to ensure alignment and effective execution of projects.

  • Actively manage (2-3 simultaneously) full lifecycle projects including global HRIT evaluation and implementation projects. Responsibilities include: planning and scoping, writing draft Statements of Work, executing against project timelines, deliverables and budgets, closure of projects, and cutover to customer support. Cultivate strategic relationships with clients, vendors, consultants, and all project team members

  • Develop and align HR PMO standards and processes w/ senior leaders

  • Design and deploy PM best practices and influence the use of these standards across global HR functions as an HR capability.

  • Using knowledge of the business and project, exercise the independent thinking and judgment needed to assess and escalate issues and concerns to relevant workstream leads, program leadership and other functions or teams

  • Partner with Workday affiliated stakeholders to align HR Project timelines and goals with other Stryker wide initiative to maximize resource and project outcomes

  • Advise project governance bodies, including steering committees and executive boards, and escalate issues to client and HR project executives, when appropriate

  • Provide guidance, direction and support to internal project team members, including functional and technical implementation consultants, business process managers, global process owners, and other subject matter experts

  • Develop and deliver reporting and financial tracking of project budgets

  • Manage non-billable tasks, internal projects, and skills development of Stryker HR Operations resources when not fully utilized by customer projects.

  • Monitor and report on project status to all stakeholders (including executive leaders) and demonstrate the thinking and judgement escalate issues as required


  • 10+ years of professional experience is required.

  • ERP and/or HRIS implementation experience background preferred: 3-5+ experience managing Human Resources technology implementations, OR 3-5+ years of experience managing global software implementations, required.

  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) preferred.

  • Background in functional or strategic Human Capital Management with knowledge of HR processes desired.

  • Solid understanding of HR data, function and processes.

  • Strong influence, relationship building, customer service and communication skills to collaborate across HR functional areas.

  • A passion for delivering projects that take care of our employees and ensure the success of our colleagues.

  • Hands on practice experience with Project Management tools including MS Project, Jira, etc.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills with an attention to detail.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an ability to anticipate needs and solve problems proactively.

  • Proactive, organized, and quality driven.

  • Effectively manage confidential data, and professional work with colleagues in establishing and adhering to data governance standards.

  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, be able to manage and work to bring clarity through ambiguity and complexity, and support multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Highly responsive to business needs.

  • High level of attention to detail.

Education & Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in information systems, computer science, human resources management, or business administration.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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.

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HR Project Manager

Stryker Corporation