Stryker (501+ Employees, 18% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

8% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 18% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $0 Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Why join Stryker?

We are proud to be named one the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Our total rewards package offering includes bonuses, healthcare, insurance benefits, retirement programs, wellness programs, as well as service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities, all of which are location specific.

The IT Senior Manager will lead the Deskside and Service Desk services in alignment with the IT Business Partners and support business strategy and objectives in collaboration with Global IT. The IT Sr. Manager will drive key programs and IT services across the European region, as well as innovation and continuous improvement in the application of technology to achieve financial, operational and customer service goals in collaboration with the Global IT teams. She/he will support operations and Stryker growth across GQO and Commercial locations in Europe.

The job holder could be based in Ireland (ideally Cork or Limerick), Newbury (UK) or Amsterdam.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Joins IT leadership team for Europe with responsibility for ensuring day to day Deskside and Service Desk services are delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Build productive, collaborative relationships with site leadership teams, high level business stakeholders and other Service Delivery functions
  • Engage with BPS’s and Deskside managers to ensure site operations including infrastructure, local service and support, project execution specific to Deskside services meet and/or exceed agreed upon service levels
  • Manage service providers for Deskside and Service Desk across Europe
  • Partner with Regional Service Delivery, Support Services Sr. managers to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies globally
  • Develop and co-ordinate reporting and communications to the end user
  • Lead the Service Delivery Support Services team for Europe

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of corporate IT standards for Hardware & Software, at region / business area level
  • Be an advocate of Stryker’s IT Service Management processes; lead and support global initiatives to harmonize and improve desk side support, Service Desk and IS Service management
  • Overall ownership of ensuring North America Deskside Services teams adhere to IT standards on desk side systems to ensure global standards are maintained on these systems
  • Lead discussions on business projects in matters related to IT hardware & Software
  • Drive IT value creation and customer satisfaction for the region to meet and/or exceed agreed upon service levels
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with IT site leadership and act as a liaison between IT and the business to ensure Service Desk and Deskside Service delivery by the Global IT Infrastructure organization meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Extensive knowledge (5+ years) of medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industry and basic knowledge of adjacent areas in terms of processes, organization, products and IT requirements
  • Project management experience, working with internal and external cross-divisional team members, preferably with IT projects
  • Develop and provision of metrics used to track value delivery
  • Identify and deliver opportunities where conflicts/synergies/redundancies exist between business capabilities and systems to improve IT effectiveness
  • Identify and deliver improvements to delivery of Deskside and Service Desk services
  • Collaborate with other IT leaders on priorities and objectives
  • Work with Corporate Information Security Officer (or delegate) and be accountable for IT security compliance for the region
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, policies, standards, procedures, and associated documentation including but not limited to IT Global Change Control, computer systems validation, SOX, and IT Project Management standards and procedures
  • Transform the service to a more agile, automated, customer centric function delivering service excellence
  • Interpret operational needs, challenge areas of potential risk of failure and manage teams to deliver agreed SLA’s
  • Drive collaboration between Service Desk and Deskside teams
  • Perform other duties as directed

Education & Special Trainings:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or the equivalent required
  • Minimum of 13 years of professional work experience in IT/IS and/or business discipline
  • People and/or service provider Leadership experience is preferred
  • ITSM certification is required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Knowledge of and/or previous experience with various IS systems (manufacturing, RA/QA, commercial, R&D, etc.) and/or infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge (5+ years) of medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industry and basic knowledge of adjacent areas in terms of processes, organization, products and IS requirements
  • Demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to Customer Services
  • Project management experience, working with internal and external cross-divisional team members, preferably with IS projects
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with both divisional leaders and technical teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a matrix organization structure with significant emphasis on collaboration and persuasion, rather than relying entirely on command and control.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good business acumen and negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational capabilities to manage multiple priorities

Know someone at Stryker?

Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program at

Tagged as: 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

Job Overview
We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.

Sign in

Sign Up

Forgotten Password