Sales & Marketing Accelerated Rotational Talent (SMART) Program - United Kingdom
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Internal Number: R460125rxv_10_4
Are you interested in joining an innovative and growing company that delivers exceptional results year after year? Are you interested in career in marketing or sales? Would you like to get additional experience in our supporting functions like Finance, HR, RAQA and Customer Service? Through this two-year graduate program, SMART participants will have hands-on experiences in three different rotations and will be able to make a direct impact immediately.
This position is designed to support the day-to-day activities as well as project-based work. Recent graduates can expect to be granted a high degree of responsibility which will enable them to demonstrate their strategic thinking, and analytical and communication skills. Exposure to Senior Leadership within Stryker and networking opportunities including cross-functional interactions across the business and within the European graduate community are a fundamental part of the program.
We grow talent at Stryker, and we look forward to being a part of your career trajectory.
Who we want
Challengers. People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.
Teammates. Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.
Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.
Strategic thinkers. Graduates who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.
Customer-oriented achievers. Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.
Game changers. Persistent Graduates who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker's mission to make healthcare better.
Future leaders. Inspirational personalities who like to step up, demonstrate leadership and who develop others.
What you get out of the program
Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that's why we're looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest graduates to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward.
A development journey that's tailored to you! SMART Program is designed specifically for highly talented individuals who are looking for an accelerated career progression. Participants will benefit from:
Networking with Senior Leadership
Exposure to cutting edge technology
Global collaboration & training programs
All resulting in inspiring & fulfilling careers, enduring friendships, and accelerated career progression!
Two core rotations, 9 months in duration:
Sales: Develops rapport and builds relationships; uses open questioning techniques to ascertain customer's needs and has a good working knowledge of key brands to open opportunities for the team to sell. Uses customer troubleshooting opportunities to grow and protect the business.
Marketing: Participate in key commercialization activities such as developing campaigns, messaging, and positioning, as well as contributing to the future of Stryker's portfolio
One supporting rotation, 6 months in duration:
Support function: Exposure to European Business Enablement functions such as human resources, finance, RAQA and customer service.
What you need:
University degree completion and maximum 1 year of work experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in spoken and written English
High standard of integrity and ability to meet deadlines
Outgoing and persuasive manner to deal with people who hold differing beliefs/values
Demonstrated teamwork and networking skills
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Ability to exercise independent judgment
Proficient on basic computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Proven leadership and business acumen skills
Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
Project management experience preferable
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 Orthopedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
We give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential, including the possibility to move geographically, functionally, laterally and vertically. Stryker is a career destination for engaged passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that only we offer. Join our global team of 40,000+ people!
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