Senior Program Manager


Senior Program Manager Careers that Change Lives Do you want to be part of the innovative team who build out our lean manufacturing processes for new products? This is an exciting opportunity for you if you are an experienced manufacturing engineer interested in working in a New Product introduction and R&D environment. You will manage development builds, develop new manufacturing processes, implement and qualify production equipment and methods, generate testing protocols and reports, and work with minimal direction. Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career. The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum. BRAIN THERAPIES offers an integrated portfolio of devices and therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as surgical technologies designed to improve the precision and workflow of neuro procedures. Click to see an overview of the products developed at our Goleta, CA facility. A Day in the Life This position has the responsibility and authority to lead large, complex programs for the business unit. Work is accomplished through matrixed employees/teams and/or suppliers who are not direct reports but for which the incumbent has direct accountability to lead and achieve program objectives. The type of projects varies from new product development, business development, and process improvements. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the leadership of complex cross functional teams, including: initiating phase, assembling project teams, developing project plans, and controlling project execution to ensure timely completion of projects. Utilize effective project management techniques to independently execute on project deliverables. This includes managing scope, schedule, risk and budget. Participate in cross functional strategic and/or Annual Operating Planning (AOP) processes. Interfaces with all applicable external stakeholders for the project including end users and suppliers. Perform lessons learned on projects and make information available to other project teams. Organize product development teams from pre-assigned or negotiated cross-functional members. Facilitate the concurrent engineering process, for all projects, to insure seamless design transfer to manufacturing to launch success. Conduct Phase Review with Project Review Committee in a professional and unbiased manner. Propose projects to Portfolio Management Board (PMB) for project initiation, updates and approval. Often serves as a consultant to other project teams and a mentor to other Program Managers. Measure and assess the effectiveness and performance of project teams and provide input regarding the performance of individuals on the teams. Ensure projects are executed in accordance with applicable procedures and policies. Spend time with our customers and sales force to gain knowledge about product application and to better understand customer needs related to project/programs within their area of responsibility. All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System. Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations. All other duties as assigned. Travel requirement: 10-20% Must Have Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Engineering or similar related field YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 7+ years of formal project management experience with a Bachelor’s degree 5+ years of formal project management experience with an Advanced degree 5+ years of experience in a regulated industry (medical devices, pharmaceuticals) Experience in leading development of new medical devices SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED Complete understanding and application of Project Management principles, concepts, practices, and standards Full knowledge of industry standards: ISO13485, EN14971, EN62304 Must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects and manage priorities accordingly Ability to performance manage, coach, and develop others Ability to drive/lead in a matrix structure with persuasion and influence Ability to effectively communicate at all levels and across the organization Strong analytical skills with emphasis on financials and budgeting Nice to Have Master’s degree in an engineering discipline and/or MBA Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Demonstrated competencies: o Self-Management & Personal Accountability o Planning & Organizing o Customer Focus o Diplomacy, Tact, & Conflict Management o Problem Solving Ability and Decision making o Goal Achievement o Resiliency, Flexibility o Conceptual thinking o Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and PowerPoint About Medtronic Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

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