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Senior Manager, New Product Development Program Management

Company: Medtronic GmbH
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Manager, New Product Development Program Management Senior Manager, New Product Development Program Management

Careers that Change Lives

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

Lead a team of program managers engaged in leading research and development programs for the neurovascular (stroke) and cerebrospinal fluid management medical device space.

These product development programs are of high complexity, team size, and/or breadth of responsibility. Program results are accomplished through delegation of responsibility to individual contributors who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments. Program managers provide direction and leadership to a cross-functional program development team including members with expertise from all areas involved in product commercialization. Program managers plan and execute new product development projects utilizing project management methodology from concept to launch.

Day in the life

Supervisory Relationships:

• Directly supervises a team of program management related disciplines, which may include Sr. Program Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, and Program Specialists.

• Focus on managing performance, developing talent, engagement and inclusion, communicating business and operational developments, planning, prioritizing and / or directing the responsibilities of direct reports.

• Goal achievement is typically accomplished through performance of direct and / or indirect reports.

• A key responsibility of roles in this career stream is managing people which includes: accountability for mentoring, developing and coaching staff on meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives, and providing leadership to staff.

Daily Responsibilities, typically via direct reports but sometimes directly:

• Leads or leverages cross functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage projects for new product development and ongoing lifecycle management of products, processes and therapies.

• Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects.

• Manages the development and implementation process of a company’s products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products and processes.

• Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.

• Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.

• Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and business-satisfaction goals and objectives.

• Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving.

• Gathers requirements, works on requirements planning, requirements elicitation and requirements management to ensure they meet demands of project’s key stakeholders.

• Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the end products or processes will solve the business problems.

Strategy and Business Impact:

• Sets strategy for the Program Management function. Drives continuous improvement of the product development process and support processes.

• Frequently communicates with higher level business unit and group leadership. Leads briefings and meetings with internal and external contacts.

• Demonstrates mastery of project management methodology and associated philosophies/strategies.

• Leads with high ethical standards.

• Champions an environment where the personal worth of employees is recognized and individual differences are respected and leveraged.

Must Have: Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Similar related field and 7+ years of experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

- An Advanced Degree in Engineering or Similar related field and 5+ years of experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

Nice to Have

• Medical device development experience

• Demonstrated track record of leading multiple successful projects that met business and product objectives.

• Cross-functional knowledge and/or experience.

• Ability to build a strong cohesive cross-functional team through motivational and teambuilding skills.

• Ability to lead within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills.

• Good communication (oral and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.

• Strong analytical skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Mastery of project management skills; knowledge of process and project planning best practices.

• Ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.

• Demonstrates initiative; results oriented.

• Effective decision making skills - ability to negotiate and balance decisions and priorities across needs of several functional departments. Makes timely decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty.

• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification recommended

• Must be professional, dedicated, and detail-oriented.

• Lean six sigma methodology / DFSS / DRM recommended

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.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here .

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