Pr. Operations Program/Project Analyst

Medtronic Inc. Northridge , CA 91324

Posted 2 weeks ago

Careers that Change Lives

The Principal Project Analyst will be responsible for cross-functional project team coordination and leadership for various projects and programs related to business unit programs and product development initiatives. Under general direction, this role will oversee the operational aspects of ongoing projects and services as liaison between project manager and planning, project team, and line management. Will review status of projects and budgets; manage schedules and prepare status reports. Monitor the project from initiation through delivery as directed by Program Director.

This role will be responsible for organizing and leading interdepartmental activities which include project meetings, publishing detailed minutes consisting of action items and deliverables, developing and updating presentations for projects and program status' in addition to ensuring completion of assigned projects to an agreed upon schedule created by key functional contributors from the team. Incumbent will:

A Day in the Life

  • Ensure projects are run in compliance with the Design Control SOP or their subordinate DOP's and facilitate the completion of all Phase reviews.

  • Act as an interface and conduit across company-wide functional organizations to meet and facilitate compliance with required project timelines.

  • Interface and assist team members in achieving corporate goals and other related project tasks.

  • Lead projects as assigned and provide support for initiatives in various functional areas which may include field efforts and customer facing activities.

This role will also have responsibilities that may include external customer interactions and travel through national and international markets. Examples may include organizing, leading/ executing the logistical aspects of ongoing clinical studies working with clinical experts responsible for study compliance and regulations.

Examples of projects responsibilities include:

o Facilitating completion of project phases and coordinating audit activities

o Maintaining strict compliance to Design Control Procedures

o Creating and maintaining detailed Project Schedule(s)

o Schedule and chair project meetings, and design reviews

o Publish project action items and meeting minutes which track deliverables and open items

o Provide input and lead team engagement and motivation strategies

o Ensure project deliverables meet requirements (Regulatory, Corporate, Notified Body and UL as Required)

o Providing leadership for the design and development of additional software tools for early customers (includes field research)

o Updating program status reports for the leadership team for various forums

o Facilitating the intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers and team members

Other general responsibilities include:

o Supporting the Clinical Department in the organization of various Clinical Initiatives

o Supporting the Business Development activities related to partnerships and development efforts

o Research and maintenance of competitive activities and information

o Assisting the Regulatory Department in completion and ongoing management of Notified body submissions

o Provide input and build team engagement and motivation strategies

o Interface with cross-functional groups, aligning priorities to achieve a common end goal

o Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.

o 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.

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

o Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.

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

o Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering field and 7+ years of scientific/engineering/project management/project analyst work experience or Master's Degree and 5+ years of engineering/project management/project analyst work experience.

  • Project/Program Management/Analyst work experience within biopharmaceutical or medical device company

  • PMP certification

Nice to Have

  • Experience leading technical projects in operations function

  • Master's degree in relevant disciplines (MBA, MHA, MSN, etc.)

  • SAP and Microsoft Project experience preferred.

  • More than 7 years of related experience in an engineering/project analyst/project management capacity.

  • Functional project leadership experience.

  • Experience with efficiency/ workflow analysis including Six Sigma training

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to present information to cross functional audiences and management.

  • Commitment to working in a collaborative and dynamic research field.

  • Strong time management and prioritization skills are required for management of multiple projects; Adaptability to rapidly changing priorities.

  • High degree of initiative and self motivation.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific data.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage internal and external customers/vendors.

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.

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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