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The Senior Manager of Sustaining Program Management will be a leader within the Medtronic Surgical Robotics Program Management Office (PMO). This Senior Manager will work closely with Research & Development, Quality Affairs, Marketing, Operations, and many other cross-functional partners to support a cadence of successful sustaining projects. This role will manage a team of Project Managers who manage the cross functional core teams for a portfolio of projects.
This person will ensure that his/her teams:
Are efficient, effective and well-coordinated
Have clear priorities and goals
Develop and tracks to schedules
Deliver quality commercial releases according to process
A Day in the Life
The Senior Manager of Sustaining Program Management is responsible for sustaining project management:
Leads or leverages cross functional teams to evaluate, develop, and manage projects for sustaining and reliability.
Directly manage, develop, and coordinate activities of a team of Program/Project Managers supporting the Surgical Robotics sustaining efforts.
Coordinate, develop and track schedules, plans, tasks, and priorities.
Maintain a sense of urgency, facilitate problem solving sessions and meetings to address obstacles, and hold team members accountable to program commitments.
Anticipate and mitigate risk points. Make tradeoffs between time, schedule, cost, and quality (when appropriate), while meeting safety and regulatory requirements.
Exhibit strong technical expertise in product development processes (PDP) and provide mentorship to Program/Project Managers and other team members.
Exhibit project leadership skills including, but not limited to, critical path definition, optimization, monitoring, and management to ensure the most efficient time to market.
Ability to track the financials of the project with such things as forecasting, accruals, and actuals.
Develop a broad understanding of the Medtronic Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation Businesses, products, and clinical applications and leverage the knowledge of others.
Ability to coordinate, track, proof and finalize project documents as needed.
Proven ability to coach and influence project teams to achieve maximum performance and efficiency in the project.
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
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 and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
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 client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.
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.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelors degree required
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with 8+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience
Nice to Have
12+ years of experience in Project Management or commercial new product delivery
MBA and PMP Certification preferred
Experience with contract manufacturing within a regulated industry
Knowledge in product development, project management, and commercialization in the medical device industry
Strong communication and teamwork skills; must possess excellent relationship building skills with direct reports, peers, and senior leaders
High degree of competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
Proven track record of successfully managing within a matrixed organization
Experience managing Program/Project Managers with a history of increasing engagement
Must be able to lead cross-functional discussions; driving towards alignment, decisions, resolutions when necessary
Ability to manage multiple projects at once while understanding cultural differences between various regions of the world
Experience with developing and/or commercializing large capital medical devices (e.g. Robotic systems, Imaging equipment, etc.)
Experience establishing a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) system for a business (connecting schedule, resource management, budget, etc.)
Experience working under regulations of the FDA, notified bodies, and other regulatory agencies for successful commercial launches
Product launch experience working with Global teams
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to use a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers via a variety of media including telephone, email, instant message, social networking platforms, and in-person meetings.
This position is located in North Haven, CT.
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)