Sr. Program Manager

Medtronic Inc. Santa Ana , CA 92701

Posted 2 months ago

Careers that Change Lives:

The Senior Program Manager (Core Team Leader) will lead a cross functional team to deliver best-in-class products and a competitive advantage for the business in support of the strategic plan. The main responsibility of the Senior Program Manager is to drive successful completion of product development program(s) following a structured process in compliance with regulatory and business requirements. Teams routinely take a new product concepts through multiple phases of the product development process to commercialization. The Senior Program Manager will lead the efforts of defining the product scope and program plan, lead the cross-functional team in decision making, and drive program execution to ensure milestones are met as outlined in the program contract. The Senior Program Manager will create and implement training, tools, metrics, and communication to facilitate team performance and stakeholder alignment. The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring team commitments (scope, project contract, and budget) are met and communicated in a timely manner. The Senior Program Manager will lead efforts for the program's annual budgeting process as part of the R&D organization. The Senior Program Manager will report into R&D while also being accountable to the Coronary Structural Heart (CSH) Program Review Committee (PRC).

A Day in the Life:

  • Works to establish a competitive advantage through new product development projects and commercial launches in support of an overall product portfolio.

  • Balances cross-functional considerations to recommend overall program execution strategy

  • Leads cross functional team(s) in product development that will have a significant impact on the long-term success of the Structural Heart business

  • Uses leadership skills to ensure that cross functional resources are assigned and held accountable for tasks and outcomes.

  • Ensures that products are launched on time and meet established goals and objectives per project contract that support the financial and competitive goals of the organization.

  • Manages projects within portfolio and makes commitments to meet specific business goals and objectives.

  • Responsibility for managing and tracking project budget with components that include human resources, prototypes, suppliers, and general expenses to meet established return on investments per project.

  • Provides the communication link between the project team and the CSH PRC.

  • Ensures regular communication with key stakeholders and cross-functional leaders to maintain alignment with team decisions.

  • Ensures team deliverables are in compliance with the Product Development Process and other requirements, and meet the PRC's expectations.

  • Coaches team members to ensure process adherence and effective project management, utilizing best practice project management skills, as well as framing and resolving issues through the Product Development Process and other best practices.

  • Coaches team members to ensure effective team dynamics and mutual accountability.

  • Guides and assists the program management group in continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Directs initiatives to identify, prioritize, define, and implement improvements to the process to achieve best-in-class performance.

  • Provides feedback to functional department heads as key stakeholders during program execution, annual operation plan, and strategic planning processes.

Must Have:

Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

Is A Bachelor's Degree Required? Yes

Nice to Have:

  • Experience: Minimum 7 years related experience, including broad multi-functional business experience along with at least 2+ years project and people management experience.

  • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills.

  • Experience working in product development / commercialization, including clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cross-functional project teams and functional management

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

  • Ability to manage project budgets within guidelines

  • Influence management skills; ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness -- ability to succinctly and accurately communicate to various levels of management and employees.

  • Business acumen; ability to think from an overall "best for the business" perspective

  • Demonstrates initiative; results oriented.

  • Strong analytical, planning, organization, and time management skills to effectively execute project plans and budgets.

  • 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.

  • Customer focused in all interactions. Demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and incorporate into business decisions.

  • Proven influence management skills across sites, functions, and at all levels including at the VP/GM level.

  • Proven ability to lead others without direct authority.

  • Strategy development and implementation skills

  • Strong project management skills and abilities to work cooperatively at all levels in a matrix environment to build and maintain positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.

  • Ability to model behavior that is consistent with the organizational core values.

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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