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Engineering Program Manager


Irvine, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jan 05, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

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

This position represents Operations on new product introduction project core teams as a CTOR (Core Team Operations Representative) and provide leadership to an extended project team comprised of individuals from Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Planning, Category Management, Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, and other functions as needed to drive successful development and commercialization of new products. This position is responsible for the overall operations aspects including value stream selection, planning, execution and successful implementation of activities in the development and introduction of new products. The Program Manager has the responsibility to ensure that the voice of operations is properly captured, and all team commitments and project contract metrics are met and communicated in a timely manner.

**Day in the life:**

+ Responsibility for all Operations activities and deliverables in product development planning and execution.

+ Overall value stream development and process responsibility from technology through market release.

+ Lead the manufacturing and supply chain schedule risk burn down

+ Define and meet operations objectives: Labor, Burden, Material, Cycle Time, Capacity, First Run Yield, Cum Yield, Process Ppk, etc

+ Manages one or more developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans and delivery methodologies

+ Lead cross functional teams including Design, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Planning, Category Management, Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, through the product development process to ensure successful completion of development projects and business goals.

+ Provides tactical and / or operational leadership and coaching. Receives assignments in task and objective oriented terms.

+ Establishes operational plans and implements policies and strategies. Decisions impact program schedules, customer satisfaction levels, or allocation of time, material resources, expenditures and funds.

+ Responsible for developing, communicating, and documenting project strategies and plans including operations budget and detailed schedule creation and maintenance

+ Champion and document the Voice of Operations.

+ Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained.

+ Ensure Operations aspects of Quality System Compliance, Design History File, and Regulatory Submissions documentation

+ Coordinate Development builds

+ Ensure alignment between operations and core team

+ Champion manufacturing strategy and sourcing strategy for program

+ Lead decision making for facility locations, make-buy decisions, business continuity.

+ Ensure Design for Reliability and Manufacturing (DRM) is consistently and rigorously applied

+ Facilitate launch build planning, capacity planning and execution and Commercialization Readiness activities

+ Indirect People Management Development

+ Actively coach and mentor extended operations team


Bachelors degree and 5+ years of experience or an Advanced degree and 3+ years or experience in the following areas:

**Nice to Have:**

Experience with Design for Manufacturability/DRM/DFSS or similar methodology

Experience or extensive knowledge of at least 2 related disciplines (with knowledge of all) such as:

1. Product development

2. Supply chain planning/capacity planning for launch

3. Sourcing including component qualification

4. Quality engineering including new product

5. Manufacturing supervisor/manager

Leadership through influence in matrixed organization and ability to work well in a team environment including cross-culture

Experience in medical device or highly regulated industry

Great Communication Skills (Verbal, Written, and Presentation Skills)

Business acumen and understanding of operations costing (LBM, OPC, Inventory deferrals, capital project management, etc.)

Ability to strongly advocate for and represent Operations to a cross functional team related to project and business needs

**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. Lets 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.
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.
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