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Senior Operations Engineering Program Manager


Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Sep 02, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

You will represent 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, Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, and other functions as needed to drive successful development and commercialization of new products. You will be 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 Sr. 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.

**A Day in the Life**

You will have 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. You will lead the manufacturing and supply chain schedule risk burn down activities. In this exciting role you will define and meet operations objectives: Labor, Burden, Material, Cycle Time, Capacity, First Run Yield, Cum Yield, Process Ppk, etc. You will manage one or more developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans and delivery methodologies

Lead cross functional teams including Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Planning, 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

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

May develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.

Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.

Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.

Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.

Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.

Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering and 7+ years of product/process development experience or Masters degree and 5+ years or product/process development experience.

**Nice to Have**

Project Management: Extensive experience leading a complex project/program including financial accountability including strong preference for PMP certification

Product/Process technical expertise include including Qualifications (i.e. Validation including IQ, OQ, PQ activities; CPAP or related)

Manufacturing Engineering experience

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 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)
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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