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Senior Project Manager


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

Nov 10, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

In this exciting role as aSenior Project Manageryou will have responsibility to lead, direct and organize the planning, and execution of high-tech, new product development project teams from concept to commercialization in the medical device arena. This role will be responsible for achieving successful implementation of projects and managing all activities required to define, design, develop and deliver new Vital Sync Virtual Patient Monitoring products, enabling alarm management, reporting and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) connectivity to Medtronic customers. Reporting to the New Product Development (NPD) Manager of Nellcor, Invos and Temperature and accountable to Program Governance of Patient Monitoring for overall program execution and ensuring team commitments (project contract) are met and communicated in a timely manner.


The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

PATIENT MONITORING AND RECOVERY focuses on improving outcomes associated with respiratory compromise, deep vein thrombosis, nutritional insufficiency, and healthcare associated infections.

**A Day in the Life of a Senior Project Manager:**

Own the software release management and lifecycle for our Vital Sync product, including scheduling, budgeting, design controls, and release processes covering development, test, and production releases.

Lead and support project teams comprised of a broad range of diverse cross-functional members, potentially including numerous outside vendors and spanning multiple geographic locations. Contribute to a high-performing, highly motivated, collaborative team environment of trust, empowerment, accountability and recognition.

Manage projects that can range in scope from low-complexity to large growth breakthrough or platform scale development opportunities managed domestically and/or internationally. Project types may include pre-concept/early development projects and post-commercialization product related projects.

Maintain a sense of urgency, facilitate problem solving sessions and meetings to address obstacles, and hold team members accountable to program commitments.

Manage team design control deliverable creation and manage alignment within the design history file to ensure high quality solutions are delivered to our customers.

Own, manage, and track all project deliverables and interdependencies ensuring task completion by all cross-functional team members.

Manage all detailed scope, schedule, budget, risk management and trade-off data, and accompanying tools to help Project Management maintain project status and value proposition alignment.

Exhibit strong project leadership skills including, but not limited to, critical path definition, optimization, monitoring, and management to ensure the most efficient time-to-market metrics are obtained. Identify and track business critical performance indicators that tie to development site and business strategies.

Identify key stakeholders, understand their expectations, and maintain appropriate tools to execute effective communication plans throughout the life of the project. Maintain clear forms of project communication that can be used throughout various levels of the organization, ranging from individual project contributors to senior leadership.

Exhibit strong technical expertise in world-class product development processes including, but not limited to, traditional PMI standard project management techniques within a regulated medical device design control environment. Provide advice and mentorship to project team members and less-experienced project managers.

Lead low- to high-complexity projects or sub-projects within the overall plan as required.

Ability to identify, implement, and provide mentorship on low to high complexity process improvement opportunities that increase team efficiency. Lead process improvement teams, facilitate Kaizens, capture benefits, effectively communicate results to stakeholders, and provide coaching to other continuous improvement project leaders.

Perform additional duties as assigned.

**High Level Overview:**

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 companys 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 projects 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 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

- Must possess managerial courage; must be confident managing risks and making decisions that will likely have a large impact on strategic organizational objectives. Works independently; self-directed and highly self-aware.

- Able to establish trust and credibility throughout senior leadership; demonstrates unwavering integrity and fierce accountability.

- Effectively lead teams comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds; including but not limited to instrument and disposable RD, Software, Hardware, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Clinical and Marketing. Project management experience with international teams and external engineering service providers.

- Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and non-verbal; expert active listening skills with a keen awareness for various messaging styles; and polished ability to tailor delivery to a broad range of audiences

- Exceptional influencing and interpersonal skills, negotiating; managing change; goal setting; planning and organizing teamwork; ability to address difficult situations; conflict resolution; resource constraint and problem solving. Strong written communication skills.

- Technically savvy; must be able to discuss, understand and make decisions regarding a wide array of engineering disciplines and complex technical/logistical issues.

- Expert-level skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management. Successfully managed multiple projects from conception through commercialization, most desirably in the medical device industry.

- Ability to interact effectively with customers and Marketing to ensure that project scope and requirements are clearly defined and executable.

- Experience managing complex medical technology development programs. Exposure to systems engineering, concept engineering, hardware and software development, validation and systems integration.

- Experience in modern software development techniques and tools, specifically: Agile software development, Continuous Development/Integration, Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

- Bachelors degree in Engineering and/or scientific discipline

- PMP Certification, Lean Leader/Six Sigma Certification, Agile project manager or Scrum master certification

Travel is expected 10%.

**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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