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Sr PD Program Manager


Northridge, California, United States

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Post Date:

Dec 15, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

Our Diabetes Business is looking for a Sr Program Manager who will be responsible for achieving successful implementation of strategic product development programs utilizing the PDP (Product development process). The programs we will ask you to lead will result in transformative products impacting the lives of people living with Diabetes around the world.

We will ask you to ensure best-in-class new product development practices as a competitive advantage for the business. You will have responsibility for either leading small programs under the direction of a Core Team Lead or providing program/project management structure to core teams working with a CTL. The Sr program manager will lead and direct day to day activities for core team members through managing project plans, issues tracking, and accountability for deliverables across multiple functional organizations. They will also take on other organizing programs that may be outside of the scope of new product development but related to product support including examples such as sustaining programs, significant compliance activities, product end of life, PDP improvement programs and support for individual CAPAs or other quality initiatives.

**A Day in the Life**

Accountable to the Product Review Committee and PMO Leader for overall program execution

Maintains the phase schedule and leads PDP cross-functional team(s) through successful completion of the phase review process

Resolves action items initiated at phase reviews

Ensures that cross-functional resources are assigned and held accountable for task and outcome completion

Ensures that products are launched on time and meet established goals and objectives that support the financial and competitive goals of the organization

Manages and tracks 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 PRC and the Program Leader

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 PDP process and other best practices

Guide and assist in design control, PDP and continuous improvement initiatives

Collaborates with Training and Development to provide project and team training to core teams

Provides feedback to functional department heads during AOP, strategic planning process and the performance management process

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.

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

**Nice to Have**

Masters in Engineering or MBA

Project Management Certification PMP

Program management experience in the medical device, aerospace, automotive or other highly regulated industry

Experience in product development of drug delivery devices, preferably insulin delivery devices

Experience devising and implementing streamlined processes and strategic programs to improve efficiency, timeliness, and productivity

Experience in leading within matrix organizations requiring strong influence management skills

Change agent -- willingness and ability to lead and institute change

Influence management skills; experience working collaboratively 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 with ability to succinctly and accurately communicate to various levels of management and employees

Business acumen; ability to think and act from an overall best for the business perspective

Results oriented; strong sense of urgency

Strong analytical, planning, organization and time management skills to effectively develop and execute comprehensive programs and budgets

Effective decision-making skills with ability to negotiate and balance decisions and priorities across needs of several functional departments and willingness to make tough decisions

Makes timely decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty.

**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)
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