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Sr Program Manager, R&D - Intensive Insulin Management


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Company Medtronic
Job Title Sr Program Manager, R&D - Intensive Insulin Management
JobId 35025
Location: Northridge, CA, 91325, USA

Sr Program Manager, R&D - Intensive Insulin Management


Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Oct 11, 2017

Our Diabetes Business is looking for a 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 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. The program manager will use judgment to assess deliverable tradeoffs related to delivering high quality products to market in a timely manner in accordance with Medtronic design control standards and the relevant regulatory requirements.

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can 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.

**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 projects within portfolio and makes commitments to meet specific business goals and objectives

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 PMO Leader and ensures team deliverables are in compliance with the PDP process and standard product development process, 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 PDP process and other best practices

Guide and assist in PDP continuous improvement initiatives

Provide partnership and feedback to the design control facilitators

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


•Bachelor’s Degree with 10 years program experience related to product development and 3+ years program management experience


•Master’s Degree with 7 years program experience related to product development and 3+ years program management experience

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


•Masters in engineering or MBA

•Project Management Certification – PMP

•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.

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.

- Travel up to 20%

EEO STATEMENT: 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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DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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