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Engineering Program Manager

at Medtronic Minimed Inc.

Posted: 2/3/2019
Job Reference #: 190000K3

Job Description

Program Manager
Careers that Change Lives
Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.
This position has the responsibility and authority to direct high-priority projects utilizing industry best practice and innovative project management techniques and developed leadership competencies. This position is primarily focused on the execution of released product engineering projects, but will occasionally lead other business critical projects.
Day in the life:
• Responsible for the leadership of cross functional teams, including: initiating phase, assembling project teams, developing project plans, and controlling project execution to ensure timely completion of projects, within compliance to the Product Development Process and / or Release Product Engineering Process as applicable.
• Utilize effective project management techniques to independently execute on project deliverables. This includes managing scope, schedule, risk and budget. 
• Applies and demonstrates strong leadership that results in a collaborative culture using clear, credible, objective and proactive communications and stakeholder management, including communication with company executives.
• Interfaces with all applicable external stakeholders for the project including end users, distributors, and suppliers.
• Responsible for significant cross functional and cross business unit collaboration to secure project personnel and budget.
• Monitors the effectiveness and performance of the project and project team and facilitates the development of contingency plans and recommended corrective actions as required.
• Conduct Phase Review (as appropriate) with Project Review Committee in a professional and unbiased manner.
• Propose projects to Portfolio Management Board (PMB) for Released Product Engineering (RPE) Board or project initiation, updates and approval.
• Facilitates cross functional project related decision making.
• Involved in the development and management of policies and procedures that affect program management.  Recommends new or modified policies, procedures and processes.
• Spends time in the field, with our customers and field sales force, to gain knowledge about product application and customer needs.  Leverages this knowledge to facilitate education of clinical user needs, and customer and business needs to project teams.
• Initiates new concepts and identifies new opportunities.
• Provide input regarding the performance of individuals on project teams.
• All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.
• Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.
• All other duties as assigned.
• Travel requirement: 10-20%


Must Have: Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in a Technical degree or Similar related and 5 years of relevant experience
- Masters degree in Technical degree or Similar related and 3 years or relevant experience
Nice to Have
• Complete understanding and application of Project Management principles, concepts, practices, and standards
• Full knowledge of industry standards: ISO13485, EN14971, EN62304 
• Ability to drive/lead in a matrix structure
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects and manage priorities accordingly
• 2 Years of experience in development of medical devices
• Experience in managing software and / or hardware projects in an Agile software development environment
• Demonstrated competencies and ability to apply independently:  Self-Management, Goal Achievement, Personal Accountability, Planning & Organizing, Resiliency, Flexibility, Teamwork, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Diplomacy & Tact, Customer Focus, Problem Solving Ability, Conceptual Thinking, Persuasion, Decision Making, Creativity, Verbal & Written Communication
• Quality System experience in a regulated industry (medical devices, pharmaceuticals).
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

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. Let's 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.