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Sr. Product Development Program Manager

Northridge, CA 91325
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Our Diabetes Operating Unit is looking for a Senior Program Manager who will be responsible for achieving successful implementation of strategic product development programs utilizing the PDP (product development process). This position will ensure best-in-class new product development practices as a competitive advantage for the business. The senior program manger will serve as Core Team Leader for next generation insulin pump system programs.

A Day in the Life

  • Leads assigned cross-functional team members in the successful development of products required to support the strategic plan.
  • Accountable to the Product Review Committee and program management leadership 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 products are launched on time and meet established goals and objectives that support the financial and competitive goals of the organization
  • Ensures that cross-functional resources are assigned and held accountable for task and outcome completion
  • Manages and tracks program budget with components that include human resources, prototypes, suppliers, and general expenses to meet established return on investments per program
  • Provides the communication link between the program team and the PRC and other stakeholders
  • 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.
  • Guides and assists in design control, PDP and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provides feedback to functional department heads during annual operating and strategic planning and the performance management process.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelor's Degree with 7+ years program experience related to product development


Master's Degree with 5+ years program experience related to product development

Nice to Have

  • Masters in Engineering or MBA
  • Project Management Certification (PMP)
  • Experience in product development of drug delivery devices, preferably insulin delivery devices
  • Strong project management skills with experience effectively and efficiently executing against project contracts; knowledge of process and project planning best practices.
  • Experience in leading within matrix organizations requiring strong influence management skills
  • 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
  • Experience devising and implementing streamlined processes and strategic programs to improve efficiency, timeliness, and productivity
  • A change agent with the willingness and ability to lead and institute change

The employee must be able to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally

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 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)

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Nov 19, 2021
  • Travel: Yes, < 25 % of the Time

Posted: 2021-11-21 Expires: 2021-12-20
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