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Engineering Program Manager

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Engineering Program Manager


Santa Rosa, California, United States

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Post Date:

Nov 28, 2018

**Careers that Change Lives**

Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

The Engineering Program Manager is responsible for achieving successful implementation of projects and managing all activities required to define, design, develop and deliver technical success ultimately providing new cardiovascular products to patients with aortic disease. As the Research and Development Core Team Member, the program manager provides direction and leadership to a cross-functional program development team including members with expertise from all areas involved in product commercialization. The Program Manager is accountable to the Product Review Committee (PRC) for overall program execution. The Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring team commitments (scope, schedule and budget per project contract) are met and communicated in a timely manner.

**A Day in the Life**

Responsible for planning, initiating, monitoring, tracking and/or prioritizing engineering team's product development programs or projects and facilitating successful, on-time and within budget execution.

Sets clear direction and management that aligns with defined practices and policies.

Works closely with cross-functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage the design and construction of engineering projects to ensure delivery of a product or computer-based system through the design process, and into a finished state for external customers.

Directs day to day activities for multiple work-stream teams through managing project plans, resourcing, status reporting, resolving issues, identifying project risks and accountability for deliverables across multiple functional organizations.

Establishes meaningful metrics.

Responsible for project performance, risk management, administration, financial management, budgeting, capital planning, forecasting and issue resolution

Provide critical leadership to ensure overall quality of project planning and execution, while minimizing and mitigating project risks

Meet business deliverables defined by the Product Development Process

Establish best practices for developing, implementing, and maintaining program management processes

Develop and maintain detailed project schedule aligned to PDP Phase expectations

Lead extended cross functional teams to ensure on-time and on-budget performance

Ensure alignment between operations and the program

Ensure timely and thorough communication at various levels of the organization (Program Team, Sr. Management, etc.)

Implement and manage tools to measure achievement of the product development process.

Ensures that products are launched on time and meet established goals and objectives (per project contract) that support the financial and competitive goals of the organization.

Collaborates with finance to develop the ROI and manages the financial cost modeling.

Manages and tracks project budget(s) with components that include human resources, increment builds, suppliers, and general expenses to meet established return on investments per project.

Ensures team deliverables follow the Product Development Process and meets PRC expectations.

Provides feedback to functional department heads during AOP/strategic planning process.

Drive acceptance of project management process and common language on process, program teams, disciplined capacity planning, project complexity and transparency, and risk exposure.

Manages large cross functional project efforts (RD team members, Process Development Engineers, etc.)

Draws upon engineering experience and exercises judgement on technical actions

Works with functional areas on initiating, planning, executing, controlling, closing and re-prioritizing projects

Coaches team members to ensure effective team dynamics and mutual accountability are paramount

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 best practices.

**Must Have**

Bachelors Degree

5+years of related experience in the medical device or micro-electro mechanical design with demonstrated ability to move ideas from concept to development OR 3+ years of experience with Master's degree.

**Nice to Have**

Specialized Knowledge or Skills:

Significant engineering / design experience with high level technical skills - principal level preferred able to apply technical principles, theories, and new concepts to collaboratively solve difficult technical problems

Strong track record of leading complex projects requiring strong influence management skills and willingness and ability to institute change

Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking, project planning and project management.

Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness -- ability to succinctly and accurately communicate to various levels of management and employees.

Exceptional analytical, planning, organization and time management skills to effectively execute project plans and budgets.

Clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cross- functional project teams and functional management

Exceptional project management skills; knowledge of process and project planning best practices

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

Demonstrates initiative; results oriented.

Excellent decision-making skills -- ability to negotiate and balance decisions and priorities across needs of several functional departments. Makes timely decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty.

Customer focused in all interactions. Demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and incorporate into business decisions.

Requires the ability to negotiate and manage competing priorities across multiple functional areas.

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or Design, Reliability Manufacturability (DRM) certification

Project Management certification

**Physical Requirements**

The employee is expected to be able to operate independently in a laboratory environment

The employee is expected to be able to work for long periods of time doing computer-based work

Travel Expectations

About 10% of the time

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.

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.
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.


Posted: 2018-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-31
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