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IT Program Director

Medtronic
Mounds View, MN 55112
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IT Program Director

Location:

Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:

20000BT6

Post Date:

Jul 30, 2020


**POSITION DESCRIPTION:**


The Medtronic IT Management Operations (ITMO) organization is looking for an IT Program Director to establish, execute and drive the governance of a multi-year program spanning most core business functions across Medtronic (i.e., RD, Clinical, Plan, Source, Manufacture, Deliver, Finance, Quality, and Regulatory). This role will establish and manage the program across Medtronic IT interests spanning business groups, regions and functions, will be responsible for the successful execution of all IT-related projects and maintain appropriate governance arrangements to ensure the successful implementation of the desired outcomes.


The IT Program Director will have oversight of all IT projects within the program to ensure inter-dependencies and tasks are identified and delivered to achieve the desired goals. Advanced organization, communication and leadership skills are needed to manage the following key activities:


Business case and benefits management


Stakeholder management and communications


Risk management and issue resolution


Planning and control


Quality management


Organizational development


Program and project decomposition


**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:**


Serve as the strategic advisor to the RD, Clinical, Plan, Source, Manufacture, Deliver, Finance, Quality, and Regulatory business functions and partner with business program leaders globally


Provide critical leadership to ensure overall quality of project planning and execution, while minimizing and mitigating project risks by collaborating with senior level executives across the organization


Initiate goal setting for cross-functional programs and projects according to the strategic objectives of Medtronic IT and help leaders connect the dots to understand how the workstreams fit together to support the Product DNA


Understand and drive the need for transformation, timely decision making and change management throughout the lifecycle of an initiative, across all interrelated projects:


o Plan and manage programs from start to completion (deadlines, milestones, processes, organization design improvements and organization change).


o Establish program level governance leveraging processes to identify, assess, review and present all Change Requests to governance groups.


o Provide consistent and timely communication to ensure leaders remain aware, aligned and engaged with transformation.


Identify and manage program scope across several inter-related projects, including the following key activities:


o Prepare impact analysis against scope, schedules, and budget


o Identify, review and present all change requests to governance groups


o Prepare a risk management plan across the program.


Ensure quality of all program and project outcomes, deliverables, and products


o Comply with all corporate policies, standards, procedures, and processes


Create, maintain, and report business case and benefits realization plan


Collaborate with finance to develop the ROI and manage the financial cost modeling


Establish best practices for developing, implementing, and maintaining Global IT Quality System processes.


Direct initiatives to identify, prioritize, define, and implement improvements to the global commercialization process to achieve best-in-class status


Create, maintain and report against a cross project schedule and resource management plan, including:


o Accountable for overall program delivery across all inter-related projects


o Liaise with key Stakeholders and implementation resource groups to ensure alignment of priorities


o Provides partnership and feedback to the design control facilitators


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


o Identify, mitigate and review Risk and Issue Logs


o Assume ownership for all program level risks and issues


o Assume ownership for all critical project level risks and issues


Ensures adequate project and team training to core teams.


o Provide coaching and leadership to Project Manager(s) with the program


o 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.


Establish and maintain reporting standards in line with steering committee and project sponsors needs


**Minimum Requirements**


Bachelors degree required


Minimum of 10 years of IT experience with 7+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of IT experience with 7+ years of managerial experience


**SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS PREFERRED:**


Experience as program director or other managerial position


Broad knowledge of program management principles, techniques and methodologies


Familiar with software selection, RFP management, change management and large scale technology deployment


Self-starter - Plan the programs from start to completion


Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people


Working knowledge of MS office and program management software


Excellent organizational and leadership skills


An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities


Experience influencing teams across multiple business functions


Experience managing system implementation vendors on large programs


Product lifecycle management experience


Highly organized with financial management experience


**OTHER DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:**


More than 5 years of experience in Program Management


o Complex projects of more than $10M budget


o Full project lifecycle and a minimum of 3 complex projects of more than 2-year duration


o Business case development and measurement


Medical Device product development experience


Driving Strategic Alignment


o Proven knowledge of developing and implementing strategic goals


People Leadership


o Direct supervisory responsibility


o Resource planning experience


o Matrix team management responsibilities


Negotiation and Facilitation skills


o Proven steering group management skills


Workshop development and delivery experience


Continuous Improvement experiences with Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma


Advanced level of competency in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Office


Advanced Degree


o Program Management Qualifications, e.g. Managing Successful Programs (MSP) or equivalent


o Risk Management Qualifications, e.g. Management of Risk (MoR) or equivalent


o PgMP Certification


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.


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.


Must be able to travel independently in the regions.


ABOUT MEDTRONIC


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. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.


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.


This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees


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.
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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Posted: 2020-08-04 Expires: 2020-10-11
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