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Operations Director, New Product Introduction

Northridge, CA 91325
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Operations Director, New Product Introduction


Northridge, California, United States

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Post Date:

Jan 21, 2022

**Careers That Change Lives**

The Diabetes Operating Unit at Medtronic is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact by helping to bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

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The Operations Director, New Product Introduction is the face and voice of Operations in the New Product Development (NPD) process. This highly visible and impactful role will build a team of Operations Program Managers and is responsible for value stream selection, planning, execution, and implementation of new products.

This role owns and ensures overall Operations project execution with respect to schedule, budget, resource allocation, risk management, issue resolution and compliance to internal quality requirements. Results are accomplished by leading up to 10 Extended Operations functions including Supply Management, Component Engineering, Process Development, Contract Manufacturing, Self-Manufacturing, Pharma Operations, Packaging Labeling, Sterilization, Global Supply Chain, and Distribution functions.

**A Day in the Life:**

Build and lead a new team of Operations Program Managers who are the face of Operations in the New Product Development process.

Lead DRM strategy and implementation to enable Design for Manufacturability of new Diabetes products.

Ensure down-stream operations implications are considered early in the product development process. Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to ask critical questions without being the technical subject matter expert.

Negotiate tradeoffs and facilitate business decisions to reach mutually beneficial results. Com-municate with and influence multiple layers of management.

Ensure scope, cost, resource and schedule alignment between AIP Network Operations, the Diabe-tes Operating Unit and new product development core team functions.

Balance strategic with tactical. Execute against established Operations Strategies and adhere to compliance processes for new product development.

Coach and develop talent to help individuals advance their skills and careers. Provide perfor-mance feedback.

Deliver NPD Operations competitive advantage with exceptional product quality, with as low as reasonable cost, in an efficient manner.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

Bachelors degree in Engineering or related technical field

Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience

7+ years program or people leadership experience.

**Nice to Have:**

Advanced degree in an Engineering discipline or Masters in Business Administration

Experience with Ablation Products and therapies (e.g. catheters, generators).

Experience with Active Implantable Devices and Pumps and therapies

Medical device product development experience and a strong understanding of FDA, ICH and IEC standards

Experience across the entire product lifecycle

DRM, DFSS or Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

PMP Certified

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

Physical Job Requirements

Travel 25%

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)
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: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-06-06
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