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R&D Manager

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R&D Manager


Sunnyvale, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Aug 28, 2019

**Careers That Change Lives**

This position will support the Functional Diagnostics
portfolio within GIH (Gastrointestinal and Hepatology) business unit. It requires leadership of a small technical team
capable in electronic hardware, software, and catheter engineering. Key products in the portfolio are the ManoScan
manometry system for esophageal function testing, and the Digitrapper pH
monitoring system for gastric reflux.
The team will have responsibility for new product development (NPD) and
maintenance of business / sustaining (MOB) projects.


The Minimally Invasive
Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster
complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive
surgical solutions.

a complete line of solutions that spans the continuum of care. We help with early detection and treatment of
diseases, and reduce complications to accelerate recovery from patient
conditions. We focus on expanding global access to our therapies that improve
clinical outcomes for gastrointestinal diseases and cancer, and patients with
respiratory compromise.

**A Day in the Life**

+ Directs the activities of a groupin the research and/or development of an organization's products, projects, andprograms.

+ Collaborates with others on the direction of researchand development relevant to long term objectives and concerns.

+ Develops strategies to ensure effectiveachievement of objectives.

+ Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks andprojects.

+ Oversees interdepartmental activities andresearch efforts.

+ Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel toensure the efficient operation of the function.


Management and supervisory professionals

with one or more employees who are focused on tactical,
operational and some strategic activities within a specified area. Levels
within the management career stream typically have six or more direct reports.
The majority of time is spent overseeing their area of responsibility, managing
performance, developing talent, engagement and inclusion, communicating
business and operational developments, planning, prioritizing and / or
directing the responsibilities of direct reports. Goal achievement is typically
accomplished through performance of direct and / or indirect reports. A key
responsibility of roles in this career stream is managing people. which
includes: accountability for mentoring, developing and coaching staff on meeting/exceeding
performance expectations and defined objectives, providing leadership to staff
ensuring the prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to
include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews,
and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts
and manage toward departmental goals.


**Autonomy:** Manages
subordinate supervisors and/or experienced professionals who exercise latitude
and independence in assignments. Provides tactical and / or operational
leadership and coaching. Receives assignments in task and objective oriented

**OrganizationalImpact:** Establishes operational plans and implements policies and
strategies. Decisions impact program schedules, customer satisfaction levels,
or allocation of time, material resources, expenditures and funds. May have
budget or PL accountability for a department, function or geography. Strive
for continuous improvement and consistency in deliverables.

**Innovation andComplexity:** Proposes modifications to functional operating policies and
day-to-day processes. Problems and issues faced are complex, difficult and
undefined, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and
investigation to understand the problem.

**Communication andInfluence:** Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors
regarding ongoing operations. Uses information exchange, influence and active
persuasion without direct exercise of command to gain cooperation of other
parties. May interact on issues that have externally shared objectives.

**Leadership and TalentManagement:** Manages a team consisting of supervisors and / or experienced professionals
in the Specialist career stream. Leads, directs and reviews the work of a team
who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Authorizes hiring,
firing, promotion and reward within own area.

**Required Knowledgeand Experience:** Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the
execution of processes, projects and tactics within one job area. Typically has
advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional
discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.
Requires a University Degree and minimum of 5 years relevant experience, or
advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years prior relevant experience.

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**Nice to Have**

+ Experience in the design and development of new medicaldevice disposable products, hardware products, and/or software systems frominitial design to market release.

+ Experience in the design, modification, andevaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products, includingproduct definition through production and release (i.e., Product LifecycleManagement).

+ Experience providing technical support forexisting products by developing solutions for problems complex in nature and/orof relatively high organizational impact with a high level of accountabilityand authority and relatively minimal supervisory oversight.

+ Experience creating and maintaining hazard andrisk analysis documentation.

+ Experience with hardware, software and systemslevel verification and validation testing.

+ Experience to maintain product performance andquality for existing products by leading and assisting with issues relating toCAPAs, customer complaints and manufacturing processes, such as:

+ Failure investigation and rootcause analysis

+ CAPA resolution

+ Regulatory compliance

+ Product Design Verification andDesign Validation

+ Design changes

+ Test methods and tooling design

+ Process enhancement andimprovement

+ Experience with feasibility studies of thedesign to determine if capable of functioning as intended.

+ Monitor documentation maintenance throughout allphases of research and development.

+ Oversee the investigation and evaluation ofexisting technologies.

+ Organize the coordination of activities withoutside suppliers and consultants

**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

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: 2019-08-30 Expires: 2020-02-07
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