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Sr. Director of Product Development & PMO

Fort Worth, TX 76101
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Sr. Director of Product Development & PMO


Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Jul 08, 2019

**Careers That Change Lives**

The Sr. Director of Product Development PMO directs, designs and implements a comprehensive product management strategy. Functions as the central resource with design, manufacturing, quality and test, and marketing as the product(s) move to completion and distribution. Directs PD and PMO teams. Direct the PD and PMO teams through design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products from product definition through production and release (i.e. Product Lifecycle Management). Ensures that products shipped meet specifications, customer needs, and quality goals. Formulates and executes long-term plans for cost/profit control. Promotes use of new technologies and industry-leading trends to product management activities. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. More specifically, establish and drive strategic and tactical organizational and technical directions for the Ft. Worth site to meet Restorative Therapies Group business needs.

**Day in the Life**

Product Development PMO Responsibilities:

+ Provide the leadership and vision for new product development centered on the surgical power tools for the Enabling Technologies business.

+ Provide strong organizational leadership and motivation for the Product Development managers and employees

+ Ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams to develop several products/applications in parallel.

+ Ensure that organization performance levels, budgets, skill set requirements, resources, expectations, etc are clearly established and requirements met

+ Provide a strong customer focus within PD, RPM and PMO teams

+ Collaborate with medical professionals to help define customer requirements, run clinical testing of prototypes, effectively react to key issues/changes to requirements

+ Directs and supervises PD, PRM and PMO teams consisting of direct reports and/or matrixed resources through providing focused technical guidance and leadership

+ Responsible for the development of requirements and the execution of resource allocation, plans and schedules for the development of a market-released medical product

+ Partners with other functional groups to define the product content/feature set and system requirements

+ Manages feasibility studies on technical/marketing proposals and related data for designing new products

+ Reports project status and key issues to senior management on a regular basis

+ Responsible for ensuring appropriate level of product testing and documentation throughout all phases of development

+ Responsible for PD and PMO AOP and budgets to support growth objectives

+ In partnership with internal colleagues, plans and executes strategies for continuous improvement in methodologies, processes, procedures, and technologies. Work closely with Marketing, OPS and Quality for coordination and product excellence

+ Participation with trade shows (AANS, CNS, etc.) as required

+ Effectively work with Marketing, Sales, Services, QA/RA and Operations to complete both new product development and sustaining projects/activities

+ Effectively lead the PD and PMO teams to ensure that projects are completed on-time and on-budget and are prioritized appropriately to meet business needs

+ Work with RTG business leaders and functional managers to implement general Power Tools product strategy and oversee programs designed to meet the business goals and objectives. This includes the legacy ST businesses and the Spine business.

+ Collaborate with other functional leaders in the development, production, promotion and sale of Power Tools for Brain Therapies.

+ Interface with customers, clinical researchers, key opinion leaders and other Medtronic business leaders to assure continuous improvement in implementation of key strategies and tactics to achieve business goals

+ Maintain superior knowledge of competitive technologies in addition to relevant medical, technical, imaging and biomedical developments

+ Work with the QA/RA leader to support the establishment and maintenance of site-specific quality systems

+ Effectively develop the Ft. Worth PD and PMO management staff, with focus on the formation of an effective team, and development of a succession pipeline

+ Ensure that all organization activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.

+ All other duties as assigned

+ Travel requirement: 10-20%

Ft. Worth Co-Site Leader Responsibilities:

+ Lead the Ft. Worth Site and cross-functional leadership team

+ Work and collaborate with the site management team to establish the alignment and prioritization of all site activities

+ Conduct periodic site management meetings to ensure communication and coordination within the facility

+ Serve as the first point of contact for internal and external visitors when they come on-site. E.g. Regulators

+ Make certain that the facility is clean, safe, and maintained in accordance with Medtronics expectations

+ Work with other functional managers to coordinate work schedules related to weather or other non-standard events

+ Conduct periodic all employee meetings and other special events. Make other communications to employees as required

+ Actively work to promote team building and morale within the site and across RTG

+ Make certain that the proper level of security is maintained at all times

+ Communicate to business leadership any extraordinary events or activities

+ Prepare annual operating budget for facility maintenance and related costs

**Must Have**

+ Bachelors degree in a technical or engineering discipline or equivalent

+ 15+ years prior product development experience

+ 12+ years of managerial experience

+ Medical Regulatory and Quality System experience: Strong grasp of GMP standards and requirements for FDA, EU, IEC/ UL.

+ Strong budgeting, project management and organizational management skills

+ Experience developing 3-5 year strategic objectives and plans

**Nice to Have**

+ Masters or MBA or Doctorate

+ 5+ years of experience in the medical device industry

+ Experience in both large and small technology organizations.

+ Cross functional experience: Has worked in cross-functional area (e.g., Mfg or Marketing, etc.

+ Presents a professional image

+ Strong communicator within PD, site, and across business and sector

+ Able to interact in controversial situations with the ability to influence and lead toward solutions

+ Excellent interpersonal skills ability to work with others internally and externally (customers)

+ Strong analytical and organizational skills

**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

+ Able to periodically lift and move 15 pounds

+ Must be able to travel independently to various Medtronic buildings/sites

**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.
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: 2019-07-11 Expires: 2019-10-18
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