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Medtronic Engineering Program Manager - Product Development in Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

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.

Join us to make a lasting impact. We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result,and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

This Program Manager is the primary Operations interface to the New Product Development (NPD) Core team. This is a highly visible and impactful role in the operations networks and to the business. This role will lead international teams and is responsible for value stream selection, planning, execution, and implementation of new products.

A Day in the Life:

Autonomy: Responsible for medium to large scale programs. A successful candidate will be able to advance the organization by developing new best practices and lead meetings with internal/external customers. Influential communication to many levels of management is required in this role.

Organizational Impact: The candidate will own and ensure 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.

Influence and Complexity:  A successful candidate will be able to: 1) Apply best practices and lead meetings with internal/external stakeholders, 2) Communicate effectively to higher level management, 3) Solve issues through information exchange and influence, and 4) Gain cooperation of other functions on program objectives and plan execution.

Flexibility: A successful candidate will need to work with international teams so work schedule flexibility is possible as long as all project needs are met. Travel is required for this role and is usually planned in advance to meet project needs with up to 25% domestic/international travel.


•Lead the Extended Operations Team (up to 10 functions) to ensure on-time and on-budget performance through the new product development cycle.

•Create strategic solutions to meet anticipated patient and business needs with predictability and certainty.

•Ensure scope, cost, resource and schedule alignment between operations and core team functions

•Strong financial acumen for people, direct expense, capital, free cash flow, inventory and operations finance.

•Follow compliance processes for New Product Development

•Skilled negotiator with demonstrated ability to create mutually beneficial results and negotiate tradeoffs

•Execute pre-established Operations Strategies.

•Ensure structured problem methods and predictive engineering principles are consistently and rigorously applied, such as Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or similar concepts.

•Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to ask critical questions without being the subject matter expert


•Ability to lead and Influence between Extended Operations Team and Core Team

•Coach and develop extended Operations members, to help individuals advance their skills and careers. Provide performance feedback.

•Recognize teams and individuals for exceptional performance

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant 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).

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

•Proven Operations experience with depth of knowledge in at least two Operations function and Program Management experience

•Experience working in a highly regulated industry (e.g. medical device, pharmaceutical, avionics, automotive)

•Experience with problem solving methodologies

•Experience working in virtual teams

•Experience in new product development

•Experience with Acquisitions and Integration activities

•Experience across the entire product lifecycle

•DRM, DFSS or Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

•PMP Certified

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)

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about the Medtronic Benefits and Incentive Plans at:

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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.