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Medtronic Senior PD Project Management Specialist in Littleton, Massachusetts

Senior PD Project Management Specialist


Littleton, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

Jun 07, 2021

Senior PD Project Management Specialist

Careers that Change Lives

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Sr. PD Project Management Specialist reports into a PMO within the Product Development org. The Specialist enables execution of cross-functional product development projects by partnering with team members in project planning, execution, and monitoring. Leads and supports PMO oversight of various projects including implementing product compliance improvements, executing projects related to released product to assist with reducing product costs and improving customer satisfaction as well as engaging in new product development initiatives.

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.

Day in the life:

The Sr. Project Management Specialist is responsible for supporting the overall PMO and processes as well as individually leading execution of projects for the maintenance of cutting edge products used in the medical field. Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Leads and supports cross functional teams to execute small to medium scale projects focused on ongoing lifecycle management of products.

Responsible for project planning and execution to ensure timely completion of tasks, in compliance to the Product Development Process and overall Quality Management System.

Interfaces with all functional areas affected by the project including Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, and as needed end users, distributors, and suppliers.

Manages and reports on project status and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports (written and verbal) for PMO, Site Leadership and Executive Management updates.

Communicates and engages with stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the project in alignment with all stakeholder needs and expectations.

Monitors the effectiveness and performance of the project and project team and facilitates the development of contingency plans and proposes corrective actions as required.

Recommends and executes on selected PMO process improvements under guidance of PMO team to ensure continued maturing of the site PM capabilities.

Drives PMO resource planning and alignment processes including maintenance of the sites resource planning database, PDWare, to gather, analyze and report out the project resource demand and capacity data.

Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.

Travel requirement: Minimal (5%-10%)

Must Have: Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree

  • 4+ years of experience with Bachelors Degree OR 2+ years of experience with an Advanced Degree

Nice to Have

Understanding and demonstrated capabilities for application of Project Management principles, concepts, practices and standards

Verbal and written presentation and communication skills

Knowledge of MS Project and MS Office

Knowledge of relevant industry standards: ISO13485, EN14971, EN62340, EN60601

Ability to operate and be effective in a matrix organizational structure

Must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects and manage priorities accordingly.

Experience in development and sustaining of medical devices/capital equipment

Experience with project resource management tools (e.g. PDWARE)

Quality System experience in a regulated industry (e.g. medical devices, pharmaceuticals)

CAPM, PMP or equivalent Project Management Certification.

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

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.