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Clinical Research Director, Brain Modulation

Medical Affairs
19000B51 Requisition #
Careers That Change Lives

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.

Position Description

Provides overall strategic direction for all Medical Affairs activities in support of the introduction and market acceptance of Brain Modulation products, including overall global portfolio direction for the design and implementation of all clinical and post-approval studies, medical safety, and scientific communications activities. This position provides leadership, oversight and guidance to the Global Medical Affairs team across Brain Modulation and is responsible for developing a global high-performance organization through hiring, developing, and promoting key individuals to meet and exceed organizational needs.  Provides medical input to new product development process.

A Day in the Life

Establishes and communicates strategic objectives and operating plan for the Medical Affairs function across Brain Modulation, overseeing Clinical Sciences / Strategy, Scientific Communications / CER, ERP Management, Office of Medical Affairs and functional capabilities to ensure strong strategic execution.
Ensures Medical Affairs strategic plans are aligned with business divisional objectives to offer Healthcare Professionals with safe and effective products.
Partners closely with Brain Therapies Clinical Operations Leadership to ensure Brain Modulation Medical Affairs strategy is understood and that studies / trials are properly executed within strategic framework.  
Participates as a member of the Brain Modulation Leadership and Medical Safety teams to establish strategic plan and direction for the company. Informs the team through regular reporting the anticipated impact on products because of clinical activities and findings.
Maintain a deep understanding of the science behind our products.  
Develops competitive intelligence in our product space.  
Drives education and outreach for safe and effective use of our products.  
Develops, implements and oversees integrated evidence-based medical affairs strategic plans for relevant Medtronic organizations.  
Utilizes advanced subject matter expertise to provide medical and scientific input to various functions (General Management, Global Strategy & Portfolio Management, Business Development & Licensing, Research & Development, & Marketing) and organizational units to facilitate insightful decision-making and enable achievement of business objectives.  
Ensures effective objective value propositions are developed and articulated for Medtronic technologies to stakeholders (patients, health care providers, payers, government agencies, health technology assessment organizations, public) through appropriate channels.
Drives strategic planning execution concerning evidence dissemination of product portfolio.  
Oversees presentation and publication strategy of clinical trial data.
Provides medical input to the new product development process.
Directs all necessary human and capital resources to accomplish division strategic and operating plan.
Develops capital and expense budgets, tracks expenses and takes action to correct deviations from plan.
Provide direction and oversight to implement corporate compliance of third party policies and procedures in accordance with laws and regulations of this and other countries, securing professional legal counsel when necessary, as it relates to education programs and funding policies.
Ensures cross-functional alignment with respect to Brain Modulation’s relationship with and support of key surgical associations, societies, KOLs, healthcare professionals.
Support Medical Affairs advisory board meetings and activities across Medical Devices.
Hire, develop, and promote employees to create a high-performance organization.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements 

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with 7+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with 7+ years of managerial experience

Nice to Have

Medical degree or certification preferred
Medical experience preferred
Self-directed demonstrating high degree of initiative
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong communication, presentation, and technical skills
Ability to communicate complex information in a clear, concise manner.
Good interpersonal skills to relate well with various business contacts.
Operate within budgetary limits.
Able to make sound business decisions.
Competencies: Integrity and trust, drive for results, building effective teams, action oriented, business acumen, interpersonal savvy, dealing with ambiguity, managing diversity
Other Skills: Excellent strategic ability, creative thinker. Good interpersonal skills and understanding of surgical procedures and clinical needs

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. Let’s 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.
This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

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