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The Director, Ops PDP Engineering, ET/CSF/ENT, has responsibility for the leadership and managerial controls for new product introduction teams supporting Enabling Technologies (ET), Cerebal Spinal Fluid (CSF), and Ear, Nose Throat (ENT) businesses. This individual will lead the CTOR’s and Advanced Manufacturing technologies organization and drive accountability, ownership and execution of the ID2MR Product Development process and deliverables, raising expectations on the application of DRM, COS and by developing value streams and technologies that anticipate and respond quickly to the needs of the business. 

Develop and deploy strategy that aligns with the Brain & Specialty Business Objectives and Operation’s strategies and initiatives. Ensure that new products are delivered on time and meet functional and operational goals including Quality, Manufacturability, Performance, Cost and Flawless Launch. Key partners and stakeholders include R&D, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing and other RTG functions as required. 

This role may include managing a geographically dispersed team across our RTG Brain and Specialty sites, including our shared Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo operations locations. Travel may be as much as 50%.  

About Restorative Therapies Group (RTG):
The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum. We integrate technologies and apply clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures, and deliver successful patient outcomes. 

A Day in the Life  
Engage, drive collaboration, ownership and accountability and execute to performance metrics as part of the Brain & Specialty Operations Leadership team.
Support the vision and leadership to mature the Brain & Specialty CTOR’s and Advanced Manufacturing technologies teams in the ID2MR transformation. 
Drive  improved process development capabilities to support new product development and product launches.  Where necessary establish robust pilot line capabilities. 
Partner with the Design for Reliability and Manufacturability organization to ensure that Product Development teams prioritize highest quality, right cost, and shortest lead times to deliver optimized value streams 
Develop and integrate consistent and superior manufacturing development processes based on DRM and COS principles from concept feasibility through all the phases of the commercialization process.
Drive a culture/environment of operational excellence and continuous improvement.  
Manage and develop talent effectively by defining clear expectations and motivating for high performance. Practice and model the development, coaching and mentoring for employees. 
Assume Financial stewardship of the organization. Budget and manage operating expenses and enforce accost controls and financial discipline.
Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained by ensuring compliance within the department.
Engage, drive strategy and execute to performance metrics as part of the Brain & Specialty Operations Leadership team.
Manage department financials, projects, physical resources and personnel. 
Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained by ensuring compliance within the department.
Ensure departmental compliance as well as appropriate departmental resources are available to effectively maintain the quality system (people, facilities, tools, and training).
All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.
Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the company's design and development of new medical device products or software systems.
May develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.
Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.
Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.
Directs the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.
Manages feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.
Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.
Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Must Have: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Scientific Discipline and minimum of 10 years of experience with 7+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree in Engineering or Scientific Discipline with a minimum of 8 years of experience with 7+ years of managerial experience.
Experience in process development and/or operations roles (supply chain/manufacturing) with a minimum of 5 years in the medical device industry. 
Experience leading technical teams of engineers

Nice to Have:
Masters or secondary education preferred.
Multi-company experience preferred.
Knowledge of Brain & Specialty business systems, products, manufacturing and test processes, and general medical device marketplace.
Strong business and financial acumen 
Professional demonstration and aptitude for coordinating large number of simultaneous priorities, projects, complex problems, and strategic initiatives.
Willingness and ability to institute change and inter/intra-organizational influence skills. 
Professional experience in adjacent engineering roles such as Research and Development, Marketing and Manufacturing.
Demonstrated experience with project management tools, and desired PMP certification.
Professional experience in internal and external medical device components and subassemblies.
Complex project, department and personnel management experience. Track Record of strong technical and people leadership skills
Track record of delivering results with a passion to win
Ability to craft and deploy strategy for Product Development and Manufacturing improvement that aligns with Medtronic strategic objectives
Green Belt level understanding and application of Lean Sigma
Understanding and application of Lean methods and tools within a product development program and within operations
Ability to lead, energize and influence change efforts at all levels of a complex organization
Demonstrate initiative and results oriented
Ability to translate broad functional initiatives into specific objectives and action plans
Ability to influence, lead and coordinate a cross functional team
Accountability for results to be achieved through influence
Ability to work independently
Medical device experience (Class I, II or III)

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.

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.

Travel up to 50%

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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