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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.
The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.
This position is accountable for the Contract Manufacturers & OEM Product Portfolio Quality, Service and Cost Performance. It is responsible for managing the run the business & strategic initiatives with Contract Manufacturing & OEM Suppliers Operations from New Product Development to Transfer & Implementation & throughout the complete product lifecycle.

This responsibility encompasses delivering outstanding customer and stakeholder service, solving and preventing quality and manufacturing line supply disruptions, driving capacity planning and SIOP Process thru Contract Manufacturers and OEM’s MOR Standard Work with high level of technical rigor and quality standards, implementing continuous improvement programs and maintaining strong relationships with the entire Operations Organization and other functional stakeholders.  Stakeholders include Supplier Quality Engineering, Quality, Product Quality Experience, Regulatory, Program Managers, Operations Leadership Teams, Supply Chain, and the Global CRHF Supply Management Team.

The Sr. Engineering Operations Program Manager will collaborate with the CVG CM OEM Supply Management Leaders to develop and drive the strategy of the CRHF CM/OEM Supply Management Value Stream Organization in alignment with the Global CVG Supply Management Function.

A Day in the Life:

• Manage & drive Run the Business activities (Weekly Supply Calls, MORs, SIOPs, Issue Resolution Calls, etc.) with Contract Manufacturing Operations Sites from New Product Development to Mfg. Implementation to Achieve Quality, Delivery and Cost Performance Expectations throughout the entire product lifecycle.
• Design transfer from R&D/Core Teams into Manufacturing.
• Provide manufacturing/operations input to design teams for the development of essential design outputs.
• Conducting MRR-Manufacturing Readiness Reviews with the contract manufacturer.
• Bridging phase in/phase out requirements with Marketing and Contract Manufacturing, i.e. equipment, capacity, and material.
• Managing & monitor production impact due to end of life parts.
• Plan and manage capital and expenses related to introducing and sustaining products in manufacturing. 
• Conduct capacity planning with contract manufacturers.
• Drive PRAs which are required to release product.
• Provide manufacturing/operations direction for implementation of sourcing & distribution strategies.
• Project management and overseeing internal support functions and the CMs to ensure an un-interrupted supply of quality product.
• Manage the overall activities to validate/qualify, manufacturing processes, equipment, and capital tooling.
• Coordinate the establishment of key metrics at the CM (Quality, Delivery & Cost).
• Identify and coordinate process improvement projects (Lean) that have measurable impact on manufacturing quality, cost, and operational efficiency.
• Coordinate Design for Manufacturability Reviews with CM and development teams.  Develop manufacturing project schedules with CM’s.
• Responsible for key DHF deliverables for manufacturing that comply to lean design controls.
• All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.
• Ensure compliance with relevant quality regulations including, Quality System Regulation (QSR 21 CFR 820), ISO 13485, Canadian Medical Device Regulation (CMDR) and EU Medical Device Directive (EU MDD 93/42 EEC), Quality Business System and Key Corporate Policies.  As well as compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
• Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.
• All other duties as assigned.
• Travel requirement: 10-20%

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

  • Responsible for planning, initiating, monitoring, tracking and/or prioritizing engineering team's product development programs or projects and facilitating successful, on-time and within budget execution.
  • Sets clear direction and management that aligns with defined practices and policies.
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage the design and construction of engineering projects to ensure delivery of a product or computer-based system through the design process, and into a finished state for external customers.
  • Directs day to day activities for multiple work-stream teams through managing project plans, resourcing, status reporting, resolving issues, identifying project risks and accountability for deliverables across multiple functional organizations.
  • Establishes meaningful metrics.
  • Responsible for project performance, risk management, administration, financial management, budgeting, capital planning, forecasting and issue resolution.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Nice to Have:
10+ years medical device manufacturing experience or contract manufacturing management
Experience with project and cost center budgets
Virtual and matrix management
Global Collaboration and Engagement experience
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt 
Excellent x-functional leadership, cross-geography & interpersonal skills
High customer focus and understanding of customer needs.
Solid Financials Skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of employees.
Technically competent and able to provide clear direction to engineers and technicians.

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 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)

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