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IT Director, Manufacturing (Machine Implantables Capital & Disposables Plant Network) is first and foremost responsible for the day-to-day IT activities for the plant network operations.  Next you will become a partner for the 29 sites in the manufacturing operations functions within the plant network to identify, assess and recommend technologies in partnership with IT BRM’s to optimize business performance and leverage solutions across the plant network.  This role is technology focused and  IT business partner to VPs of Operations.  You will work with members of the IT management group, plant leaders, department heads, managed services, and outside vendors to implement, manage and support the technical needs of the plant network and develop a consistent and standard approach aligned with corporate wide IT strategy and corresponding budget.   The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader able to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders across the company.  This role is technology focused and  IT business partner to VPs of Operations.

The IT Director will also be responsible for prioritizing, managing, delivering, and reporting on the progress of key and critical IT initiatives. The IT Director responsible to deliver on all critical initiatives – focused on security, software upgrades and optimization, while keeping the plant network infrastructure of all systems healthy, reliable and stable. The ideal leader has a strong team mentality and ability to lead large diverse global teams.

Manufacturing network IT leaders typically have 4-6 direct reports and between 100-150 team members including managed services and consulting partners.  Location is anywhere in the US but need to be willing to travel.



•            Build strong relationships across the organization, particularly with Plant Management, IT business partners, regional stakeholders and functional leaders, to gain buy-in, commitment and funding for corporate and information technology initiatives.

•            Accountable for IT system performance and stability at all manufacturing sites in the network.

•            Strong systems implementation and systems architecture background.

•            Expert-level analytical and Information Technology skills

•            Strategic thinker focused on improving operations

•            Serve as a vital partner to the overall plant network and functions.

•            Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using an innovative and creative problem-solving approach.

•            Partner with the three other global plant networks across Medtronic

•            Direct the plant network goals for IT including network infrastructure, software implementation, development & enhancements, database management, storage and disaster recovery, security and privacy, and technical support.

•            Implement and sustain global initiatives, aligning organizational goals with global IT goals vision.

•            Manage plant IT teams across multiple functions and disciplines

•            Collaborate with other IT leaders in defining service delivery strategy and roadmap planning

•            Manage a multi-site environment covering the globe. Manage, report, and use key metrics and SLA's to develop positive end-user relationships and to drive end-user satisfaction.

•            Manage escalations of incidents through the different support tiers as well as other technical operations groups.

•            Prepare cost analysis, fiscal year planning, and budget plans and proposals. Deliver high-value services and steward Medtronic financial resources.

•            Hire, lead, develop and empower highly engaged and globally distributed teams of IT professionals, support personnel, and leaders.

•            Lead and direct efforts for large scale initiatives & programs. Plan, direct, and coordinate the efforts of IT staff towards the accomplishment of local & corporate initiates and strategies.

•            Stay informed about strategic and emerging technologies. Adopting and implementing new technologies/services where it can deliver meaningful value to Medtronic Operations.

•            Maintain current knowledge of technology developments and trends and implements changes as appropriate.

•            Manage relationships with technology vendors, solution providers, consultants, and outsourcing firms.

•            Develop an IT department culture consistent with the corporate culture that attracts and retains high talent individuals.





•         Bachelors degree required

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



•           Minimum 8 years of experience in Information Technology, ideally in a medical device / life science manufacturing environment.

•            Strong people management & leadership skills. Proven managerial skills of large and small diverse teams and experience with developing long-term goals for the Global Manufacturing Plant IT teams.

•            Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.

•            Strong background and process expertise in supply chain, manufacturing operations and shop floor control

•            Ability to clearly articulate ideas in user-friendly language to non-technical staff and end-users.

•            Strategic and out of the box thinker

•            Ability to influence and motivate others which could span multiple organizational boundaries.

•            Ability to implement and sustain organizational initiatives, aligning organizational goals with global IT goals and vision.

•            Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.

•            Deep knowledge of current technology capabilities and trends across applications, utilities, network operations and plant engineering infrastructure

•            Demonstrated ability to develop and apply information-driven analytic approaches to solve critical business questions in a practical manner with tangible results

•            Leadership experience in manufacturing digital strategy deployment and use of automation in world class production facilities

•            Passionate about technology with the pragmatism necessary to solve business problems and deliver value.

•            Proven success in working globally in a matrix organization across teams and cultures.

•            Proven ability to execute high-profile projects and to provide thought leadership to the organization.

•            Influential leadership experience with the ability to partner, energize, and inspire.

•            Strong business acumen and track record of improving financial business performance.

•            Excellent vendor/partner management experience dealing with large, complex, global contracts and support structures.

•            Demonstrated experience in at least one formal quality system (6 Sigma, LEAN, etc.) is strongly desired.

•            Knowledgeable about design for manufacturability (DFM), flexible manufacturing, and lean manufacturing

•            Knowledgeable about ERP, MES systems, LIMS Systems, Calibration, and Quality Systems and reporting & analytics.

•            Good working knowledge of IT infrastructure and industrial infrastructure (OT).

•            Proven track record of developing, managing to and reporting on SLAs.

•            Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.

•            Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English

•            Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally and have experience leading remote teams across multiple time zones.

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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