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Senior Program Manager - CVG Supplier Quality

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In this exciting role as a Senior Program Manager in the CVG Supplier Quality Group you will have responsibility to oversee and manage the operational aspects of one or more large programs, or long-term projects. The role will require you to serve as a liaison between project teams and resolve issues by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional managers. You will have responsibility for review status of projects and budgets; management of schedules and preparation of status reports. Job responsibilities will focus on tactical needs for complex, on-going programs and accomplish results through matrixed teams. Collaboration with cross-functional resources to establish program objectives, timelines, and milestones will be key. 

The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all 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. 

A Day in the Life

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

• Functional Leader to build cross functional project planning and deliverables definition for projects. Lead Supplier and Purchasing Controls project management activities / continuous improvement projects (e.g. project planning, tracking, risk management and communications with project core team leaders ) and collaborate with team members representing the functions of Sourcing, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Finance, Quality and Regulatory as necessary.
• Develop effective project goals, work breakdown structures, responsibility matrices of the Supplier and Purchasing Control projects and schedules and interacts with project team members to drive completion of project objectives.
• Identify costs and resource requirements for each program.
• Manage changing priorities on projects through effective schedule management. Keep Core Team Leader, Project Review Committee, key Sponsors and Stakeholders abreast of organizational capacity constraints and portfolio risks.
• Operate as a role model by striving for continuous improvement and being an agent of change.
• Maintain best practices for developing and implementing Supply Management processes.
• Maintain current knowledge to ensure compliance to the FDA Quality System Regulations, European Requirements, and other regulatory requirements.
• Mentor & train employees related to systems, change control and the documentation for Supplier and Purchasing Controls Management.
• Review the initial drafts of strategy documentation prior to review with Stakeholders.
• May coordinate with enterprise cross functional project teams.
Ensure Quality of all program and project outcomes, deliverables and products.
o Comply with all Corporate policies, Standards, Procedures and Processes.
o Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
Liaison: Frequent interaction with internal or external contacts at various organizational.

• Travel will be approximately 10-15%.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years (or Master’s and 5+ years) of experience in quality, engineering, operations, or medical devices plus 5+ years of progressive leadership experience in functional area. 

Nice to Have 
  • 3+ years of sourcing/supplier quality experience
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking, project planning and project management.
  • Strong communication, organizational, presentation and leadership skills are desirable. Good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.  
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
  • Successful track record of leading projects through implementation
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite and database and project management software.
  • Must be professional, dedicated, and detail-oriented. Other key qualifications include knowledge of and experience with domestic / International submissions; design controls systems and/or regulatory compliance or regulatory operations.
  • Requires the ability to negotiate and manage competing priorities across multiple functional areas.
  • Experience with FDA requirements, ISO 13485 and Medical Device Directive or other regulatory requirements is an advantage.
  • Experience with personal computer office software
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.

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