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Careers that Change Lives

In this exciting role as a Senior Graphic Design Supervisor you will have the responsibility for working closely with the department manager in the day to day operation of the Technical Communication department. In this position, you will specifically focus on mentoring direct reports in the creation and modification of graphical elements, as well as layout work for technical literature intended for patients and clinicians, supporting the team to successfully achieve Medtronic Diabetes project development milestones. You will supervise and interact daily with a team of graphic designers within the department to support their growth and development as well as assist in breaking down barriers to success. The position also includes the management of outsourced suppliers in the field of graphic design.



Transforming diabetes care together, for greater freedom and better health.

Our strategy is to become a holistic diabetes management company focused on making a real difference in outcomes and cost. We want to transform healthcare toward value-based models by driving both product and business model innovation with the goal of elevating patient experience, improving clinical outcomes and lowering the total cost of care for our customers.

We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.


Visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com  to see an overview of the products in our Diabetes


A Day in the Life

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

  • Conceives, designs, lays out, and coordinates editorial illustrations and creative artwork.
  • Develops interpretive themes that convey ideas and information.
  • Creates graphic presentations that communicate mood, emphasis, insight, viewpoint, and similar visual impressions.
  • Provides guidance on graphic technology.
  • Works closely with internal company contacts to understand requirements and create cost efficient graphic designs through available mediums.
  • May provide computer graphic services for web artwork.
  • May also have responsibility or input on reproduction and printing processes through in-house resources or outside vendors.

People Leadership:

  • You will supervise a team of graphic designers, including in-house and outsourced team members
  • You will supervise daily operations of the graphic design team and actively assign work as well as provide direction to subordinates
  • You will create a productive work environment for staff
  • You will assist in recruiting, selecting, and onboarding new hires
  • You will assist in developing employees and performing annual performance & development evaluations
  • You will provide ongoing performance feedback

Design Development and Management:

  • You will supervise the design and layout work for technical documentation
  • You will review and implement innovations in the design workflow that strive to reduce cost, rework and time to market.
  • You will work with multiple internal teams to understand requirements, determine milestones and set graphics priorities on a project
  • You will collaborate with internal team leaders to align graphics work within the technical literature and packaging design workflow
  • You will develop an automated production flow for graphics scheduling and project assignments
  • You will ensure that project milestones are completed on time

Quality Management:

  • You will help create a repository of documentation detailing production activities for the team.
  • You will ensure the quality of graphics and document layout produced and ensure development processes are followed as they relate to technical communications
  • You will ensure that materials developed adhere to legal / regulatory / quality requirements
  • You will ensure that materials developed adhere to Medtronic Master brand and corporate identity

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years of experience in communications, labeling, technical writing and graphic design or an Advanced degree with minimum of  1 years’ experience in communications, labeling, technical writing and graphic design.


Nice to Have

  • 4+ years’ graphic design experience in a regulated environment, specifically medical device or medical industry 
  • Experience managing/monitoring graphical content within a component content management system
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Experience using project management and tracking software, such as Workfront, PlanView, Smartsheet and/or Microsoft Project.
  • Knowledge of Medtronic and its products
  • Experience working with translation agencies
  • Experience with management of outsourced suppliers
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others across departments / disciplines to implement solutions
  • Strong project management skills, including organizational, multiple projects, shifting priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, to communicate internally and externally, and across various levels of the organization
  • Shares and exchanges relevant information to reach solutions, and gaining cooperation of other parties
  • Proven ability to work independently and motivated to perform at a high-level with little supervision
  • Excellent ability to plan, schedule, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams and liaising across functional business units
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Medical device industry experience

    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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