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Strategy & Bus Development
200005YX Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

Position can be based onsite in Northridge, CA or in Minneapolis, MN.

In this exciting position you will build innovative approaches and transform the Diabetes business – e.g., identify new markets and disruptive models. You will work collaboratively across business units and functional groups (i.e., Product Marketing, R&D, Finance, Market Research, and Legal) to understand the market and competitive landscapes, conduct war game scenarios, and develop strategies and plans in order to win in the marketplace. You will provide strategic direction across the Diabetes Group product/commercial portfolio, partner on strategic planning and portfolio management, and identify global growth opportunities. You will also collaborate and support business development, including mergers & acquisitions, joint partnerships, and minority investments. Given the nature of this work, the position will have a high degree of visibility in the organization – senior management, BU leaders, and key geographies.

We value what makes you unique. Join us, and bring the power of your unique point of view to our culture of collaboration and innovation. Be part of a company that supports a global diverse workforce: https://bit.ly/2IYmePG

A Day in the Life

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

Transformational Insights
•Map out innovations and future steps needed to continue the growth trajectory based on a deep understanding of the market, customer, and strategic objectives.  Identify, analyze and present new businesses opportunities, ranging from new technologies to commercial strategies, inline the group’s long-range strategy
•Lead the process of evaluating marketing analytics, emerging trends, international dynamics,and competitive landscape to provide opportunities that will open up whitespace opportunities, increase customer satisfaction/retention, and expand the core business 
•Provide data analysis from internal and external sources to establish business strategies and develop business cases 

Competitive Intelligence and Market Dynamics  
•Influence strategy and decisions using competitive intelligence as a competitive advantage.  Conduct market/opportunity assessments to build compelling value propositions, keypoints of difference vs. competition, and competitive response modeling/wargame
•Prioritize market/customer needs and translate them into new business opportunities and solutions for the organization     
•Collaborate on business analytics/market models for Medtronic Diabetes to serve more patients globally.  Work closely with management, finance, marketing, etc. to form cross-functional teams,build the analytical capabilities, and evangelize these data-based insights across the organization
•Present opportunities and recommendations to senior management as a basis for strategic decision making (i.e., financial metrics, competitive threats,research insights, and strategic business planning).  Facilitate buy vs. build vs. partner decisions to expand the portfolio, enter white space opportunities, and leverage technologies across Medtronic  

Cross-Functional Team Participation & Leadership
•Lead cross-functional teams to optimize the Diabetes Group’s strategy and executional plans around the business, market, and customer needs 
•Generate business plans, strategic requirements, and supporting financial models to align all functional groups behind a common vision and strategic imperative
•Work with global partners to understand unique customer/business needs, and ensure the strategy is aligned with the competitive/market opportunities based on quantitative and qualitative analyses

Customer Interaction – Internal and External Stakeholders
•Cultivate relationships and obtain ongoing feedback from customers to support the strategic analysis, market opportunities, and business recommendations 
•Apply creativity and ingenuity to find unique solutions to complex problems
•Energetic,self-starter who thrives in ambiguous situations and drives to results

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years of work experience in finance, strategy, management consulting, equity research and/or investment banking (5+ years with Advanced degree) 

Nice to Have
• Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering field  

• Knowledge of medical device industry practices, techniques, and standards

• Previous work experience from management consulting firm

• Familiarity with business development, marketing, and product planning / new product development

• Works and champions ideas at the regional and global level

• Strategic thinking and influence – Play a leadership role in strategic thinking and formulate impactful strategies that will drive market penetration and share. This position relies on a high degree of influence management skills with product marketing, global marketing organization, managed markets, field sales management, and other global constituents

• Analytical prowess/ problem-solving ability – Ability to analyze data from multiple sources, integrate this information and formulate impactful strategic and tactical plans to drive the business

• Adaptive/responsive – Adapt and respond quickly to changing and new information. Takes the initiative with a can-do attitude, driving results in complicated environments, and effectively operating and delivering with minimal direction

• Communication skills – Demonstrate an ability to disseminate information in a concise and clear way. Proven ability to work effectively across a global matrix organization, including scoping and leading projects with cross-business unit teams

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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