Senior Engineering Program Manager

at Medtronic in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Senior Engineering Program Manager


Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Post Date:

Oct 01, 2021

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This position represents Operations on new product introduction project core teams as a Senior Engineering Program Manager acting in the role of CTOR (Core Team Operations Representative) and provide leadership to an extended project team comprised of individuals from Manufacturing Operations (software and hardware), Supply Chain Planning, Category Management, Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, and other functions as needed to drive successful development and commercialization of new products. This position is responsible for the overall operations aspects including value stream selection, planning, execution and successful implementation of activities in the sustaining / RPM portion of the business. The Program Manager has the responsibility to ensure that the voice of operations is properly captured, and all team commitments and project metrics are met and communicated in a timely manner.

Note: The following are meant to be representative but not necessarily all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities for this position title.

A Day in the Life

As a Senior Engineering Program Manager, you will own:

+ Responsibility for all Operations activities and deliverables in product development planning and execution.

+ Overall value stream development and process responsibility from technology through market release (ID2MR / Velocity / RPM release processes).

+ Represent Operations and manufacturing priorities at the Core Team level ensuring key operations elements are part of the program plan and executed.

+ Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and communicating Operations plans to include Operations trade-offs to appropriate Stakeholders on Sustaining / RPM related programs.

+ Lead the manufacturing and supply chain schedule risk burn down. This includes accountability in supplier selection, contract agreements, costing structure, and order fulfillment for on time delivery for programs.

+ Proactively start and lead initiatives that shape the organization driving better outcomes.

+ Subject Matter Expert on program management and driving operating costs for programs to meet PL targets.

+ Drive operations launch strategy for complex program and leads other program managers.

+ Coach and lead other program managers and operation team members on operations playbooks.

+ Define and meet operations objectives for Sustaining programs:COGS (Labor, Burden, Material, Scrap), Cycle Time, Capacity, First Run Yield, Cum Yield, Process Ppk, etc

+ Lead cross functional Operations Teams including Design, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Planning, Category Management, Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, through the product development process to ensure successful completion of projects and business goals.

+ Provides tactical and / or operational leadership and coaching. Receives assignments in task and objective oriented terms.

+ Establishes operational plans and implements policies and strategies. Decisions impact program schedules, customer satisfaction levels, or allocation of time, material resources, expenditures and funds.

+ Responsible for developing, communicating, and documenting project strategies and plans including operations budget and detailed schedule creation and maintenance

+ Champion and document the Voice of Operations in the business.

+ Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained.

+ Ensure Operations aspects of Quality System Compliance, Design History File, and Regulatory Submissions documentation

+ Ensure alignment between operations and other stakeholders in the business

+ Champion manufacturing strategy and sourcing strategy for program

+ Lead decision making for facility locations, make-buy decisions, business continuity.

+ Ensure Design for Reliability and Manufacturing (DRM) is consistently and rigorously applied

+ Facilitate launch build planning, capacity planning and execution and Commercialization Readiness activities

+ Indirect People Management Development

+ Actively coach and mentor extended operations team

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

+ Experience in new product OR new process development including launch (RD optional)

+ Project Management: Extensive experience leading a complex project/program including financial accountability including strong preference for PMP certification

+ Product/Process technical expertise including Qualifications (i.e. Validation including IQ, OQ, PQ activities; CPAP or related)

+ Manufacturing Engineering experience

+ Demonstratable Leadership Experience through influence in matrixed organization and ability to work well in a team environment including cross-culture

+ Outstanding communication Skills (Verbal, Written, and Presentation Skills)across multiple levels to peers and leadership

+ Demonstratable Experience investing in coaching and developing team members and partnering with functional managers to continuously improve the capabilities of our organization from one program to the next.

+ Demonstratable Track record in creative problem solving

+ Consistently challenges the status quo and influences improvements at the scale of the organization.

+ Empowerment/Accountability: consistently demonstrate extreme ownership of project deliverables and strategy.

+ Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset – Mindset of ownership of the business. Proactively identify business critical gaps and shape solutions. Drives proactive vision in how we do business and drive strategic improvements in our process at the scale of the organization.

+ Experience with Design for Manufacturability/DRM/DFSS or similar methodology

+ Experience or extensive knowledge of at least 3 related disciplines (with knowledge of all) such as: 1. Product software and hardware development2. Supply chain planning/capacity planning for launch 3. Sourcing including component qualification 4. Quality engineering including new product 5. Manufacturing supervisor/manage

6. Managing Product design projects

+ Experience in medical device

+ Business acumen and understanding of operations costing (LBM, OPC, Inventory deferrals, capital project management, etc.)

+ Ability to strongly advocate for and represent Operations to a cross functional team related to project and business needs.

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. Lets 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 comm

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Posted On: Oct 03, 2021

Updated On: Nov 17, 2021