Clinical Research Director

Medtronic   •  

Memphis, TN

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 50 days ago

A Day in the Life

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

  • Provides leadership for the conduct of clinical studies and for the regulatory affairs function as it applies to product approval.
  • Studies must be scientifically valid, meet all relevant regulatory requirements and be conducted within ethical guidelines.
  • The result of the clinical studies must be a fair assessment of the safety and efficacy of the tested product (s) and attainment of product approvals in a timely matter.
  • Develops and implements regulatory strategies to obtain timely product approvals form worldwide regulatory bodies.
  • Ensures regulatory submissions are accurately prepared and comply with regulatory approvals.
  • People working within region/country may also have the responsibilities that include:
  • Represents Medtronic from a clinical research respective within the country / region and collects feedback from local customers and authorities.
  • Builds and maintains a strong network and close relationship with the various internal and external parties.
  • Leads execution for both local and global studies, manages clinical research projects over all the Medtronic therapies across multiple businesses.


Management and supervisory professionals with one or more employees who are focused on tactical, operational and some strategic activities within a specified area. Levels within the management career stream typically have six or more direct reports. The majority of time is spent overseeing their area of responsibility, managing performance, developing talent, engagement and inclusion, communicating business and operational developments, planning, prioritizing and / or directing the responsibilities of direct reports. Goal achievement is typically accomplished through performance of direct and / or indirect reports. A key responsibility of roles in this career stream is managing people. which includes: accountability for mentoring, developing and coaching staff on meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives, providing leadership to staff ensuring the prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts and manage toward departmental goals.


Autonomy: Manages department (s) or small unit that includes multiple teams led by managers and / or supervisors.
Provides motivational leadership for the area managed.
Provides thought and technical leadership.
Performs work without appreciable direction.

Organizational Impact: Leads the development of the strategy for own department or business area, ensuring links to the company’s aims and objectives.
Management authority to make large business decisions and some strategic decisions.
Decisions impact the financial performance, employees, or public image of the operational unit and/or company.
Typically has budget or P&L accountability for a department, broad functional area or geography.

Innovation and Complexity: Drives innovation across the business area, encouraging best practice and knowledge sharing.
Significantly improves, changes or adapts own department or business area’s processes, systems, products or services.
Problems and issues faced are complex, difficult and undefined, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem.

Communication and Influence: Develops long term strategic relationships and alliances with key internal and external stakeholders.
Communicates and conducts briefings with senior or executive leadership regarding ongoing operations and strategic initiatives.
Influences across functions and businesses to negotiate and gain cooperation on operational issues and internal divergent objectives.

Leadership and Talent Management: Directs and leads a department, broad functional area or geography, including one or more teams led by managers and / or supervisors.
Determines supervisory relationships, and creates workforce and staffing plans to accomplish business results.
Authorizes hiring, firing, promotion and reward within own area

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

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

  • Bachelor's Degree