Program Manager in Louisville, CO

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Medtronic   •  

Louisville, CO 80027

Industry: Healthcare

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

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Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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.


This position represents Operations on new product introduction project core teams as a CTOR (Core Team Operations Representative) and provide leadership to an extended project team comprised of individuals from Manufacturing Operations, 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 development and introduction of new products. The Program Manager has the responsibility to ensure that the voice of operations is properly captured, and all team commitments and project contract metrics are met and communicated in a timely manner.

Day in the life:

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.

Lead the manufacturing and supply chain schedule risk burn down

Define and meet operations objectives: Labor, Burden, Material, Cycle Time, Capacity, First Run Yield, Cum Yield, Process Ppk, etc…

Manages one or more developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans and delivery methodologies

Lead cross functional 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 development 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.

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

Coordinate Development builds

Ensure alignment between operations and core team

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

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

  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Manages the development and implementation process of a company's products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products.
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience


Nice to Have:

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

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

Manufacturing Engineering experience

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

Experience or extensive knowledge such as:

Product development

Supply chain planning/capacity planning for launch

Sourcing including component qualification

Quality engineering including new product

Manufacturing supervisor/manager

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

Experience in medical device or highly regulated industry

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


Valid Through: 2019-11-9