Quality Systems Director

Medtronic   •  

North Haven, CT

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 50 days ago

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

  • Provides oversight for the development and maintenance of quality programs, systems, processes and procedures that ensure compliance with policies and that the performance and quality of services conform to established internal and external standards and guidelines.
  • Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting policies, regulatory and/or governmental regulations, and internal regulations to assure compliance.
  • Works directly with operating entities to provide process analyses oversight on a continuing basis to enforce requirements and meet regulations.
  • Leads audit and inspection preparation, resolution of audit and inspection findings and liaises with auditing groups and inspectors through all stages of the audits.
  • Prepares reports and/or necessary documentation (ex Corrective and Preventative Actions) and provides to applicable stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Co-ordinates legal requests in support of government investigations or litigations.
  • Ensures the quality assurance programs and policies are maintained and modified regularly.
  • Facilitates uniform standards worldwide and enables best practice sharing, thereby fostering the achievement of company's mission globally.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONAL CAREER STREAM: 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

  • Bachelors degree required
  • 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
  • 1900025Q