PD Program Manager - Speed and Simplification

| Memphis, TN
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Careers that Change Lives
We're looking for bold, inclusive thinkers who create new ideas and will bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, business partners, and customers. The Product Development Program Manager - Continuous Improvement will have responsibility for key programs that simplify work, accelerate product development, and generate best-in-class outcomes from our product development teams. The position contributes to the entirety of Medtronic's mission and will enable CST to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life more quickly to more patients.

Collaboration with subject matter experts across PMO, Finance, R&D, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Regulatory and Clinical functions will be essential for the success of this position. This role will report to the Sr. Director of Product Development Process Excellence function within CST R&D.

The ideal candidate will have continuous improvement and change management expertise with experience in product development.

We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result - and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Lead improvement project workstreams within large improvement programs and or lead improvement programs with key functional partners.
  • Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the end systems or processes will solve the business problems
  • Actively lead the development and execution of project plans including schedules, resources, and anticipated benefits
  • Define project resources
  • Facilitate workshops as needed as well as working team operating mechanisms
  • Leverage a combination of Lean, DMAIC, and DRM practices to efficiently achieve project outcomes
  • Enable an environment of problem-solving and identify innovative solutions to address competing criteria and create win-win outcomes
  • Maintain oversight of all project risk and mitigation plans
  • Provide routine updates on continuous improvement culture and project progress
  • Manage tradeoff decisions and determine optimized outcomes for the enterprise
  • Plans and deploys change management plans as part of process improvement or transformation
  • Lead the implementation of changes to processes, systems, and practices
  • Conduct training as needed


Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of supporting business process improvement, Program/Project Management, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years experience

Nice to Have• Experience with product development and product lifecycle management• Green Belt Certification in a continuous improvement discipline such as Lean Sigma, Six Sigma, DFSS, or DRM• Experience working within finance operations shared services or BPO• Project management and organizational effectiveness skills• Ability to lead managers and subject matter experts across the organization through change• Ability to operate in a matrix organization and work effectively with stakeholders and peers across geographic and organizational boundaries• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills• Ability to influence
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)

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Jul 28, 2021
  • Travel: Yes, < 25 % of the Time
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