Program Manager II - Medical Devices (878)
Finnesse Partners LLC - Minneapolis, MN

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We’ve been engaged by our client to recruit their Program Manager II . This medical device company is looking for a strong manager who can m anage and lead significant scaled (e.g. 10+ cross-functional representatives, $250K-$1M budget) new product development projects ensuring consistency with corporate strategy, company policies, and regulations. Ideal candidates will have a combined 5-7 years of multi-functional business and project management/people management experience . Candidates must have technical experience in development embedded software, customer electronic, customer mechanical systems and/or consumables, or verification.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead the planning and implementation of project
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with department management, senior management and stakeholders
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for acquisition of required personnel from within the company
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Manage project budget and project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans to achieve project output
  • Provide direction and support to project team and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Responsible for the project from development through market introduction
  • Participate in the performance management process by providing performance feedback on project team members to functional management
  • Work as a liaison between the project team, product development engineering, quality/regulatory functions, manufacturing, supply chain management and Senior Management
  • Represent the entire core team to the organization and report on project and team progress, recommendations and issue resolution at senior management meetings
  • Collaborate cross-functionally ensuring common focus and understanding of project goals
  • Clarify options and issue resolution recommendations to ensure effective senior management reviews and decision making
  • Participate in long term product line strategy development by engaging customers to understand unmet needs related to product lines within defined scope of responsibility
  • Pursue continuing education and training
Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree (i.e. Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical, Physics)
  • 5 years related, multi-functional business experience
  • 5 years direct work experience in project management capacity and/or people management
  • 5 years technical experience in one or more areas of development of embedded software, custom electronics, custom mechanical systems and/or consumables, or verification.
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • Proficient with project management software
  • Track record of successfully managing large scale projects
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to effectively translate ideas, concepts and information
  • Ability to work with different internal and external customers in a professional manner
  • Proven experience to work cross-functionally across an organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Working knowledge and experience with quality systems regulations and guidelines, ISO, cGMP , Medical Device Directive (MDD), Canadian Medical Device regulations, Japanese PAL and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Ability to travel both d omestically and internationally, moderate travel of 20%
Preferred:
  • Certification in project management or equivalent
  • Advance degree in business or technology
  • Medical device industry experience
  • Previous experience leading engineering/technical and/or new product development projects of significant scale.