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Medtronic Senior Engineering Program Manager in Boulder, Colorado

Senior Engineering Program Manager


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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4 days ago

Senior Engineering Program Manager

Careers that Change Lives

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

Contribute to human welfare by the application of engineering to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We are seeking Sr Engineering Program Manager for the MiCD Systems Engineering Sustaining Engineering team. This role will provide leadership and direction for the management, identification, implementation, and prioritization of contract manufacturing sustaining engineering projects. Our projects improve quality, service, cost and ensure lifecycle management (End of Life) for products in the MiCD contract manufacturing organization.

We are looking for leaders with a demonstrable track record of consistently delivering results in a matrixed organization where collaborating with a variety of individuals, teams and skillsets was crucial to their success.

What does it take to be a leader at Medtronic? We look for inspiring and inclusive leaders who partner with others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.


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.

Day in the life:

This position will report directly to the Director of Systems Engineering for Contract Manufacturing.

You will establish and maintain strong cross functional collaboration with Sustaining, RD, Contract Manufacturers, Supply Chain, Sourcing, OpEx and corporate initiatives and leadership. Ensuring projects are on time, on budget and support the sustaining needed to maintain our advanced product portfolio.

Lead the proactive Lifecycle Management (EOL, LTBs, etc) for MiCD contract manufactured products, ensuring that our patients can still obtain the life saving devices we provide in accordance with sales plans.

Lead, coordinate and prioritize multi-functional sustaining initiatives with many stakeholders within the MiCD manufacturing network and the multiple OUs we operate in.

Secure budget and monitor project deliverables, ensuring on time and on budget execution for sustaining CM projects

Mitigate delivery, quality and cost issues, ensuring appropriate escalation and project initiation and execution.

Interface with business and operations leadership to evaluate projects and secure resources

Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers, internal partners and vendors to ensure timely delivery and project execution.

Coordinates and prioritizes supplier change requests

Product sustaining engineering responsibility and ownership of multiple released products in the MiCD CM network

Manages feasibility studies of change requests to determine if technically and financially viable.

Other duties as assigned

Must Have: Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and 7+ years of experience

  • An Advanced Degree and 5+ years of experience

Nice to Have

Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering

Masters degree in Biomedical or Mechanical engineering

Proficient in structured problem solving techniques Kepner-Tregoe, DMAIC A3, Triz, 8D, etc

Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a medical device manufacturing operations environment with hardware systems, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

6 sigma / Lean Black Belt training or certification

Experienced leader in the Medtronic Operating System (MOS/COS)

5+ years leading large multi-disciplined engineering teams directly in a manufacturing environment

10+ years executing project management in med device industry

Demonstrated business acumen and successful experience managing all aspects of programs, including communicating with stakeholders and directing matrixed teams and resources

Excellent communicator and ability to articulate project plans, proposals, proformas and perform negotiations at the senior management level

Advanced skills in MS tools (Word, Excel, Teams, Project), Agile PLM

Experience leading component engineering component qualifications

Prior experience with obsolesce management

Capability to translate customer/business needs into project priorities

Excellent project management and milestone management capabilities

5+ years working with medical device hardware systems and devices

Demonstrated experience resolving line downs, driving cost savings and improving quality

Project transfer experience between internal and external sites

Experienced building high performing teams that execute their deliverables

Ability and desire to mentor, coach and train other engineer team members associates

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. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.