Program/Project Analyst


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

4 days ago

**Careers That Change Lives**

In this exciting role as a Program/Project Analyst you will have responsibility for to lead, direct and organize the planning, and execution of high-tech, new product development project teams from concept to commercialization in the medical device arena. This role will be responsible for achieving successful implementation of projects and managing all activities required to define, design, develop and deliver new Patient Monitoring products, systems, sensors, software, algorithms to Medtronic customers. Reporting to the RD Director of Nellcor, Invos and Temperature and accountable to Program Governance of Patient Monitoring for overall program execution and ensuring team commitments (project contract) are met and communicated in a timely manner.


The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

PATIENT MONITORING AND RECOVERY focuses on improving outcomes associated with respiratory compromise, deep vein thrombosis, nutritional insufficiency, and healthcare associated infections.

**A Day in the Life of a Principle Program/Project Analyst**

Lead and support project teams comprised of a broad range of diverse cross-functional members, potentially including numerous outside vendors and spanning multiple geographic locations. Contribute to a high-performing, highly motivated, collaborative team environment of trust, empowerment, accountability and recognition.

Manage projects that can range in scope from low-complexity to growth breakthrough or platform scale development opportunities managed domestically and/or internationally. Project types may include pre-concept/early development projects and post-commercialization product related projects.

+ Maintain a sense of urgency, facilitate problem solving sessions and meetings to address obstacles, and hold team members accountable to program commitments.

+ Manage team design control deliverable creation and manage alignment within the design history file to ensure high quality solutions are delivered to our customers.

+ Own, manage, and track all project deliverables and interdependencies ensuring task completion by all cross-functional team members.

+ Manage all detailed scope, schedule, budget, risk management and trade-off data, and accompanying tools to help Program Management maintain project status and value proposition alignment.

+ Exhibit strong project leadership skills including, but not limited to, critical path definition, optimization, monitoring, and management to ensure the most efficient time-to-market metrics are obtained. Identify and track business critical performance indicators that tie to development site and business strategies.

+ Identify key stakeholders, understand their expectations, and maintain appropriate tools to execute effective communication plans throughout the life of the project. Maintain clear forms of project communication that can be used throughout various levels of the organization, ranging from individual project contributors to senior leadership.

+ Exhibit strong technical expertise in world-class product development processes including, but not limited to, traditional PMI standard project management techniques within a regulated medical device design control environment. Provide advice and mentorship to project team members and less-experienced project managers.

+ Lead low- to high-complexity projects or sub-projects within the overall plan as required

+ Ability to identify, implement, and provide mentorship on low to high complexity process improvement opportunities that increase team efficiency. Lead process improvement teams, facilitate Kaizens, capture benefits, effectively communicate results to stakeholders, and provide coaching to other continuous improvement project leaders.

+ Perform additional duties as assigned.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

Requires a Baccalaureate degree (or for degrees earned outside of the United States, a degree which satisfies the requirements of 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(h)( 4)(iii)(A) and minimum 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree.

**To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.**

**Nice to Have**

+ Must possess managerial courage; must be confident managing risks and making decisions that will likely have a large impact on strategic organizational objectives. Works independently; self-directed and highly self-aware.

+ Able to establish trust and credibility throughout senior leadership; demonstrates unwavering integrity and fierce accountability.

+ Effectively lead teams comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds; including but not limited to instrument and disposable RD, Software, Hardware, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Clinical and Marketing. Project management experience with international teams and external engineering service providers.

+ Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and non-verbal; expert active listening skills with a keen awareness for various messaging styles; and polished ability to tailor delivery to a broad range of audiences

+ Exceptional influencing and interpersonal skills, negotiating; managing change; goal setting; planning and organizing teamwork; ability to address difficult situations; conflict resolution; resource constraint and problem solving. Strong written communication skills

+ Technically savvy; must be able to discuss, understand and make decisions regarding a wide array of engineering disciplines and complex technical/logistical issues.

+ Expert-level skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management. Successfully managed multiple projects from conception through commercialization, most desirably in the medical device industry. Ability to interact effectively with customers and Marketing to ensure that project scope and requirements are clearly defined and executable.

+ Experience managing complex medical technology development programs. Exposure to systems engineering, concept engineering, hardware and software development, validation and systems integration.

+ Master’s degree in Engineering and/or scientific discipline

+ PMP Certification, Lean Leader/Six Sigma Certification

**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)

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.

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