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Medtronic Distinguished Engineer (Cardiac Implantables TDC)- Hybrid, Mounds View, MN in Mounds View, Minnesota

Careers that Change Lives

The Distinguished Engineer is responsible for and the owner of the CRM Project, Program and Portfolio Business Governance in the PMO Operational Excellence team in the Cardiac Implantables Technology Development Center (CI TDC). This role is a key leadership role within the CI TDC PMO organization at Medtronic. PMO supports four businesses within the CRM OU, including Cardiac Pacing Therapies (CPT), Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Services (CDS), Defibrillation Solutions (DS), and Patient Care Systems (PCS). R&T, Research Feasibility Studies, and Advanced Development explore solutions that cross the boundaries between these groups to optimize outcomes for patients and deliver precise and predictable therapies.

The scope of the position includes maintaining, improving, and transforming our processes and systems to enable predictably robust and outcome-based portfolio performance – from vision to strategy to execution. The distinguished engineer will have a significant impact across multiple portfolios, operating segments, and developing organizations. The position contributes to the entirety of Medtronic’s mission and will enable the CI TDC to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life more quickly to more patients. Collaboration with senior and peer leaders across PMO, Finance, R&D, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, post-market, and Clinical functions will be essential for the success of this position.

Using an entrepreneurial and systems mindset, this individual will work closely with cross-functional, business, and portfolio leaders to identify potential outcome-based process gaps and unmet needs. They will explore solutions and identify critical technical and business risks that must be addressed to realize the solution. They will then create project plans, assemble, and organize project teams, define milestones, and lead teams to achieve the desired results.

This individual will be responsible for analyzing and measuring the effectiveness of the existing business governance process and developing sustainable, repeatable, and quantifiable business governance process improvements within the CI TDC.

This is a pivotal role within the CI TDC PMO with visibility and technical influence at the highest levels of Medtronic and across the company. This individual will serve as the principal spokesperson for the CRM business governance process. We are looking for a seasoned, inspiring, strategic-minded individual with extensive medical device expertise and a track record of hands-on development experience, as well as business acumen. The job requires excellent communication skills to define and sell an opportunity, enable fruitful collaboration across a multidisciplinary team, and lead a team to define and achieve critical goals.

This position is based in Mounds View, MN and requires 3 days on-site per week.

A Day in the Life

Strategic Leadership:

  • Point of contact and owner for CRM business governance process, fosters a sense of urgency and champions change that pushes for continuous improvement.

  • Drive key architectural thinking and process design, resulting in efficiency improvements, sustained quality, and a robust outcome-based process.

  • Lead the development and maintain a detailed roadmap for strategic change initiatives, ensuring initiatives are-well planned, prioritized, and executed effectively.

  • Proactively identifies gaps and develops plans to mitigate any potential risk and take advantage of identified opportunities with long range impact on durable results.

Change Leadership:

  • Develops plans for initiatives, based on the PD Operational Excellence strategic roadmap, designed to adopt leading practices and institute improvements across CRM.

Influential leadership:

  • Uses influence, negotiation, and persuasion to achieve objectives and desired outcome benefiting the business.

  • Enable a culture of knowledge sharing, onboarding and guide development teams on the execution of best practices for CRM business governance processes.

  • Complex decision making requiring broad-based consideration of prioritization and trade-offs.

  • Actively participate in monthly PRC meetings to ensure program teams receive adequate support and to provide feedback as needed through established mechanisms.

  • Maintains close partnership and alignment with established Design Controls process and team.

  • Partnering with Business, Portfolio Leaders and the Digital Eco System Team to develop, implement, and govern program management processes, tools, templates, and metrics.

Mindset, Communication, and Collaboration:

  • Continuous learner who adapts quickly and positively to change and is a skilled change agent.

  • High Emotional / Social Intelligence and soft-skills.An active listener, a strong and clear communicator, and a confident presenter.

  • Cogent, concise written communication.

  • Advocate and communicate the strategic vision of PD Operational Excellence team within CI TDC PMO.

  • Develop and implement communication plans to promote a culture and mindset of operational and business excellence.

  • Provide business governance process guidance and expertise to Medtronic’s leadership team.

  • Establish and promote cross-functional and cross-operating unit collaboration.

  • Maximize share knowledge across the organization, acting as a center of excellence.

  • Mentor and support program leaders and peers throughout the organization

Must Have: Minimum Requirements: To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant product development experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 13 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • Masters or PhD degree in engineering or similar field, with an MBA as a plus.

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in medical products & platforms from initial conception to full production & implementation. Possesses in-depth knowledge of the product development process in the medical industry.

  • Experience with software program and platforms program execution.

  • Green and/or Black Belt (Six Sigma) certified.

  • Relevant experience in Program Management, Effective Communication, Change Leadership, Engineering Competencies, Problem Solving, Continuous Improvement, Customer Service mindset, and Stakeholder Management.Experience in independently managing and prioritizing design approaches to multiple projects (e.g. consultancy) or complex systems (e.g. medical systems); experience with timelines, prioritization, and budgeting.

  • Experience with large scale strategic thinking and implementation.

  • Workflow agility and clear communication to meet fluid project priorities and requirements and tight timelines.

  • Strong background in complex selling situations, and ability to cultivate and maintain executive relationships.

  • Strong cross-organizational collaboration skills; ability to operate effectively in a matrixed environment.

  • Growth mindset: Strategic (Forward) thinker one that brings ideas to the table that enhance customer performance; ability to grasp vision and objectives of program and build game plan and execute.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and have sound judgment.

  • Attention to detail, quick learner, have a positive attitude, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Works with limited supervision.

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)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create.  We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here (https://www3.benefitsolver.com/benefits/BenefitSolverView?page_name=signon&co_num=30601&co_affid=medtronic) .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan.  Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) here .

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc. 

Base pay is based on numerous factors and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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