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Medtronic Program Manager-Contract Manufacturing Cost Optimization in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Program Manager-Contract Manufacturing Cost Optimization


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Dec 22, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

We look for leaders who have a clear vision of where we are going and how to get there, bold inclusive thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, business partners, and customers. You will be a core member of Medtronics Operational Excellence team with responsibility for meeting all elements of the OpEx plan for General Surgery Market Access Operations. You will lead the implementation and drive End to End performance improvements and achieving annual and strategic plan cost reductions savings targets in Contract Manufacturing while developing skills and capabilities to foster a culture of continuous improvement. You will focus on product improvement from both a cost and performance perspective, leading cross functional team, using OpEx methodologies to systematically analyze product portfolio. You will work with Sourcing personnel and Engineering to highlight opportunities, creating standard work around project ideation, scoping, planning and justifying investments.

A career at Medtronic is like no other. Were purposeful. Were committed. And were driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.

A Day in the Life

You will work closely with Contract Manufacturing leadership to ensure that continuous improvement, Lean and Six Sigma are deployed.

You will:

  • Develop, deploy and manage specific OpEx initiatives aligned with improvement strategy in Contract Manufacturing.

  • Form project teams typically using Value Analysis and Value Engineering [VAVE] methodologies, to optimize product cost drivers.

  • Assist senior leaders and champions in Contract Manufacturing leadership to select projects that align with business/functional goals and strategies.

  • Become skilled at leading end to end business process performance improvement; create a pipeline of cost reduction opportunities in Contract Manufacturing

  • Run large-scale improvement projects focused on deploying new processes and systems across the Contract Manufacturing organization.

  • Conduct OpEx training on specific tools in alignment with Corporate OpEx standards and guidelines.

  • Coach and mentor Supply Management Managers and Leaders to ensure their continued development in Lean and Six Sigma.

  • Ensure project tracking system and business results are maintained and results are communicated/ summarized monthly.

  • Manage the local Green Belt selection, mentoring, and certification process to build additional capability throughout the organization.

  • Deploy mechanisms for knowledge sharing and best practice transfer to replicate and accelerate improvement efforts.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • MBA, MS or other technical graduate degree preferred

  • Certified Green Belt required

  • Certified Black Belt preferred

  • Solid implementation experience in Lean with value stream transformation experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of business operations optimization experience, which includes 3+ years of demonstrated process improvement program success.

  • Solid performance as a project manager.

  • Strong analytical/statistical problem solving tools.

  • Ability to support multiple projects and balance priorities.

  • Broad business knowledge and ability to link customer needs with business processes.

  • Strong coaching, facilitation and organizational skills.

  • Excellent oral/written communication and platform skills.

  • An understanding of and proficiency in Change Management.

  • Advanced skills in MS Office and statistical software packages (Minitab etc.).

Working Conditions: Travel typically 20-50%, but varies based on initiatives ongoing.

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 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.