• Program Manager

    Location US-WI-Deerfield
    Experience (Years)
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Accountable for managing a single large project or multiple projects for a specific business unit, including sustaining engineering, new product development and OEM partnership implementations


    • Manages and coordinates the daily operational aspects of automated external defibrillator (AED) projects, from concept assessment through transfer to Manufacturing, Service, Quality, and Production
    • Effectively manage project Stakeholders: members of the senior leadership team.
    • Maintains good communication within the team, other groups involved in the project and management.
    • Creates and maintains all project plans (High-level project plan and the detailed project schedule)
    • Proactive - anticipates problems and forms plans before the project suffers. Identifies and mitigates risks of the assigned project - Identifying risks, creating risk mitigation plans and minimizing risk
    • Ensures that all the documents needed for a project are complete per an already established Product Development Procedure
    • Addresses all the issues that need immediate action and attention and keep management posted on the status
    • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems
    • Directs integration of technical activities and products
    • Provides leadership to program team, assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict
    • Prepares and presents project status reports to a range of audiences - Senior Executives to Management
    • Understand and apply lean and process improvement principles (i.e.: Lean Six Sigma)
    • Comply with company policies and procedures regarding Employee health, safety and conduct


    • Bachelor Degree in technical field (or equivalent combination of education/training and experience)
    • 5+ years of experience in Medical Product Development
    • 3+ years of project and/or personnel management
    • Successful track record in managing technical projects/programs
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to make complex ideas understandable by internal and external stakeholders
    • Demonstrated energy, drive, and edge
    • Proven ability to recruit, hire, train, motivate and manage professional team members
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