The Senior Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing multiple projects in R&D. This senior level position is responsible for planning and driving each fast paced project to its successful conclusion by ensuring that its scope is well defined, and resource estimates and project schedules are specified and appropriate to the project. Organizes and leads interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the program on schedule, within budget constraints, and with high quality.
- Leads and/or manages several programs in R&D.
Plans projects, directs and coordinates the efforts of program managers, associate program managers, engineers and non-technical project team members.
Generate and maintain development schedules.
Contributes to the development of product requirements, business plans, and system requirements, through expertise in medical device development.
Interacts with senior management in R&D, Clinical/Regulatory Affairs, Customer Care, Marketing, Operations, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain to ensure successful product development and introductions. Will escalate and enlist their support when needed and set and manage expectations.
Works with senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives. Makes final decisions on administrative and/or operational matters and ensures project is meeting objectives.
Drives to keep resources on task and on schedule, manage change, understand technical issues and ensure that they get prioritized, highlighted, addressed and resolved in a timely manner.
Identifies and manages technical and schedule dependencies across various teams and ensure that they are understood, planned for and executed against, appropriately.
Provides regular updates to all Stakeholders, Management and Partners on project status and progress being made.
Advocates for repeatable processes. To that end influences continual improvement on how to run projects, and develop products.
Manages the overall risk of the project.
Works with functional managers in development of existing staff and hiring additional well-qualified personnel.
Maintains currency of, and adhere to applicable GMP and ISO 9001 processes and procedures. Abide by state and federal employment laws.
- Undergraduate degree in a technical field.
15+ years of experience in product development.
8+ years of experience in engineering management and/or technical lead.
Excellent leadership skill and experience leading high-performance teams.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Outstanding track record driving products to shipment on time, within budget and in high quality.
- Advanced degree in Business, or technical fields. MS/MBA degree is equivalent of two (2) years experience and PhD is equivalent of five (5) years experience.
Strategic thinking, ability to discover new business opportunities.
5+ years of experience in medical device development.
2+ years of technical lead experience in medical device development.
Understanding of software development methodologies.
Experience working with global distributed teams.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in our workplace.
Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume to email@example.com. PLEASE REFERENCE requisition #R1361JM in the subject line.