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Director, Program Management

Location: San Jose, CA


Director, Program Management

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
Job ID
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Posted Date
3 weeks ago(10/9/2020 1:53 PM)


Responsible for managing the design, development and implementation of medical products in the fields of cardiac resuscitation, therapeutic hypothermia, or others as determined by divisional leadership.  To champion project management tools and techniques across the organization.


  • Program leader for medical device product development teams.
  • Develop project plans and execute according to them as it pertains to product performance, schedule, risk, and costs.
  • Responsible for the entire product life cycle including requirements definition, design, development, release/launch and on-going maintenance (sustaining engineering).
  • Establish a high performance culture with ongoing excellence.
  • Develop and champion project management tools and techniques for appropriate use across the organization.
  • Creative and innovative thinking to resolve issues and overcome obstacles, using sound judgment and structured methods to effectively analyze options, risks and implications.
  • Effectively and appropriately communicate with all levels in the organization including individual contributors, cross functional peers, divisional management, and executive management, as well as with external stakeholders such as customers, partners, and vendors.
  • Work closely and effectively with interfacing engineering disciplines (e.g. mechanical, electrical, software and systems engineering) in executing business plan objectives.
  • Work closely and effectively with cross-functional groups (e.g. Manufacturing, Quality, Clinical and Regulatory) in executing business plan objectives.
  • Provide employee feedback to team members and to functional supervisors in pursuit of optimal team execution.
  • Ensure compliance with design controls, the quality system, and standards on new and existing products.
  • Participate in strategic planning of new product development, product improvements, and enhancements.


Skill Requirements:

  • Strong technical and interpersonal management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Education / Training / Experience Requirements:

  • BS Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Ten years of medical device development experience.
  • Knowledge and experience developing procedures and products in QS Regulation and ISO 13485 compliant Quality Systems.
  • Clear and consistent demonstration of successful team leadership

Additional Requirements and Work Environment:

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Works on assignments that may be complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making recommendations based on optimal outcomes.


Computer Skills:

Basic computer skills are required.


Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed


Supervisory Responsibilities:

May manage other employees, such as subordinate Project Managers.  In such situation, this role carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The duties may require working in a Controlled Environment Room (CER).


This position may require travel of approximately 10% to 20%.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here 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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit.