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Director, Program Management Office (PMO)

 

Position Summary

The Director, Program Management Office is responsible for leadership and oversight of Corindus’ portfolio of technology and product development projects. Leadership responsibility spans all phases of medical device development from concept through commercialization. Works closely with a cross-functional leadership team to establish project-portfolio priorities, manage resource allocation, develop timelines and budgets, and drive execution to meet agreed upon timelines, cost and quality targets. Develops and implements frameworks and processes for project-portfolio management (PPM). Proactively leads continuous improvement initiatives to improve execution speed, communication, and organizational performance. Ensures that all components of development programs are accounted for and connected, and that the execution of each program is fully aligned with its scope and strategic intent. Responsible for functional management of the development organization’s program and project managers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive adoption of tools and best practices for efficient, rapid, and predictable program execution using contemporary tools and practices such as Agile and Lean Development
  • Serve as a thought partner to senior management and technical leads on program design and strategy
  • Oversee workflow across all tracks of product development work – anticipating gaps and identifying synergies and dependencies between programs and functions
  • Provide guidance on prioritization of tasks across programs to avoid or minimize the impact of resource conflicts
  • Improve and maintain a rigorous development process supporting design control requirements in compliance with QSR 820.1 (FDA Medical Device)
  • Navigate program teams through a disciplined stage gate process and other go/no-go decisions by executive leadership; ensure decisions are informed by a balanced and clearly articulated representation of relevant data
  • Identify and proactively manage development risks and issues that could impact program cost and schedules across the portfolio; ensure solutions are successfully implemented by removing technical and/or organizational roadblocks
  • Create and implement an ongoing portfolio performance measurement system; monitor performance to understand impact of program status on company financials and strategic objectives
  • Design and facilitate broad interventions to resolve difficult team or organizational performance issues
  • Cultivate a high-performing organization which fosters teamwork and collaboration; lead by example through authentic communication and a solution-oriented approach

Characteristics

  • A passion and strong instincts for connecting strategy to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to identify priorities and shift focus between the big picture and technical details of complex product development projects
  • Proactive problem solver and gifted multi-tasker with the ability to drive teams to success
  • A clear, direct communication style, with the capacity to read the room and adjust accordingly
  • Nimble, ability to quickly pivot, make sense of change, and point teams in the right direction
  • Presence and diplomacy that allow you to influence teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Desired Skills and Experience

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline required, M.S. preferred
  • 10+ years of program management experience in medical device product development – from concept development through commercialization and sustaining
  • Demonstrated understanding of FDA Quality System Regulation (21 CFR 820) and EU Medical Device Regulation
  • Proven record of accomplishment in the management of cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
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