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Program Manager

Grey Search + Strategy
New Brighton, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 26, 2024
Closing date
Dec 31, 2024

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Employment Status
Full Time

About the job

About the Company:

About our client

Our client is a key player in the medical device consulting and manufacturing industry at a time of great innovation and progress in our field. Partnering with some of the world’s most respected names in medical technology, they help develop and manufacture devices that save, sustain and transform lives. It’s important work, and not just anyone can do it. Every single person who works there plays an essential part. And we’re delighted you’re interested in joining their team.


About You:

Project Management and Team Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of new programs from concept through customer approval
  • Develop larger scale programs with higher complexity (i.e. - full medical devices, newer technologies, large-scale Bill of Material projects, etc.) through providing leadership and direction to cross-functional project teams consisting of both core team members and shared support resources
  • Foster the growth and development of core team to maximize team dynamics and relationships
  • Maintain highly organized programs through effectively and consistently communicating the status of critical project milestones and action items to appropriate internal and external stakeholders
  • Report updates to management that meet the following objectives monthly and at time of project closure (taking into account customer driven scope changes):
  • Completion of project on or before established target date
  • NRE within quoted budget
  • Part costs for all elements of project at or below quoted costs
  • Predictable manufacturing status
  • Anticipate and proactively mitigate challenges that may negatively impact development (short term) and/or production (long term) in the areas of cost, quality or delivery
  • Effectively collaborate with Business Continuity Managers on project activity and strategy
  • Continuously evaluate program resource needs to proactively support programs
  • Oversee design for manufacturability internally and with customers
  • Efficiently prioritize self-time and the time of project team members so as to maximize utilization
  • Effectively delegate project tasks and actions to core team members and shared support resources
  • Reinforce the successes of team members who perform well and provide timely constructive mentoring and coaching to those who are developing or make mistakes
  • Identify and capitalize on cost savings opportunities (NRE and/or part cost) throughout project
  • Provide Estimating staff with support and information in completing project related quotations as requested
  • Provide support to Purchasing and Supplier Quality for all procured materials, components and outsourced processes related to projects
  • Effectively work in a Project Engineering capacity as work load and resource needs dictate


Customer Focused Responsibilities:

  • Both independently and working closely with BCM’s, continuously understand and manage expectations so as to maintain customer satisfaction and Company’s business objectives throughout program life
  • Support customer interactions and meetings by defining and clarifying technical aspects of project
  • Effectively negotiate critical elements of programs to maximize Company’s short and long term best interests
  • Proactively seek customer intel on next generation and/or other new programs and provide feedback to Sales and business development leadership
  • Establish, build, and maintain positive and growth focused relationship with customers
  • Promptly identify and appropriately manage with customer, any cost/timing impacts driven by project scope changes
  • Ability to travel for customer visits



  • 4 Year Engineering Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plastics Engineering)
  • 7+ years of experience in contract manufacturing within related industry


Other Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Extensive experience with plastic tooling/processing, machining, secondary processes and assembly methods
  • Extensive experience in medical component/device manufacturing
  • Fundamental knowledge of mold construction and design
  • Extensive experience working directly with customers
  • Extensive experience in management of projects
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, MS Project, 3D CAD Systems (Creo, Solid Works) Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge and application of statistics and SPC
  • Comprehensive knowledge of blue print reading and GD&T
  • Strong technical knowledge, analytical expertise and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to ensure work is accurate and completed within a timely manner
  • Ability to resolve complex manufacturing problems independently
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with multiple changing priorities
  • Position requires you have the ability to work in a manufacturing environment

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