Senior Project Manager @ Coloplast

Senior Project Manager

Job Description

DATE: March 2018

JOB TITLE: Senior Project Manager

DEPARTMENT: Surgical Urology - PMO

REPORTS TO: Head of Project Management FLSA: Exempt

Job Function Summary:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for establishing and leading world class functional project teams, including members across the Coloplast organization and vendors and partners for a large range of project types. This position will develop detailed project plans to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner and the project is delivered on schedule and in alignment with the Coloplast quality system.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Lead projects from a large range of areas within the organization which include but are not limited to:

  • New product development

  • Product extensions

  • Cost saving projects

  • Process improvement projects

  • Process validation projects

  • Quality and regulatory projects

  • Other

  • Ensure project progress according to project plan, scope and budget - challenge the time line and resource allocation in order to secure timely deliverables.

  • Lead large development projects through all stages of product development

  • Manage and communicate with stakeholders – ensure that the project is aligned with business goals.

  • Assist in translating business requirements into product/therapy requirements.

  • Identify/negotiate resources and needs for project teams, form development project team at project initiation

  • Identify, mitigate and communicate project risks, and escalate issues to stakeholders and management in a timely fashion.

  • Deal with new initiatives and tasks, major deviations and changed conditions; propose solutions to the relevant decision makers

  • Prepare and present project status for UCC mgmt or other management boards as appropriate including project review meetings

  • Ensure effective design transfer to the line organization

  • Supervise and coach project members

  • Resolve project team conflicts, resource needs and requests

  • Monitor team performance

  • Contribute to building Global R&D project management capabilities

  • Conforms with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy

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  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or related field.

  • Preferred: MBA or MS in engineering discipline or advanced coursework in product development

  • 5+ years of overall related experience

  • Previous management experience in medical device industry preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple cross-functional projects

  • Demonstrate strong leadership, team skills, and communication skills and work within multiple levels of the organization.

  • Strong understanding of project and product risk management.

  • Knowledge across the whole process of developing products from the concept phase through development, regulatory approval, production and launch.

  • Business understanding and knowledge within the entire product lifecycle

  • In depth knowledge within the medical device industry including quality requirements and regulatory requirements

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experienced presenter in corporate context

  • Ability to influence all levels of management

  • Strong knowledge of emerging R&D and technology

  • Ability to improve situations with proactive problem solving skills and solution oriented negotiation skills

  • Experience in leading teams with highly skilled employees

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple cross-functional projects

  • Ability to train, teach and lead others

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Project management as per

  • Understanding of Lean project management culture

  • PMP Certification is a plus

  • Constant improvement mindset

  • Excellent overview and analytical capabilities

  • Excellent communicator across organizational levels, functions, and companies

Further information and contact:

I'm reaching out to you as I need to hire a senior project or program manager for a large range of project types at Coloplast. This position is not yet posted and will not be until early March so please do not contact Coloplast directly until it is posted.

The person would report to me. If you know if anyone who may be a good fit for this position please have them forward their resume to me at my personal email address below.

Best regards

Dave Coulter

Head of Project Management


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