Programm Manager (m/f/d) – full time / part time

As a Programm Manager at Tec4med you will be the catalyst for bringing to life cutting-edge engineering product development projects within the Tec4med product Portfolio. From shaping the initial concept to orchestrating a triumphant market launch, you will be at the forefront of managing diverse and intricate products. Dive into the realm of Software Systems, Data Services, and Information Technology development, taking charge of every aspect, including design, manufacturing, and seamless integration. Embrace the opportunity to lead and innovate, stepping into the spotlight even when steering sustaining projects. Your journey toward transformative excellence begins here!

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead New Product Development (NPD) cross-functional teams in the execution of NPD projects and programs from initiation through to transfer to mature product support.
  • Engage in lead discovery/scoping meetings with support from Product Marketing, Product Management & Business Development to qualify New Product Development projects and identify the scope of work, budget, and timelines – including internal and external team scheduling and coordination – and capture sufficient information to create a formal project plan.
  • Creation and active management of a comprehensive, accurate, and multi-stakeholder NPD project plan that aligns with NPD PMO standards, templates, and processes.
  • Lead schedule, budget and scope activities for NPD projects and programs constituting the strategic initiatives for the business Portfolio.
  • Use of consistent project management and product development methodologies to maintain accountability of all team members, project budgets, and timelines.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators and project health metrics and maintain these metrics on a project and portfolio basis.
  • Lead product requirements gathering sessions with key stakeholders and ensure core requirements are captured to meet product-specific objectives.
  • Identify major milestones and delivery dates, manage project scope, and track progress to detailed schedules including identifying critical paths, constraints, contingencies, and mitigations to achieve project objectives.
  • Manage and identify key resource needs across projects and across the product portfolio to ensure project deliverables can be delivered on time and budget with existing resources (or identify the need for additional resources or key business leader commitment to have resources needed when required).
  • Deliver regular reports on project and portfolio resource utilization, blockers, and insufficiency.
  • Quantify project deliverables and track progress, managing to prevent roadblocks rather than reacting to them.
  • Coordinate resources to ensure an established time-to-market target date is achieved.
  • Develop and maintain initial, monthly, and quarterly operating budgets for each project.
  • Develop and maintain initial, monthly, and quarterly project summaries, highlighting mitigation options for key issues and risks with team-proposed recovery plans.
  • Conduct post-project analysis to identify potential improvement in processes, ensure project goals were met, evaluate cost variances, analyze actual versus projected metrics, and determine the overall efficiency of the project.
  • Escalate threats to the project plan as required to functional management and senior leadership.
  • Present project updates in global recurring meetings, providing cost/benefit analysis summaries and forecasting models for project resources, budget vs. actual costs, key risks/issues and team Asks.
  • Integration into quality management, development against ISO:9001, GAMP 5, FDA guidelines standard and strong collaboration with Quality Manager Representative (QMR)
  • Responsible for timely communication of project status updates, with mitigations to any gaps.

What we expect:

  • Bachelor’s degree experience in an engineering, technical, or business field. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the development and commercialization of technical/engineering/industrial/wireless consumer products or strong industry know-how
  • Experience in managing projects (products and data services and data analytics) in FDA-regulated industry or comparable experience in other regulated environments
  • Experience in the medical device industry and compliance with internal Quality Systems.
  • Analytical & Management Skills: Capable of quantifying project deliverables into a clear and concise plan.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills to lead cellular, SaaS & IoT solutions, and custom logistic software applications projects.
  • Excellent communication skills; including interpersonal communication across all levels (team members, team leaders, and executive management) and ability to tailor communications to the objective, stakeholder, and project both in German and Englisch
  • Quality Systems: Understanding of the design control deliverables required of a highly regulated industry.
  • Strong decision-making, negotiating, and change management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in the implementation of regulatory requirements for medical device development such as FDA’s Design Controls and ISO:9001
  • Strong teamwork/collaboration and influencing skills at levels below, on par, and above status.
  • Experience in analyzing tradeoffs between product features, customer needs/requirements, manufacturability, and cost.
  • Experience with schedule, budget, cost, resource, and risk management tracking tools.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, including creating clear agendas and documenting meeting minutes.
  • Ability to make independent decisions (within established guidelines)
  • Strong working knowledge of commonly used project management software programs.

That awaits you:

  • Flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes, open corporate culture
  • Opportunity to work with an innovative international team
  • Possibility of hybrid working
  • Flexible working hours
  • A new office with all amenities
  • Free coffee, tea and other beverages
  • Regular, fun team events