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Senior Program Manager, Engineering - Medical Device

Company: Avanos
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 1468

Job Title: Senior Program Manager, Engineering - Medical Device

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:

  • Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
  • Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
  • Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

    At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

    Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit

    The role

    You will be a member of the R&D Project Management Office team that supports the design and development of innovative medical devices. The Senior Project Manager will play a key role in the development of novel, drug-free electromechanical systems for pain management by leading large cross-functional team. Key responsibilities are to manage schedules / financials, to ensure project complies with stage-gate and quality systems guidelines, and to ensure that stakeholder / user needs are met.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Hands-on project management of new product development projects from requirements definition through commercialization, identifying schedules, scopes, budget estimations, and project implementation plans, including risk mitigation
    • Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various functional departments including marketing, quality, clinical, regulatory, design, human factors, packaging, process development, procurement, etc.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate client stakeholders, effectively communicating with all levels of the organization, providing frequent contact on project status and changes
    • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that project team adheres to project requirements
    • Monitor and assign resources appropriately to streamline project efficiency and maximize deliverable outputs
    • Report project outcomes and/or risks to the appropriate management channels as needed-escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans

      Your qualifications


      • BS or advanced degree in engineering such as Electrical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering or other related technical discipline with 10+ years of industry experience including 5+ years in project management of related electromechanical devices; regulated medical device experience highly preferred.
      • Experience leading large-platform projects, spanning multiple years, specifically focused on New Product Development, and working with both external and internal customers.
      • Experience successfully leading and commercializing projects in a stage-gate design control system.
      • Experience with new product requirements through Voice of Customer, assessing value of new product opportunities and communicating to leadership.
      • Strong and broad skills using the tools and technique of project management (WBS, risk register, issues log, budget forecasting, etc.).
      • Ability to lead large cross-functional teams and drive execution and accountability to ensure on time delivery of key project milestones.
      • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in electromechanical product development, working in cross-functional teams, and managing external vendors.
      • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization.
      • Must be adept at planning, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and organizing teamwork.
      • Ability to travel up to 25% at times, potentially some international


        • Familiarity with tools and techniques used for systems engineering, concept engineering, and quality systems strongly desired.
        • Prior product development experience in pain management strongly desired.
        • PMP and/or Six Sigma Certification strongly desired.

          Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

          Join us at Avanos

          Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

          Make your career count

          Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees - through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary - our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

          free onsite gym - onsite cafeteria - 401(k) + 6% match - immediate vesting - benefits on day 1 - uncapped sales commissions - HQ region voted 'best place to live' by USA Today

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