Program Manager

Program Manager role in a fast growing medical devices company based in Waterford. Reporting to the Head of Programs, the overall purpose of this role is
  • The Program Manager manages all phases of programs from inception through completion, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for the pricing, schedule and technical performance of programs or subsystems of major programs.
Key Responsibilities and End Results: (Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following):
  • Coordinates cross-functional project/program teams from design to delivery of fully developed Healthcare products that are ready for customer use
  • Provide technical support in executing the project plan to meet the customer requirements
  • Monitors performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions
  • Coordinates the design, build and validation of mold tooling, assembly line and products’ supply Chain
  • Develops Production ramps
  • Provides timely and accurate information and status updates to functional leaders
  • Develops of flowcharts, GANNT charts and other project report mechanisms as needed
  • Works closely with the Finance function to ensure budget adherence and cost recovery
  • Investigates facts and may assist with the development of solutions to problems during the design and planning phases.
  • Coordinates program continuous quality improvement and cost reduction efforts and teams by assisting with the development of the Quarterly Business Review process.
  • Works with Global Business Unit Team to improve all customer satisfaction measurements including NPS score.
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes. • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.
The ideal candidate will have
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/life science or related discipline required. Masters degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum five (5) years work-related experience in project management or related discipline (or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience).
  • Demonstrated experience in project management on an international scale preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent preferred. Some minimum travel requirements.
  • Practical experience in Lean continuous improvement techniques.
Along with
  • Exceptional organisational, leadership and communication skills.
  • Customer focussed, motivated, enthusiastic, self-directed & results driven leader.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, and MS Project.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution and problem solving.
  • Ability to lead a team comprised of different functional subject matter experts and work in a team environment.