Program Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 9/22/2020

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JobID: 379345

Johnson Service Group is looking for a Program Manager in the Minneapolis area.

The Program Manager will be mainly responsible for managing and coordinating design and development of novel medical devices.


  • Manages and coordinates design and development of complex and novel Class II & Class III mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices such as active implants and peripherals, surgical devices and external devices.
  • Generates and maintains detailed project plans, task lists and project risk registers that enable the team to execute activities based on well-defined prioritization.
  • Coordinates activities across different functional groups to ensure successful completion of program goals and milestones.
  • Tracks program health in terms of schedule, budget, and technical risks and issues. Prepares and presents comprehensive project status reports to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively anticipates program risks and issues, and carefully formulates and implements risk mitigations and corrective/preventive actions
  • Creates and maintains Design History file per internal company procedures, FDA Design Control (21 CFR 820) and ISO 13485 requirements
  • Supports project team in establishing and maintaining product requirements and test plans
  • Contributes to development, quality and risk management activities, and acts as backup to engineers and technical staff on assigned programs as required
  • Serves as the principal contact with external customers. Coordinates and directs customer meetings and visits, and day-to-day customer communication.
  • Manages internal resources to meet program goals and milestones. Works with internal management to ensure appropriate resources have been assigned.
  • Assists business development team with definition of program scope, timeline, and budget to support preparation of proposals, quotations, and change orders for customers
  • Other duties as assigned.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


  • BS in a relevant engineering or science discipline with at least 5 years of experience within the medical device industry. Experience with neuromodulation devices, Implantable Pulse Generators (IPG’s) and/or implantable lead assemblies preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead medical device development projects from early stage design through verification/validation, and transfer to production
  • Must possess strong understanding and working knowledge of ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR820 based Quality Systems and Design Control
  • Must be able to interpret technical drawings, product requirements, design specifications and relevant technical documents
  • Ability to condense and communicate complex technical ideas, project status and risks to internal and external stakeholders
  • Must have proficiency in MS Project and other MS Office software
  • Willingness to travel, if required


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