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Job: Senior Program Manager - Integrated Business Planning - RTG Neurovascular
Innovation, R&D, Operations, Production & Supply Chain, Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: August 11, 2020
Locations: USA (California)
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As the Senior Program Manager for Integrated Business Planning (IBP), you will be responsible for facilitating a culture, and processes that enable the execution of IBP within the Neurovascular Business Unit (BU); this requires acting as an influential change agent between the business, the functions, and the regions to proactively help to manage a global business to the benefit of our customers and financials. This is a newly created and highly visible role with the opportunity to impact the Neurovascular BU globally.

Use your effective communication skills to interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate and drive results.

Use your network building skills to build connections with other teams and divisions, coordinating cross-functional collaboration.

Use your skills to lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams. Drive effective coordination and focus of work toward goals, prioritizing and leading to success.

Bring your recommendations to stakeholders, senior management and their teams to positively impact the P&L.

A Day in the Life

Ensure an integrated view across business, functions and regions:
Align growth, innovation, cost and service level commitments
Align Financial goals: free cash flow, revenue growth, operating margin and AOP commitments
Develop mutually agreed upon performance metrics that reflect wholistic view for IBP performance
Align operating mechanisms – from strategic planning to AOP to Quarterly/Monthly/Weekly mechanisms to achieve all.
Determine goals and metrics specifically tailored to business segment (e.g. growth business versus manage-for-earnings)
Drive the implementation of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for Enabling Technologies, ensure improved rigor and co-ownership between the functions, business and regions
Benchmark key performance metrics with relevant competitors and identify new levers for efficiency and effectiveness
Implement IBP operating mechanisms to drive organizational alignment as well as informal communication channels between key stakeholders

Regional Communication

Support coordination and key stakeholder attendance of all monthly IBP cycle from Product Management Review (PMR) through Management Business Review (MBR)
Develop relationships with key regional and functional stakeholders
Serve as a liaison between the business, the regions, and the functions
Manage coordination, consolidation, and communication of cycle inputs and outputs
Executive Communication

Highlight via monthly cycle reports and subsequent analysis, the sales, financial and supply trends, including opportunities and risks impacting the business (forecasting, phase in phase out, new product launches, etc)
Ensure that issues, risks and opportunities are reviewed, communicated and escalated
Conduct periodic Global Business Unit IBP status reviews, presenting to executives an evaluation of the IBP process and metric performance to target
Drive

Lead execution of the business vital view via: Risk Mitigation, Free Cash Flow Optimization and Strategic Analytics aimed at ensuring healthy demand/supply, profitability/free cash flow, consistent business insights and execution against fiscal key performance metrics (inventory dollars, reduction in obsolescence, etc.)
Drive consensus between cross-functional groups and leaders
Facilitate safety stock strategy decisions and report inventory trends and opportunities
Ensure tracking and adherence of action items across all steps
Recommend

Recommend improvements to Global IBP process
Make recommendations around cycle engagement, training & development, and setting/reviewing annual objectives to support business outcomes
Qualifications
Preferred/Required:
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Finance, Engineering or related discipline required
Minimum of 7 years of applicable experience in global product or upstream marketing, operations, engineering, supply chain, project/process management, finance or sales operations, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

MBA or other advanced degree related to healthcare, life sciences or other technical field
Demonstrated financial and business acumen, understanding of P&L and balance sheet impacts
Prior experience in managing by influence across multiple teams/groups across an organization
Ability to collaborate across Senior Leader Matrix, have or develop a deep understanding of stakeholders and ability to develop and drive change management plans
Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues
Background in process improvements, product launches, production or demand planning
Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills.
International experience or experience working with sales organizations located globally
Strong negotiation & management by influence skills with the ability to drive results through a global matrix structure
Excellent Communication and presentation skills with prior experience presenting to all levels of the organization.
Ability for strategic decision making, to work under time pressure, and capacity to make good judgment on complex situations.
Must be challenged by a team-based environment which places high degree of emphasis on accountability (service levels, product launches, inventory management, etc.)

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