Project Manager


Minneapolis, MN, US

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  United States

The Project Manager is responsible for leading projects This role translate strategy into a detailed project scope, MS Project schedule, budget, and resource forecast.  In this position the Project Manager will lead cross-functional project teams, including members across the Coloplast organization and external partners, while ensuring the project is completed on-time, within budget, and in accordance with the project contract.


This role will support continuous improvement by identifying opportunities for improvement and that support predictable execution, cost-savings, and efficiencies.


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Lead projects across the Interventional Urology business including but are not limited to:
    • New product development projects
    • Sustaining projects
    • Transformation and process improvement projects
    • Other
  • In collaboration with the project team:
    • Build and optimize schedules in MS Project
    • Develop project budgets, review SOWs, POs, and invoices, and track actuals against forecasts/approved budgets
    • Develop resource forecasts for project work
    • Maintain project risk register to identify, mitigate, and communicate project risks, and escalate issues to stakeholders and leadership
  • Monitor project performance against project tolerances for schedule, budget, scope, and resources
  • Prepare and present project status for Interventional Urology or other management boards as appropriate.
  • Facilitate problem-solving and solution-oriented negotiation and alignment discussions; propose solutions to the relevant decision makers
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills with the ability to clearly articulate messages across all levels of the organization
  • Influence and develop trusting relationships with business leaders and cross-functional teams across multiple geographic locations
  • Conform with Coloplast Code of Conduct and all local Compliance Standards
  • Conform with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 20%


Knowledge, Skills, and Preferences

  • Project Scheduling Expertise
  • New Product Development design transfer and launch readiness experience
  • Experience employing standard project management tools and practices
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to manage cross-functional and remote teams
  • Ability to facilitate problem-solving and alignment
  • Formal PM education/training preferred
  • PM certification (PMP or other) preferred
  • Knowledge of product development within the medical device industry including quality requirements and regulatory requirements preferred
  • Previous project management experience in the medical device product development industry preferred
  • Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma / Process Improvement experience preferred: continuous improvement mindset
  • Change management preferred



Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis