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Senior Project Manager


Minneapolis, US

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

Job Function Summary

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading complex, strategic projects.   This role will facilitate project strategy and translate strategy into a detailed project plan, budget, and resource forecast.  In this position the Senior 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 global Innovation Excellence by identifying opportunities for improvement and deploying process improvements that support predictable execution, cost-savings, and efficiencies.


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Lead complex projects across the Interventional Urology business including but are not limited to:
    • Strategic projects
    • 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
  • Provide coaching to project managers and project team members
  • 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
  • 8+ years of project management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 20%


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Lean Six Sigma / Process Improvement experience; continuous improvement mindset
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Demonstrated experience employing standard project management tools and practices
  • Organizational skills
  • Change management
  • Ability to coach and lead others
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams in multiple geographic locations
  • Collaboration and communication across all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of product development within the medical device industry including quality requirements and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to facilitate problem-solving skills and solution-oriented negotiation skills
  • Previous people management experience preferred
  • Previous project management experience in the medical device product development industry preferred
  • Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering 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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