Senior Project Manager

Date: Dec 4, 2021

Location: Fridley – Minnesota, US, 55421

Company: Heraeus

Senior Project Manager
Location Fridley – Minnesota
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


Together we improve lives. At Heraeus Medical Components, we leverage our breadth of expertise in material science, leading-edge technologies, and supply chain excellence to build sustainable and successful partnerships with medical device OEMs. As a result, the quality of the work we do is felt and trusted by our partners and the patients who rely on them for life-saving and life-changing medical devices. 


We are relentless in our pursuit of doing things better because we know that today’s best is simply tomorrow’s building block for what’s next. As a global company headquartered in the medical device hub of Minnesota, with 10 locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, two Collaboration Hubs dedicated to R&D, and 2,000 employees worldwide, we are committed to the growth of our teams and our organization. To help drive this growth, our company is backed by a Global Fortune 500 holding corporation that has been around for more than 200 years, with a history of providing open spaces for open minds.  


Our vision is to improve 100 million lives each year. To accomplish our vision, we have built a culture of curiosity that thrives on challenge, continuous learning, and the opportunity for our people to advance and develop. Good ideas are celebrated here, so join us as we act boldly, think openly, work thoughtfully, and with our partners, improve patient lives worldwide.


The primary responsibility of this position is to lead cross-functional development teams to complete all tasks necessary to effectively plan, execute, control, and complete projects. The Senior Project Manager must build strong teams, prioritize activities, manage risks and communicate appropriately to stakeholders in order to meet project objectives.


This position will be located at our Collaboration Hub in Fridley, Minnesota.


Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional leadership and customers to create an aligned overall project plan and schedule for complex projects (e.g. contract manufacturing of assemblies or part families, contract design, original device design, 510k, CI, and/or site improvement/expansion projects)
  • Manage and direct project activities needed to achieve project objectives, with a strong understanding of resources, skills, and timing necessary to meet competing project schedules
  • Anticipate, assess, and mitigate project risks and provide visibility to cross-functional leadership and customers clearly and concisely
  • Complete resource planning/reporting for business segments to achieve project deliverables
  • Develop and improve project management tools, systems, and processes alongside project managers and cross-functional teams
  • Conduct project portfolio scenario analysis as needed to inform tradeoffs
  • Partner with Finance and Portfolio Management to develop business cases and ROI for projects and capital expenditures
  • Establish strong ownership of all project reporting/communication and governance requirements, internally and externally, at peer and executive levels (e.g. project status, resource planning, KPIs)
  • Establish strong ownership of the full project life cycle, driving successful results through leadership from initiation to deployment of the project
  • Effectively communicate complex information with varying levels of collaborators, including customers and stakeholders


What is Required for this Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree helpful
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience required
  • Expert level knowledge and application of project management tools, processes, and best practices using multiple project management methodologies
  • An established history of building strong teams and cross-functional relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse group of project stakeholders including customers, executives, peers, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Proven competence in completing projects according to established scope, budget, and timelines
  • Extensive experience guiding teams in risk assessment and mitigation activities
  • Strong knowledge and application of finance fundamentals as related to projects
  • Expert level background in conflict resolution
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis