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Program Associate Director

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $130,000 - $175,000 base USD / Year
  • Salary: $130,000 - $175,000 base

Website Zimmer Biomet

At Zimmer Biomet, we believe in pushing the boundaries of innovation and driving our mission forward. As a global medical technology leader for nearly 100 years, a patient’s mobility is enhanced by a Zimmer Biomet product or technology every 8 seconds.

As a Zimmer Biomet team member, you will share in our commitment to providing mobility and renewed life to people around the world. To support our talent team, we focus on development opportunities, robust employee resource groups (ERGs), a flexible working environment, location specific competitive total rewards, wellness incentives and a culture of recognition and performance awards. We are committed to creating an environment where every team member feels included, respected, empowered, and recognized.

What You Can Expect

The Program Associate Director will oversee lifecycle management business processes to enable the business group to efficiently execute activities related to continuous product lifecycle management of its global portfolio. This includes optimizing the lifecycle management business processes, supporting and facilitating central coordination of product lifecycle activities and sharing best practices across the business group. This position will work closely with Upstream & Downstream marketing groups and cross-functional business partners to coordinate and execute lifecycle strategies

How You’ll Create Impact

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and might not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Serve as the process expert by improving business processes related to the product lifecycle, product management owned data fields, and product retirement
  • Support facilitation of the IBP process for the business group as required
  • Maintain relationships with key functional areas – Research, Business Development, Finance, Clinical, Commercial, Legal and Regulatory.
  • Analyze the data related to the portfolio as owned by the business group to allow strategic business decisions and action product lifecycle processes.
  • Lead multiple projects as needed for product retirement execution

Your Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, project management or other related field
  • Masters degree strongly preferred
  • 7 to 10 years of applicable work experience, including project or product management; required
  • Experience working in a medical device regulated environment; preferred.
  • Experience working in a matrix organization; preferred.
  • Experience managing a functional area within Brand Management, Product Development, Finance or Operations is preferred, with demonstrated results-oriented performance.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Able to take action in solving problems and making decisions while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues, able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics. (decision-making &problem solving)
  • Must possess an established track record of sound cross-functional actions and decisions impacting the business process and company results (action oriented)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written) in a clear and concise manner (communicate)
  • Presentation skills.  Able to clearly present information through the spoken work; influence or persuade others through oral presentations in positive and negative circumstances, listens well.  Must be able emit a level of confidence and expertise to effectively train other employees (up, down and across the organization) at multiple sites in a broad range of topics (communication)
  • Ability to establish relationships quickly with a broad range of constituents.  Must possess a collaborative style to work effectively throughout the organization.  Able to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment to goals and objectives. (team-building)
  • Able to influence actions and opinions of others in a desired direction, to exhibit judgment in leading others to objectives (leadership)
  • Ability to withhold actions or speech in the absence of important information:  deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. (tolerance of ambiguity)
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications.
  • Able to lead teams effectively

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