The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Project Manager - Medical Devices
Previous experience in product development with project leadership or in a project manager position for a manufacturing company in a regulated industry

Your tasks

  • Responsible for tracking, monitoring and managing project schedules.
  • Identify and manage resolution of potential deviations from the quote/contract, Project Master Plan or other project documents along with performing and managing project risk relative to the client and Freudenberg Medical.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers and personnel from client companies assigned to a development project
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to identify creative ideas and unique solutions
  • Translate user needs and other customer input into clear, concise design requirements and design concepts.
  • Create and document design concepts through the use of 3D CAD software and rapid prototyping methodologies
  • Create concept models and prototypes utilizing small tools and equipment.
  • Manage external contractors and vendors to ensure completion of projects per the agreed upon milestones and within budget.
  • Manage internal billing activities for clients along with leading the development of the transfer cost of goods sold (TCOGS) with collaboration for the operations team.
  • Responsible to coordinate the production line up through transfer to sustaining manufacturing.
  • Communicate with clients on a regular basis (as required) and provide monthly updates to Freudenberg Medical Management.
  • Document project and team meetings minutes and distribute to appropriate management. Ensure client issues/deviations are resolved and documented in a timely manner.
  • Communicate variances in project budgets, plans and schedules with clients, Business Development and Management.
  • Coordinating/developing quotes to work with Business Development teams.
  • Support contract development for product development and manufacturing projects.
  • Track project budget to plan and identify and improve processes to reduce costs.

Our expectations

  • Bachelor of Science engineering degree, BSME or BSBME (or related discipline) and experience, in the medical device field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in product development as an engineer or in a project manager position for a manufacturing company in medical device industry
  • Knowledge of catheter assembly processes (extrusion, braiding, coiling, reflow, etc.)
  • Technical product development experience, e.g. design, process, or quality engineering
  • Extensive experience with Solidworks is required
  • Working knowledge of both FDA and CE design controls
  • Strong technical writing ability.
  • ProChain Professional Certification required (will provide training)
  • Leadership ability to work with cross-functional teams and organizational skills.
  • Strong team oriented professional with good interpersonal skills who is hands-on with a high energy approach to work.
  • Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and associates
  • Execute tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
  • MBA degree or the educational equivalent

Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development, and manufacture of innovative medical device technologies.  We offer the following services medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide − product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Europe and Asia. 

Freudenberg Medical manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Freudenberg Medical’s culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.

Freudenberg Medical is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures.

Location: Minnetonka, MN 55305

We are looking for a Project Manager - Product Development who is:

  • Driven and focused to facilitate the management of product development projects and initial manufacturing in order to meet defined requirements, schedules, and budgets for the Product Development Teams, collaborating with the operations team, interfacing with customers and managing resources.
  • A team player focused on the success of the group along with a desire to continuously learn and develop.
  • Experienced with Catheter Development, SolidWorks design/ drawing and hands on prototyping.
  • Self-motivated and thrives in a fast –paced, cutting-edge environment with initiative to be proactive and seek out opportunities for improvement.

It’s an exciting time to work at Freudenberg Medical. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make Freudenberg Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match.

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Freudenberg Medical Minimally Invasive Solutions
Rachel Peterson ∙ Human Resources ∙ 2301 Centennial Blvd. ∙ 47130 Jeffersonville, IN ∙ www.freudenbergmedical.com/MIS
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