Engineering Program Manager

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone. Everywhere.

We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our global team as Engineering Program Manager, IVD Devices to lead and influence a cross-functional program team to deliver stand-alone programs and projects critical to the strategy of the POC business at Siemens Healthineers. 

Our global team: We are a team of 69,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways. 

Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world.  We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career.

As a Engineering Program Manager, IVD Devices, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading all cross-functional aspects of product development execution to launch program/projects on time, at cost and with quality while adhering to Siemens Healthineers’ Product Development Process (PDP)
  • Leading all aspects of program planning including the incorporation of cross-functional plans, identification of the Critical Path resulting in a robust execution plan for all programs/projects.
  • Collaborating appropriately with the leader of the Product Health Team (PHT) to jointly define and own the design change project priorities for on market product(s) as needed.
  • Leading the bottoms-up identification of resource needs within programs/projects and collaboration with the relevant functional managers to ensure resource allocation matches the prioritized needs.
  • Building, owning and managing bottoms-up direct material spend plan and meet commitments to the financial plan.
  • Collaborating with the technical leaders to ensure that technical risk-register is current, and the mitigation of technical risks is realistic. In addition, own and lead the mitigation of cross-functional risks.
  • Owning and managing communications to all stakeholders, including project status and updates to management for multiple projects.
  • Driving bias-for-action to proactively identify and remove roadblocks and leverage appropriate escalation as needed.
  • Nurturing and strengthening a culture of continuous learning from past success and failures

This position may suit you best if you are knowledgeable with what is below, and would like to further develop your career with Healthineers:

  • You have strong leadership abilities to manage and lead teams in a matrixed organization
  • You can coordinate across disciplines and synthesize their input into a coherent plan.
  • You have strong analytical skills to assess situations, identify insights and drive decision making and accountability
  • You have superior communication skills (written/verbal) and can adapt your style to match diverse audience and their disparate needs.
  • You foster a culture of inclusion by encouraging the teams to speak-up and ensure psychological safety to ensure issues are identified and addressed at the earliest.

Required skills to have for the success of this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life-Sciences, Engineering or equivalent experience is required; Master’s degree in these disciplines and/or an MBA is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in product development related to medical devices, IVD instruments, assay development is required
  • At least 5 years of program management experience in a regulated environment (ideally in medical diagnostics) with successful product launches is required
  • Working knowledge of agile product development, FDA, ISO, IVDD and IVDR regulations desired
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams in a global matrix structure with superior influencing skills, change management and coordination

Siemens Healthineers is proud to be a Great Place to Work® certified company in Canada for 2020-2023, 2022 Best Workplaces™ in Manufacturing, 2022 Best Workplaces™ for Health Care and 2022 Best Workplaces™ for Hybrid Work.

We are looking for dedicated and talented people who tackle ever-changing challenges, customer needs, and questions from colleagues with clever concepts and creativity. We embrace change and work with curious minds re-inventing the future of work. Join us and let us focus together on what’s truly important: making lives better with new ideas and the latest technologies around the world.

In our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity, Siemens Healthineers requires employees, contractors, and business partners to be fully vaccinated with relevant dose(s) of a Health Canada approved vaccine for all new hires by their start date. “Fully vaccinated” means it has been 14 days after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (i.e., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series), and which may include, at the Company’s discretion, any further doses in accordance with Health Canada guidelines.  will only be granted for medical reasons or on the basis of a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation. 

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: EPOCAL INC.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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