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Vice President, Program Management Job

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Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, United States, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.



Purpose Statement

A Vice President, Program Management is a general manager of a business unit of product and technology development programs.


Key Responsibilities 

  • People Management: Leads division project management function effectively; provides input to functional directors and VPs on team performance.
  • Product/Technology Management: Defines and directs the technical approach to technology application and new product development; identifies, communicates, and manages division-level technical risk.  Sets direction for new product development.
  • Project/Program Management: Shapes key project management processes and initiatives; develops and implements division-level business plan; builds team ownership and commitment to program and business plans.  Participates in industry-wide program management initiatives.
  • Process Management: Leads and approves TDP/PDP, policy, and practice improvements to drive functional excellence; sets policies for key projects and programs; approves implementation plans for new program management systems.  Actively influences cross-functional and cross-divisional efficiencies in program management.
  • Communications and Reviews: Creates a climate of open division-level communications.  Shares business knowledge information and solutions with functional management, business planning, and PIB.  Resolves cross-functional issues.  Represents division to the business community (internal and external).
  • May act as Franchise general manager through acquisition of a business unit of product and technology development programs.  Set vision, develop strategy and lead organization in executing a successful commercial growth strategy for a business unit.  Oversee execution plans to achieve deal model objectives including deal revenue, operating income and synergies.
  • May have full accountability for the overall strategic direction and well as execution of the business strategy for a business unit.
  • May determine or provide input to the optimal long-term strategy and positioning for new technologies as well as new applications for existing technology of a business unit.


Quality Systems Requirements 

In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.


For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable:

  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy.
  • Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.


Management Requirements

  • May lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements).


Job Scope & Leveling Guidelines


Freedom to Act - Guidance Given/Assignments Received, Policy Involvement

Acts independently, guided only by very broad company policies and objectives.  Makes final decisions on administrative or operational issues affecting major segments or activities of the site(s) function, plant, division, or region. Participates with other top managers in developing and establishing site(s) function, plant, division, and / or region wide policies. Develops and communicates a strategic vision for a division or business unit; participates in the development of the company vision.


Supervisory Relationships

Responsible, through Director level management, for overall site or corporate staff function or for one or more functions in a plant, business unit, division, or region.  Determines actual organizational structures and allocation of subordinate management responsibilities.


Operations Involvement/Direct Work Involvement

Responsible for the overall strategic management and operation success of assigned functions and for successfully integrating these activities with those of other major organizational segments. Monitors progress of assigned functions or business units toward organizational goals; monitors company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability; monitors the external environment including changes in the political and social climates, economic trends, market conditions, and international business. Makes recommendations regarding problems that cross multiple organizational areas; provides creative solutions to key problems facing the organization; anticipates changing demands or environments and initiates action to position the company appropriately.



Decisions affect the success of the function, division, or region.  Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in failure to achieve critical goals and objectives.



Serves as a principal spokesperson for the function of the division on highly significant matters.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed
by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Please contact your local EH&S department for more information on physical requirements.




Requisition ID: 511466


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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