Medtronic Legal Operations Project Manager in Fridley, Minnesota

Legal Operations Project Manager


Fridley, Minnesota, United States

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Post Date:

Jun 14, 2017


The focus of the role will be on project management and coordination of project teams. The Project Manager will work on challenging initiatives that are among the function’s top priorities, support Legal Operations across the company, and will have significant impact on the Medtronic legal organization. This position leads initiatives across the department and provides project and program management expertise to a wide range of projects including those related to matter management, finance, reporting, and legal operations. To be successful, the incumbent must work well in a matrix environment, be a respected team leader and team member, clearly communicate and deeply collaborate across the entire organization in regard to a wide range of departmental projects. This position reports to the Director of Legal Operations.


  • Work with Legal partners to plan and execute process improvement and productivity efficiency initiatives

  • Lead project work streams within large improvement programs and/or lead improvement programs with key partners including:

  • Actively lead the development and execution of project plans including timelines/schedules, budgets, resources, and anticipated benefits

  • Collaboratively define project resource requirements and negotiate team assignments with managers, as required

  • Schedule, prepare and facilitate working team operating mechanisms, ensuring that SMEs and other team members are productively engaged in the process

  • Maintain oversight of project risks and mitigation plans to ensure business and project objectives are met

  • Challenge teams to meet and exceed project goals and commitments

  • Provide routine project status communications to leadership

  • Act with flexibility and persistence

  • Work independently as needed with only limited direction to help functions and teams that need support; establish relationships and develop a project plan, calling on the broader Legal Operations team as needed

  • Work with other legal operations resources (e.g., Vendor Management, Finance, Lean Sigma) to bring specialized capabilities in support of teams to maximize the impact of improvement initiatives

  • Work with Communications and change management resources to build stakeholder maps, and to engage the broader organization to socialize and build support for project recommendations

  • Support Legal Operations initiatives including creation and maintenance of process documentation, project management mentoring and training, and process analysis.

  • Travel requirement: 10-20%




  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 5+ years of experience with Project Management


  • Experience with Project Management principles, concepts, practices and standards

  • Experience providing work direction, coaching and guidance to project teams

  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Advanced degree preferred

  • PMP, Six Sigma and/or Lean certification preferred

  • Prior consulting experience

  • Ability to facilitate team meetings, create and deliver presentations, and drive meetings to action-oriented decisions.

  • Results oriented. Ability to identify and drive resolution of issues in a proactive, creative, and collaborative manner.

  • Continually seek opportunities to increase stakeholder holder satisfaction and deepen relationships.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Experience with business process improvement and support functions,

  • Proven success in executing projects resulting in measurable productivity enhancement

  • Confident and assertive style, but respectful of others

  • Must be team oriented and able to adjust leadership style to maximize effectiveness


Physical capabilities to perform the job:

  • The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

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