Medtronic Principal IT Project Lead in Heerlen, Netherlands

Principal IT Project Lead


Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jul 04, 2017


For our European IT Project team, based in Heerlen the Netherlands (job ID #17000CYT).

Careers that Change Lives

To strengthen our MITE team, we are looking for a Principal IT Project LeaderIn this role you plan, conduct and direct the analysis of highly complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. You are responsible for driving the development and implementation of assigned multiple moderately sized projects and provide a single point of contact for those projects from original concept through final implementation (incl. developing project timelines, obtaining resources, and managing the project budget). You interface with all areas affected by the project including end users, computer services and client services.

A Day in the Life

We offer you a challenging project management position where you, as a Principal IT Project lead, develop high level proposals and define project scope and objectives. In addition you develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.

As a Principal IT Project Lead, we expect you to be responsible for project tracking, reviewing, analyzing and conducting project meetings in several area’s. Here, you recommend and take action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems. In this role you will lead cross-functional linked teams to address business or systems issues and will work independently with end-users and business partners to understand requirements and design and estimate solutions.

The provided solutions of complex problems will require regular use of ingenuity and innovation. In this role you ensure that the solutions provided are consistent with organization objectives. Furthermore you will also assist with development, implementation, and maintenance of an engagement management model, as well as ensuring it is aligned with corporate engagement models.

We expect you to work on excellent relationships with clients and project teams to meet the project expectations (scope, schedule and budget). As a Principal IT Project Leader you provide your project team with technical and analytical guidance and recommends and takes actions. With help of a detailed project plan you will make sure that all tasks are are completed in a timely manner and the project is delivered on schedule. On the other hand you may provide guidance to lower level personnel and to project teams with regards to support of issues and risk resolutions. Here, you will escalate project issues if appropriate.

With regards to Medtronic Systems Compliance Methodology (MSCM) you will follow this methodology and quality system procedures to insure compliance with requirements for system validation. You will ensure that Medtronic’s systems and the information on them are protected in accordance with Medtronic’s Information Protection Policies and Standards, as well as best Information Protection practices.

Lastly you serve as a Business Consultant/Analyst to manage and act as a special external spokesperson for the organization on business topics and major matters pertaining to its policies, plans and objectives.

Must Haves

  • A relevant Bachelor or Master degree

  • Excellent command of English.

  • 7-10+ years of IT or related experience with Business Analysis or Business Solutions.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of project management and/or Business constancy experience.

  • Experience in coordinating personnel resources from various organizations toward common business goals/standard processes.

  • Business Experience: Finance, Accounting, Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Product Development, Research Development, Regulatory, Quality, Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Call Center, Service Management, Facilities.

  • Experience with IT -projects: preferable SAP, Other ERP, Commercial Enterprise software, Application Development and/or Infrastructure.

Nice to Haves

  • PMP Certification (Project Management Professional) or comparable.

  • Experience working with large base of internal customers.

  • Experience in business consulting / management, implementation or IT consulting.

  • Experience in people management.

  • Experience in acting as Business Consultant/Analyst to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on business topics and major matters pertaining to its policies, plans and objectives.

Your Answer

Is this the position you were waiting for? Then please apply directly via the apply button!

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services 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 want to 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


Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 89,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in over 155 countries. With our European Operations Center for Distribution and Shared Services in Heerlen, the Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, our manufacturing facility in Kerkrade, and the Dutch sales office in Eindhoven, Medtronic Netherlands has more than 1,750 employees.

Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.