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Program Manager
lake county, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on June 30, 2022
Job Id #56866 Posted June 10, 2022

Job Description:

  • The Program Manager manages programs of small to medium scope, or a significant subsection of a large program. Sr. Managers manage larger programs.
  • Leads cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategies for new product development and successful commercialization. 
  • Manages matrixed resources to ensure programs meet their agreed upon milestones and deliverables. 
  • Represents the program to the organization, reports core team progress, program recommendations, risks, and resolutions of issues to senior leadership.


  • Lead core teams towards program objectives
  • Communicates with all levels of the organization, from operators on the floor to the President in order to represent the objectives, risks, and needs for the program.
  • Lead activities across numerous functions to meet the objectives of a given program including scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Establish and maintain the program and product Design History File.
  • In partnership with the Program Director and fellow core team members,
  • Develop comprehensive program plans, which identify objectives, strategy, risks/risk mitigation, budget, effort estimates and schedule for new product development.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving overall business performance of the program.
  • Develops plans with core members to eliminate and/or mitigate risk.  If risks cannot be mitigated within the core team, determines appropriate means to communicate and elevate issues to appropriate individuals within the organization.
  • In partnership with the Director, identifies opportunities for improving overall performance of the program.
  • Work closely with functional core team leaders and mentor when necessary.
  • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
  • Complies with worldwide medical device regulations including U.S. FDA, company policies and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible experience in engineering or related technical discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years leading projects in a medical device, biomedical or high technology industry.


  • MBA preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment. 
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable. 

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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