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The Global IP Administrative Manager will be responsible for managing all Medtronic patent paralegals and administrative staff. The Administrative Manager will be an integral member of Medtronic’s Chief IP Counsel’s leadership team, and will work across the enterprise to ensure that our IP staff operates at the highest-level of consistency and efficiency in a seamless manner. The Global IP Administrative Manager will work closely with the Head of IP in each Medtronic business or region to ensure that their IP administrative needs are met. The Administrative Manager will face challenges and issues that are difficult and undefined, and that require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation, and proposing and implementing solutions that are best in the class for a world class IP organization. The Global IP Administrative Manager will report to a senior member of the IP leadership team and will work closely with other legal leaders across Medtronic. 

The Senior Global IP Administrative Manager position can reside in any of the following locations: California, Colorado, Connecticut or Minnesota.

A Day in the Life:
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Manages all global patent workflows in which resources are optimally utilized.
  • Plans, initiates, monitors, tracks and/or prioritizes IP administrative projects and process improvement initiatives, and facilitates successful, on-time and within budget execution.
  • Directs day to day activities for multiple work-stream teams through managing project plans, resourcing, status reporting, resolving issues, identifying project risks and accountability for deliverables across multiple functional organizations.
  • Establishes meaningful metrics and tracks progress against them.
  • Responsible for project performance, risk management, administration, financial management, budgeting and issue resolution within the IP function.
  • People Management: 
    • Oversees IP legal assistant and paralegal services for Medtronic’s IP organization.
    • Manages performance, develops talent, drives engagement and inclusion.
    • Plans, prioritizes and directs responsibilities of direct reports.
    • Accountable for mentoring, developing and coaching staff in meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives.
    • Provides leadership to staff to ensure prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts and manage toward departmental goals.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Travel requirement: 20-30%.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements:
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  
  • Bachelor’s degree 
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  
  • 7+ years of legal experience 
  • 5+ years of managerial experience managing IP paralegals and administrative staff
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED:  
  • Experience with a docketing platform, preferably Anaqua™ IP asset management system, electronic invoicing systems and USPTO online business systems
  •  Knowledge and experience of: (1) patent docketing; (2) trademark docketing; (3) IP organization operation; (4) patent and trademark budget and ability to administer it
Nice to Have:
  • Experience managing staff who are not geographically co-located
  • Ability to work with and influence all levels of management and employees within the IP organization
  • Clear thinking, superior communication skills
  • Excellent strategic planning skills
  • Exceptional presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with complex and sensitive information
  • Excellent people judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively about how to do more with less, and how to lean out complex processes
  • Accountability to all levels of legal leadership
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a matrixed environment

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 future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

Ability to travel 20-30%.

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