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Cardinal Health Sr Project Manager - Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa

What Engineering Program/Project Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Program/Project Management is responsible for managing the execution of programs and/or projects consisting of single or multiple projects and/or programs. May manage project and/or program managers within assigned program and/or project. Works within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope while managing risk and ensuring adherence to established processes and methodologies.

The Project Manager Engineer will support the NA & LATAM PMO by working collectively with Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D, Sourcing, etc. to establish a cohesive portfolio of product-centric opportunities which includes evaluating raw materials and ensuring the capture of valuable opportunities in our internal and external manufacturing models.


  • Build project charters, plans, and schedules for sustaining activities.

  • Independently manages scope, time and resources of medium to large scope projects, within predefined constraints.

  • Utilize Change Development Process for controlling changes post market launch for products and processes.

  • Execute product maintenance and enhancements post market launch at internal and external manufacturing locations.

  • Generate and execute cost reduction solutions to ensure long-term success and stability of assigned products and programs.

  • Responsible for the interface between R&D Engineering and the Manufacturing team, as well as prioritization of product optimization initiatives across Sourcing, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality and Regulatory.

  • Work collaboratively with Manufacturing and Process/Project Engineering to develop and improve manufacturing processes to support high volume production and cost-down activities.

  • Work collectively with Sourcing and Procurement to identify and execute outsourcing opportunities and lead transfer projects.

  • Collaborate with external suppliers for component and process optimization.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience preferred

  • 5-10 years of experience preferred

  • Preferred Certifications: LSS Black Belt, DFSS, PMP

  • Familiarity with medical product design validation and verification procedures preferred

  • Strong leadership qualities, as well as excellent communication skills.

  • Travel Expectation: 25%

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals

  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models

  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope

  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact

  • Provides solutions which may set precedent

  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects

  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives

  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Anticipated salary range: $102,000 - $145,700

Bonus eligible: Yes

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 4/15/24 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.


Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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