Quality Site Leader Danielle enjoys managing business activities and strategies on site for Medtronic and collaborating with the staff


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Danielle tackles big challenges with her Medtronic team

Danielle tackles big challenges with her Medtronic team

There are many women making a difference at medical technology company, Medtronic. Danielle, Quality Site Leader AFS Cryo, CRDM, AF Solutions, Kirkland, Canada, is one of those inspirational females.

Work focused on excellence

Danielle says that day-to-day activities in her line of work vary greatly, which makes the job extremely interesting. It differs from development strategies to managing the business activities on site with the staff.

“I participate in the AFS Quality staff meetings to set the objectives and develop approaches to meet our goals to be executed at the site level. With the AFS Quality Senior Director, I ensure that the Cryosite goals and objectives are in line with CRDM objectives,” she says.

“Other days, my work can be completely focused on excellence in execution while I support and coach my staff to ensure performance is achieved according to expectations.”

Clear objectives, challenges and opportunities

Danielle enjoys having clear objectives, challenges and opportunities to make a difference in the performance of the site.

She says: “My role and responsibilities as Quality Site Leader allow me to work close to my supervisors, peers, employees and partners as we all work toward the goal of being the best-recognized catheter balloon manufacturer.

“I have big challenges but I feel that we are working together as a team to reach our goals. I can discuss issues with my supervisors and I know I can count on their support.”

In order to keep her job manageable, Danielle builds a team to support her and learns to delegate.

“I try to define as clearly as possible the roles and responsibilities of my direct reports and my expectations,” she says.

“I let them develop their own strategies to reach the goals, and I let them know that I have confidence in them delivering. I don't micro manage. It is the only way to have time off on the weekend with my family.”

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