The R&D organization is seeking a highly talented and passionate individual to help us identify and implement innovative solutions to address current and future health care needs in the Peripheral Vascular Access markets. Within BD Medication and Procedural Solutions (MPS) Research & Development, this Program Manager position will be part of the Catheter Solutions Product Development team.
Our Program Managers are responsible for leading and motivating cross-functional and global teams to define, develop and implement new products and critical component changes for high volume, disposable medical devices. In this role, the high-performing Program Manager will be required to define project architecture and drive successful project execution globally. The Program Manager will also effectively develop, organize, and motivate a highly skilled cross-functional team, leading and driving programs to ensure successful commercial implementation. Additional requirements of this position include planning, structuring, and delivering presentations and progress reports to senior leadership. This highly visible role will present frequently to senior leadership.
Having experience with high-throughput automation processes and liquid coating deposition is highly desirable. The Project Manager will be expected to keep abreast of potential new technologies to enable the successful execution of the project.
The preferred candidate will be able to: demonstrate written and oral skills to present information and ideas in an articulate and organized way, drive scientific assessments and business justifications to make go/no-go decisions. This candidate should possess a strong capability to interpret and ensure compliance with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, quality policies, best practices and procedures through appropriate communication, training, and education This candidate will lead programs to contribute to the successful product design, development and commercialization of medical device products that improve the safe delivery of IV therapies. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Project Leadership: Create and actively manage timeline, scope, budget, and resource allocation within the project team. Develop objectives for each functional area (QA, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, R&D and Manufacturing), synthesize functional plans, and identify critical interdependencies. Demonstrate superior judgement and timely decision making. Ability to balance competing priorities and manage ambiguity. Ability to lead and drive the identification, validation, and mitigation planning of all project risks, including technical , schedule , business, and resource, based on thorough understanding of the technical and business content of the integrated project plan and work breakdown structure.
Budgeting: Develop and manage program budget. Deep understanding of the application of financial and business acumen, analysis, judgment and decision making in the management of project and related responsibilities, including cash flow
Resourcing: Participate in selection and development of best talent. Effectively organize, lead, direct work and motivate a highly skilled, cross functional team.
Technology Transfer: Implement efficient and effective transition from research to development to global high volume manufacturing sites.
Partnership: Establish and maintain strong collaborative partnership with other BD R&D organizations, academic institutions and external partners, as appropriate, in order to leverage best-in-class methods and capabilities.
Process Effectiveness: Utilization of the scientific method to identify problems or potential risks and deliver quick, effective solutions to enable project to meet the timing and deliverables.
Innovation: Create and promote an environment in which technical innovation can flourish through empowerment, encouragement, and support. Support evaluation and assessment of new technologies, intellectual property, products, processes and industry trends that can or have the potential to impact program.
Customer Focus: Develop and promote advanced understanding of customer needs, customer requirements and processes to ensure relevant and innovative product development.
Product Development Process: Ensure implementation and rigor of phase gate product development processes and ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures and practices as well as with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures
Intellectual Property: Actively manage and develop intellectual property related to assigned program, including competitive IP analysis, IP generation, IP strategies, and development agreements.
Accountability: Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for the success of the team.
Influence Others: Possess and develop the skills, knowledge, and aptitude to engage, influence, and direct all functions involved in the development of the assigned product. Intuitively and quickly assess people and situations and act accordingly. Demonstrate strong persuasion and timing skills. Remain open to be persuaded when appropriate.
Inclusive Work Environment: Promote and leverage diversity to achieve best outcomes. Ensure all interested parties have opportunities to influence and contribute to decisions and outcomes.
Leadership Courage: Demonstrate and promote leadership courage by doing what is right. Engage those who disagree to persuade or be persuaded. Instill confidence in associates and customers. Demonstrate agility and action orientation when facing change and uncertainty. Effectively manage change and instill confidence.
Engagement: Conduct and encourage frequent formal and informal communication within the team to ensure full engagement and efficient operation.
Communication: Ability to communicate complex technical and business issues completely, concisely, and effectively to enable high-quality decision making and drive cross-functional alignment. Effectively communicate product development status to senior management.
Continuous Learning: Proactively develop, maintain & share technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices. Actively teach, promote, and reward learning.
Associate Development: Actively coach and mentor in related roles, providing direction and frequent feedback. Participate and assist in their success. Continue to raise the bar on critical skills and help associates rise to expectations.
Knowledge Management: Develop and apply innovative approaches to ensure the effective capture, retention and communication of technical and project knowledge generated (tacit & implicit).
BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a closely related engineering degree required)
An advanced degree in an engineering discipline or MBA is expected. Ph.D. is preferred.
Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in process and product development and design with at least 5 years product development and design experience in medical devices / products strongly preferred
Education requirement may substitute for years of work experience as follows:
PhD and 8 years of relevant work experience
Medical device design and development experience related to high-volume manufacturing is strongly preferred.
Experience planning multiple work-streams, identifying risk, and implementing action plans to optimize time lines and reduce execution risk.
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
Advanced technical and business judgment.
Strong communication skills.
Strong skills in project planning and leadership.
Must be able to communicate strategies and complex technical concepts and needs to leadership, suppliers, customers and regulatory agencies.
Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and create external partnerships.
Strong understanding of disciplined product development processes, regulatory, and quality requirements.
BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, imp...rove medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.
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