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107688 - Development Science Manager - Clare

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Clare
Date: 26/03/2020
Job Reference: 107688
Contact Name: Deirdre Finnerty
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Job Description

Development Science Manager - Clare - 107688

Manager, Development Science
Our client a leading diagnostic company located in County Clare is recruiting for a Manager of Development Science. The purpose of the role is to lead R&D project teams with accountability for significant technical Clinical Chemistry projects in the company. This includes setting project direction, planning, goals, milestones and ensuring project deliverables meet strategic corporate objectives.
  • Development of clinical chemistry reagents, including 3rd party reagent applications, for use on the company’s existing portfolio of products.
  • Co-ordinate with other sister sites in the development and verification of new instruments to support critical design specifications related to assay technology
  • Develop extensive project plans using project management tools for delivery to agreed targets and timelines; accountable for meeting CPM due dates and implementation of necessary countermeasures
  • Conduct thorough investigations on project impediments and recommend innovative solutions using best practice knowledge to improve project outcomes
  • Oversee project budgets ensuring they are managed within guidelines; Support R&D tax credit applications
  • Ensure that projects/activities comply with all relevant company policies and procedures, in particular those laid down in FDA, QSR, ISO/IVD and EHS regulations
  • Leads and motivates direct reports to achieve personal development; sets impactful development objectives; provides stretch assignments to develop talent
  • Provide technical and managerial guidance to individual contributors and supervisors; provide informal and formal feedback to project/core teams
  • Provide technical input as the SME to R&D and Operations departments on clinical chemistry reagents as required to resolve technical issues
  • Implement and maintain visual daily management and other DBS tools to drive productivity and project delivery; ensure that project targets are monitored and reported in line with project timelines and company expectations
  • Enables constructive collaboration between disciplines and functional areas; has strong understanding of related disciplines and functional areas
  • Drives innovation and continuous improvement initiatives through the use of delegation and associate empowerment
  • Communicates effectively across functions and manages relationships with other sites and external partners; promotes interactions between disciplines and departments; removes obstacles to teamwork and collaboration
  • Develop and maintain relationships with OEM suppliers for controlling and improving the quality of current reagents
  • Ensures strong emphasis on customer, both internal and external

Education and Experience required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9+ years in Science/Diagnostic Industry or Master’s/Doctoral Degree with 7+ years in Science/Diagnostic Industry
  • Experience with development and use of clinical chemistry reagents
  • Experience with application programs on clinical chemistry analysers
  • Experience with the management and leadership of technical teams
  • Extensive knowledge of design change documentation and change management systems
  • Extensive program and personnel management experience in the Diagnostic industry.

For further information on this Manager role in Clare please contact Deirdre Finnerty on 086 3073779/

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