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Engineering & Technical

R&D Manager - Limerick

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Limerick
Date: 18/03/2020
Job Reference: 107321
Contact Name: Amanda Reynolds
Contact Email: technical@hero.ie

Job Description

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Purpose
Manage the relevant Product Development Team/Teams, develop product pipeline and bring to market medical devices.

Responsibilities
  • Perform Duties of Research and Development Manager:
    • In conjunction with the Director of Engineering develop strategic vision and product pipeline strategy for designated area
    • Implement above strategy/vision
    • Liaise with internally and external teams to develop R&D function
    • Identify appropriate research opportunities and work with internal teams, University/College research teams or third party contractors to research and develop clinical product solutions
    • Maintain and improve high standard of medical device engineering
    • Technical responsibility for all products and projects with assigned group
    • Implement and maintain high standards of design control
    • Identify new technologies, source new materials, components and equipment as required to develop capabilities within their designated areas
    • Identifying new vendors and strategic partners for product development and component/subassembly supply
    • Manage the development of the IP portfolio for their area of responsibility
    • Actively engage with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s), physicians and product managers to develop innovative medical devices to improve patient care
    • Manage R&D Projects for other SBU’s as required.
  • Team Management:
    • Lead the Product Development team/s allocated to them
    • Ensure team/teams deliver quality designs in a timely manner
    • Mentoring, coaching and development of direct reports to attain best performance
    • Perform routine appraisals to deliver best results and to obtain the maximum team performance
    • Foster innovation and creativity within team and perform disclosure reviews
    • Manage the activities of the product development team and hold regular team meetings
    • Ensure R&D KPI’s and business metrics are achieved
  • Quality, Regulatory and Business Systems:
    • Manage Quality Systems compliance within designated teams/group
    • Review and approve quality system documentation to required QSP/SOP’s and standards
    • Actively develop and contribute to the development of the Quality systems
    • Ensure compliance with quality and regulatory requirements (ISO 13485 and FDA CFR 820) in bringing new products to the market
    • Monitor product complaints and manage appropriate actions
    • Ensure all Business is conducted in an ethical manner
  • Act as a designee for the Director of Engineering and the Engineering Laboratory Manager and the Senior Test Engineer for change control review as per Quality System Procedures
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the senior SBU and product management leaders in their designated areas. Appropriate travel to achieve this goal
  • Regular communication to local and external management
  • Manage other projects as assigned by Director of Engineering
Qualifications
  • Third level degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Design, Chemical engineering/science or similar discipline
  • 7 years design experience with at least 3-4 years gained in senior medical device roles
  • Must have demonstrated vision and proven strategic ability to deliver and achieve this vision
  • Proven Team Leadership abilities
  • Good Project Management methodology and skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to develop core technology/product designs from concepts through to commercialisation
  • Proven track record in delivering quality results in a timely effective manner
  • Strong knowledge of Endoscopy & Peripheral Intervention business
  • Good mechanical design, materials aptitude and understanding of engineering fundamentals with extensive medical device materials knowledge
  • Innovative/Creative Engineer
  • Good manufacturing design and process understanding
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Good presentation skills (working knowledge of MS PowerPoint)
  • Strong technical writer
  • Must have good understanding of IP process
  • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives (ISO13485 and FDA CFR 820)
  • Team Player with ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated individual, self starter with a passion for excellence
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness and availability to travel on company business

For further information on this R&D Manager role in Limerick please contact Amanda Reynolds on 0860468858/ technical@hero.ie

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