Vice President, Engineering (R&D)

Overview:

This role is responsible for driving execution of product development activities, instilling discipline and process to the product development effort in order to provide timely completion of milestones, remain within budget, and foster innovation and teamwork.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of product development and leadership in the medical device industry with a minimum of fifteen years of experience and at least ten of those in R&D, leading a product portfolio from concept to commercialization as well as directing sustaining engineering efforts. S/he should be comfortable with the execution of all aspects of product development including design, development, verification and validation and other issues relevant to the final commercialized product.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Strategic project planning and goal setting.

  • Functional and technical excellence.

  • Pipeline management.

  • Project prioritization.

  • Delivering results and ensuring timely delivery of the product development portfolio.

  • Managing R&D budget, setting/hitting key milestones, and upgrading department capabilities.

  • Working closely with Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, and Finance, to ensure R&D plans and strategies are integrated with broader business strategies.

  • Attracting, developing, and retaining a strong team required to execute the strategic R&D plan.

  • Supporting management for all existing products including manufacturing, maintaining quality, regulatory compliance and cost improvement.

  • Driving the next generation of products.

  • Ensuring technical rigor.

Education/Experience:

  • Experience in respiratory, specifically in ventilation, is highly valued.

  • An undergraduate degree in an engineering field is required; an MS or Doctoral degree is highly preferred and an MBA desirable.

  • Proven capabilities leading strategic planning efforts within R&D.

  • Demonstration of both strong technical skills and good business acumen – the ability to connect R&D efforts to a broader business strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide array of stakeholders, including business peers, technical experts, and outside partners.

  • A proven leader – someone who is able to align a team and persuade others to think and act differently as the company evolves.

  • A strong communicator, able to identify the right approaches to influence others in order to get results.

  • Proven ability to set targets and deliver multiple projects, on time and on budget.

  • Willingness to take steps to make processes more effective and efficient.

  • Able to attract, develop, and retain a strong team.

  • An effective coach and mentor.

  • Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills.

  • Self-driven and highly collaborative.

  • High personal accountability.

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