R&D Engineering Manager in Santa Rosa at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 8/15/2018

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Job Description

R&D Engineering Manager (or Senior Manager) - Cutting Edge Products!

Our client, the World Leader in Medical Device Development and Manufacturing has a new opening due to expansion!  The Senior R&D engineering manager leads a product development engineering team (associate to principal level engineers)  responsible for the development of 3 critical product categories: drug-eluting stents, renal denervation new product innovation and cardiovascular accessories.  This R&D Engineering Manager is responsible for managing the activities of these critical programs with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods and outcomes

You will be leading project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet challenging needs and requirements. You will use your knowledge of technical engineer to support technical innovation in staff members. You will manage, motivate and develop engineers to ensure a pipeline of competent staff within your group. You will liaise with other functions and through effective information flow and interaction, ensure employees within R&D have the necessary information and resources to effectively perform their jobs. You motivate and develop competent personnel while ensuring staff clearly understand expectations and performance. You will resolve issues and ensure task completion by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional managers. You will establish program objectives, timelines, milestones, and budget and responsible for timeline and goal setting to meet overall project objective and design.

R&D Engineering Manager (or Senior Manager) - Position Responsibilities:
  • Leads team responsible for design and development of multiple products from pre-concept, due diligence to concept generation to commercialization.
  • Drives innovation of new product.
  • Leads and ensures achievement of project objectives and milestones with initially complex or undetermined outcomes.
  • Uses leadership skills to ensure that cross functional resources are assigned and held accountable for task and outcome completion.
  • Leads project decision-making using personal expertise, customer input, and feasibility assessment.
  • Manages high-level engineers (senior R&D Engineers, Principal and Senior Principal Expertise level), and possibly other supervisors, involved in an array of product development and technology exploration projects.
  • Actively mentors, coaches, and ensures career development plans are in place for direct reports.
  • Responsible for managing functional and/or project budgets and resource allocation.
  • Approximately 10% of job will require travel
REQUIREMENTS for R&D Engineering Manager:
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field, preferably mechanical or biomechanical engineering, MS or MBA preferred not required
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience (Senior Engineer requires 10 or more years).
  • Experience in medical device product development as a leader, supervisor of engineers and/or program manager that supervises other employees in nice to have.
  • Proven track record in program management and project management with a desire for experience in early stage development leadership
Other Desired Qualifications for the R&D Engineering Manager :
• Financial management skills.
• Excellent verbal / communication skills in English.  Cross-functional project team experience.
• Extensive industry knowledge in implantable medical devices.
• Experienced in working with large, multi-site, matrix organizations.
• Product design related to cardiovascular products preferred


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