BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Director of Innovation & BioDesign in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe Director of Innovation & BioDesign will lead front-end customer research to enable the creation of new product opportunities for BD Medical – Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS). The Director reports into the Architecture and Innovation (A&I) group. A&I is focused on enriching the front-end of the R&D pipeline, with embedded innovation teams, prototyping capabilities, human factors and IP experts.

Job Description

The Director of Innovation & BioDesign will lead front-end customer research to enable the creation of new product opportunities for BD Medical – Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS). The Director reports into the Architecture and Innovation (A&I) group. A&I is focused on enriching the front-end of the R&D pipeline, with embedded innovation teams, prototyping capabilities, human factors and IP experts.

The BioDesign team applies Design Thinking principles to identify customer needs, including those of the patient, hospital, physician, health system, etc. After gaining a deep understanding of needs through immersion with the customer, the team conceives, invents, prototypes and tests solutions targeted at those needs. The team is calibrated to identify opportunities that are new to the business, but highly aligned with the long-term future of MDS. It looks for opportunities across or beyond platforms, in new spaces based on our strategic hunting grounds.

The BioDesign team works very closely with the Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) to staff small cross-functional teams to explore strategic hunting grounds.

The Director of Innovation & BioDesign will be instrumental in realizing the white space and innovation strategy for MDS, beyond our core global platforms. This role will be accountable for the following key deliverables:

  • Building the BioDesign team with the right mix of associates whose capabilities and skills enable all steps of the Design Thinking process: observation/ethnography, needs generation, ideation, prototyping and testing

  • Developing the team to build the skills necessary for this new function

  • Build relationships with clinical sites and outside partners to enable research in the context of the customer’s environment

  • Define, drive, and improve the BioDesign process within BD MDS

  • Deliver new product, service and solution concepts that ultimately enter product development

  • Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for the group’s performance and delivery

  • Actively participate in the process – this is a “get your hands dirty” role where the Director plays a strong role in research and content creation, not just review

A significant requirement of this position is creatively dealing with ambiguity. This is a new team and we are developing and refining new capabilities at the front-end of the R&D funnel. The Director needs to be agile and action orientated.

The Director must also have strong clinical and technical knowledge, experience and judgement. Significant experience in medical devices is critical for this role. The team will be generating hundreds of needs and ideas to address them. As the most experienced member of the BioDesign team, the Director will play a critical role in synthesis of information from multiple sources and down-selection of ideas. Doing this with partial information from cross-functional inputs is a core skill.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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