BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Program Manager in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe cross functional program manager is responsible for leading and motivating the cross functional team to define and develop a high volume, disposable medical device portfolio. This Leader will assume overall leadership for a high impact product development project, driving successful program execution globally. This includes planning, structuring and delivering progress reports to the senior leadership. The Leader will effectively develop, organize and motivate a highly skilled cross-functional team. In addition, the Leader will create and drive go-to-market strategy and ensure a successful global commercial launch. This high visibility leadership role will present frequently the PAS Pipeline Decision Team (PDT).

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Defines customer requirements; spends time with customers/end-users and invests in understanding the customer environment

  • Architects or refine the high-level product concept to fulfill the customer requirements

  • Leads the creation and follow up on the cross-functional project plan, including budget, resource and capex planning, to fulfill the product concept.

  • Resolves personal / team conflicts and program / functional conflicts

  • Executes successful commercial, design, and business project reviews; makes Pipeline Decision Team (PDT) aware of and proposes solutions to unanticipated or potential issues / concerns as they are known

  • Minimizes barriers to progress, raising significant hurdles to senior management's attention for resolution

  • Provides work direction to assigned cross-functional Core Team Members

  • Aligns and manages all cross-functional activities to deliver the product on time and on budget per contract while meeting agreed upon technical, operational, business and customer requirements

  • Works with Finance and Marketing Core Team Members to develop the financial analysis of the project/program and ensures ability to meet key project value drivers

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound quality assurance principles.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures


  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field required. Master's Degree in a technical field or MBA highly preferred.

  • 10+ years experience in technology or product development in a regulated industry, with medical device preferred.

  • 8+ years of experience leading teams to develop complex line extensions or new products.

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced technical judgment and technical leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal, influence, and communication skills

  • Learning agility and critical thinking

  • Demonstrated capability in project planning and cross-functional leadership; probabilistic modeling strongly preferred

  • Advanced problem solving skills

  • Strong understanding of structured product development processes, regulatory and quality requirements

  • Strong fit with BD values

  • Successful track record of delivering products to market or developing commercially viable technology


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status