BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Director, Systems Engineering and Design V&V in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe Senior Director, Systems Engineering and Verification and Validation (V&V) is responsible for global Systems Engineering and Verification and Validation for new product development and sustaining engineering for the Vascular Management Systems (VMS) and Injection Systems (IS) business groups within the Medication Delivery Solutions business unit.

Job Description

Reporting solid line to the Vice President of Platform Engineering for the VMS and IS business groups, the Senior Director Systems Engineering and V&V will be responsible and accountable for all Systems Engineering and Verification and Validation activities for four business platforms: Vascular Care, Vascular Prep, Hazardous Drug Safety, and Injection Systems. The team will be responsible for leading the R&D work streams for both new product development and sustaining engineering across these platforms. The Senior Director will also deliver R&D functional excellence throughout the medical device life cycle with an emphasis on overall system requirements definition and management and design verification and validation. Combined, VMS and Injection Systems represent more than $1.5B in combined revenue.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the Systems Engineering team which will include all R&D core team members for VMS and IS new product development and sustaining engineering programs. The R&D core team members will have accountability to drive all R&D activities of programs as a member of project core team. The core team members will provide overall technical as well as system engineering leadership to the R&D teams on projects.

  • Lead the design verification and validation teams which will include test method development, protocol development, test execution and reporting.

  • Foster organizational understandings of Systems Engineering as it applies to medical devices and create and/or facilitate training. Coach, mentor, manage, and develop systems engineering talent to achieve key functional and business objectives.

  • Ensure consistent, frequent customer interactions by the technical team throughout the product design cycle, gathering customer user needs and converting these into system requirements, sub-system requirements, and product specifications.

  • Articulate alignment between new product development and customer needs, with specific emphasis on specified hunting grounds, strategic market spaces, and clinical workflows and use cases.

  • Set strategic direction for requirements management, specifications, and traceability including identifying needed tools and applications.

  • Drive consistently testable requirements and enhance testing capabilities, particularly with respect to test method development. Ensure development of (and adherence to) best practices for component testing, design verification, and design validation.

  • Coach and mentor teams and individuals to develop robust technical project plans and resource models; ensure alignment between Systems Engineers and Program Managers/PMO, particularly as it relates to engineering deliverables.

  • Maintain effective communication with the business leadership team, team leaders and members, and functional leadership in all activities required to successfully design, develop, and deliver the product portfolio.

  • Strategically and pro-actively drive system-level understandings of risks. Understand these risks and the perspectives of customers and their practices for managing these risks.

  • Strategically provide direction regarding leveraging external innovation and product development, including vendors, contract manufacturers, and academic institutions, to develop new designs and communicate design requirements and find innovative solutions.

  • Actively contribute to scouting and creation of new technologies, products, and processes that aligned with business goals and objectives.

BD is seeking a special individual who has the ability to articulate a compelling overarching system engineering and V&V vision that is inspirational and rooted in improving the lives of patients around the world. The Senior Director needs to be very hands-on in ensuring executional success through consistent engagement with customers, systems engineers, and product development teams. Balancing strategic and tactical focus is frequently required.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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