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

Job Description SummaryBD is on a path to revolutionize the pre-analytical space. We are recruiting a highly talented, motivated Program Manager to drive a major strategic initiative for the BD Pre-analytical Systems Business. With the backing of senior BD leadership, this entrepreneurial team will build a new platform to commercialize cutting-edge technology that will impact the way healthcare is delivered today. Join us on this exciting journey and contribute to BD’s purpose of Helping All People Live Healthy Lives.

The 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 define program architecture and drive 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).

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  • Lead the development and commercialization of a complex, high volume, disposable medical device

  • Create and actively manage budget and resource allocation within the project team

  • Develop objectives for each functional area, synthesize functional plans and identify critical interdependencies

  • Conduct and encourage frequent formal and informal communication within the team to ensure full engagement and efficient operation

  • Effectively organize and motivate a highly skilled, cross functional team

  • Lead the cross functional development of the product architecture and drive successful execution

  • Evaluate alternative development options to reduce time to market and minimize commercial and technical risk

  • Create and drive go-to-market strategy, gaining platform and regional support

  • Actively support the commercial launch of the final system to the market and marketing during post-launch surveillance

  • Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures


  • Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for operational and program success

  • Motivate the team to achieve individual and program objectives.

  • Demonstrate leadership, learning agility and action orientation when facing uncertainty. Instill confidence through leadership and actions.

  • Highly-motivated, execution-focused leader with the ability to self-define role and activities necessary for successful product commercialization

  • Inspire and motivate team to achieve a common goal or purpose

  • Demonstrate good judgment and timely decision-making

  • Foster the development of core team members to excel in their performance, both functionally and cross-functionally.

  • Possesses the skills, knowledge and aptitude to engage, influence, and direct all functions involved in the development of the assigned product.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a closely related engineering degree is required. An advanced degree in an engineering discipline or MBA is required

  • At least 10 years relevant experience in product development and design with at least 5 years product development and design experience in medical devices/products.

  • Successful track record of commercializing new products

  • Successful track record of delivering results through leading high performing teams

  • Experience planning multiple work-streams, identifying risk and implementing action plans to optimize time lines and reduce execution risk

  • Experience establishing customer requirements from defined needs specifications and translating to product requirements

  • Experience utilizing combination of analytical, statistical, computational, and empirical methods to gain deep understanding of design and minimize overall development timelines

  • Demonstrated ability to act as a change protagonist

  • Experience managing ambiguity

  • Demonstrated learning agility of new subject matter

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and influencing skills


  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to balance competing priorities and manage ambiguity

  • Technical and business skills and judgment to significantly influence the technical and business direction of the project. Able to create and influence novel thinking of the team.

  • Ability to lead and drive the identification, validation, and mitigation planning of all project risks, including technical, schedule, business, resource, based on thorough understanding of the technical and business content of the integrated project plan and the work breakdown.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical and business issues completely, concisely, and effectively to enable high-quality decision making and drive cross-functional alignment.

  • Has a thorough understanding of all functional workstreams in a phase gate process and a vision of an integrated project plan.

  • Ability to integrate technical, business, and customer information to generate novel and differentiated solutions and concepts.

  • Ability to architect every detail of a product based on thorough understanding of detailed customer needs and objectives.

  • Ability to engage all appropriate functions to define and make technical and business tradeoffs within the concept and product.

  • Finds and creates new avenues of excellence. Self-starting and will take action without prompting or direction from others to solve problems.

  • Constantly looks for improvements in work processes and results by anticipating and dealing with problems and encouraging others to suggest innovations and improvements

  • Must have a genuine intention to work cooperatively with others, to be part of a team, and to work towards a commonly understood goal.

  • Must have ability to travel up to 20%.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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