BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Synergy Program Leader - Product Development and Strategy in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe WW Synergy Program Leader is responsible for leading cross functional core teams, and extended team members, in large complex vertical integration projects. Additionally this role is accountable to represent and directly manage BD’s long term Operations strategy with regard to manufacturing architecture, technology implementation and material sourcing. Scope includes leading large scale integration projects with direct accountability to the MDS Synergy/Value Capture Program Leader.

Job Description

The WW Synergy Program Leader leads the team in executing all aspects of vertical integration projects including successful design verification and technology transfer to strategic long-term manufacturing locations within BD. This leader is ultimately responsible for the execution, quality and results of his or her project and the success of the resulting products in the market. This leader is responsible for the creation of the project work breakdown structures, integrated business plans and product requirements. They manage day-to-day activities of team members, tracks progress against plan, manages the project budget, identifies project risks and provides plans to mitigate those risks. This role works diligently to deliver the targeted projects for the BD Integration Management Office (IMO) to performance expectations, on-time and on-budget.

Responsibilities

The WW Synergy Program Leader is responsible and accountable to lead and direct cross-functional activities and outcomes including:

  • Leading large complex vertical integration programs

  • Actively managing the relationships, interactions, and deliverables with BD’s manufacturing framework (internally and externally to BD)

  • Planning resource requirements and negotiating team resource assignments with functional managers within a business and/ or across business units

  • Leading the creation of the cross-functional project plans, including budget and resource planning, to fulfill project deliverables

  • Aligning and managing all cross-functional activities to deliver the projects on time and on budget while meeting all agreed upon technical, operational, business and customer requirements.

  • Negotiate, resolve personal/team conflicts and project/functional conflicts, and drive consensus among team members to accomplish project and business goals

  • Defining, refining, and understanding customer requirements

  • Successfully track progress to requirements, plan and resolve deviations

  • Providing work definition and direction to the assigned cross-functional Core Team Members.

  • Providing coaching and mentoring to Core Team members and providing significant feedback to functional leaders regarding training needs of, and resources required by the core team, and managing the operation resources dedicated to the project.

  • Has responsibility for directly supervising, mentoring and coaching the activities or both direct reports and core team members.

  • Providing meaningful and significant input to the performance of core team members that is fully considered in their year-end performance reviews and compensation recommendations.

  • Leads timely project updates with the Synergy/Value Capture and Cost to Win management teams and associated reporting metrics

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement in organization's ability to execute programs and projects from initiation through launch.

Qualifications

  • BS degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical. Masters preferred.

  • 10 + years successful project & program management experience with new and complex medical devices, and least 2 years of managing people.

  • Six Sigma, PMI training preferred

  • Has successfully completed multiple complex, cross functional medical device projects from concept through launch

  • 15 + years medical device high volume manufacturing experience

  • Experience developing Class II & III medical devices

  • Must be a skilled and determined communicator and negotiator

  • Must have strong leadership skills and be very relationship and collaboration oriented

  • Ability to travel approximately 25%

Knowledge of specific procedures/practices

  • Operations Strategy Development and Execution

  • Project Phase gate Processes and Procedures

  • Quality System Regulations for Medical Devices

  • Technology Development Process for molding and assembly

  • Product Development Performance Metrics

  • Preliminary and Integrated Business Plans

  • DFSS/DFMA

  • Post Launch Reviews

  • Voice of Customer Methodologies

  • Team Formation and Dynamics

  • Project Management

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.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional LocationsUSA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D, USA UT - Sandy

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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