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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Director R&D BD Rowa Technologies (m/f/d) in Kelberg, Germany

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Who we are - BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers.

Who we are – BD Rowa

BD Rowa is focused on robotic automation and digital solutions for retail pharmacies and other members of the healthcare ecosystem. The BD Rowa brand stands for quality and reliability "Made in Germany". BD Rowa is headquartered in Kelberg, Germany, with further offices in Frankfurt and local subsidiaries across Europe. BD Rowa has about 900 Associates and about 10.000 installed robotic units globally. We are characterized by flat hierarchical structures and entrepreneurial spirit.

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About the role

As R&D Director you drive the further professionalization of the function and the ongoing product life cycle management. You are responsible for the R&D function with 80 Associates in Germany as well as external contractors in other countries and contributors across the BD network.

You will foster and support a culture of transparency and excellence with a key focus on developing the skills and capabilities of staff. As an R&D leader, the Director is expected to possess the business acumen required to communicate highly technical issues effectively to a non-technical audience.

Dual reporting to the VP R&D Medication Management Solutions (solid) and the VP&GM BD Rowa Technologies (dotted).

You will be responsible for:

  • Defining the R&D Strategy for BD Rowa in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.

  • Establishing project success criteria including key milestones and R&D budgets ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of new product development projects and sustaining activities.

  • Partnering with other business functions to manage risk and resolve project roadblocks, such as resource constraints, design trade-offs & communication issues.

  • Promoting the utilization of Design Excellence methodologies and drive continuous improvement in the ability to bring quality products to the market place.

  • Developing an agile operating model for R&D with the right degree of flexibility and business commitments

  • Creating strategies and objectives for the sub-functions and state of the art systems and processes to support the functional infrastructure.

  • Aligning activities and initiatives to support and enhance the objectives of the organization.

  • Building a diverse pipeline of talent by attracting, developing and promoting talent.

About you

Ideally you will have a University degree in Engineering or an equivalent qualification with at least 10 years of working experience in supervisory R&D Management. Experience with software solutions is desirable.

Additionally you will have:

  • Technical acumen for capital goods and software solutions.

  • A proven history of product development and product launching

  • Knowledge of or experience in utilizing Design Excellence.

  • An independent working style in a fast-paced environment.

  • Fluency in German and English, spoken and written.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Experience interfacing with Key Opinion Leaders.

  • Flexibility for up to 25% travel.

If this describes you and your aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

This role will close for applications on 14th July 2020.

Primary Work Location

DEU Kelberg - Rowastrasse

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.

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, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email