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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Program Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Program Manager for RDD R&D group

Job Description

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. One of the Business unit of BD is MDS (Medication Delivery Solutions) which has various products in its $3.5B portfolio viz Catheters, Hypodermic syringes, Flush syringes, IV sets and Infusion sets to name a few with market leadership on most of them. And we are constantly working to innovate our portfolio to serve our customers meet their clinical needs.

As part of overall Global MDS R&D (900+) we have a Centre of Excellence R&D group (120+) which specializes on specific domains like Materials Science, Analytical Chemistry, Packaging, Labeling, Product stewardship and Rapid Design and Development (RDD) , which collaborate on design and development activities of 3 Business groups within MDS. And we are looking for an energetic Program Manager to collaborate with our RDD R&D team.

The RDD team is focused on organic and inorganic new product development activities including: design engineering (product and component design, engineering analysis and simulation, tool and fixture design, prototype and injection mold design, rendering and animation, and 3D printing), R&D machine shops for tooling fabrication (prototype and production injection molding, machined prototypes, tools, and fixtures), and manufacturing process development (thermal plastic injection molding, liquid silicone rubber injection molding, RF tipping, ultrasonic welding, laser marking, UV and solvent bonding). The RDD team functions as a close strategic partner with cross functional product development teams to launch industry leading medical devices with an emphasis on rapid time to market for both organic and inorganic opportunities.

The successful candidate will be part of MDS PMO organization, reporting direct line into the MDS – COE & Lean PMO Director. The position is located in BD’s Salt Lake City (Utah) site. The candidate will be in- charge of Program management activities of 30+ strong team working closely with a R&D Director and functional managers of this group. The candidate will have to manage the multi-functional activities of the program, collaborate, lead & interact with the cross functional stakeholder teams (R&D, Procurement, Supply Chain, Marketing, Quality, MA, Regulatory etc.) through deliverables, own and execute the program plan .

This role requires close interaction with R&D teams across 3 BGs in MDS; understand and identify their needs and plan tracking and execution on them within RDD group.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing streamlined processes and tools for project initiation; prioritization and resource allocation; milestone tracking and reporting; and overall project governance & execution per plan.

Experience

  • Applies extensive technical expertise & has full knowledge of related disciplines. Develops technical and business process solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. In partnership with the platform and core team members, leads the development and commercialization, go to market and launch strategy for the project(s).

  • Responsible for the creation of the project work breakdown structures, risk management, integrated business plans and product requirements. Leads the cross functional development of product architecture for each functional area, synthesizes functional plans and identifies critical interdependencies to drive successful execution of the project.

  • 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 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 work streams in a phase gate process and a vision of an integrated project plan.

  • 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

  • Represents the organization as the prime contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Create and effectively manage RDD groups Programs along with MDS R&D /cross functional leadership team.

  • Influences solutions to business or technical problems especially in the context of identifying right set of development tools for R&D.

  • Help formulate and execute on the RDD Program roadmap for MDS COE R&D in close collaboration with RDD & COE R&D leader.

  • Collaborates with cross functional team to ensure timely delivery, review and approvals via multiple stakeholder inputs as well as other conflicting/dependent programs.

  • Responsible for the execution, quality and results of projects in RDD.

  • Interacts with functional managers and business leaders to communicate regarding critical project risks, questions, or challenges.

  • Challenges core team members, functional leaders and business leaders regarding functional and cross functional strategies and approaches in order to improve Program development outcomes.

  • Analyzes development situations and data with in-depth evaluation of multiple factors.

  • Communicates and implements the strategic and technical direction for the project/program team.

  • Complete understanding of a wide application of project management principles, theories & concepts.

Requirements:

  • 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 preferred.

  • At least 4-5 years relevant experience in Medical product development and design is needed.

  • 4+ years of experience leading cross-functional, global teams through complex projects or programs. Program management experience preferred.

  • Experience in new product development planning multiple work-streams, identifying risk and implementing action plans to optimize timelines and reduce execution risk.

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

  • Experience working in Product/Application Lifecycle Management Tool environment during one or more product development phase(s).

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and influencing skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • PMP certification or equivalent.

  • Good knowledge of leading R&D prototyping or similar domain projects.

  • Has successfully implemented one or more R&D tool/component development project and deployment.

  • Has successfully worked on medical device products from concept through launch.

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

Primary Work Location

USA UT - Salt Lake City BAS

Additional Locations

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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, or any other protected status.

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