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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Director, Product Development Engineering in San Diego, California

Job Description SummaryThe Worldwide Director of R&D for Design and Development is responsible for all global design and development activities (both new product development and sustaining engineering) for both the MDS (ISD and HDS) and MMS disposables devices, of which ISD (MDS and MMS) are significantly driving growth for MDS and BDX over the next several years. The WW Director will lead teams responsible for System Design, Mechanical Design, and Design Evaluation for highly complex mechanical and material product development programs including how the disposables interface with the infusion pumping systems within the MMS Business. These teams are responsible for designing, implementing, and building product as well as ensuring products meet both product and customer requirements. The Design and Development organization will collaborate with the Systems Engineering team and the V&V teams to ensure that the development of products meet product requirements and customer needs. As a highly cross-functional role, the WW Director and the teams will also collaborate with multiple organizations across geographies within BD including the Materials COE, the Biomaterials Testing COE, the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) COE, and the Analytical Chemistry COE as well as with Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing Technology Innovation, and Operations.

Job Description

CONFIDENTIAL POSITION SPECIFICATION

Position

Worldwide Director R&D, Design and Development, Infusion Specialty Disposables (ISD); Medication Delivery Solutions R&D

Company

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Job Group

6

Location

Brea, CA

Reporting

Relationship

WW R&D Platform Engineering Leader, Infusion Specialty Disposables, MDS R&D

Website

http://bd.com

COMPANY BACKGROUND/CULTURE

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. It employs over 45,000 people in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

The company's customers include healthcare institutions, science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. BD was one of the first companies to sell U.S.-made glass syringes. It was also a pioneer in the production of hypodermic needles.

BD is divided into three segments:

BD is split up into multiple business units as below –

BD Medical is an $8 billion segment consisting of three Business Units (Medication Delivery Solutions, Diabetes Care and Pharm Systems) arising from the merger of BD, CareFusion and in the future with CR Bard.

The Medication Delivery Solutions business (post closure with CR Bard) will be a $3.8B business for the BD Medical Segment.

Summary

BD is rapidly progressing toward integration with Bard in early 2018, after having integrated with CareFusion in 2015. We are designing and constructing a Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) R&D organization with the functional capabilities, operating mechanisms, and organizational alignment to support our now-expanded existing business and to deliver the innovation and new products that our customers and stakeholders are counting on. Success of our business is dependent on our ability to effectively address the sophistication and complexity of our customers’ needs in a robust, reliable, and consistent manner.

We have identified a critical global opportunity to improve product development predictability in time-to-market and overall project outcomes, including first-time quality, reliability, manufacturability, and customer satisfaction. To accomplish this transformation, we will establish a Design and Development organization within MDS R&D. This new role will be responsible for all design and development activities on new product development and sustaining engineering projects for Infusion Specialty Disposables (ISD) supporting both MDS (ISD and HDS) and MMS business units..

The Worldwide Director of R&D for Design and Development is responsible for all global design and development activities (both new product development and sustaining engineering) for both the MDS (ISD and HDS) and MMS disposables devices, of which ISD (MDS and MMS) are significantly driving growth for MDS and BDX over the next several years. The WW Director will lead teams responsible for System Design, Mechanical Design, and Design Evaluation for highly complex mechanical and material product development programs including how the disposables interface with the infusion pumping systems within the MMS Business. These teams are responsible for designing, implementing, and building product as well as ensuring products meet both product and customer requirements. The Design and Development organization will collaborate with the Systems Engineering team and the V&V teams to ensure that the development of products meet product requirements and customer needs. As a highly cross-functional role, the WW Director and the teams will also collaborate with multiple organizations across geographies within BD including the Materials COE, the Biomaterials Testing COE, the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) COE, and the Analytical Chemistry COE as well as with Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing Technology Innovation, and Operations.

The organizational span is 6 direct reports with a total organization of approximately 40 associates and contractors, including three managers. This includes integrating with HCL associates in Chennai, India at the BD India Development Center. Combined, MDS and MMS Infusion Disposables represents greater than $1.1B in combined revenue that this WW Director and team will be responsible for engineering design and development of new products and sustaining engineering of existing products. The WW Director will also serve as the R&D team member for the Platform Leadership Teams (LTs).

BD VISION AND CORE VALUES Purpose

Advancing the World of Health.

Envisioned Future

Become the organization most known for eliminating unnecessary suffering and death from disease, and in so doing, become one of the best performing companies in the world.

Core Values

BD has a very strong culture and the core values are lived very actively. BD's approach to corporate citizenship is embedded in its company culture, and the Core Values are lived out every day by its associates.

We do what is right

We are committed to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in everything that we do: on behalf of our customer, our shareholders, our communities and ourselves. We are proud to work for a healthcare company whose products and services make a difference in people’s lives. We derive our greatest sense of accomplishment from doing what is right ― not what is expedient. We don’t compromise our high standards of ethics in order to achieve our objectives. We are reliable, honest and trustworthy in all our dealings. We keep our promises and if we make a mistake, we make it right.

We take personal responsibility

Change is never easy, and despite our best efforts, it won’t all go smoothly. Being individually responsible means we are accountable for our decisions, even when we make a mistake, and not try to place blame or make excuses. We treat the company's reputation as our own and try to make wise use of our time and the company's resources. We expect access to the tools and information necessary to participate in any decisions that will reflect on our collective or individual reputations.

We anticipate and address the challenges of patients and customers globally

It’s not enough to just respond to customer challenges. We need to know our customers’ needs as well or better than they do, so we can be proactive. Thinking about our customers holistically, including the patients they serve, will enable us to serve them better, helping to solve their most pressing healthcare challenges.

We innovate and improve continuously

Innovation isn’t specific to R&D and new product development, nor is continuous improvement limited to our operations and manufacturing teams. We are all accountable for seeking innovative solutions to our challenges and for not settling for “good enough” but striving to improve and be better every single time. We study our progress and learn from others and ourselves how to do things more effectively and efficiently.

We respect, collaborate, challenge and care about each other

We act with respect towards each other and towards those with whom we interact. We collaborate and challenge each other, cultivating best practices throughout the organization. We demonstrate constructive candor by disagreeing openly and dealing with our differences professionally. We care about people as individuals and promote an inclusive work environment that values, appreciates and leverages diversity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This high impact role is responsible for directing all engineering design and development activities – both new product development and sustaining engineering for the ISD business supporting both MDS (ISD and HDS) and MMS. This WW Director is accountable to deliver, with high technical competence and capability, product designs, analyses, reviews, prototypes, engineering studies, and products suitable for design verification and validation for high visibility, high growth programs in the platforms. Responsibility spans from product definition and design through full scale product development within high growth spaces. The WW Director is expected to leverage both skill sets within MDS as well as develop and acquire talent with new skill sets as needed to deliver on these responsibilities. S/he is also responsible for on-time and on-budget delivery for high visibility R&D milestones associated with design and development.

The Worldwide Director is responsible for engineering design and development for all products across two highly complex businesses and 3 platforms (MMS, MDS (ISD and HDS)) and many product offerings (Connectors, gravity sets, extension sets, pump sets). The R&D teams will provide capabilities in critical areas such as System Design, Mechanical Design and Design Evaluation. The System Design capability is responsible for translating product requirements (design inputs) from the System Engineering team into robust high level system architecture designs that provide the roadmap for detailed design through deep Mechanical Design optimization. The Mechanical Design capability is responsible for developing the detailed designs for all aspects of product development and any updates to existing products. Engineers in this team are responsible for applying a wide variety of design and development technical approaches including design for six sigma (DFSS), computer aided design, simulation, modeling (Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Modeling), tolerance analyses, and statistical analysis as required to meet product and manufacturing requirements. The Mechanical Design capability will also be responsible for building conceptual, functional, and design verification units for evaluation and testing. The Design Development team will work collaboratively with the System Engineering and V&V teams to conduct evaluations and engineering studies of functional units throughout the development cycle to ensure designs meet system and sub-system requirements as well as customer requirements and that final design verification and validation units are suitable for formal DV testing. The WW Director is also responsible for all design documentation associated with products within the WW ISD business.

R&D sites are located in San Diego, Brea, and Chennai, India. Manufacturing sites for which R&D is responsible for transition of product designs include Tijuana, Almaraz Spain, Sandy, Utah, Villamarzana, Italy and Cazin, Boznia. Program complexity and engineering discipline expertise ranges from intricate and tolerance-sensitive mechanical and materials designs and modeling of complex silicones, tubing and connection capability with robust processes and high volume assembly operations. These devices are critical to support BD’s solution to provide best in class medication preparation and administration globally.

BD is seeking a special individual who has the ability to lead and inspire R&D teams in the development of new products as well as an ability to articulate a compelling overarching vision for product design and development that is rooted in improving the lives of patients around the world. This leader needs to be very hands on in ensuring executional success of delivering robust products that meet the needs of our customers and the business on time and within budget.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have a proven record of product development excellence and leadership in the medical device industry with a minimum of ten years of experience. In order to effectively lead strong technical teams, s/he should be well-versed in the execution of all aspects of product development including requirements management, design, development, verification and validation, transfer to manufacturing, and other aspects relevant to successful product commercialization. The candidate must have a deep understanding of systems design, mechanical design as well as chemistry and materials science. S/he must also have solid R&D experience employing modern, lean product development methodologies across large multi-disciplinary teams.

The candidate must be a self-starter, have a strong work ethic, and have a track record of effective change management. Experience as a creative problem solver, a passion for continuous improvement, and the ability to work independently and within a team setting are all required attributes.

The candidate will have a reputation and record of effective collaboration with peers, subordinates and superiors as well as outside advisors and customers. S/he should also have a demonstrated a clear history of actively partnering with the clinical community to develop new products, identify technology and product trends and understand and communicate key technological advancements. S/he should also have demonstrated clear history of attracting, developing, and empowering technical and leadership talent, with an emphasis on building engineering competencies, technical excellence and engineering robustness. The candidate will be responsible for contributing to the development and updating of product and technology roadmaps for the ISD businesses. The candidate will have earned an undergraduate degree in engineering or similar technical discipline. An advanced degree in engineering will be advantageous.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:< >Successful track record of developing new medical device products, including multiple successful end-to-end product development cycles for complex medical systems.Successful track record of commercializing new medical device products. Development and implementation of design and development plans based on business needs.Effective at setting strategic vision and objectives for a large technical team with at least one level of functional management.Business acumen to align product design and development actions with business objectives, knowledge of business context and goals, knowledge of legal agreements and IP processes.Technical organizational development, including a strong track record of attracting, mentoring, developing, and empowering technical talent. Demonstrated use of R&D organizational tools, processes, standards and metrics, including establishment of best practices.Interaction and successful negotiations with external partners.Systems design for complex mechanical systems of systems, including translation of product requirements into system-level and detailed designs Mechanical design including computer aided modeling and simulationKnowledge of chemistry and materials scienceUnderstanding and experience in design and development for high volume manufacturingDemonstrated customer focus and engagement.Development and maintenance of product and technology roadmaps along with intellectual property management.An ability to articulate the level of resources necessary to execute product development projects successfully.Multiple successful end to end product development cycles of complex medical devices.Demonstrated development and implementation of R&D organizational tools, processes, standards and metrics, including establishment of best practices.Demonstrated hands on R&D impact as an individual contributor in product development.Demonstrated ability to develop innovative ideas to solve complex problems and reduce them to practice.Deep understanding of disciplined product development through phase gate processes, regulatory and quality requirements, as well as high-volume manufacturing experience. Exceptional written and oral communication skills required. Experience leading global teams is a strong plus.Demonstrated cross functional problem solving skills.Budget development and management.Organizational planning and development including resource planning and hiring.Successful track record of organizational development including acquisition and development of talent. Ability to partner with business leadership and align actions in the R&D organization to meet business objectives. Track record of cross-functional collaboration and problem solving.Self-starter, results driven and action and detail oriented.

Knowledge of Specific Procedures/Practices Desired< >Knowledge of medical device industry regulations and practices.Demonstrated hands on experience in design control procedures.Ability to work independently and think strategically.Disciplined and well organized.Demonstrated learning agility of new subject matter.Design for Reliability (DFR), DFSS, DMAIC, and/or Agile development methodologies preferred.

EDUCATION

An Undergraduate degree in an engineering field is required; an MS or Doctoral degree is highly preferred.< >BS degree in Engineering discipline, MS/PhD preferred10+ years of Engineering experience and Project/Product Management expertiseCOMPENSATION

Compensation will be comprised of base salary, full benefits and relocation assistance, if nece

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B

Additional LocationsUSA CA – Brea

Work Shift

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.

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 asc.americas@bd.com

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