Manager – R&D | Collins McNicholas

Manager – R&D

  • Reference: LK45588
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
  • Category: Information Technology

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for a Manager – R&D with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a permanent position.


The following are the key requirements for the role:


  • Ensuring the alignment of product value proposition, program scope, and strategic business objectives to the MMS Infusion business strategy
  • Manage the R&D Budget
  • Strategic planning and ongoing transition toward platform/product paradigm, common architecture and technology reuse
  • Process driven approach to the product development effort in order to provide continuous improvement, with high quality, remaining in budget, while cultivating innovation and teamwork throughout the business
  • Constructively challenges the organization to rethink assumptions and approach headwinds in new ways
  • Collaborate closely with all functional areas necessary to aggressively advance products from proof of concept through development, validation and product launch
  • Contribute to the development, implementation & protection of our IP strategy, proposing responses to disruptive technologies or competitive threats that impact the business
  • Sustain a culture that will attract and retain key talent



  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering degree: biomedical, science, medical, industrial, mechanical – MBA desirable
  • A minimum of 12 years relevant experience in new product development and project management of successful cross-functional leadership in a matrix organization
  • Previous experience in Med Tech industries that develop electromechanical/software systems is preferred
  • Must have demonstrable examples of bringing a product through the full lifecycle to market
  • Experience leading hardware and software development teams
  • A proven track record of executing of all aspects of product development including requirements, design, development, verification and validation as well as other aspects (e.g. performance, security, usability, scalability, install-ability, supportability) relevant to the final commercialized product
  • Proven expertise in developing and moving existing products to new IT platforms, as well as embracing a platform/product development paradigm
  • Proven success building employee engagement; creating, communicating and building understanding of a shared vision
  • Exceptional critical thinking and change management skills
  • Demonstrates a high level of business acumen integrated across finance, marketing, sales, service, R&D and manufacturing
  • Requires polished presentation skills to executive leadership level
  • Represents self and program with an executive presence with a global and company mindset
  • Must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in structured product development processes

For a confidential discussion on the above role please contact Michael O’Leary on 061-512270

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