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R&D Program Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact: Rhys Joyce
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  • Job Ref: 17817

My client, a global leader in the medical device sector are looking to hire an R&D Program Manager to join their growing team here in Galway.


  • Manages one or more developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans and delivery methodologies.
  • Solves issues through information exchange, influence and active persuasion without direct exercise of command to gain cooperation of other parties on program execution plans.
  • Leads, directs and reviews the work of a team, experienced professionals and/or vendors who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.
  • Is accountable for overall program process, performance, and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage, motivate and develop team members including vendors to complete an assigned major program or project.
  • Responsible for cost, minimization of risk and completion of objectives.
  • Resolve issues and ensure task completion by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional managers.
  • Promote problem solving techniques within the team.
  • Establish program objectives, timelines, milestones, and budget.
  • Responsible for timeline and goal setting to meet overall project objective and design.
  • Execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.
  • Ensure that programs are managed on schedule and within budget.
  • Effectively represent Medtronic Vascular externally with our customers.
  • Motivate and develop competent personnel while ensuring staff clearly understand expectations and performance.
  • Foster technical innovation in staff members.
  • Through effective information flow and interaction, develop harmonious working relations with other functions, and ensure employees within R&D have the necessary information and resources to effectively perform their jobs.

Key Requirements:

  • Level 8 Degree in Engineering / Science or related discipline with minimum 7 years relevant direct engineering experience within medical device environment.
  • Strong proven track record in program management in a regulated environment.
  • Medical device product development experience required.
  • Technical experience in DOE, Six Sigma, DFM etc.
  • Displays Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Competent in Stakeholder management.
  • Experience in working with KOLs to identify unmet therapy needs.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role please contact Rhys Joyce.