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Senior R&D Manager - Innovation

  • Sector: Medical Devices
  • Contact Email: amy.newell@collinsmcnicholas.ie
  • Job Ref: 18439

My client, a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life are looking for a Senior R&D Innovation Manager  to join their new R&D Facility based here in Galway. This will be a hybrid role split between the office and WFH. If you are looking for a role to make a real impact on your career and on patient lives please get in touch today.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the R&D innovation strategy in the area of lateral flow technology with ownership for realizing conceptual / ideation projects in to the new product development pipeline
  • Develop and own the R&D Human Factors Engineering activities for IDEM and create “norms” in design phase that drive formative studies and patient interaction to improve useability.
  • Drive design best practices through design for six sigma philosophies and create a design roadmap for best in class devices
  • Foster innovation culture through the establishment of invention disclosure goals, metrics and IP process.
  • Ownership of Design Input Requirements management tools e.g. JAMA and significant contributor to design controls oversight.
  • Create and deploy development strategies while providing tactical leadership for medical device innovation and product support programs.
  • Ensure that strategic proposal milestones are achieved with cross functional partners
  • Create and manage design input (user needs) program working collaboratively with Commercial, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Quality and other stakeholders.
  • Understand new innovative technologies from other industries and integrate in an innovative way in existing or future systems.
  • Must have the ability to work with customers, patients, Key Opinion Leaders and End Users to develop and refine VOC into Design Inputs

EDUCATION & COMPETENCIES:

  • BS or MS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • MBA or other Advanced degree is ideal
  • 10+ years of complex system design including design best practices with proven technical leadership experience
  • Previous experience as either a systems engineer, design requirements owner or technical leadership role for complex Medical Device. 
  • Excellent problem solving methodology with an ability to impart knowledge to wider R&D organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to make data driven decisions between technology, clinical and business objectives
  • Complex problem solving and decision-making based upon the available data.
  • Leverages personal experience with a proven track record in developing R&D teams
  • Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; ability to communicate a complex technical scenario to all parts of the organization
  • Effective at building strong cross functional relationships with the key stakeholders.
  • Communicates up and down appropriately and effectively
  • Ability to develop relationship and collaborate with internal, external suppliers and Key Opinion Leaders


For a more detailed and confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.

amy.newell@collinsmcnicholas.ie

091-706718