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Vice President of R&D

Company: Quest Medical, Inc.
Location: Allen
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Brief Summary:The Vice President of R&D (engineering and product development) for Atrion / Quest Medical will set long-term strategic plans and directions for the investigation, design and execution of new or improved products and/or applications working with Marketing, Clinical and Business Unit functional heads. Responsible for overall NPD portfolio value and viability following a stage gate process. Develops R&D strategy for the group in accordance to business strategy, including capability & technology roadmaps and R&D footprint strategy. Ensures excellence in execution of development programs, in accordance to customer value proposition and internal performance metrics. Actively interacts with customers and key technical staff to help accelerate their rate of innovation and speed to market for new products.
Role:The Vice President of R&D is responsible for creating and leading the medical device pipeline for core Atrion / Quest business segments in Infusion, Cardiac Surgery and Ophthalmology. In furtherance, will develop strategies and assessments of white spaces to derive new product and platform ideas / concepts and champions internal consensus. He/she provides functional expertise in support of key business strategies, ensuring competent and empowered resources are provided to NPD teams. Will also create a culture of empowerment, while developing and mentoring functional resources to support business objectives. This role has leadership oversight and responsibility for talent development comprised of roles in medical device engineering, clinical science and product development. Responsibilities:

  • Develops and drives long-term strategic investments and goals of division.
  • Partners internally with New Business Development, Research, Portfolio, and other divisions to foster and drive innovation.
  • Partners externally with Universities, venture capitalists, physicians and industry specialists (key opinion leaders) and hospitals to drive innovation.
  • Proactively manages cost, schedule and performance of portfolio investments (exploratory, technology development, product development, and sustaining).
  • Develops and Drives technology roadmaps for the division globally.
  • Supports and reinforces divisional and corporate quality system.
  • Creates and maintains technical centers of excellence, which are comprised of experts who can address divisional and cross-corporate technical issues.
  • Manage financial and engineering resources to develop sterile disposable and electronic products and manufacturing processes according to planned schedules.
  • Implement design control activities and for ensuring all product development activities are compliant with FDA design control regulations.
  • Develop Engineering personnel to be proficient at utilizing computers to improve project planning, design accuracy and design capability in pursuit of Quest's goal to do things right the first time; on time.
  • Actively manage Engineering personnel to the attainment of individual professional growth in areas of engineering, manufacturing, management and clinical application by providing the motivation and opportunity to obtain further training.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an operating procedure for the development of new products to ensure that the finished product meets all product design requirements, including regulatory quality, cost, reliability, and schedule objectives.
  • Imbibe a culture of continuous improvement and mission centric mindset
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering discipline or a scientific discipline.
    • 20-25 years' experience in engineering and product development with demonstrated capability and understanding of the product development process; knowledge of sound design principles, regulatory requirements and product and process validation procedures; be resourceful and possess above-average skills in product development, project management and personnel management.
    • Track record of bringing innovative medical devices from concept through development and validation to the marketplace in both the US and Europe
    • Clinical knowledge of cardiac surgery or other invasive procedures is desired.
    • Proven track record building a strong technical community and team leadership globally.
    • Thorough understanding of FDA Quality System Regulations and ISO 13485
    • Experience with all phases of the product life cycle process (exploratory, technology development, product development, and sustaining).
    • Experience working with capital equipment related medical devices.
    • Demonstrated experience managing a department budget is required.
      An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Quest Medical, Inc., Allen , Vice President of R&D, Executive , Allen, Texas

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