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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Manager, R&D in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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Job Description

Reporting to the Director, R&D for Lab Specimen Management, the Senior R&D Manager will be responsible for building and managing a world class organization accountable for product development from concept development through market launch and product lifecycle engineering to meet business objectives of the Lab Specimen Management Business Team (BD Life Sciences – Integrated Diagnostics Solutions). The team will consist of 5 to 8+ staff consisting of designers, engineers, scientists and/or technicians and be responsible for multiple projects of medium to large scope.

The Senior R&D Manager in this role is responsible for ensuring technical excellence, for driving/making R&D decisions on product and process changes, effectively selecting, developing, organizing, and motivating their staff, and developing/building/maintaining cross functional relationships.

The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • Contribute, lead, and provide guidance on critical initiatives on behalf of R&D as required to support needs of the Lab Specimen Management Business Team.

  • Effectively recruit, select, develop, organize, and motivate a staff of 5 to 8+ skilled associates globally.

  • Optimize resource utilization, continuously explore ways to improve throughput, effectiveness and efficiency of the teams

  • Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for the group’s development, performance, and results.

  • Accountable for improving and further developing processes and best practices.

  • Ensure regular updates are provided to the leadership team on key initiatives within the portfolio.

  • Accountable for the successful execution of key initiatives within the portfolio.

  • Align dedicated resources cross-functionally to optimize and ensure execution success.

  • Ensure product development process are followed through right execution and technical rigor.

  • Ensure adequate support to Customer, sales, WW manufacturing, and OEM support.

  • Support development & maintenance of detailed budgets in accordance with project, department, and business objectives.

  • Ensure efficient and effective transition of product development programs to high volume manufacturing in locations throughout the world.

  • Accountable for multiple projects of medium to large scope.

  • Identify, assess, and develop state-of-the-art organizational capability in:

  • Technology development, product development, continuous improvement, & remediation, and change control.

  • Project leadership, execution, and communication.

  • Six Sigma (DFSS) gate reviews for New Product Development & Sustaining Engineering projects.

  • Productivity metrics to constantly measure performance.

  • Critical parameters management

  • Test method development, Product validation and verification

  • Maximizing throughput, effectiveness, and efficiency.

  • Accountable for leading and organizing functional reviews as required.

  • Active engagement in detailed review of cross-functional plans and be accountable for their success.

  • Perform periodic reviews of progress against plans. Ensure plans are executed appropriately within department. Be accountable for timely delivery of all development deliverables as specified.

  • Develop and apply innovative approaches to ensure best outcomes in all aspects of the role creating an environment in which innovation can flourish through empowerment, encouragement, and support.

  • Participate in business development activities such as due diligence, technical assessments and/or IP assessment and/or creation as required.

  • Ensure compliance with BD and applicable local, state, and federal quality policies, procedures, practices, and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline.

  • B.S.: 10+ years of experience in technical area

  • M.S.: 7+ years of experience in technical area

  • Ph.D.: 5+ years of experience in technical area

  • Strong technical judgment and extensive technical leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated capability of leading R&D product development projects.

  • Experience in guiding team/individuals to develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Sound knowledge of engineering first principles.

  • R&D functional planning, requirement generation and technical (DFSS/Design/Cross functional) reviews for all product development phases.

  • Strong project management, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills to work within tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in solid modeling (Pro/E, SolidWorks or equivalent)

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.

  • Experience in directing associates and leading small cross-functional groups is required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project.

  • Disciplined phase-gate product development processes & project planning.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) practices, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies.

  • Product development considerations for tightly controlled, high-volume manufacturing process.

  • Strong creative, analytical and problem-solving skills required.

  • Develop, build and maintain strong cross functional relationships.

  • Good written & verbal communication skills.

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.

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USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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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.

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