Program Manager - New Product Development (Hybrid/Durham, NC)
Job Description Summary
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We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.
The Project Manager, Program Management will bring engineering and leadership skills to R&D activities related to single use disposable products. The candidate will play a lead role in managing and leading the product development activities for products. This individual is responsible for leading the cross-functional core team, and its extended team members in product development program(s). Additionally this role is accountable for representing and managing BD’s interest by leveraging new and diverse approaches resulting in optimized solutions by leading the team through manufacturing, commercial, regulatory and technical problem solving and decision-making, ensuring that the functional experts are held accountable. Scope includes important initiative(s)/ product development program(s) within the business unit. This includes planning, structuring and delivering progress reports to the senior leadership. The Project Manager will manage all aspects of scope, resources, and timeline for the program. In addition, the Project Manager will create and drive go-to-market strategy, gain business alignment & regional support, and ensure successful commercial launch. This will be accomplished with accountability to the franchise business leader. This high visibility leadership role will present frequently to senior leadership.
The Project Manager leads the team in executing all aspects of major New product development projects including successful product development over the complete product life cycle (inception through development, high volume manufacturing, post launch and commercialization). This leader is ultimately responsible for the execution, quality and results of the project and the success of the resulting product in the market. This leader is responsible for the creation of the project work breakdown structures, integrated business plans and product requirements. Manage overall activities of team members; tracks progress against plan, manage the project budget, identify project risks and provide plans to mitigate those risks.
This person must ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound quality assurance principles. This individual must also ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrate strong and clear accountability for operational and program success
Motivate the team to achieve individual and program objectives.
Demonstrate leadership, learning agility and action orientation when facing uncertainty. Instill confidence through leadership and actions.
Lead a core team for the next generation products.
Responsibility, accountability, and ownership over the product outcomes.
Highly-motivated, execution-focused leader with the ability to self-define role and activities necessary for successful product commercialization
Successfully track progress to requirements, plan and resolve deviations
Inspire and motivate team to achieve a common goal or purpose
Demonstrate good judgment and timely decision-making
Foster the development of functional core team members to excel in their performance, both functionally and cross-functionally.
Contribute to the growth and development of the project staff, in close partnership with functional managers.
Possesses the skills, knowledge and ability to engage, influence, and direct all functions involved in the development of the assigned product.
Provide coaching and mentor core team members and provide significant feedback to functional leaders regarding training needs for the core team members, resources required by the core team, and manage R&D resources dedicated to the project.
Conduct successful commercial, design and business project reviews; make PDT aware of, and propose solutions to, unanticipated or potential issues/concerns as soon as they are known.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Define and drive value proposition for target patient population
Create and effectively manage budget and resource allocation within the project team
Develop objectives for each functional area, synthesize functional plans and identify critical interdependencies
Conduct and encourage frequent formal and informal communication within the team to ensure full engagement and efficient operation
Effectively organize and motivate a highly skilled, cross functional team
Lead the cross functional development of the product architecture and drive successful execution
Evaluate alternative development options to reduce time to market and minimize commercial and technical risk
Create and drive go-to-market strategy, gaining business and regional support
Actively support the commercial launch of the final system to the market and marketing during post-launch surveillance
Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices.
Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
BS degree in a technical field such as Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a closely related technical degree required. MS, MBA, and/or PHD preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in New product development with at least 2 years product development experience in high volume manufacturing medical devices/products.
PMP certification or equivalent is preferred
Must have strong project/project management and budgeting background in R&D or manufacturing environment.
A six-sigma design and development background is preferred.
Experience developing Class II and III medical devices.
Has managed or overseen complex clinical trials with Class III devices, experience with drug/device combination products a plus.
Experience with ISO requirements and GMP guidelines, FDA regulations, medical device design control, and manufacturing scale up processes.
Experience with biological medical fluids and polymers a plus.
Must be a skilled and determined communicator and negotiator.
Must have strong leadership skills and be very relationship and collaborative oriented.
For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.
Why Join Us?
A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.
To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.
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Primary Work LocationUSA NC - Durham - Roche Drive
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