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Product Development Program Manager

Littleton, MA

Posted: 08/24/2022 Industry: Engineering and Technical Job Number: 14757

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

 

Title: Product Development Program Manager

Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering

  • Duration: PERM
  • Pay rate: $140K
  • Job Location: Littleton, MA (Hybrid)
  • Job# 14757

 

Job Summary

Responsible for leading product development programs and managing product lifecycle related to energy-based medical devices for use in skin care, aesthetics, and surgery. Responsible for supervision of cross-functional teams and engineering projects. Responsible for program planning & scheduling, resource management, program budget, project metrics, and continuous improvement initiatives related to product sustenance. Ownership of all aspects of the program including, but not limited to, design control, technical direction, compliance, risk management, and executive reporting.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Lead projects, from product concept to retirement, ensuring required resources are applied to achieve objectives in the areas of on-time delivery, product cost, and quality.
  • Lead projects in post-commercialization phase, with a focus on product sustenance, quality improvement, and productivity improvement.
  • Develop and maintain PMO tools and reporting for the product portfolio.
  • Establish and lead a cross-functional team from R&D, Regulatory, Clinical, Quality, Marketing through the NPD and Sustaining product lifecycle phases. Plan, track, and publish status of required project deliverables.
  • Establish and drive the creation of Product Development documentation by partnering with customer-facing functions to detail the user needs, marketing and regulatory claims, and product requirements.
  • Interface with external partners and OEMs to enable distribution of technology/ products.
  • Interface with Operations and key suppliers throughout the NPD process, driving design for manufacturability and production ramp up.
  • Project cost and resource tracking; Product cost tracking.
  • Responsible for creating and presenting Executive updates.
  • Track and report any product changes/revisions and drive the changes through the ECO process.
  • Assure compliance with worldwide regional registration requirements.
  • Experience developing medical devices in an ISO and FDA regulated environment
  • Lead project teams with a high level of urgency, driving alignment and decisions cross-functionally across the organization.
  • Behavioral and Interpersonal:
    • Proven experience as a Program Manager/Leader bringing products from concept to launch on time and on schedule.
    • Strong leadership skills and cooperative positive attitude is a must.
    • Extremely results driven.
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Proven ability to multi-task.
    • Uses independent judgment to anticipate and assess project/ technical risks, develops risk mitigations, and drives resolution.
    • Proven experience developing processes that improve efficiency, quality, and cost of product development.
    • Experience working on complex, multidisciplinary capital equipment and disposables projects.
    • Proven experience serving as an ambassador internally and externally.
    • Confident, with ability to influence at all levels in an organization, excellent negotiation and collaboration skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, both written & verbal; strong presentation skills.

 

  • Sphere of Influence:
  • Ability to influence key organizational personnel without direct reporting responsibility Lead projects throughout the entire organization ensuring required resources are applied to achieve objectives in the areas of both on-time delivery, product cost, and quality.
  • Lead project teams with a high level of urgency and drive alignment and decisions cross-functionally across the organization.
  • Establish and drive the creation of Product Development Documents by partnering with customer-facing functions to detail the user needs, marketing and regulatory claims, and requirements, thus forming the basis for product development.
  • Establish and lead a team to track and publish status of required project deliverables.
  • Track and report any product changes/revisions and drive the changes through the ECO process.
  • Assure compliance with worldwide regional registration requirements.
  • Project cost tracking; Product cost tracking.
  • Responsible for creating and presenting Executive updates
  • Participate in Product Lifecycle Roadmap development and maintenance with business teams to assure alignment with resources and priorities.
  • Embody and deliver the “Exceptional Everyday”

 

 

Qualifications (Select the minimum qualifications required for this position to successfully achieve business requirements)

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred

 

Specific Area of Study:

 

  • 8+ years relevant experience

 

Specific Related Experience:

 

Skills

  • Experience developing medical devices in an ISO and FDA regulated environment
  • Strong experience with MS project (or equivalent), PLM tools and familiarity with ERP systems.
  • Experience with development of capital energy-based equipment is a plus.
  • Experience with sterile disposable medical devices, is a plus.
  • Familiar with FDA/QSR, ISO/MDR and applicable industry standards.
  • Familiar with DOE, DFM, LEAN and Design for 6 Sigma techniques is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager/Leader bringing products from concept to launch on time and on schedule.
  • Strong leadership skills and cooperative positive attitude is a must.
  • Extremely results driven
  • Foresees problems rather than simply reacting to them.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. Proven ability to multi-task.
  • Uses independent judgment to assess project/ technical risks and determine the means to overcome technical problems.
  • Proven experience developing processes that improve efficiency, quality, and cost of product development.
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary projects of a complexity similar to the assigned project.
  • Confident, with ability to influence at all levels in an organization, excellent negotiation, and collaboration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, both written & verbal; strong presentation skills.

 

 

Physical Demands

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Potential Exposure to hazardous chemicals or other materials.

 

 

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