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Senior R&D Engineering Manager

Senior R&D Engineering Manager


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Apr 05, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

TheSr. Engineering Managerfor Access Instrumentation (AI) RD (New Product Development) plays a key role in strategically aligning, planning and executing Medtronic, Advanced Surgical Instruments group, pipeline of AI NPD efforts. The position is responsible for managing a AI RD team of engineers and technicians in ensuring timely completion of new product initiatives from Concept through Commercialization, while working alongside our Tech Dev team for future product ideas.

**Core Duties:**

Manage Access and Instrumentation RD Development project(s) chartered to the North Haven, CT site. Oversee RD efforts and ensure achievement of product development deliverables against project plans.

Organize and manage departmental development activities across responsible projects and in accordance with design controls, risk management and SOPs.

Identify and manage documentation needs as required by various regulatory bodies.

Interact with RD and cross functional partners (marketing, regulatory, clinical, quality, etc.) to create a cohesive environment for product development success.

Perform technology scouting for novel or adjacent technologies.

Perform/oversee clinical and preclinical assessments.

Contribute inventions, new designs and techniques regarded as advances in the medical and technical/scientific community.

Prepares reports, presentations and spreadsheets of an analytical and interpretative nature to be presented at multiple internal and external venues.

Uses advanced techniques to anticipate, identify and provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

Manage and mentor the Team of RD technical staff. Set goals and actively track progress. Manage resource, expense, and capital budgets

Attracts, develops and retains a high-performance technical staff.

Provides direction and guidance to technical staff and/or supervisory staff who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments.

Coach, motivate and foster professional development of direct reports.

Ensures that RD cross-functional team representatives are highly capable and strong contributors to the team.

Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the companys design and development of new medical device products or software systems.

+ May develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.

+ Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.

+ Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.

+ Directs the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.

+ Manages feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.

+ Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.

+ Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.

+ Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

**Nice to Have**


Experience within a new product development group which includesmanagerial Medical Deviceexperience; Medical Device product development projects preferred

BS Engineering or Scientific discipline.


Management and supervisory professionals with one or more employees who are focused on tactical, operational and some strategic activities within a specified area. Levels within the management career stream typically have six or more direct reports. The majority of time is spent overseeing their area of responsibility, managing performance, developing talent, engagement and inclusion, communicating business and operational developments, planning, prioritizing and / or directing the responsibilities of direct reports. Goal achievement is typically accomplished through performance of direct and / or indirect reports. A key responsibility of roles in this career stream is managing people, which includes: accountability for mentoring, developing and coaching staff on meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives, providing leadership to staff ensuring the prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts and manage toward departmental goals.


Autonomy: Manages large team which would typically consist of both experienced professionals and managers. Turns the department strategy into a commercial reality by developing, communicating and implementing business plans to achieve business results. Receives assignments in objective oriented terms; has latitude to reinterpret objectives.

Organizational Impact: Initiates programs or projects based on identified business and / or tactical needs. Decisions impact projects or operations, affect the deadlines, resources, and funds, and the achievement of organizational objectives. Typically has budget or PL accountability for a team, projects and function.

Innovation and Complexity: Develops new objectives, new operating policies, products, processes and standards in support of the job function strategy. Problems and issues faced are complex, difficult and undefined, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem.

Communication and Influence: Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors concerning ongoing operations, programs or processes. Influences across functions and businesses while balancing divergent objectives to gain cooperation of other parties. May interact on issues that have externally divergent objectives.

Leadership and Talent Management: Manages at least one (department, function, geography typically comprised of other People or Program managers and / or supervisors and experienced professionals. Recommends strategies, goals and plans for a group. Authorizes hiring, firing, promotion and reward within own area.

Knowledge and Experience: Requires broad management knowledge to lead project teams in one department. Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the job function.

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Senior R&D Engineering Manager

Full time
North Haven, CT 06473

Published on 04/05/2021

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