Associate Director Reliability & Verification Medical Devices / Biotechnology

Job Title:
Associate Director Reliability & Verification Medical Devices / Biotechnology
Job Location:
West
Relocation:
Maybe
Position Level:
Director
Position Report To:
Vice President
Position Responsibilities:

The Associate Director is responsible for: 1) Assuring technical capability and functional excellence to fulfill 820.30 Design Verification and QMS requirements for products developed and extended/sustained within the MMS portfolio, 2) Assessing resource requirements, capacity and availability to support the MMS product roadmap, 3) Assuring alignment of project requirements with reliability and verification plans, 4) Resolving issues impeding timely project execution, 5) Monitoring and sponsoring the career development of associates within the R&V organization, 6) Proactive budget management to execute within available funding.

  • Establishes and leads business and functional and strategies / objectives.
  • Considered an expert in their functional knowledge and expertise to the business.  Participates in a wide variety of business discussions and decisions for the development of new products, manufacturing strategies, and sustaining / post market activities.
  • Carries out Management responsibilities such as the hiring, job assignments, performance planning and talent development, salary actions, performance reviews, and termination recommendations.
  • Owns the R&V annual budget, assuring appropriate planning and funding to achieve objectives within approved budget.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required. 
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills (TQM or Six Sigma experience preferred).
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks / large projects and to prioritize workload for function.
  • Effectively / actively manages conflict in a tactful, diplomatic way, seeking effective solutions for all parties
  • Ability to work in and to direct teams to obtain results.
  • Knowledge and experience in financial management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated/directed.  
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills (TQM or Six Sigma experience preferred).
  • SUPERVISION
  • Manages subordinate managers and/or experienced specialist employees who exercise significant latitude and independence
Percent Travel:
Occasionally
Direct Reports:
Yes
Experience Required:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years management in a related role in the medical device industry
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in technical field; ME, EE, Biomed, Physics or other relevant subjects
  • Expertise in Reliability Engineering & Statistics
  • Expertise in Design Verification in an FDA 820.30 environment
  • Experience managing across multiple geographies (ideally)
  • Experience with test development and execution for electro-mechanical automated and semi-automated test stands
Education Required:
MS/MA pref.
Other Remarks: