The R&D Project Manager manages cross-functional teams to accomplish the tasks necessary to assure that the overall project goals are delivered on-time, within budget, and all performance requirements are met. This position manages the development of new products utilizing the design control process that is part of the Cantel quality system. Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills are critical as well as ability to perform in a constantly fluctuating and fast paced environment. The Project Manager must be able to work with Marketing, Sales, Finance, Regulatory, Operations and Upper Management to refine the customer requirements, budgets and prioritization of projects. This person should have a good understanding of how each project benefits both the company and the customer. This person must be able to effectively lead large and company critical projects involving up to 20 project team members that may reside in different locations around the world.
What you will do
Work with functional mangers to define and recommend a project team and gain approval through appropriate channels.
Create an environment where team members feel free to speak and know that their concerns will be addressed.
Able to gain consensus and agreement (buy-in) from the team and management to support decisions.
Make decisions and adjustments to project direction, schedule, and resource allocation based upon data and facts obtained from the project team.
Provide positive feedback to team members for a job well done, and offers suggestions to improve when appropriate.
Understand and follow the new product development design control system.
Define and develop a project plan, schedule, resource requirements, hazard analysis, project cost estimates, and other required documents with the core team.
Work with cross functional team to establish comprehensive design inputs and requirements sets.
Manage the project’s progress towards established goals and identifies and communicates project risks that may affect the expected outcome.
Assure that the product requirements have been met through testing and analysis.
Resolve problems that arise during development.
Track project expenses and product cost and performance against scheduled milestones.
In conjunction with other project managers and/or the resource manager, assist in resolving resource issues and project conflicts between team members and the organization.
Participate in completion of the project tasks as needed.
Domestic and international travel may be required up to 20% of work time.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
There are no direct reports for this position.
This position has a responsibility to manage interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships of the team members to insure project goals are met.
This position manages the team interaction with senior staff and any customer relationships that may exist.
All team member performance, priority, and conflict related issues need to be resolved through the team member’s line manager.
What we are looking for
Bachelor’s Degree in a Science or Engineering field.
Minimum of 5 years related medical device R&D experience and/or experience in a highly regulated industry.
Minimum of 5 years working as a project manager.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to navigate complex situations and ambiguity.
Project Manager (PMP) certification is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work with contract staff and contract development houses a plus.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to objectively analyze data provided by team members to assure that conclusions are valid.
Ability to visualize an overall picture of the project tasks and their interrelationships in order to identify potential conflicts or problems
Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical reports.
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly in English, in verbal and written form, effectively present information to senior staff (Phase reviews, project updates) and represent the company during on and off-site meetings with entities outside the company.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit and work on a computer.
Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts, understand mathematical operations for statistical analysis of test data, financial data, and budgets.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.