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Director, R&D Technology (Manufacturing) Accepting Candidate

Location: Hatfield, Pennsylvania Country: United States Job Type: Permanent (Full Time)
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Job Description

Director, R&D Technology (Manufacturing)

Accountability and Objectives

 

The R&D group is responsible for identifying and developing technologies that will enable us to lead the industry and create a sustainable advantage. The Director, R&D Technology aides in our goal by advocating, along with R&D leadership, the identification of technology trends that may impact our industry and defines and executes a program to bring technologies/partners together. This position will focus on the leading and development of platform and technology demonstration in targeted areas and deciding go/no go on starting systematic development. This focus on the front end of technology development will include key focal areas:

  • Lead Open Innovation in areas/technologies that support our mission
  • Using the front end of innovation process to identify, screen, and reach decisions on opportunities
  • Lead assessment of candidates, technologies and partners, to identify the opportunity, develop a proposal of impact, and reach a recommendation for a path forward.
  • Spearhead the strategic mapping of core competency for the key product/business areas, or the results of these efforts, and advocate R&D opportunities.
  • Strategic collaboration with the R&D team to identify potential platform technologies and develop the business case.
  • Work with Leadership to develop strategies on how to proceed.
  • Supports technology development for long term sustainable advantage in our selected markets.
  • Become the expert networker in R&D

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the implement the front end of innovation process to identify and reach decisions on platform and transformation technologies/partners
  • Champion and achieve buy in from R&D leadership for targeted focus areas for scouting and platform technologies.
  • Use the Core Competency approach to map technical strengths (R&D, Manufacturing, Process/Engineering) and share these with the organization.
  • Works on complex goals that require effort to define and organize. Responsible for defining and leading the project to deliver the solution.
  • Effective business acumen. Translates business needs to R&D projects and staff effectively. Can communicate the impact of R&D projects and tools effective to peers in other functional areas. Develop and maintain a network of technology thought leaders and facilitate discussions of staff with this network. (Change Management)
  • Provide regular cadence on activities and learnings across the R&D, Operations, and Marketing teams at a schedule agreed upon with R&D leadership.
  • Identify and champion opportunities for Open Innovation by providing a concise technical and business overview with potential impacts to the business.
  • Stage Gate: effectively uses to maximize return of R&D efforts.
  • Business acumen: contributes to tactical discussions in a product area
  • Be the primary interface at Universities with the goal of identifying leading institutions in targeted fields and commissioning specific Research for R&D or evaluating their potential offerings; specifically, leading scope definition, budgets, timelines, and IP conditions
  • Champion opportunities for new platform technology development by providing a concise technical and business overview with potential impacts to the business.
  • Prepare invention disclosures.
  • Must champion safety and Lean principles
  • Responsible for the acquisition of new technology and innovation efforts to help implement the strategic plan.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years industrial experience with a master’s in chemistry, chemical engineering, or material science and/or Electrical / Mechanical engineering. Advanced technical degree or PhD preferred, not required.
  • Requires knowledge within the machined components or medical device sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong customer focus.
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Must have direct experience within an ISO environment, preferably within ISO 13485.
  • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong innovation and/or networking skills.
  • Strong analytical and structured problem-solving skills.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to translate technology to potential business impacts.
  • Exhibits a curious mind.
  • Demonstrated ability to get to the essence of a new concept quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to make things happen—this is an important characteristic.
  • Would prefer candidate to be multilingual—not a must.
  • Strong business and technical acumen.
  • Knowledge of front end of innovation tools and processes.
  • Demonstrated success with creating a technology platform or new business development.
  • Demonstrated success in more than one industry.

Competencies

  • Adaptability.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Planning and Organizing.
  • Innovation.
  • Communication.
  • Strong business and technical acumen.
  • Knowledge of front end of innovation tools and processes.
  • Demonstrated success with creating a technology platform or new business development.
  • Demonstrated success in more than one industry.
  • Status:
    Accepting Candidate
  • Updated Date:
    10-09-2019
  • No. of Openings:
    1
  • EEO Category:
    Exec/ Senior Offs & Mgrs
  • Industry:
    Machinery
  • Company Job ID:
    J-W9U7YX
  • Skills

    R&D: 10 years

    Excellent Communication Skills And An Ability To Maintain A Professional Attitude. Passionate About Working With Technology: 10 years

    Technology: 8 years

    Continuous Improvement: 5 years

    Manufacturing: 5 years

    Med Device: 5 years

    ISO 13485: 5 years

    ISO: 5 years

    Manufacturing: 5 years

    Think Tank: 5 years

    Machined Componets: 3 years

    Forcasting: 3 years

    Analytics) • Continuous Improvement ( Kaizen: 3 years

    Innovations: 3 years

    Devices: 1 years

    Lean Six Sigma: 1 years

    Performance Engineering: 1 years

    Systems Engineer: 1 years

    Automation: 1 years

    Robotics Process Automation: 1 years