R&D Associate Director

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                


About the role:

The R&D Associate Director has responsibility for the BSC Peripheral Interventions Vascular Clot Management portfolio.  Primary responsibilities include the identification, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives, new product development programs and management development.  This innovative and passionate leader energizes the organization by driving transformation and change to support strategies focused on customers, patients, shareholders, and employees.


Purpose and Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifies new strategies and projects for the innovation, design, and implementation of new or improved products and/or applications.

  • Develops capabilities and skills related to technology, disease state understanding and product development processes.

  • Identifies future technology and intellectual property critical to future business growth.

  • Active participant in new business development, due diligence and integration.

  • Leads technology advancements for the division.

  • Develops and ensures budgets and schedules meet divisional requirements.

  • Drives transformation and change within the R&D function.

  • Creates and champions product and process improvement efforts.

  • Has extensive internal contacts across BSC and external contacts with physicians and/or industry specialists and leverages them to influence project selection and initiation. 

  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional partners to determine short- and long-term product strategies and technologies.

  • Ensures robust product development process practices and implementation of functional excellence initiatives.

  • Encourages problem-solving processes leading to solutions that can be leveraged.

  • Ensures sharing of initiatives/ideas and accomplishments across the divisions.

  • Responsible for performance management, succession planning and the development and implementation of retention strategies.

  • Leads a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals. 

  • Guides, coaches, directs, and develops direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization. 

  • Identifies, mentors, coaches and develops junior staff to enable a strong bench of engineering talent to build key capabilities to execute the strategy.



What We’re Looking for in You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or applicable field.

  • 10+ years technical professional experience.

  • 5+ years people management and project leadership expertise.

  • Proven leadership experience managing a team of direct reports (developing successful employees and teams, coaching and managing both high performers and poor performance, structuring teams for success and change).

  • A passion for leading and developing teams and employees into high performers, while motivating teams for optimal success.

  • The ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics:

    • Highly motivated leader with strong focus of winning as a team.

    • Action oriented strategic thinker, with a natural ability to collaborate with a wide array of stakeholders.

    • Communicates impactfully and concisely at a senior management level and across business units.

    • Engages and influences cross-functional colleagues, even without direct reporting relationships.

    • Seeks to reduce and eliminate bureaucracy while cultivating open and candid communication across the division and team.

  • An advanced degree MBA, MS or PhD is preferred.




Requisition ID: 572962

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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