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Director, R&D (Sustaining and Engineering) Job

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Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


R&D Director - Sustaining Engineering


About the role:

The R&D Director will have executive responsibilities for performance and continuous improvement of our UroPH portfolio of commercial products. Primary responsibilities include the identification, development, and implementation of product performance improvements, strategic initiatives, franchise structure, management development.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifies new strategies and projects for the investigation, design, and implementation of new or improved products and/or applications.
  • Creates and champions continuous improvement efforts.
  • Identifies future technology and intellectual property critical to future business growth and drives implementation. Active participant in the due diligence process.
  • Leads technology advancements for the department.
  • Develops and ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.
  • Have extensive internal contacts across BSC and external contacts with physicians and/or industry specialists.
  • Collaboratively determines short- and long-term product strategies and technologies.
  • Ensures implementation of functional excellence initiatives.
  • Encourages problem-solving processes leading to solutions that can be leveraged across divisions.
  • Ensure sharing of initiatives/ideas and accomplishments across the divisions.
  • Responsible for succession planning and the development and implementation of retention strategies.
  • Proactively reviews future technologies and plans needed resources with appropriate technical skills either through external search or training to prepare.


What we’re looking for in you:

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or applicable field required
  • Must have strong leadership skills; must have demonstrated experience leading through change
  • Must have experience driving product quality/product performance improvements
  • Must have experience driving scrap reduction and waste elimination
  • Working knowledge of KDPD principles
  • Must have at least 12 years technical professional experience
  • Must have at least 8 years’ experience directly managing people
  • Strong mechanical/electrical/biomedical or systems engineering expertise
  • Have proven experience supporting products – ideally including front end innovation to include full lifecycle (from exploration to launching commercial products to sustaining and end of life)
  • Portfolio management and process experience required
  • Must have experience working in Global Engineering organizations – working with a collection of global technology and product development partners


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical Device experience
  • Masters Degree


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 450233


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