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Manager I, Sustaining R&D Job

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Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MN-Minnetonka


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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.





Our Sustaining Research and Development team within Urology and Pelvic Health Division is transforming to support our growth and diverse portfolio of products, to drive design related issue ensuring quality, compliance and continuity of our business. Serving all UroPH franchises, your role as R&D Manager I for the Materials team will be to guide the R&D engineers through day-to-day technical and business-level decision making, and in developing, hiring and retaining the best talent for the role. The ideal candidate is expected to have proven the ability to lead and build trust with direct reports and demonstrates strong leadership and decision-making skills cross functionally across core team functions.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Leads and mentors a team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guides, coaches, and develops direct reports, and drives best practices throughout the organization.
  • Fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Provides guidance and training to staff, assists subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates individuals to achieve results, and recruits and maintains a high-quality staff.
  • Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.
  • Maintains and enhances cross-functional team relationships.
  • Collaboratively evaluates project needs to determine staff assignments and schedules work to meet completion dates and R&D deliverables.
  • Works with project managers to understand priorities and plans resource and time allocation accordingly, to determine appropriate staff levels, schedules and resources.
  • Assists in identifying and developing department tools and systems.
  • Monitors and evaluates project and department progress and results.
  • Participates in the development of budgets and monitors spending for sustaining efforts related with Materials needs.


What we’re looking for in you:

  • 5+ years technical leadership roles, preferably in medical device industry.
  • Mechanical Engineering, BME degree, or equivalent technical degree. Bachelors required.
  • Track record of strong cross-functional collaboration, influence, and project management enabling highly effective project teams.
  • Experience developing a company culture of knowledge driven product development & engineering excellence.
  • Ability to transparently and concisely communicate technical issues and risks across all levels of the organization.
  • Working knowledge of complex mechanical design principles and FDA/BSI regulated medical device design controls.
  • Practiced problem solver, proficient in problem solving methodologies (i.e. Six Sigma, DOE, etc.)
  • Passion for understanding and solving problems for end users and internal customers.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and data driven decision making.
  • Passion to learn new technologies and find new solutions.
  • Takes initiative and acts quickly to drive solutions.




Requisition ID: 477245


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 drug-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.

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