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R&D Director, Urology (Stone Franchise) Job

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Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MN-Arden Hills


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

Boston Scientific’s Stone franchise is the global market leader with a broad portfolio of tools and solutions for the treatment of Kidney Stones.  As the Stone R&D Director and co-leader of the stone franchise team you will have input in shaping our investment strategy and responsibility for executing a portfolio of activities to support the business product life cycle including new product development, sustaining and strategic commercial activities.  This role requires a mix of technical and biomedical knowledge, business acumen, fact-based decision making, project management expertise, and collaborative stakeholder management.


  • Primary responsibilities include directing all aspects of R&D for the franchise.  This will include developing the R&D portfolio strategy, product & technology development, influencing franchise & divisional strategy, supporting Business Development activity and developing organizational talent.

  • The ideal candidate will have good clinical knowledge of the Urology space and specifically the Stone business.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Recruits, coaches and develops organizational talent, while fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace and culture that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

  • Drive and Inspire team to the next level of performance through a cultural evolution of Elevate Energize Empower (EEE)

  • Partners closely with peers in Marketing, Finance, R&D, Clinical, Quality, Operations, and Regulatory to develop and execute a product portfolio designed to continue our global leadership position. 

  • Leadership Influence to continuously improve the Franchise Leadership Teams.

  • Accountable for the cost, schedule, and performance of all PDPs within the franchise.

  • Partners closely with finance and the Marketing Director to represent the franchise in key financial processes such as Portfolio, AOP and forecasting. 

  • Builds internal and external stakeholder partnerships to further organizational objectives.  Communicates clearly, credibly, and decisively to senior level leadership both within the division and across the matrix.

  • Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations, etc.).

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

  • 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 franchise.

  • Ensures that new product and processing technologies are ready for new product development efforts.

  • 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.

  • Continually drive disease, therapy and product understanding, for self and group
    What we’re looking for in you:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or applicable field

    • 12+ years technical professional experience

    • 5+ years people management

    • Leads initiatives and inspires a diverse and inclusive culture

    • Leads initiatives that contribute to the EEE culture

    • Direct leadership in functions supporting the product development process

    • Excels in cross functional & collaborative leadership and stakeholder management

    • Proven track record of motivating teams and functions to achieve above plan performance

    • Strong business acumen & strategic thought leadership

    • Proven ability to drive execution of a portfolio of projects

    • Well versed in patent and intellectual property issues and able to coordinate with the legal team


Requisition ID: 496639


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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