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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Minnetonka, MN, US, 55343

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: Marlborough, MA, USA


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.


Brief Description


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 issues ensuring quality, compliance and continuity of our business. Serving all UroPH franchises, your role as R&D Manager I for the Mechanical 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 Mechanical needs.


What we’re looking for in you:

  • 5+ years technical leadership roles, preferably in medical device industry.
  • Mechanical Engineering or BME 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.


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


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.


Requisition ID: 472436


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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