Senior Manager, Research & Development

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: US-FL-Clearwater, Florida, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch+Lomb Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company that develops, manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.  Each day, Bausch+Lomb products are used by over 150 million people around the world.

 

Our approximately 21,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products, and we manufacture and market health care products directly or indirectly in approximately 100 countries. 

 

JOB TITLE

 

Senior Manager, Project Management

BUSINESS TITLE

Surgical R&D

BAND

MMT

BUSINESS UNIT / FUNCTION

Surgical/R&D

JOB CODE

RDMMT

LOCATION

Clearwater, FL

OBJECTIVES/
PURPOSE OF JOB

Reporting to the Director or VP of R&D, lead a group of program managers, champion product development process (PDP)/strategy, ensure best PM practices are followed, develop & implement tools to improve PDP, serve as mentor of PMs across the organization and lead ophthalmic medical device product development projects throughout Surgical R&D using the global PDP, allied systems and tools.

KEY ACTIVITIES/
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a group of project/program managers, mentor them and ensure best PDP practices are followed
  • Responsible for ophthalmic surgical NPD portfolio in terms of quality, time and cost of delivery of products to the market
  • Develop & direct strategic planning of multiple projects. Ensure uniformity in execution, documentation and standards across all projects
  • Be the face to Surgical Leadership Team as business process owner and negotiate resources, elevate  issues & communicate progress
  • When necessary, champion and lead projects as a project manager for ophthalmic medical device products. Assure design control compliance to all current quality system requirements.
  • Identify and negotiate functional resources to assemble an appropriate cross-functional project team.
  • Coordinate with Commercial and key project team members to interact with end users to gather VOC toward product design and development.
  • Along with project team, lead the development and implementation of a project plan, schedule, budget and capital plan as required.  Prepare and amended budget forecasts as required.
  • Communicate effectively with R&D management, Commercial, Quality and Regulatory and other necessary functions regarding the status of all activities and align them to project deliverables. 
  • Inform management in a timely manner of any problems which may result in a delay in project schedules so that appropriate action may be taken. Identify means to minimize impact to the project.
  • Plan, coordinate, & conduct formal and informal portfolio reviews
  • Provide Project direction to lead, make sound team-based decisions, foster team work and maintain project goal oriented focus, drive team to meet established timelines.  Determine and drive for stretch goals.
  • Manage cross functional team, conduct team meetings and document.  Generate project progress reports and update management during scheduled project meetings.
  • Document project in accordance with internal and global quality standards and establish master record files associate with development and validation activities that support global product registrations.

SUPERVISE DIRECT REPORTS

(yes or no)

Yes

SCOPE OF POSITION – e.g.

  • Sales volume responsibility
  • Budget responsibility
  • Size of Team
  • Sites
  1. INFORMATION FOR THE POSITION)

This position is part of the R&D team with responsibility for managing the design, development, improvement, validation and launch of Surgical device products.  The position also requires managing PMs, providing direction and instilling best practices in PM. It is located in Clearwater, FL.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

(e.g. internal customers/business partners, external customers/partners)

Including and not limited to: Quality, Regulatory, Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, Surgeons, OR Technicians, External Vendors

QUALIFICATIONS/
TRAINING

(e.g. professional qualifications, on-the-job training, education)

Advanced degree in engineering/scientific discipline. PMP certification and/or MBA a significant plus, but not required if the candidate is otherwise qualified.

EXPERIENCE

(e.g. health care industry, multinational company, number of years, what level/types of roles, etc)

 

Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in the regulated Medical Device industry, including about 10 years of project management and new product development experience or demonstrated ability to lead and influence others without direct authority.  Experience with direct supervision of employees is required.

Excellent verbal, written and electronic communications skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills.  Ability to communicate and interact at all levels from senior management to staff level.  Ability to translate customer requirements into measurable design goals/input.  Competency in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel & SharePoint.

 

 

  

 

This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Tampa, FL

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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