R&D Manager, Access and Advanced Energy (Sports Medicine)
Salt Lake City , Utah
April 02, 2017

DePuy Synthes Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies is recruiting for a R&D Manager, Access and Advanced Energy (Sports Medicine) in Raynham, MA or Salt Lake City, Utah.

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world.  DePuy Synthes Companies offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials.  Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we have created one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today’s evolving health care environment.  With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.

The R&D Manager, will manage the design, development and commercialization of next-generation innovative medical devices used in minimally invasive mobility therapies.

  • Responsible for concept, design, development and commercialization of Class I-II medical devices, specifically electro-mechanical systems and associated sterile, single-use, disposables.
  • Lead in the generation of Intellectual Property.
  • Set clear expectations for direct reports and establish roles and responsibilities to manage deliverables to meet business commitments.
  • Effectively communicate with Business leaders, Executive Management and key stakeholders on a regular basis to ensure alignment on project baseline (scope, schedule, and budget), report on execution of project deliverables and mitigation of risks.
  • Drive collaboration with external (e.g. clinicians) and internal customers (e.g. strategic marketing) to identify unmet user needs to inform pipeline.
  • Serve as a strong mentor to technical staff.
  • Oversee the creation of design development plans and coach teams to execute aggressively and predictably.
  • Hire, develop, mentor and train engineering talent. 
  • Work with key stakeholders and contribute to business cases and financial models.
  • Be responsible for creation and approval of project budget (if appropriate).
  • Promote and foster the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and compliance, and actively support our compliance program-related initiatives and activities.

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in engineering is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional working experience is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience within product development is required. 
  • Master’s Degree (business or related field) is preferred.
  • Previous experience in the design, development and commercialization of a product is required.
  • Experience in Class I-II medical devices:  specifically electro-mechanical, disposable, minimally invasive, or handheld surgical devices is required.
  • Prior experience managing engineering teams is required.
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) is preferred.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt is preferred.
  • Experience with embedded software systems is preferred.
  • Experience engaging with physician customers to discuss and evaluate design concepts to drive innovation is preferred.
  • Experience with Portfolio Planning is preferred. 
  • Exceptional problem solving ability is required.
  • The ability to demonstrate strong leadership, management and team work qualities is required.
  • This position may require up to 10% travel.
  • This position will be based in Raynham, MA or Salt Lake City, Utah.

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
Other Locations
North America-United States-Utah-Salt Lake City
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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