Senior Director, Product Development, CT/AMI
Job TitleSENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, CT/AMI
This Sr. Director role will provide overall leadership of all Computed Tomography/Advanced Molecular Imaging (CT/AMI) product excellence activities throughout the full product development and maintenance lifecycle, including end-to-end verification and validation. Additionally, this role will drive ongoing refinement of Design Controls and Risk Management processes improving effectiveness and lean execution while maintaining clear compliance to global regulations. This role will manage product design excellence globally.
You are responsible for:
- Establish product design excellence objectives, measures and tracking mechanisms across the CT/AMI platform, product, and life cycle management (LCM) activities. Define the tie between product design metrics and product field quality metrics to drive predictable business results improvements.
- Expand current functional excellence by integrating Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) capabilities globally, including ways of work to drive greater application of design engineering principles and tools.
- Define strategic directions, identify technical trends, and implement solutions to place CT/AMI product design excellence at the forefront of our Research & Development (R&D) transformation.
- Define and drive implementation of the infrastructure to enable platform component level Validation & Verification (V&V), including test harnesses and simulators. Strategically expand automation to enable ongoing regression and smoke test coverage.
- Drive speed and entrepreneurial thinking – question the status quo across the entire value stream. Emphasize time to market with a focus on optimized product quality functional execution.
- Manage and monitor program/project execution. Secure resource allocation to deliver milestones on plan, on cost, and on quality.
- Drive continuous improvement in effectiveness and application of Design Controls and Risk Management processes globally.
- Provide an independent voice for product quality, including Product Realization Process/ Product Development Lifecycle Management (PRP/PDLM) milestone readiness assessments and adherence to standard processes.
- Supervise, develop, coach, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the product quality function.
- Collaborate with relevant leaders in marketing, clinical science, customer service, Quality & Regulatory (Q&R), and others to ensure alignment of objectives and methods.
- Actively participate on the CT/AMI R&D Leadership Team to ensure coordination and achievement of business goals.
- Exemplifies global thinking, including promoting openness to learning from and leveraging others' capabilities, sharing capabilities, and building an environment of trust.
- Drives accountability and ownership of objectives.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:
- 10+ years of experience working in Engineering Management.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent. Master's preferred.
- DFSS / Six Sigma Design Experience
- Experience as a project leader
- Master's degree in Engineering or related discipline.
- Experience in a regulated / process-oriented product design & development.
- Experience operating and influencing in global organizations.
- Demonstrated experience developing and creating strong functional teams with robust talent pipeline.
- Good people management skills, including leadership, conflict resolution, assertiveness, negotiation and influence management.
- Strong presentation skills, appropriate to both management and customer audiences.
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