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R&D Project Manager - UK

Research & Development
Ref: 331 Date Posted: Wednesday 17 Jul 2019
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Our Client designs world-leading, clinically-advanced, precision technologies that enable healthcare professionals, to ‘peer’ inside the body, using endoscopic procedures. By focusing on early detection and minimally invasive treatment of a broad range of diseases, they focus on improving patient care quality every day.

Currently, they are looking for an R&D Project Manager to work within the Research and Development Group and across all functions within the Manufacturing organisation to deliver product development projects on time, within budget and to agreed quality, following business development strategy for medical devices.

If you would like to join their mission to improve patient outcomes, minimize discomfort, and accelerate the recovery process for patients, then please get in touch.



Key Result Areas:


  • Lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams to continuously deliver new product development projects on time, within budget and to agreed quality, ensuring the products meet SQDCE (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Environment) targets
  • Successful completion of mandatory training
  • Compliance with Health & Safety & Environmental procedures.




Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Plan and manage the projects so as to meet Product time-to-market and cost targets to the agreed standards
  • Lead, manage and motivate the Project Team to ensure that products are planned, implemented, released and supported consistent with the agreed standards and strategy and risks are identified and managed
  • Present regular progress reports, and to escalate any issues for resolution to Senior Management
  • Work with the Project Teams to achieve Stage Gate Reviews in accordance with Product Development Process (KMP 0200)
  • Ensure products meet new appropriate safety standards
  • Ensure that all members of the Project Team (as defined in the PDP) are defined
  • Ensure that all team members are fully competent to complete the projects
  • Produce accurate project estimates of material costs, obtain necessary approval for this expenditure and manage the actual spend against the approved limit
  • To liaise and co-operate fully with management for better performance of the department.


Other Related Responsibilities


  • Identify where improvement in product development process is required and how it can be made
  • Assist Functional Managers with input for staff annual performance review
  • Work with the functional managers to ensure that all members of project team receive adequate product training to support the business needs
  • Work with the functional managers to plan future staff, skill and tool requirements
  • Objectively review overall project performance against Olympus quality, cost and delivery KPIs
  • Manage Engineering Change Requests
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities
  • Undertake any assignment or duty as required by business needs.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Certificate(s)/Degree in Engineering or Technology Management related disciplines, or equivalent.
  • Certificate(s)/Degree in Project Management (preferred)
  • Professional qualification in project management (preferred) e.g. Membership of APM, Prince II practitioner, PMP



Applied knowledge of:


Product Design and Development

Medical Device development (preferred)

Relevant regulatory standards – ISO9001 (mandatory), ISO13485, ISO14971, ISO60601, ISO61010, ISO62366 (preferred)

Relevant regulatory directives and requirements – US and EU medical directives, RoHS, WEEE, China and Japan medical directives, EMC, LVD (preferred)

Software development (preferred)

Microsoft Office and Product Data Management (PDM) systems

Programme management (preferred).


Proven experience of:


Project manager/leader with at least 3 years R&D/new product development project management experience with track record of delivery

Excellent communication and presentation skills; confident in front of project teams and senior management

Strong leadership, team coach and facilitator, a builder and empower of people

Proficient in the use of related tool (e.g MS Office, Powerpoint, Project)

Generating ideas and selecting the best way forward according to requirements

Problem solving

Development of Medical Devices (preferred)

Working in a highly regulated and audited environment


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