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Research and Development Project Manager

Company: Highlander Consultants
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

R&D Project Manager
R&D Project Manager needed for an exponentially growing Medical Device firm with a new R&D Dept. in Jacksonville, FL! Great opportunity to get started on the ground floor of this new department and help chart it's growth and course. The R&D Department needs diversity of thought and good leaders to help them grow from a few talented engineers to well over 20. This is great growth and leadership opportunity.
SummaryThe Project Manager will take-on intensive, mission critical project management for the R&D Department team. These efforts will directly contribute to delivering innovative medical devices to surgeons, hospitals, and their patients. This includes leading and directing a cross-functional new product development team, coordination of all project related activities from concept to sales-release and resolving any project road blocks or obstacles to the successful release of the new product. Strong leadership skills are essential to be successful in this position.
Functions, Duties, & Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional resources assigned to new R&D product development projects
  • Communicate project status and coordinate all project activities
  • Strong organization skills to create Design History Files (DHF) for project assignments
  • Maintain timelines, action item lists, and all necessary documentation for design control per FDA GMP's section 820 for medical devices and internal procedures
  • Work closely with marketing, engineering, and operational departments to keep critical projects on schedule
  • Plan and facilitate product development projects, normally consisting of multiple low-complexity projects and one major project
  • Schedule team's work to meet completion dates and technical specifications
  • Review and evaluate results of project activities
  • Recommend changes in methods, design, or equipment where necessary
  • Maintain project design history files in accordance with regulatory requirement
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Identify critical path project activities and mitigate project schedule risks
    Education & Experience
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering or highly related engineering field
    • Minimum 4 years professional work experience, preferably in a project management role.
    • Excellent communication skills are essential to facilitate meetings, provide status updates, perform presentations, and documentation
    • Experience in estimating engineering personnel needs and scheduling work to meet completion dates and technical specifications
    • Ability to maintain project schedules and proficiency in Microsoft MS Project or Wrike
    • Displays personal accountability and credibility
    • Proficient user of other Microsoft Office applications
    • Prior Windchill experience would be a plus
    • Certified PMP would be a plus
      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Maintains high integrity and confidentiality of company and department information.
      • Adhere and support firm's quality and safety policies and procedures.
      • Ability to retrieve and interpret documentation.
      • Able to work independently under minimal supervision.
      • Ability to plan, conduct and supervise engineering assignments
      • Able to efficiently communicate and collaborate amongst a team.
      • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels internally, as well as externally.
      • Problem solving and decision making
      • Understand design specification development and apply to project assignments.
      • Adaptability & flexibility
      • Ability to work with international Engineering and Regulatory teams.

Keywords: Highlander Consultants, Jacksonville , Research and Development Project Manager, Executive , Jacksonville, Florida

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