R&D Manager

Job description

R&D Manager

Join a growing department, Structural Heart, and be responsible for developing cutting-edge devices while leading a team of talented engineers.

You will be directly involved in providing high level leadership and direction to the R&D team ensuring the implementation of strategic and tactical R&D activities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Actively mentor, coach, and ensure career development plans are in place for direct reports
  • Attract and retain talent in line with business need
  • Drive innovation of concepts to support next-generation designs and novel applications in cardiovascular applications
  • Grow and nurture cross site and cross functional relationships in a large, multi-site, matrixed organization
  • Manage engineers, and possibly other supervisors, involved in an array of product development and technology exploration projects
  • Collaborate with core teams to establish objectives and evaluates progress of direct reports
  • Generate novel and unique solutions to both engineering and organizational challenges
  • Participate at department management level and build strong peer relationships
  • Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the company's design and development of new medical device products or software systems.
  • Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.
  • Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.
  • Directs the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.
  • Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.
  • Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.
  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one job area.
  • Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.
  • Requires a Level 8 degree and minimum of 5 years relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years prior relevant experience.
  • Experience of direct management of engineers is a distinct advantage
  • Excellent team building, communication, people management and leadership skills are desirable.
  • A strong communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. 
  • A dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams


For more information, please contact Emma on 091 455 307.

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