Job Description

Job Type : Permanent

Location/City : Ma - Beverly

Category : Mechanical

Region : Northeast

Id : 25260

Director of R&D
Direct Hire
Mon - Fri 40 hours/wk
Wenham, MA


The position is responsible for leading the Research and Development (R&D) activities within the company in order to maintain our competitive position and in strategic expanded markets. This person must manage all R&D plans and activities to assure that they are in alignment with the strategic goals of the company. This person must be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competing priorities from new product development, major product revisions and other sustaining engineering responsibilities. This person must provide guidance and direction in initial design concepts, direct project planning, implement and maintain control of activities in order to meet project schedules.


1. Provide appropriate strategic input to senior management regarding projects.

2. Supervise and guide R&D team in the planning and development of projects. Provide guidance in establishing approach consistent with the Quality Management System (QMS).

3. Drive R&D projects to be completed effectively and efficiently on a timely basis.

4. Provide engineering assistance in the design of new products including, but not limited to, probability of technical success, reliability, manufacturability (DFM/DFA) and cost.

5. Act as liaison between assigned product engineering staff and Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, Manufacturing and any other relevant internal staff and outside resources.

6. Provide due diligence support for acquisitions and partnerships of medical device companies or products.

7. Ensure required technical documentation and files are robust and meet current standards.

8. Ensure full compliance with the QMS.

9. Maintain Design Control procedures to ensure they meet current regulatory requirements and provide a clear and efficient product design process.

10. Manage all patent efforts including documentation, research, filing and patent maintenance requirements.

11. Budget responsibility including planning, control and management of departmental expenses.

12. Lead, motivate and direct staff accountability to high achievement levels.

13. Supervise staff including, but not limited to, providing ongoing feedback, conducting performance appraisals, forecasting salaries and maintaining appropriate staffing levels.

14. Establish and institute effective career development plans for staff in accordance with established procedures and policies.


1. BS degree in Engineering, Bioengineering or related area; Masters of Science Degree is preferred.

2. Minimum of 7 years' experience in the design of medical devices.

3. Prior management experience with R&D engineers.

4. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, coordination of personnel and resources.

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