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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) VP, Specimen Management R&D in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions (IDS) develops solutions for patient management from the point of specimen acquisition through to diagnostic results and enterprise analytics for healthcare systems. The Vice President for Specimen Management leads a multidisciplinary Research and Development (R&D) team in the design, development and lifecycle management of devices for specimen collection and analysis for clinical diagnostics.

The VP Specimen Management R&D serves as a critical member of the IDS R&D and Specimen Management Leadership Teams, Portfolio Decision Team (PDT) and Innovation Council. The VP R&D leads an team of over 100 associates comprised of Platform engineering (3 platforms) and sciences (biosciences and material sciences). The team is accountable for Design and Development Engineering from Concept Development through to Design Transfer to high volume manufacturing. Specimen Management executes over 25 projects annually in support of a roughly $1.6B business. Notable products include BD Vacutainer Blood collection needles, e.g. Ultratouchâ„¢ Eclipse, and tubes. As a leader in the Specimen Management business, the VP R&D works collaboratively with peers of several functions and has a strong influencing role over the direction of all product platforms and projects in the organization. The VP R&D collaborates closely with his/her commercial colleagues to develop new innovative products that continue to reinforce or establish product leadership positions and pursue high growth adjacent areas with new technologies in order to deliver category innovation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Provide leadership, optimal staffing, and overall management of device engineering and sciences professionals at our Franklin Lakes, New Jersey site.

  • Assess talent in the organization regularly and recruit best-in-class talent and build excellence in technology and product development across the defined portfolio.

  • Establish strategy and direction for Specimen Management technology development and insource/outsource activities in coordination with the WW VP of R&D for Integrated Diagnostic Solutions and in alignment with strategic plans established by IDS executive leadership.

  • Demonstrate managerial ambidexterity by balancing long-term innovation with near-term product development and on-going lifecycle management.

  • Create and execute capability/capacity and organizational alignment plans and actions to optimally organize across disciplines as project and technology needs emerge and change over time. Routinely evaluate department capacity and capability relative to total demand for engineering & scientific capability and advise business leadership accordingly. Complete hiring manager activities as required.

  • Proactively identify customer, technologies and/or market trends in specimen acquisition and clinical diagnostic needs. Must be agile in redirecting R&D efforts to generate business value. Serves as a consultant to management on technology trends and risks.

  • Develop and administer performance expectations for Specimen Management R&D and ensure compliance to budget.

  • Identifies synergistic strategic opportunities with development partners to execute on platform agendas while reducing overall BD investments.

  • Develop and maintain key senior relationships with strategic development and contract engineering firms to optimize business opportunities for BD

  • Interpret and administer policies, processes and procedures related to integrated solution technology development and delivery

  • Ensure cross functional alignment with diagnostic capabilities/claims through medical/regulatory

  • Working with Quality and Regulatory, guide the engineering organization related to cross site work processes and adherence to quality systems.

  • Interact internally and externally with executive level management.

  • Ensure compliance to applicable site quality and regulatory systems and requirements. Lead the organization with zero tolerance for defects.

  • Influence policy making for new product development and product life cycle management related to lab automation, informatics and Product Engineering

  • Conduct technical due diligence of business opportunities including evaluation of partner and customer development proposals on issues of diverse scope for fit with existing platform capability and recommend design options to realize product development objectives.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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Work ShiftNA (United States of America)

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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