BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Associate / Program Manager in Warwick, Rhode Island

BD Interventional’s Surgery worldwide business unit, located in Rhode Island, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies. For the past 40 years, we have stood out as the market leader in providing solutions in soft tissue reconstruction including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants. In addition to this extensive suite of products, our BioSurgery business is delivering a growing line of enhanced sealants and hemostatic products to complement surgical techniques across, thoracic, cardiovascular and other surgical specialties.

Our company has a strong tradition of developing our employees to learn, grow and excel. We are continually building our team with qualified, team oriented individuals to enhance the success of our company.

The Surgery business unit is situated in a central location, surrounded by a scenic coastline with easy access to T.F. Green Airport, AMTRAK Train Stations and Route 95, a major highway connecting to Providence, Connecticut, Boston and New York City within a short amount of time.

This position provides leadership and oversight of cross-functional team(s) encompassing all aspects of product development from concept through post-commercialization review, with an emphasis on the development of ‘high barrier to entry’ products. Emphasis on leading and managing in a matrix organization through influence at all levels of the organization.

  • Lead cross-functional group comprising product development, quality, regulatory, clinical, manufacturing, and marketing to develop, communicate, and measure progress against goals and metrics for program success.

  • Oversee all aspects of product development from the earliest definition of the product concept through commercialization in all global markets.

  • Manage project and product cost against budget; reports and advises on recovery plans necessary to achieve budget targets.

  • Coordinate with leaders of manufacturing to plan and execute transfer of products from design to production.

  • Partner with clinical researchers, clinical organization, corporate resources, marketing, and external stakeholders to plan and execute clinical studies for regulatory approval and to support reimbursement.

  • Exercise performance management of all team members in cooperation with respective functional managers.

  • Participate in portfolio analysis and the development of portfolio value and value-based decision making of where to deploy human capital to maximize portfolio value.

  • Special Projects as assigned.

  • BS Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Life Sciences, or Electrical Engineering degree required.

  • Associate Program Manager: Minimum three years’ experience in product development leadership in the surgical, disposable medical products or related industries with particular experience in products involving complex clinical and regulatory considerations.

  • Program Manager: Minimum five years’ experience in product development leadership in the surgical, disposable medical products or related industries with particular experience in products involving complex clinical and regulatory considerations.

  • Good verbal and written communication with all levels of division and corporate leadership.

  • Knowledge of GMP’s, current FDA Medical Devices legislation and regulations.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

  • MS Degree or PhD preferred.

BD Interventional and Becton Dickinson are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers, M/F/D/V. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Industry Standard/Category: Medical Device / Product Development

ID: 2018-11393

Career Level: experienced

Division Name: BDI Surgery

Relocation: No

External Company Name: C.R. Bard, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 100 Crossings Boulevard

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 13,000 people around the world. Founded in 1907, we pioneered many devices that are now the cornerstones of modern healthcare.

We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness and respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded. Bard is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Be Your Best at Bard – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.