R&D Director - Medical Devices


  • Category: Medical devices
  • Location: Canton of Vaud
  • Starting date: Jan 06, 2020
  • Applications have closed
  • Domain of experience: R&D, Product Development, innovation, software, diagnostic imaging
  • Level required: Director
  • Years of experience: 10+

Your Role

The Director of R&D is responsible for the overall vision and strategy for the new Product Development function with a strong focus on innovative product design.

You will have a permanent contract with our Client, the global leader in the medical devices industry

Your Tasks

  • Development and execution of the overall technical Product Development plan
  • Define new product objectives, develop the project and departmental budgets
  • Develop and implement product and software development processes based on an agile approach
  • Partner with Marketing, define and communicate an innovative and robust product roadmap that aligns with the long-term business objectives
  • Collaborate with the VP of Research and Technology to transition products from the research phase to the product development process
  • Lead and provide strategic direction to the team
  • Recruit, hire, develop and manage Product Development leaders in order to effectively work through others to accomplish business goals and empower employee success
  • Provide technical engineering leadership and mentoring
  • Ensure rigorous documentation for all phases of product development
  • Participate in the selection of vendors and fabrication sources, work closely with (contract) manufacturers

Your Profile

  • 10+ years of experience in the medical devices industry
  • Knowledge related to regulatory requirements for product registration on a global basis
  • Software and Electrical technical knowledge
  • Proven ability to motivate, manage, and develop innovative teams composed of scientific and technical personnel
  • Project Management experience
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills in English



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