• Team Leader, Global R&D

    Posting Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 1:42 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Winston-Salem NC United States
    Less than 10%
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cook Winston-Salem
  • Overview

    The Team Leader will be responsible for leading R&D teams in the execution of product development projects in line with the Divisional program strategy.


    • Manage schedule, costs/budget and resources for project(s) assigned
    • Actively engage with Key Opinion Leaders, physicians and product managers to ensure user needs are appropriately addressed
    • Technical responsibility for all R&D activities assigned
    • Identifying new vendors and strategic partners for product development and component/subassembly supply
    • Maintain and improve high standard of medical device engineering
    • Manage the development of the IP portfolio for their area of responsibility
    • Ensure team/teams deliver quality designs in a timely manner

    • Mentoring, coaching and development of direct reports to attain best performance
    • Works with other R&D manager, Global R&D Program Managers and Global Directors to ensure sharing of R&D best practice

    • Fosters relationships and collaborates with other functional stakeholders required for the successful completion of development projects
    • Foster and maintain a workplace culture respectful and supportive of individual differences
    • Must ensure effective communication of project progress and risks to all relevant stakeholders
    • Must have demonstrated ability to develop products from concepts
    • Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization

    • Must strictly adhere to safety requirements
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
    • Must maintain company quality and quantity standards
    • Must have effective oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situationsMentoring, coaching and development of direct reports to attain best performance



    • Bachelor’s degree is required; Engineering or Science discipline is strongly preferred
    • Min 7 years experience in medical device development
    • Proven project management skills
    • Strong technical writer

    • Good mechanical design, materials aptitude and understanding of engineering fundamentals with extensive medical device materials knowledge
    • Must have good understanding of IP process
    • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives (ISO13485 and FDA CFR 820)



    Physical Requirements:


    • Willingness and availability to travel on company business



    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. COOK does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.




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