Director of Development

Edbury Daley
21 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Director of Development (Medical Devices)

Our client is a leading healthcare business with a successful track record as a medical device manufacturer within some highly specialised niche markets. It has a number of different brands manufacturing and exporting their products globally as well as having a strong domestic market presence.

It also has a specific business unit focused on innovative research and development of products across all of the Group's ranges. They have created this critical new role as part of the R&D leadership team to lead their product design and development programmes. Key will be the ability to take innovative new ideas and concepts and bring them to life as new product designs that are commercially viable and sustainable as well as exceeding increasing customer expectations.

The focus on the role is on creativity, innovation and product development and whilst there are development processes the role is for someone passionate about product development rather someone focused on a highly structured process approach.

You will need to engender a collaborative approach across both R&D and the wider business. A passion for getting the best out of your team and facilitating an environment that allows them to develop and improve is critical.

Background / experience / qualifications
  • You will be an expert in the development of medical devices
  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific subject with relevant Post Graduate degrees or doctorate
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in the development of medical devices and the associated regulatory framework of the medical industry
  • Ability to manage and lead a small highly specialised and skilled team
  • Able to demonstrate their leading input into the development of a product that has been placed on the market
  • Working knowledge of latest design methodologies such as Lean, 6s, Hybrid, QbD and design tools such as CAD, FEA or others
  • Understanding of risk management tools such as FMEA
  • Preferably experience of ISO 13485 compliance including ISO 10993 biocompatibility and awareness of international regulatory requirements

The role will be based in Belfast with travel to their other UK sites and potentially internationally also

You must have the right to work in the UK.

Please apply directly in the first instance by sending your CV and a covering letter.

If you have not heard back within 10 days then please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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