Director R&D (f/m) Cranio-Maxillo-Facial - 26721BR - DE in Freiburg im Breisgau at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

• In your new role as the Director R&D Cranio-Maxillo-Facial you lead and develop an organization that identifies opportunities for new products, manages the research and design control process, designs and develops new products and brings them to market.
• You are responsible for leading and developing multiple, talented Managers as well as guiding several international teams delivering on various product lines.
• Furthermore you identify future trends in surgery, assess key markets and interact with customers in order to incorporate requirements into the R&D strategy and adjust the portfolio planning together with portfolio marketing.
• You are ensuring the project resource alignment collaborating with internal stakeholders in a matrix organization. Additionally, you are responsible for planning and monitoring the R&D budget and resources.
• As a strong leader you are able to maintain and extend on people and talent management as well as a proactive succession planning.

Job Requirements

• You hold a university degree in engineering, preferably topped by a PhD or MBA qualification, as well as at least 8 years working experience in the Medtec industry or an engineering environment combined with excellent and extensive knowledge within new product development. Basic knowledge of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial products is preferable.
• You are an inspiring leader with a sound understanding of leading in a matrix organization, preparing teams for the future and mentoring within challenging situations.
• You have a great focus on developing employees and a strong customer orientation.
• You already gained expertise in the area of latest innovation and R&D methods and tools (e.g. quality gates, lean philosophy, project management, target costing) as well as a profound understanding of FDA regulated industries and linked requirements.
• Your excellent English language skills enable you to collaborate with stakeholders on a global basis; German is preferable.

​Please highlight especially your people manager skills and people development successes from the past in your application! Please apply in English!

Feel free to reach out to Ina Strassburger for any further questions (+31208082475). Please notice that the title of this advertisement can differ from the position title.


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