Senior Director, Advanced Engineering
Largo, FL, USA | CONMED Corporation
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This high visibility, mission critical role will be responsible for leading and directing engineering and technology programs that ensure CONMED’s position as an industry leader. The ideal candidate will have broad background spanning both operations and R&D and the ability to get results in a complex, dynamic business environment.
There are two key pillars of responsibility to this role –
Developing the technology road map.
This pillar includes assessing CONMED’s current state and identifying gaps and/or opportunities in our infrastructure, process technology and manufacturing equipment. The director must be a forward thinker who recognizes not only our current requirements but also the future needs of the business and makes strategic recommendations about the technology platform that will meet those evolving needs. This platform recommendation would encompass machines, tools, fixtures, etc. and may also include the implementation of robotics, bar coding systems, and comprehensive packaging solutions. The director will be involved in determining ROI for these capital investments, selecting the technology solutions and working with external equipment providers and internal engineering teams to implement the new technology. Harmonizing and leading the New Product Introduction process.
This pillar begins with developing a consistent and harmonized new product introduction process across multiple CONMED sites. The NPI process will start with the voice of our customer and ensuring that we are meeting the customer’s requirements. The process will then incorporate adherence to design controls and a toll gate R&D process. Finally there will be a focus on operational objectives including developing repeatable manufacturing processes and attaining high CPK targets as well as determining inventory strategies and proper supply chain positioning for product launch.
Once established, the director will be responsible for driving this NPI process corporate-wide, determining if we have the correct talent pool in place to support our NPI projects, managing the project priority list, and ensuring that CONMED is well positioned to be fast, flexible and innovative in the design and manufacture of our new products.
The Director of Advanced Engineering reports to our VP of Manufacturing and Advanced Engineering. The position will have a combination of direct and dotted line reports including engineers, project managers and technical support staff in both operations and R&D. The position may be seated in either our New York or Florida location and will have a travel requirement up to 40%. This is a very unique role that will drive the strategic direction of the business and play a critical role in positioning CONMED for future growth.
BS in Engineering, with mechanical or electrical engineering preferred.
15+ years engineering experience in the medical device industry with 5+ years of experience in a leadership capacity.
Experience with equipment development and implementation including packaging technology, precision maching equipment, injection molding, electro-mechanical assembly and test, robotics, and pick & place equipment.
Experience working with third party capital equipment suppliers.
Experience implementing a New Product Introduction process including FDA Design Controls from User Needs, Requirements Development, Risk Analysis, Verification and Validation coupled with operational and supply chain objectives.
Experience leading large, multi-site project teams, solving technical challenges, and delivering measurable results in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
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