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Vice President of Research and Development

Company: TissX LLC, a Collagen ViSolutions Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY TissX, located in Plymouth and Eden Prairie, MN., is a contract manufacture for medical and life science companies and a leader in developing business-to-business solutions for companies developing innovative products for the treatment of structural heart disease. Our Company supports the development and commercialization of Class II and III medical devices for the transcatheter and surgical structural heart and vascular markets, including a range of specialized devices focused on supporting these procedures.
The R&D, Vice President, is a key member of the management team and has direct responsibility to oversee internal development projects and development of products for new and existing customers. This position will work closely with other functional departments on internally developed and customer products by executing extremely well-thought-out and comprehensive plans to meet the company's objectives. Additionally, this position is accountable for organizing and conducting ideation activities to support development of customer products and internal development projects that will build demand and market share.

  • Provide leadership for research, development, and technical services and work with cross functional team members to ensure product initiatives are well-defined, highly impact, and successfully executed.
  • Prepare detailed project plans and budgets outlining specific steps necessary for successful commercialization with agreed upon dates and resources to complete milestone for internal and customer projects.
  • Align resources and expectations
  • Gain appropriate insights into understanding customer needs and activities to meet needs.
  • Manage client projects, engineering support services and customer support leads.
  • Prioritize projects and resources in a dynamic environment to achieve project goals in a fast-moving environment and rapidly growing company.
  • Support project management in the execution of a project portfolio by understanding and setting priorities, managing resources, and mitigating risks to achieve milestones.
  • Provide technical leadership and vision by interpreting regulatory mandates.
  • Maintain and continually evaluate budget and educate customers as needed on variances, etc.
  • Provide technical and technology insights to support and expand internally developed products and customer opportunities
  • Use advanced engineering and scientific talent and attract and retain the highest caliber of research and development engineers to quickly solve problems.
  • Partner effectively and proactively with other functional leaders and teams including Project Management, Product Engineering, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, and others as applicable.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintain leadership
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience
    • 10+ years of product development experience, including managing customer projects, platforms, and end-to-end delivery experience.
    • Experience in structural heart or related field a plus.
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a high degree of flexibility and accountability, in a constantly fast-evolving environment.
    • Complex problem-solving skills including Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels of management and external vendors.
    • Critical thinking skills including, logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels within the organization and externally (customers, suppliers).
    • Knowledge of regulatory compliance.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe, Teams).
      • Organized, with a sense of urgency and the ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage shifting responsibilities in a dynamic, cross-functional teamwork environment.
      • Ability to adapt to modification and changes to project plans, demonstrating flexibility to implement new strategies and tactics to accommodate changes.
      • Successful record of creating and managing complex project plans, timelines, budgets, and critical paths.
      • Understanding of business and financial principles. --- Travel is required- approximately 25%.

Keywords: TissX LLC, a Collagen ViSolutions Company, Eden Prairie , Vice President of Research and Development, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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