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Job: Senior Project Manager- Transducer R&D
Innovation, R&D role
Full Time Job
Posted on: July 01, 2020
Locations: USA (Pennsylvania)
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In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Lead cross-functional teams responsible for large- scale Ultrasound Transducer projects, including Lifecycle Management of Transducers (NPI through End of Life of the product) within the Ultrasound Transducer/solutions portfolio.

You are responsible for:

Leading cross-functional teams responsible for large- scale Transducer projects including Lifecycle Management of Transducers (NPI through End of Life of the product) within the Ultrasound portfolio.
Proactively develop and implement Project Plans to ensure on time delivery to commitments, assess and mitigate risk, and underpin assurance of supply.
Other areas of focus may be leading projects to address obsolescence, product quality, value engineering, and design transfer.
Prepare the business case for NPI, Lifecycle, quality improvement and value engineering projects, analyze ROI and formulate the overall project structure and assignments.
Partner with all functions in the business: R&D, Supply Chain, Service, Procurement, Finance and Business Segments Teams to develop the business case, achieve business case approval by stakeholders, and drive these projects to completion.
Other responsibilities include: engaging with Philips functions to understand their needs and gathering consensus when there are conflicting priorities.
Define the interfaces with internal and external Philips functions, and determine appropriate ways of working.
Outline Project Risks and develop risk mitigation strategies.
Represent the project team in the business and will provide Management with regular project performance status updates, variances to plan and identification of corrective actions.
Direct Project Leads and other team members located at multiple sites, giving them operational guidance. This includes motivating, directing, and integrating multiple functions and staff.
Formulate and deploy process improvement initiatives to make the organization more lean and efficient.
Plan, manage and optimize a multi-million-dollar budget for FTE and non-FTE, to maximize business returns.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant internal policies, procedures, and standards, and will lead quality initiatives to ensure quality deliverables of subsystems delivered.
Keep abreast of developments in project management tools and processes (both internal and external).

You are a part of:

The Philips Ultrasound Transducer R&D organization, which creates some of the most advanced Ultrasound Transducers in the market, is a multi-site organization that works globally with Philips and suppliers to advance the state of the art in Transducer design and performance. We have a strong commitment to our customers, to innovation, and to quality. Ultrasound R&D is responsible for the complete product development lifecycle, working cross-functionally with each of the Business Segments (Cardiology, General Imaging, Value Segment, UltraMobile, Service), Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, Regulatory, and Business Development.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

Minimum-BS in Technical, Engineering or Science discipline-Mechanical/Electrical/Biomedical/Systems or related disciplines.
Minimum of 5+ years Engineering/R&D Project/Program leadership
Experience in Accounting or Financial Analysis is a plus.
Successful track record of project management for Research & Development or Supply Chain
Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams
Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
Strong aspiration to develop team members and self
Great work ethic with a passion for quality, Lean and business efficiency
Experience in a regulated medical device development and manufacturing environment

The following are preferred:

Understanding of Ultrasound Business and Market
Technical understanding of architecture, design and manufacturing; especially in Ultrasound or electronic devices.
Experience leading Global teams/projects
PMP Certification
MBA or equivalent training

In return, we offer you:

An opportunity to sharpen your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization. As a market-driven company, we’re used to listening to our customers & apply the same thinking to our employees. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to develop your talents further.

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