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Senior R&D Project Manager

Location: Galway
Experience:10+ Years
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Not Disclosed
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Our client a high potential Galway based start up is currently seeking a Senior R&D Project Manager to join their team. Reporting to the VP of R&D the Senior Project Manager will support and advise the VP of R&D in all matters related to the R&D project including technical, planning, and people management


  • Provide technical leadership to the R&D project team. Assume reporting responsibilities for members of the project team as delegated by the VP of R&D from time to time.
  • Manage the planning and execution of R&D projects and lead the R&D project team (as applicable, in the context of the project).
  • As an important member of the middle management team work with other technical leaders, managers and senior management to influence and promote the agenda of the business.
  • Work to deliver the market requirements as defined by the management team and strategic marketing.
  • Manage the resources required to execute the project plan and the associated budget. Ensure cohesion of the Project team to function as a united and high performing team.
  • Prepare project plans giving due consideration to team capabilities, organisational capabilities, program risks and implement de-risking project management strategies to deliver projects to plan.
  • Support the budgeting processes of the business and manage projects within budgetary constraints. Responsibilities:
  • Define project milestones and lead a cross functional team towards meeting those milestones.
  • Develop and promote a culture of technical innovation, engineering from first principles, and a philosophy of being the knowledge leaders in the field of the business.
  • Ensure that R&D projects are delivered on time, in budget and that the products meet the specifications agreed.
  • Proactively seek out risk in the project and put measures in place to mitigate these risks.
  • Ensure the appropriate depth of focus on key technical risks with a consistent focus on Derisking the project.
  • Promote the disciplines of technical and programme risk management, project management and project execution in the company.
  • Work with strategic marketing and R&D leadership to analyse and define design inputs and translate these requirements into technical specifications.
  • Support the clinical and commercial teams in the execution of the clinical and commercial programs of the business.
  • Ensure that all members of R&D project teams have clear visibility of and are kept informed of information required for them to function efficiently in their roles.
  • Appraise the Senior Management Team of progress, risks, status versus milestones, and resourcing for R&D projects you are leading.
  • In concert with the VP of R&D (or designate), senior management team and peers, promote a quality culture across the R&D team, grounded in compliance to policies, procedures and regulations.
  • •Support the continuous improvement of yields, COGs, quality, and efficiency in the project and the business generally.
  • Complete annual performance reviews for direct reports. Provide constructive feedback between reviews and support team members in their growth and development.
  • Facilitate a smooth interface and communications between the R&D project team and the other functions of the organisation.
  • Support the VP of R&D (or designate) in creating and managing intellectual property.
  • Assist, as required by the VP of R&D (or designate), the clinical trial or other clinical or pre-clinical programs and initiatives of the business.
  • Demonstrate leadership in people management while assuming responsibility for (i) talent development, (ii) training, and (iii) performance management. Qualifications, Knowledge,

  • A track record of project management execution in MedTech.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Materials or Industrial Engineering. Masters or PhD in a related field is highly desirable, or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
  • A track record of bringing new products through development to commercialization. • Demonstrated management and leadership experience in working with cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams on complex projects.
  • Requires excellent written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Ability to effectively present information to management peers.
  • A self-starter who is able to see and deliver work required to advance the project with a minimal amount of direction.
  • Has a solid grasp of team dynamics and is able to manage teams that deliver outstanding results.
  • Holds her/himself and others accountable to meet commitments by following through, acting with a clear sense of ownership, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions and failures.
  • Able to prioritize and focus on the few critical objectives amongst numerous Project tasks and activities. 3 Impact on the Company:
  • Contributes to the success of the company’s products.
  • Is a trusted advisor to the VP of R&D (or designate) on all R&D matters.
  • Brings support and positive attributes to a culture that is respectful, supportive, goal oriented, scientific and diverse.
  • Supports colleagues in the achievement of their strategic objectives.
  • Provides leadership example to employees across the group. General:
  • The Senior R&D Project Manager is expected to develop and evolve her/his skills to stay abreast of the business and the evolving environment in which the business operates.


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