Job Summary:

The VP of Research and Development will be a results oriented, hands-on engineer/scientist capable of leading SunTech’s research and development for new and/or improved technologies. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining a product and technology roadmap to include: identifying and assessing the technology needs for SunTech Medical both in the near and long term.

The VP of Research and Development will provide leadership on all relevant aspects of technology research and new product development and ensures all business objectives and goals are met. This role focuses on developing breakthrough and disruptive technologies and solutions that generate top-line revenue, share gain, and expanding profit margins leveraging internal and external capabilities. This is a highly visible, proactive leadership role that will report directly to the CEO.

Job Description:

  • Provides leadership and direction for the research and development organization with a key focus on innovative, creative and breakthrough solutions and strategies.

  • Develops a 'world-class' research and development organization by creating a clear vision including translating the organization’s research and development strategy into action from basic research through scale-up development completion.

  • Delivers devices, software and modules systems on-time, on-budget, to the ROI commitments while providing analytical applications to meet the needs of the customers.

  • Leads and directs the R&D global processes to ensure that key priorities and objectives are being met, technical resources are deployed effectively, and a balanced technical program is maintained.

  • Drives customer satisfaction and quality through high performing and value add products which meet the needs of the customer. Collaborates closely with Operations and Service and Sales to ensure the highest customer standards are met while meeting financial and operational objectives.

  • Serves as a contributing member of the senior executive team involved with strategic goal setting and development of the annual operating plans.

  • Understands financial metrics and manages a budget specific to the R&D organizations used to optimize performance and drive profitability.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated track record of career advancement within R&D organizations and experience in project management, product management and operations.

  • A results-driven leader who solicits input from others and transitions concepts into actionable plans to achieve business objectives.

  • Leads through solid coaching, guidance, support and accountability.

  • Possesses excellent leadership and managerial skills emphasizing teamwork, staff development, cross-functional collaboration, and budgetary control.

  • Demonstrated team leadership and teamwork skills in a complex, fast-paced, changing business and market environment to deliver value-added results to the organization.

  • Experience of achieving results in a geographically and culturally diverse workplace.

  • Demonstrates solid leadership behaviors and competencies, with a focus on growing and developing a strong organization and talent bench.

Leadership Expertise:

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, collaborative style with a focus on performance and management by objectives.

  • Strong and confident decision-maker who is capable and has the experience to make tough business decisions.

  • Capable of building a strong link between the company and awareness of the needs customers.

  • Is an active, high-energy communicator that drives a company vision/mission to align teams, critical resources, management, and stakeholders.

  • Creates new and innovative approaches to project management by demonstrating flexibility, open-mindedness, and adaptability to rapidly changing environments.

  • Influences and impacts others through building and defending arguments, challenges in a provocative and respectful manner, reaches consensus of opinion, and catalyzes action to meet critical objectives

  • Remains calm under adverse conditions, and reaches independent, reasoned solutions by thinking in a clear, decisive manner.

  • Reinforces leadership development, encourages reward and recognition, is attentive to succession planning needs, and effectively removes barriers.

  • Consistently develops people through coaching and feedback.

  • Proven track record of building high performing teams

  • Performs duties accurately the first time and with a sense of urgency.

  • Makes decisions with the intent of building a customer centric organization.

  • Takes accountability for work produced.

Desired Skills:

  • 10 years of experience in R&D in the medical device field

  • 10 years managing direct reports

  • 5 years profit and loss responsibility

  • Working at a senior level in a multi-level organization.

  • Leadership skills and management techniques

  • Team building (attracting and developing talent)

  • Product development, management, and marketing

  • Change management

  • Strategic planning

  • Business administration

  • Budgeting and forecasting

  • Outsourcing models

  • Knowledgeable in advanced DSP methods, software development and algorithm structures, human physiology and cardiovascular systems.

  • Proven track of leading multiple projects to completion in an efficient and timely manner

  • Highly proficient in medical device technology and best practices

  • Experience in architecting complex designs

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to combine a hands-on operational approach with strategy

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

Minimum Education Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Engineering or Sciences

  • MBA desirable

  • Certified project management desired

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in a normal office environment.

  • This position may require up to 10% travel (domestic and international).

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