Program Director, Lab Automation/Informatics Product Development

Job Description SummaryBD is looking for a highly experienced and collaborative Program Director to provide strategic oversight that can significantly increase BD's lab automation and informatics presence (technically/strategically) in the Worldwide IVD Infectious Diseases Diagnostics market. Primary focus is on Laboratory Automation for Microbiology/Molecular markets as well as next generation Laboratory Informatics.
This role represents a unique opportunity to make an impact in a high growth market, gain immediate visibility and accountability with company leadership, and make a significant contribution to clinical care. As a key leader, you'll select/support a talented group of project leaders, actively coaching and mentoring them on product development execution, GPDS excellence, customer centricity, business acumen, priority setting, and organizational savvy.
Job Description
Drives WW product development for laboratory automation including responsibility for multiple, parallel instrument engineering programs of varying complexity (e.g. technical, regulatory, clinical trial, market release).
Drives WW product development for laboratory informatics and imaging programs
Assesses, recommends, and executes real-time tradeoffs between multiple engineering and informatics projects to fully utilize a significant resource pool, maximize product features, drive efficiency, and minimize time to market.
Manages ongoing BD Microbiology Automation Solution releases, insuring fielded solutions are properly supported/updated to optimally serve our customers
Insures project/program interdependencies are fully understood and captured in detailed project plans
Manages, selects, and supports the development of BD Laboratory Automation and Informatics/Imaging project leaders.
Communicates progress on BD's entire Lab Automation and Informatics/Imaging portfolio with the programmatic governance bodies of the worldwide business, Platform Leadership, and cross-functional leadership.
Bachelor's degree in a life sciences or engineering field required. An advanced degree, MS or PhD in life sciences or engineering is preferred.
Molecular/Microbiology/Infectious Disease domain knowledge preferred.
MBA is highly desired.
7+ years of work experience in diagnostic instrumentation/software development (4+ years in large solution system development preferred).
4+ years of project development leadership experience with a track record of new product delivery to market via management of programmatic campaigns (several cross functional teams with multiple interdependent projects in-flight at once).
3+ years coaching and developing project leaders. A track record of selection/hiring/building a team of project leaders preferred.
Demonstrated track record of successful diagnostic product development with a history of predictably managing multiple product launches across multiple platforms.
Demonstrated ability to manage/choreograph a "campaign of products in development" with parallel/concurrent development paths.
Able to set priorities and guide teams based on priority and other business constraints.
Strong cross-functional team leadership and influence capability.
Strong strategic thinking and ability to identify market trends, technical nuances, and efficiency elements with ability to translate information and leverage across multiple projects.
Strong business and financial acumen (e.g. NPV model, P&L understanding, budgeting experience).
Experience sensing the external market, assessing the competition and understanding customer needs.
Demonstrative track record of providing innovative solutions to difficult problems relating to cross project, or cross functional execution.
Coaching and developing talent (cross-functional project leaders).
Organizational savvy and ability to influence others in a matrix organization.
Excellent communicator to multiple audiences (e.g. individual contributor vs management, technical vs non-technical).
Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore
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