Sr. Director, Advanced Development Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
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Title: Sr. Director, Advanced Concepts
Reports To: Chief Technology Officer
Department: Advanced Development
An experienced leader in technical innovation and engineering management, this individual is responsible for leading advanced development efforts focused on fostering meaningful innovation in the CoolSculpting technology portfolio and establishing feasibility of new business opportunities beyond cryolipolysis.
The Senior Director of Advanced Concepts works closely with other functional leaders, including Product Marketing, Clinical, Regulatory, Legal, and Quality to identify the most promising technologies and product directions for initial feasibility development and demonstration. This individual is expected to provide vision and strong technical leadership in the product roadmap and technology planning processes, and demonstrate strong business acumen with a customer-centric perspective.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned.):
? Identify and rank new technologies and design approaches for future CoolSculpting devices and for other promising new aesthetic and therapeutic medical device opportunities.
? Provide technical leadership in strategic product roadmap and technology planning processes.
? Functional management of multi-disciplinary engineering staff, including mentoring and development of skills aligned to needs of the organization.
? Resource planning and conflict resolution, including creative solutions to staffing such as supplementary use of outsourcing.
? Development of strategic hiring plan to build skills and capacity aligned to product and technology roadmaps.
? Establish individual and team performance goals, with accountability to project timelines.
? Foster team motivation and engagement, providing vision and recognition.
? Provide technical leadership in development of Intellectual Property. Encourage company-wide participation in the Invention Submission Award program, participate on the Patent Committee, and work closely with Legal Department in developing and managing an expanding Intellectual Property portfolio.
? Provide strong technical leadership spanning development of empirical test methods and plans as well as analytical system-level analysis of new technologies and product concepts.
? Provide project planning guidance with focus on efficient application of risk management and design control tailored to the early proof-of-concept human clinical test phase.
? Work closely with Clinical Studies and Regulatory groups to prepare clinical test protocols and associated regulatory submissions for initial feasibility human clinical testing.
? Collaborate with Design Engineering to prioritize retirement of technical risks and to support smooth transition of new technologies and new product concepts into Design Engineering.
? BS degree, MS degree desirable.
? 8+ years in a senior functional management role, and 7+ years in other design or technical leadership roles.
? Ability to understand product functionality at a systems level, and skilled in best practices for design quality including design review, risk management, design for manufacture and design for service.
? Broad technical expertise spanning mechanical design, heat transfer, electronics, algorithm development, and embedded software systems.
? Experience in developing products for the medical devices industry, in an environment employing ISO and FDA quality system regulations.
? Working knowledge of the Aesthetic Medical Device space and competition
? Working knowledge of clinical environments and direct experience with end customers.
? Ability to define problems, gather data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and recommendations.
? Ability to read technical and clinical literature and documents and extract important concepts.
? Ability to develop, understand and manage departmental budgets.
? Strong business acumen with a customer centric perspective.
? Excellent communication and organization skills, with an analytical and problem solving mindset.
? Ability to multi-task and complete assignments on time.
? Occasional travel (typically
||Atlanta, GA |
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