Senior Design Development Manager

Date: Jan 7, 2023

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 7440


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Interventional - The Interventional business unit at Teleflex offers innovative medical devices that are used to diagnose and treat coronary and peripheral vascular diseases. We place a strategic emphasis on complex coronary and peripheral interventions, vascular access, bone access, specialty biologic treatments and cardiac assist. Our current Interventional products include a broad range of clinically relevant solutions, such as our GuideLiner® and Turnpike® Catheters, AC3 Optimus™ Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and OnControl® Powered Bone Access System. With a strong R&D footprint and pipeline, our fast-growing Interventional business unit is poised to continue the development of new technologies to serve critically ill patients for years to come. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

•    Manage a team of Mechanical, Electrical, and Software R&D engineers that support the development of products serving the Coronary, Structural Heart, Interventional Oncology, and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) franchises at the Chelmsford, MA location.
•    Ensure the health and vitality of our new product development to meet the needs of the Teleflex Interventional by:
o    partnering with Product Development to minimize project uncertainty through feasibility and early concept work and through clear definition of scope and product requirements
o    partnering with Process Development to develop product designs that are reliable and manufacturable
o    partnering with design assurance to ensure product safety through characterization, verification, and design validation testing and to understand and document project risk.
o    working with Sustaining Engineering to transfer design knowledge and commercial support ownership as products enter the market
•    Works in concert with R&D leaders across Design Development, Product Development, Process Development, Project Services, and Sustaining Engineering to
o    implement vision, culture, and development focus areas for their team
o    develop product and technology strategies – and guide the implementation of them – to maintain viable product portfolios that safeguard our reputation as the interventionalist’s partner in pioneering category-defining innovations while ensuring inclusion of feature, process, and technology improvements that address unmet needs and improve customer satisfaction and patient outcomes
o    strengthen design rigor, empower, drive accountability, and increase engagement
•    Provides R&D Design Development technical leadership and direction related to MCS product development and commercial support
•    Provides an on-site R&D leadership presence, enabling strong and consistent communication and connection to the greater Interventional R&D organization

Principal Responsibilities

•Provides leadership and guidance for non-routine problems requiring substantial judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and adaptation of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
•Leads their team to achieve stated strategic plan goals, annual operating plan goals, and functional goals in concert with other R&D leaders and the VP R&D. Continuously reviews department and project team progress and evaluates results accordingly. Independently plans, schedules, and conducts multiple projects. Operates with a significant amount of latitude and freedom to act; supervisory review/approval required only on new project plans, or significant changes to existing plans. Within these minimal constraints, leads major projects; utilizes judgment to make trade-offs in resources, time, and technical issues to best accomplish project activities; plans entire projects from conceptual stages; selects suppliers and contributes to supplier technical improvements; develops and qualifies processes; develops, plans, and authorizes tests and approves test evaluations; directs and approves documentation and related drawings; oversees/approves troubleshooting resolutions.
•Works to create a culture emphasizing safety and exemplifying Teleflex Core Values and culture
•Works with internal departments to obtain necessary resources, resolves inter-departmental issues and contribute toward organizational objectives.
•Manages department resources to assure that all resources are identified and prioritized; includes resolving resource conflicts.
•Determines team priorities to assure meeting of agreed upon commitments per organizational strategy.
•Conducts project/team meetings as required to resolve issues, determine current status, provide information, and assign work.
•Ensures adequate communication between engineers, technicians, and other departments.
•Mentors and trains technical personnel (engineers, designers, technicians, etc.) to meet expectations of their job descriptions and to develop them technically and professionally.
•Ensures the content, thoroughness and quality of the work generated by the department.
•Maintains open communication with employees to ensure understanding of their needs.
•Manages the selection, compensation, appraisal, feedback, training, and development processes within team to ensure optimum attraction, motivation, and retention of employees.
•Sets goals and objectives for team and employees, provides direct feedback and appraisals
•Ensure company policies and procedures are followed taking timely corrective action with the help of HR when necessary
•Oversees preparation of documentation associated with technical activities including drawings/schematics, validation/capability testing, new and revised operating procedures, etc.
•Provides leadership in improving engineering processes.
•Provides reports and presentations to management as required.
•Provides written documentation regarding unusual problems and solutions.
•May manage the creation, documentation and processing of patents sourced from the department.
•May lead special teams or projects as defined by VP of R&D.
•May manage the design and fabrication of components, subassemblies, and final assemblies

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field required.
•    Eight years of relevant experience required.
•    Previous managerial experience required.
•    Expertise in design control and new product development.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements


•Participates in Document Change Order approval process.
•Assures that projects are conducted according to corporate guidelines and Quality Management System requirements.
•Ensures that technical employees work within appropriate development processes.
•Responsible for maintaining compliance to industry standards
•Creates, manages, evaluates, and operates within project and department operating and capital budgets.
•Research new technologies and processes in collaboration with other R&D leaders.
•Promotes design and/or selection of equipment to reduce costs and improve quality.
•May select and work with vendors.


•    Demonstrated ability to evaluate, mentor, and grow engineering talent.
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, familiarity with statistical techniques, experience with scientific methods and Design of Experiments.
•    Ability to understand and resolve complex technical and business system issues. 
•    Expertise in project technical leadership with the ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
•    Proficiency in MS Office applications, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to read and understand technical drawings, product requirements and specification documents.
•    Experience with and working knowledge of ISO9000, FDA and GMP requirements. 



Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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