Pipeline Innovation CMA Lead

Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: Pleasanton, CA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 6680


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 teleflex.com.


Interventional Urology – NeoTract is dedicated to developing innovative, minimally invasive and clinically effective devices that address unmet needs in the field of urology. As part of the Teleflex Interventional Urology business unit, NeoTract’s focus is on improving the standard of care for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using the UroLift® System, a minimally invasive, permanent implant system that treats symptoms while preserving sexual function*1,2. The UroLift System is clinically proven to treat lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH in men over the age of 45. The UroLift System lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. More than 175,000 men have been treated with the UroLift System in select markets worldwide.** Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives. 

 * No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction in the FDA pivotal study.

** Management estimate based on product sales and average units per procedure

  1. Roehrborn, J Urology 2013 LIFT Study
  2. McVary, J Sex Med 2014

Indicated for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate up to 100cc in men 45 years or older. As with any medical procedure, individual results may vary. Most common side effects are temporary and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate and/or the inability to control the urge.1 Rare side effects, including bleeding and infection, may lead to a serious outcome and may require intervention. Speak with your doctor to determine if you may be a candidate.

Position Summary

The Pipeline Innovation Team, consisting of cross functional members across the organization, will execute strategies responsibilities to maintain a strong foundation in BPH care while partnering with team to identify and evaluate market opportunities for growth in the urology space. Tactically, the Pipeline Innovation Manager will ensure that the interests of all disciplines within the overall organization are considered as they triage ideas to identify the best opportunities for growth be it organically or by acquisition. The streamlined team will be ideally positioned to make decisions and move quickly while providing leadership, communication, and innovating inspiration to the greater organization.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Lead Clinical Medical Affairs strategic guidance and insight for organic growth and business development
•    Recommend KOL engagement strategy for product or concept evaluations 
•    Research and evaluate clinical claims and data for strategic initiatives to identify potential gaps, competitive threats, and/or opportunities
•    Support market assessment activities to recommend opportunities and innovation trends in the interventional urology space and facilitate a long-term, comprehensive innovation strategy
•    Update and advise management and stakeholders on short- and long-term innovation goals
•    Partner with R&D and Product Marketing to identify iterative device improvements for innovation and patent coverage
•    Partner with R&D and Product Marketing to identify ecosystem product opportunities that support adoption, improve ease-of-use, improve patient/physician experience
•    Recognize strategies to improve patient/physician experience (e.g., bleeding control, fluid management)
•    Reduce surgeon workup burden and improve patient education & procedure pathway
•    Collaborate with Marketing and R&D to identify organic pipeline development opportunities
•    Collaborate with Marketing and Business Development to identify product pipeline growth opportunities that will follow acquisition
•    Think through evidence generation that may enable reimbursement strategies (if need be)
•    Spearhead strategic product responses to competitive threats in partnership with Marketing
•    Report to Marketing, Clinical/Medical, R&D, and other leadership as appropriate on monthly goals and challenges, goals for next month, status of Pipeline Innovation Team regarding progress to meet overall goals
•    Highlight innovation through a period newsletter, call outs, and dissemination of external articles
•    Develop and maintain strong relationships with Teleflex resources
•    Contribute to our culture of collaboration, respect, transparency, efficiency, ethics, achievement, and fun!

Education / Experience Requirements

•    MD, PhD or MS in biomedical, biomedical engineering or engineering related field or bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience
•    Clinical research within urology a plus
•    Urology clinical practice experience a plus

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Self-motivated with the ability to perform at high levels in a fast-growing, start-up environment
•    Proven ability to effectively communicate internally and externally at all organizational levels
•    Excellent project management skills with a proven track record of achieving goals
•    Experience building, managing, and motivating a high-performing team
•    Solid grasp of urology competitive market space
•    Proficient software skills all standard Microsoft Office programs 
•    Ability to travel 20 – 30% of time – Domestic and International
•    Technical Expertise – Business planning, project management, analytical skills, product management, clinical research
•    Strategic Agility – Utilize complex analysis, trends, and creative solutions to develop marketing strategies and remain competitive. Ability to transition between strategy and execution with excellence
•    Action Oriented – Self-motived to develop and execute dynamic, agile, flexible strategies
•    Performance Oriented – Drives strategies to measurable results and perform beyond expectations in delivering superior performance
•    Team Building – Build cohesive and inspired teams to create, drive, and deliver marketing goals.
•    Communication – Respond and relate effectively to all levels in the organization. Credible team player who uses strategies and techniques to ensure stakeholders clearly understand marketing strategies and objectives. Distill clinical evidence and tailor information for diverse audiences
•    Coaching - Establish long-lasting, constructive, and mutually beneficial relationships with team.  Recognizes team strengths, development needs, and professional goals, and inspires achieving aggressive goals.
•    Inspiring Stakeholders – Create, promote, and challenge all stakeholders to perform at high levels.  Instill confidence and optimism to ensure all stakeholders are engaged and motivated.


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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