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Director - Global R&D Platforms, Medical

Company: Avery Dennison
Location: Mentor
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

Avery Dennison Medical (ADM) is a fully owned business unit within Avery Dennison passionate about developing and supplying medical products for its OEM customers utilizing proprietary skin adhesive technologies, innovative product design, and its coating and converting capabilities. ADM supports its customers through product development, scale up, and regulatory approval and has manufacturing sites in Ohio, Belgium, and Ireland.

Position overview:

The Director, Global R&D Platforms is responsible for identifying and leading key technical projects, defining the nature and significance of platforms, providing recommendations to senior management, and executing funded platforms. Reporting to the VP/GM, Avery Dennison Medical, this individual will utilize their understanding and application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in achieving business goals and objectives. This individual will guide the successful completion of programs in process and may, at times, function in a project leadership role.

Key responsibilities:

Platform Development

Generate new insights for innovations and products tied to business strategies. Use internal/external specialists in network to accomplish goals.

Understand and articulate how emerging technologies can be applied to new products.

Ensure technical support aligned for critical commercial partnerships.

Collaborate with Sr. Business and technology partners, work with customers to showcase the company technology.

Take a leading role in solving large and sophisticated technical and quality problems with key customers and partners.

Facilitate collaborative decisions with Supply Chain, Quality and Marketing on common issues.

Map out underlying technical roadmap to support Platform strategies in close collaboration with Regulatory

R&D Leadership

Build and communicate clear R&D vision for innovation platforms, integrating both short and long term strategies, generating innovative solutions for existing and new products/processes.

Develop project plans, budgets, and resource plans to support long-term development priorities.

Accountable for the NPD process related to projects being developed under our innovation platforms

Provide technical support to the regional R&D teams.

Promote collaboration and teamwork across all departments, and collaboration with the broader Avery Dennison technical community.

Promote open and honest communication from the R&D Team that fosters the sharing of ideas and opinions effectively.

Develop the skills of the R&D Platform Team. Look for opportunities for continuous development and lead personal development and performance review discussions. Support recruiting efforts as needed.

Work closely with Marketing and Sales Group to help identify new platforms.

Engage and encourage innovation and IP development. Manage IP portfolio in collaboration with Marketing and Legal.

Transmit sophisticated concepts to others in “layman’s” terms.

Develop technical data to support marketing claims, including protocol development, white paper and peer reviewed manuscript development, clinical vendor management, and key opinion leader interfaces.

Understand and ensure compliance with cGMP, ISO 13485, and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 regulations.

Qualifications

PhD in a science or engineering field, preferably Chemical Engineering, Polymers/Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy (PharmD), or related field.

10+ years of experience working in either the medical device (ISO 13485) or pharmaceutical industry

At least 5+ years of those leading an R&D group of 10 or more people

Direct, hands-on experience with key pillars of medical product development, design control, and risk management, such as:

Shelf life stability (ICH Q1A, Q1E, M7, and Q3C)

Medical device risk management (ISO 14971)

Design verification and validation (DV&V)

Drug product chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC)

Analytical method development, validation & transfer

Sterilization (ISO 11137)

Strong technical foundation in polymer science and engineering. Command of thermodynamic and kinetic phenomena relevant to loading, release, and stability of active substances within polymeric adhesive matrices. Examples: experience with transdermal drug delivery, drug-eluting materials, antimicrobial coatings, medicated dressings, or topical pharmaceutical formulations.

Excellent people leadership, management, and development skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively interface with cross-functional peers outside of the technical domain

Strong communication skills are a must; should have good verbal, written, and presentation skills to technical and non-technical personnel.

Ability to learn; customer facing. Creative problem solving. High degree of resourcefulness and creativity.

Passion and dedication to New Product Development.

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Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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