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Senior Director, Global Systems Engineering

Senior Director, Global Systems Engineering

  • 2021-23212
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad Clinical Diagnostics Group (CDG) is one of the leading global providers of tests for infectious and autoimmune disease screening, diabetes screening and monitoring, blood grouping as well as a whole range of reagents and software for laboratory quality control. CDG provides over 3,000 reagents, devices and instruments for about 300 diagnostic tests to a global customer base.   At Bio-Rad CDG we are building a world class global R&D capability to support our ambitious clinical diagnostics strategy and drive long term growth for the company. An important part of this transformation is the creation of a Global Systems Engineering Organization, based in Hercules, Ca to support all of our existing core diagnostics platforms and to execute an exciting new product roadmap.

 

We are looking for an experienced engineering leader to bring together existing engineering teams under one global function and to quickly grow the team with top talent. The newly formed Global System Engineering function will be central to execution of major new platform development for two of our diagnostics franchises as well as for a complex multi-year technology transfer and sustaining of a large portfolio of existing products.

For the right engineering leader, this career-defining role will represent a unique opportunity to build a world class team and to make a lasting impact in the clinical diagnostics field.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a vision for a global engineering organization, aligned with business and product strategies, and create a multi-year plan to achieve that vision.
  • Shape the global engineering organization and recruit top talent into critical roles, including coaching and development of next level management.
  • Lead engineering activities for execution of multi-year product roadmap and life cycle management for Clinical Immunology, Immunohematology, Diabetes, Infectious Disease & other diagnostics instrument platforms.
  • Build upon the existing engineering capability in the areas of Systems Architecture, Systems Development, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, V&V, Reliability, Design for Six Sigma, Advanced Modeling, Analysis and Simulation.
  • Develop and implement processes to support product development activities from a system perspective, e.g. Systems Design, requirements management, defect tracking & reliability growth.
  • Develop and maintain best practices for product specifications, requirements documents, hazards analysis, design FMEA, usability, design Verification & Validation, and other technical documentation.
  • Define usability evaluation plans and conduct and coordinate usability testing activities and ensure usability engineering is applied according to international standards.
  • Drive functional excellence within the Global Systems Engineering by supporting all active product development and sustaining projects with capable and engaged engineering team members. Support, coach and mentor technical project team members to ensure highest level of engineering rigor is delivered to all cross functional teams.
  • As a member of the R&D Leadership Team, engage and contribute to all aspects of R&D’s multiyear transformation efforts.

Qualifications

  • MS (or equivalent experience) in Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical or other relevant engineering disciplines. PhD or MBA, a plus.
  • 8 years of demonstrated experience of managing and growing successful global engineering teams.
  • 10 Years of experience in design and development of complex integrated solutions comprising of hardware, software & assays in the life sciences industry (or equivalent experience in other industries) with demonstrated commercial success in the field.
  • Advanced proficiency in systems modeling using modern tools.
  • 5 years of experience working in a regulated industry, ideally within the clinical diagnostics filed with experience with FDA and other global regulatory environments.
  • Success Factors
  • Cultivation of talent and ‘one-team’ culture – Demonstrated ability to build high performing teams through a passionate and unapologetic commitment to a one-team culture, empowerment of diverse talent and building bridges across functions. Keen eye for recruitment & development of top diverse talent. Builder of trust and empathy within and outside of her/his own team.
  • Leadership in Innovation – Ability to build and cultivate a culture of growth, risk tolerance, learning and continuous improvement across all aspects of the engineering organization.
  • Strategic & Business Acumen – Ability to translate business strategy to functional plans and goals. Ability to connect the work of global engineering team to business implications and to drive business performance through functional excellence.
  • Communications – A fluent and engaging communicator to all levels of the organization.
  • Customer Centricity – A relentless passion for learning about customers’ unmet needs through frequent and high value engagement with stakeholders both within and outside Bio-Rad in the clinical and scientific community. 
  • Change Agent – Ability to envision and articulate a compelling future state for the organization and to influence / mobilize / inspire people to transform the organization for the better.
  • Seamless Execution-A proactive leader with a bias towards results and a refined sense of risk awareness and management.
  • Organizational Savvy - Knowledgeable about how organizations work and understands organizational cultures. 

At Bio-Rad we value innovation and performance that is derived from bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for our customers and stakeholders. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. Further, we welcome members of all minority communities, LGBTQ, female leaders and others to apply to our open positions and join our growing team.

 

About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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Agency Non-Solicitation: 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.  #LI-BT1

 

 

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