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Senior Director - R&D

Company: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 group typing, data management software solutions as well as quality control products for clinical laboratories.Bio-Rad is seeking to fill a key leadership role in the organization with an energetic technology leader to be the R&D Director for development of Quality Control products in our facility in Irvine, CA. In this role you will be responsible for leading a scientific group focused on developing new quality control products intended to monitor the performance of various clinical test methods. Additionally your team will provide technical support for existing products in the market. You will need to partner cross-functionally to achieve team goals. Key attributes for success include the ability to build strong functional and cross functional relationships at multiple levels within the organization, solid technical expertise across a range of disciplines such as immunoassay, chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, toxicology, molecular biology, immunology, deep understanding of automated clinical instruments and platforms, and strong business acumen. Additionally you will need the ability to exhibit strong leadership skills, and the ability to communicate complex technologies to audiences at various levels of the organization.How You'll Make An Impact:

  • Create R&D roadmap and develop and execute product development and innovation strategies.
  • Direct discovery, innovation, and product development projects as well as product sustaining and product life cycle management activities through functional excellence and integrated portfolio management.
  • Partner with functional leaders in Marketing, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and Operations to deliver new and improved products from concept to full commercial launch.
  • Build, lead, and mentor strong forward thinking R&D groups.
  • Create and manage budget.
  • Drive transformational changes, develop new technical and scientific capabilities, and help implement standardized practices.
  • Comply with safety, quality, and regulatory requirements.
    What You Bring:

    • Doctorate degree in one of the life sciences disciplines (chemistry, biology, etc.).
    • Minimum of 15 years of leadership and technical experience in design, development, and manufacturing of in vitro diagnostic, medical device, life science, or pharmaceutical products.
    • Experience working in an FDA QSR and ISO 13485 regulated environment.
    • Experience with integrated portfolio management structure including core teams, resource forcasting/planning, and budgeting.
    • Solid scientific knowledge and technical background.
    • Excellent leadership and management skills.
    • Ability to build, mentor, and motivate a group of technical people to meet strategic objectives and to create effective and high performing teams through shared vision.
    • Ability to take ownership of responsibilities and deliver on commitments.
    • Ability to shift priorities and make decisions.
    • Strong business acumen and ability to translate technology to potential business impact.
    • Excellent presentation as well as oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization in both executive and team interactions.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills.
    • Strong background in automated clinical analyzers.
    • Solid understanding of advanced statistical techniques and design of experiments.
    • Ability to provide clear direction in alignment with strategy and business and customer value drivers.
    • Ability to work effectively within the matrix organization through influencing and building relationships across organization including Marketing, Manufacturing, and Business Development.
      Success Factors:

      • Cultivation of talent and 'one-team' culture - 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. Capable of building channels and platforms to bring in cutting edge technology into the business from internal and external sources. Enabler of creative thinking in all aspects of work from internal processes to commercial products and solutions.
      • 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. Well versed in financial (cost) management and ability to simplify complex business goals to digestible execution plans for her/his own team. Ability take the long view and to engage in strategic initiatives with PMO, marketing, business development, operations and other cross functional teams.
      • Communications - A fluent and engaging communicator to all levels of the organization. Comfortable both in executive settings and in casual team interactions. Ability to capture the collective imagination and attention of the organization through compelling and authentic communication of a vision and a roadmap to get there.
      • 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. Ability to gauge organizational stress and balance pace of change with organizational health and engagement.
      • Seamless Execution- Ability to bring strategic plans to life through rigorous and thoughtful planning and execution of complex projects. A proactive leader with a bias towards results and a refined sense of risk awareness and management. Ability to mobilize people around complex and multidisciplinary objectives and to drive from ambiguity to order.
      • Organizational Savvy - Knowledgeable about how organizations work and understands organizational cultures. Knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network. Understands who the key decision-makers are and how to influence them appropriately. Ability to work through organizational complexities and ambiguities.
      • 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.
        Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we're empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That's why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee's work and life cycle.Benefits: We're proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability,paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges and support, paid time off, Employee Resource Groups (ERG's), and more! Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $215,000 to $296,000 at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply.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-AK1

Keywords: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc, Irvine , Senior Director - R&D, Executive , Irvine, California

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