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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Project Manager in Covington, Georgia

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The Project Manager is responsible for leading and motivating the cross-functional team to define and develop a high volume, disposable medical device portfolio. The Project Manager will define project architecture and drive successful project execution, both cross-functionally with the project team, and in coordination with regional business teams. The role includes planning, structuring, and delivering progress reports to UCC Senior Leadership & business sponsors. The Project Manager will effectively lead, organize, and motivate a highly skilled cross-functional team. In addition, the Project Manager will create and drive the go-to-market strategy, as well as ensure successful commercial implementation. This high visibility leadership role will communicate frequently with UCC Senior Leadership.


  • Act as the project manager for NPD and SE projects within BD UCC. Guides the successful completion of projects.

  • Work with BD UCC management to assign appropriate resources.

  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Develops technical and business process solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Responsible for the creation of the project’s work breakdown structures, integrated business plans and product requirements.

  • Designs and performs product & process development of a complex nature, working with functional and multifunctional teams within defined parameters. Modifies methodologies and procedures as applicable for efficient project execution and to realize desired results.

  • Ensures quality conduct of all project activities including design, data summary and interpretation, report and document preparation, and review adherence to applicable regulations and quality requirements.

  • Represents the organization as the principal project lead for contracts, project documentation and communication. Interacts with external resources on significant technical matters, often requiring coordination between multiple organizations.

  • Leads small to large-scale projects of varying complexity, and/or leads a multi-functional team through all phases of project execution.

  • Applies advanced principles, established methodologies and project management concepts and has working knowledge of related disciplines.

  • Provides management with regular formal reviews and updates at both key decision points and milestone completion.

  • Analyzes and interprets data and development situations & events requiring evaluation of identifiable factors.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of relevant financial metrics and related concepts (e.g. IRR, NPV, ROI, P&L).

  • Possesses capable understanding of project management standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Responsible for team meetings (e.g. face-to-face, teleconference, and/or webinars) and generation of meeting minutes.

  • Responsible for technical design reviews and phase gate reviews.

  • Responsible for communication of team objectives, milestones and progress/

  • Responsible for Planview project status updates; prepares business reports & update communications.

  • Develop and track project budgets. Work with Finance to prepare project financial models, budget tracking spreadsheets and reporting.

  • Prepare and track required Authorizations for Expenditure (AFEs) for capital equipment purchases.

  • Partner in continuous improvement of NPD and SE systems, methods and procedures.

  • Author new or modified procedures to address opportunities for improvement.

  • Ensure products, systems and processes are established in accordance with Corporate and Division product development policies.

  • Assist Sales and Marketing in commercialization and launch activities.


  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences is required. An advanced degree in an engineering discipline, and/or an MBA, is desired.

  • Minimum 5+ years relevant experience in product development and design, with at least 3 years new product development (NPD) experience in a regulated industry required.

  • 5+ years of experience as a cross-functional team member and 3+ years of experience leading a cross-functional team.

  • CAPM / PMP Certification is desired.


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and influencing skills

  • Successful track record commercializing new products

  • Successful track record delivering results through leadership of high performing teams

  • Experience planning multiple work-streams, identifying risk, and implementing action plans to successfully execute vs. established project timelines, while effectively managing project risk

  • Experience establishing customer requirements from defined needs specifications and translating to product requirements

  • Experience developing an integrated business plan is preferred

  • Experience utilizing combination of analytical, statistical, and empirical methods to gain deep understanding of product design and minimize overall development timelines

  • Ability to communicate complex technical and business issues concisely & effectively to enable decision making and drive cross-functional alignment

  • Demonstrated technical and business skills and judgment, to significantly influence the technical and business direction of the project. Able to create and influence novel thinking within the team, as needed for problem solving and to resolve conflicts

  • Ability to lead and drive the identification, validation, and mitigation planning of all project risks, including technical, schedule, business, and resources, based on a thorough understanding of the technical and business content of the integrated project plan and work breakdown structure.

  • Ability to integrate technical, business, and customer information to generate novel, differentiated solutions and concepts

  • Ability to engage all appropriate functions to define and make technical and business tradeoffs.

  • Identifies and creates new avenues of excellence. Self-starting and readily takes initiative to resolve problems, gaps & deficiencies

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to balance completing priorities and manage ambiguity

  • Demonstrated learning flexibility to quickly understand novel subject matter

  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

  • Developing proficiency in the following competency areas: Innovative Ideas & Approaches - ability to generate novel ideas for defining, implementing and bringing to market new solutions.

Becton-Dickinson and Company (BD) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. BD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.


Primary Work LocationUSA GA - Covington BMD

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.