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Head of R&D Engineering

Company: Mettler Toledo
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities The Head of R&D is responsible for leading the planning, design, development, and coordination of new product development. They are also responsible for managing the product design from "cradle to grave", including Value Engineering on existing products and driving improvement in product quality and cost. Establishes the overall objectives and initiatives of the R&D Engineering Department. Develops ideas for new products or product enhancements and oversees the creation and improvement of products that involve the Engineering Department. Provides engineering expertise to other departments where needed. Manages key R&D projects and ensures the achievement of milestones within budget and time lines. The team consists of 25 Engineers, Managers, Project Managers, and Support personnelEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Devises plans and initiatives, sets policies, and guides the activities of R&D staff to ensure achievement of strategic and tactical goalsDirects and coordinates the research and development group, including engineering design and development of innovative pipetting products and disposables and the development of long-range goals and objectives.Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) Initiatives from Idea Generation to Active Product LifeParticipates in major day-to-day operating decisions and provides strong leadership and managerial acumen to RaininDefine and manage Product Development KPIs and stage gates to monitor progress and riskMonitors alternative technologies in the marketplace.Coordinate and manage external Engineering Service Providers to supplement internal development resourcesAssist functional team managers to estimate work required and generate functional team plans for resource estimationEnsure detailed and high quality business requirements are documented for all ProjectsCommunicate transparently and concisely to relevant stakeholders regarding project status, plans, risks, and mitigation plansTake measures to avoid business disruptions from New Product Introductions or other Project InitiativesEffectively and constructively challenge stakeholders to ensure requirements are well defined and effective solutions are being developedManages the company---s intellectual property, including assisting in the identification of patentable inventions in Rainin research and development projects and developed products; assisting in the preparation and prosecution of patents inside and outside the US; and assessing competitor intellectual property, products and marketing for relevance to Rainin. Reviews prepared legal agreements regarding intellectual property, licensing, confidentiality or other business matters of MT Rainin. Champion lean methodologies in Product Development and end-to-end processes What You Need to Succeed A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Industrial) or equivalent experience.Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Lean Manufacturing Techniques, and general management principlesA Minimum of 10 years of experience in Engineering or OperationsDemonstrated ability to achieve results through effective leadershipDetailed understanding of PLM lifecycle management processes Our Offer to You Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching --- all starting on date of hire Tuition reimbursement, employee wellness programs, plus other perks and discounts Parental and caregiver leave policiesAll the benefits you would expect from a global leader such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits Global market strength and worldwide leadership in weighingA brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards A commitment to extraordinary service on our state-of-the-art equipment About Mettler Toledo Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes. We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.No matter how far human kind goes to explore new frontiers, Mettler Toledo is there to help make it happen. Equal Opportunity Employment We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification. If you---d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here. Mettler Toledo endeavors to make www.mt.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at EEOmt.com.For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong. Job Reference 4353 Location California Oakland

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