Head of Product and Systems Development

Posted 05/07/2024 by CDM Recruitment

Sedgefield, County Durham
£70,000 - £75,000/annum

Head of Product and Systems Development.

Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 per annum DOE

Employment Type: Full time, Permanent

Location: Sedgefield

We are seeking a Head of Product and Systems Development to lead and inspire a dynamic team in delivering technical excellence across a range of ISO certified MedTech fields. Your primary responsibility will be to oversee the design, development, and implementation of innovative end-to-end products and systems that exceed customer expectations. This pivotal role involves crafting a systems strategy to consistently deliver state-of-the-art solutions within the MedTech ecosystem.

Key Responsibilities:

· Develop and refine functional strategy for advanced systems engineering, ensuring scalability as the business grows.

· Design and manage solution engineering tailored to specific client and business needs, providing essential infrastructure and services.

· Lead multiple projects throughout the full lifecycle of products and systems development, from conception to delivery.

· Ensure the delivery of customer-focused features, product quality, reliability, regulatory compliance, and cost-effectiveness.

· Collaborate with Bid Development teams to define technical elements of bids and engage in customer engagement.

· Identify and pursue business development opportunities, contributing to proposal construction and content.

· Provide specifications for solution definition, management, and delivery.

· Coordinate across technical functions to optimise solutions and streamline processes.

· Drive continuous improvement of cross-functional processes within engineering and sciences teams.


· Degree in Science or Engineering; advanced qualifications preferred.

· Strong leadership skills with experience in leading technical teams.

· Proven track record of integrating hardware, software, and other elements in multidisciplinary system designs.

· In-depth technical knowledge and authority in Systems Engineering.

· Ability to translate customer needs into actionable specifications for the development team.

· Experience in the medical device industry and working in ISO13485 operational environments.

· Familiarity with EU Medical Device Regulations (e.g., MDR, IVDR) and ISO14971 Medical Devices Risk Management Assessment.

· Experience in direct and indirect line management, representation at customer meetings and conferences, and project collaboration.

· Additional qualifications in ISO13485 Medical Devices, ISO60601 Medical electrical equipment, and ISO62304 Medical device software are advantageous.

· Working knowledge of medical device software development standards (IEC 62304, FDA guidance), supporting marketed products, and device clinical trials.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for driving innovation in HealthTech, we encourage you to apply.

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