Carlsbad - CA Full Time 2 weeks ago


Kforce is seeking a R&D/NPI Medical Device Project Manager in Carlsbad, CA. This position is 50% remote and 50% onsite.
Project Planning Duties:

  • The R&D/NPI Medical Device Project Manager ensures program scopes include global input from all functional areas including Engineering, Marketing, Clinical, Sales, Training, R&D, Operations, Quality, Legal, Regulatory, and Purchasing
  • Works with functional management to resolve ambiguity and ensure alignment
  • Works with functional management to ensure that appropriate resources are identified and allocated
  • Identifies key stakeholders and understands their expectations for a successful project
  • Develops dependency diagrams among tasks and builds integrated schedules and budgets
  • In this role, the R&D/NPI Medical Device Project Manager optimizes schedules to identify critical path(s), major risks, and mitigation plans
  • Publishes and gains agreement on the baseline integrated schedule

Project Execution Duties:

  • Drives internal and external teams to execute on tasks and deliverables
  • Monitors progress on schedule, budget and technical output
  • Develops a sense of urgency when key deliverables are jeopardized
  • The R&D/NPI Medical Device Project Manager facilitates problem solving and meetings to address obstacles
  • Holds team members accountable to program commitments
  • Relies on team member expertise when faced with critical decisions
  • Identifies potential plan deviations and prepares impact analysis for key


  • Facilitates communication to key stakeholders on project performance
  • Proactively manages risks and employs strategies to address
  • As a R&D/NPI Medical Device Project Manager, this role provides coaching and training to teams on Project Management best practices
  • Fosters teamwork; strives to maintain an environment of openness and trust


  • Engineering degree (ME, Biomedical, EE)
  • Project Management Certification preferred
  • 5+ years of experience driving medical device product development projects
  • Project management experience in a phase-gate system
  • Project management experience with offsite teams and engineering service providers
  • Orthopedic medical device experience
  • Must have successfully managed multiple projects from conception through commercialization
  • Ability to manage teams comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to Software, Regulatory, Hardware, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Marketing
  • Experience managing complex medical technology development programs
  • Exposure to systems engineering, concept engineering, QFD, hardware and software development, validation and systems integration would be preferred
  • Technically savvy; Must be able to discuss, understand and make decisions regarding a wide array of engineering disciplines and complex technical/logistical issues
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers and Marketing to ensure that project scopes and requirements are clearly defined and executable
  • Must possess the communication and personal skills required to resolve ambiguous and conflicting requirements
  • Must have leadership skills and managerial courage to maintain project focus and alignment on established deliverables

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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