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  • Well-known Pre - IPO Medical Devices Company, global business is rapidly expanding
  • Dynamic international working environment, bottom-up culture
  • A fast-moving opportunity on career path and fair internal promotion mechanism
The Role:

Our client is a leading pre-IPO medical devices company, which is a biotechnology company with laboratories in Suzhou, China and San Jose, California specializing in the development of diagnostic equipment. The company was founded in 2017 with the mission to help precision medicine and serve the public good. The team consists of PhDs from renowned medical schools including Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell etc. In addition to solid academic foundation, their team has had strong industry experience having previously worked with prestigious biotechnology companies in developing several well -known products. Earlier this year, given the severity of the COVID -19 pandemic in China, the Company felt the duty to use its expertise in diagnostics and pivot its immediate focus to the development of COVID -19 testing kits to assist the frontline in fighting this pandemic.

Job Responsibilities.

  • Lead complex major projects requiring cutting edge, innovative and original solutions, providing technical expertise to the team
  • Plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Estimate, track and complete projects on time and within budget
  • Responsible for the development of the company's digital PCR products, and other R&D pipeline products (with a focus on upgrades)
  • Responsible for the transfer of the company's equipment product line from the R&D stage to mass production
  • Ability to solve and improve existing R&D problems with current products, find root causes and propose reasonable and feasible solutions
  • Develop an actionable solution for the entire product development to conversion process
  • Technical communication with US and Chinese R&D teams to implement technical solutions
  • Analyze engineering and project inputs for review, agreement, and formalization into the design package.
  • Analyze design options and technical information to identify issues that arise during the development process and identify and implement appropriate solutions to achieve a viable solution.
  • Analyze and manage multiple design-related issues to identify root causes
  • Modify the design based on the results of the analysis and rerun the testing and analysis until the design meets the specification
  • Make design modifications to existing products and follow up on them
  • Leading process improvement activities
  • Undertake root cause analysis and resolve issues
  • Quality control of work through proper review
  • Apply specific technical skills to support customers or colleagues as needed
  • Plan longer term for projects, track and complete projects on time and within budget. Results orientation
  • Responsible for managing product development projects that have few precedents and are complex in nature
  • Leading the development of innovative solutions to unique problems
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
  • Work as part of the management team to share ideas and improve operations, recommend, support and implement continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimize results and improve the quality of delivery, meeting quality standards required for delivery in line with company and customer requirements.
  • Ensure effective liaison with staff in other departments
  • Provide technical expertise to the team
  • Monitor completion of tasks to ensure good performance and record it in the appropriate system
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that key performance indicators are achieved by working in accordance with the corporate plan, including management and reporting
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks within the department 
Team management
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior and mid-level engineers and technicians
  • Motivate and coach team to achieve business success
  • Communicate the KPIs in the strategic annual plan so that each employee knows
  • Continuously promote high standards through personal example and promotion within the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviours expected of them.
  • Financial budgeting and control of sectoral projects
  • Accountability for departmental budgets
  • Achievement of budgeted targets within the time frame
Relationship management
  • Provide feedback to the management team, share ideas and improve operations, recommend, support and implement continuous improvement activities and process and procedural improvements to optimize results and improve the quality of delivery, delivered in accordance with quality standards requirements, in line with company and customer requirements
  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers
  • Willing and available to visit client sites as needed
Job Requirements
  • PhD in Engineering from Mechanical, Automation, or Electronic Engineering background. Experience in overseas Biotech companies is an advantage. Overseas PhD is an advantage
  • Previous experience in product design and development from scratch, and product design to mass production is a plus
  • Experience in the development of relevant products in the PCR category is a plus.
  • 10+ years of work experience
  • Exercise considerable initiative/judgement in working methods and in interpreting and delegating work requirements/objectives
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong people management and leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor and develop employees with diverse skills and personalities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage a wide range of activities simultaneously
  • Ability to plan, analyze and challenge
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively with many stakeholders
  • Financially savvy and able to use budgets effectively
  • Ability to determine the root cause of any loss

Ability to work with and coach high and low performers in a team or group setting, set expectations, and provide input and feedback in a helpful manner.
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