Product Development Process Champion

Avanos - Alpharetta, GA3.5

CommissionEstimated: $65,000 - $88,000 a year
Requisition ID: 1523

Job Title: Product Development Process Champion

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:

Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit .

The role

You will be a member of the R&D Project Management Office team that supports the design and development of innovative medical devices.

The Product Development Process (PDP) Champion owns the PDP process critical to accelerating growth for the Avanos organization. This cross-functional leadership role also includes leading the management of a franchise portfolio management process in conjunction with Avanos business unit leadership. This entails developing and continuously improving the project activation, resourcing, and prioritization process and tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages and continuously improves the PDP process including ensuring an up to date RACI with proper references and examples of best practices.
Develops, manages, and continuously improves the franchise portfolio management process including project activation, resourcing, and prioritization
Includes implementing and managing a portfolio and resource database and dashboard
Assists, as requested, Project Leaders with franchise reviews.
Develops and utilizes R&D Metrics and tools for tracking the PDP process and portfolio
Owns and regularly updates the PDP share-point site
Owns and provides consistent and ongoing PDP training throughout the organization
Benchmarks across the industry to include best practices and drives continuous improvement
Assesses issues identified by Project Leaders, Program Managers, and Functional Groups and works closely with the Associate Director of R&D PMO to identify organizational opportunities to improve product development
Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate client stakeholders, effectively communicating with all levels of the organization, providing frequent contact on portfolio status and changes

Your qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline
8-10+ years of successful demonstrated experience in Project Management, R&D and/or product development or equivalent experience in a regulated industry
Proven negotiation and influence skills
Strong people and process management skills
Strong analytical and reporting skills
Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization
Must be adept at planning, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and organizing teamwork
Ability to travel up to 20% at times, potentially some international

Advanced Scientific degree and/or MBA preferred
Candidates with proven Product Development and/or Project Management Experience
Candidates with previous experience in Cross-Functional Leadership roles
Candidates with previous experience managing R&D or related technical teams
Candidates who have driven or been a key core team member in PDP improvement initiatives
Medical Device Product Development Experience a very strong plus
Familiarity with tools and techniques used for systems engineering, concept engineering, and quality systems strongly desired

Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

Join us at Avanos
Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

Make your career count
Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees – through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary – our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

free onsite gym | onsite cafeteria | 401(k) + 6% match | immediate vesting | benefits on day 1 | uncapped sales commissions | HQ region voted ‘best place to live’ by USA Today