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Product Development Project Manager

Job Category:  Product Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Tucker, GA, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  584

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Product Development Project Manager (PDPM) is responsible for managing and tracking all project deliverables associated with the commercialization of the FiberLive® product platform.  This high impact position will influence the medical device industry by developing and commercializing novel biomaterials.   As the primary point of contact within the project team, the PDPM will work cross-functionally to plan, schedule, resource, and manage the technical, quality, and operational activities associated with concept development through product launch.  In addition, the PDPM will contribute to the completion of project deliverables to meet product development requirements.  The successful candidate will be an energetic, self-starter with a drive to achieve results and expand their technical knowledge base.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Act as the primary point of contact for development projects to facilitate organizational alignment with respect to scope, budgets, technical objectives, quality objectives, and timing to meet organizational growth initiatives
  • Manage projects to drive new biomaterial innovation platforms through to commercialization while also contributing to the needed project documentation for design control compliance
  • Organize and lead regular project team meetings to ensure project deliverables are on-time, within budget, and meet internal quality standards
  • Interact daily with the cross-functional team members to monitor needs and requirements to complete tactical project objectives
  • Translate business strategy into project scope, plans, budgets, and general project documentation
  • Perform oversite of managed project(s) and report regularly on project status with detailed, accurate, and candid written and verbal communication to upper management
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process to provide product roadmaps for existing and future innovation projects and monitor current year budgets
  • Interface with partner companies in the medical device field to communicate (verbal and written) project status and project milestones
  • Act as the subject matter expert (SME) within the organization for the staged development of products
  • Engage and contribute to the technical development of new technologies, which includes glass processing, polymer processing, composite technology, and polymer synthesis
  • Identify and make optimal use of resources to meet tactical and strategic project objectives
  • Build and maintain project documentation in a history file
  • Organize and lead product design reviews, equipment qualification, risk management, design planning, and validation planning activities
  • Work closely with business development to facilitate the supply of customer sample materials and development runs

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, life sciences, or other relevant field, Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years project management and product development experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience launching products in a cGMP and regulated industry to ISO and FDA compliance standards
  • Strong decision making, organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to proactively lead teams and work cross-functionally to achieve business objectives
  • Detail oriented, accurate, and efficient work habits
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including familiarity with Microsoft Project and Microsoft  Visio
  • Experience with scaling-up operations and transferring developed products into production is preferred
  • Expertise in the characterization and processing of glass, polymers, or composites is a plus
  • Ability to travel – 10% as determined by business requirements, including travel outside of U.S.

 

 

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Our sustainable ingredient solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. With a worldwide network of production facilities, sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries, Corbion is known for quality, product innovation, and customer orientation, as well as for its collegial, informal and results-oriented company culture.

 

Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

 

Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Corbion Human Resources department.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

 

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Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.


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