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NuVasive, Inc. Manager, Product Development in San Diego, California

Manager, Product Development

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required:Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel:Up to 10%

Location:CA - San Diego

Ref#:102842

Job Summary and Primary Responsibilities

As a Manager on our Development team, you'll be responsible for ensuring successful end results as related to designing medical devices relevant to spine surgical procedures, in accordance to ISO, ASTM, and FDA regulations. You’ll define the roles and responsibilities of your team and create plans for the department’s future needs and operations. You’ll regularly interface with design surgeons, Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, and other functional groups, to design and develop devices and oversee projects from inception to product launch.

You will be responsible for the development of innovative mechanical solutions to meet patient and surgeon needs from concept to commercialization. This requires leading cross-functional teams to manage the product development process, project timeline, and deliverables to ensure designs are safe and effective for clinical use as well as directly managing and developing mechanical engineers on the team.

  • Manages, mentors and guides a team of engineers and related projects to ensure on-time and on-budget commercialization of medical devices

  • Participates in and guides project planning, design and phase reviews, mechanical design, technical assessments, and design control documentation

  • Collaborates with surgeon design and marketing teams to identify unmet clinical needs and distill them into product requirements

  • Creates and interprets advanced mechanical designs using CAD software suitable for subtractive, additive, sheet metal, and injection molding manufacturing methods while applying DFX principles

  • Guides, reviews, and approves documentation relevant to design control, test plans (verification and validation), and other applicable internal and regulatory requirements

  • Reviews and approves engineering specifications with dimensions and tolerances appropriate for performance and functional requirements as well as technical assessments of mechanical design (eg FEA, tolerance analysis, testing, etc.)

  • Coordinates with suppliers and procurement teams to manage the production and commercialization process

  • Leads or supports cadaver labs during surgeon design team evaluations and surgeon education events, including cadaver setup, running a fluoroscopy machine, clean-up, etc.

Required Skills / Capabilities

•Proven ability to drive the product development process, within deadline and budget

•Demonstrated expertise with CAD software (Pro/E, Creo, or SolidWorks)

•Expertise in use of project planning tools such as Microsoft Project preferred

•Demonstrated ability of interpreting an extensive variety of technical specifications in mathematical or diagram form and managing several abstract and/or concrete variables

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent experience

  • Previous experience leading and coaching a high performing team

  • Experience in medical device industry, with complex mechanical design (spine or orthopedics) and/or emerging technologies preferred

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NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) . NuVasive's EEO policy is available here (https://www.nuvasive.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/COP-NUV-HR0004-7.pdf) .

About NuVasive

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, with a mission to transform surgery, advance care, and change lives. The Company's less-invasive, procedurally integrated surgical solutions are designed to deliver reproducible and clinically proven outcomes. The Company's comprehensive procedural portfolio includes surgical access instruments, spinal implants, fixation systems, biologics, software for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative neuromonitoring technology and service offerings. With more than $1 billion in net sales, NuVasive has approximately 2,700 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com .

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NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are availablehere (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) . NuVasive's EEO policy is availablehere (https://www.nuvasive.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/COP-NUV-HR0004-7.pdf) .

Nuvasive is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, including the use of this website, please contact us at careers@nuvasive.com.

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