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Director, New Product Development Engineering

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Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  27295  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.


The Director of Product Development leads product development teams responsible for the design and development of Terumo Blood and Cellular Technology’s (TerumoBCT’ s) portfolio of blood collection and cell therapy products. The Director oversees the development of new products from requirements generation and design conceptualization to manufacturing transfer and corresponding sustaining activities.


Responsible for development projects across applicable product platforms.  Focuses on project objectives and participates in determining the long-term direction of the products and the business.  Develops goals, plans, and strategies to ensure effective achievement of business objectives. 




  • Directs development projects and teams from through all stages of product development, design transfer and product launch
  • Cultivates a mindset and culture of continuous improvement, accountability and resilience
  • Lead and develops highly competent teams capable of executing the strategic plan with deep technical skills, innovation, and engineering expertise
  • Ensures teams are using and developing state of the art enabling technology such as simulation and modeling and advanced prototyping to bring products to market faster and at reduced costs
  • Establishes and develops departmental policies, procedures, and strategic objectives; creates and distributes metrics and monitors success in achievement of objectives; Facilitates remediation when off track
  • Works across diverse regional and functional boundaries to promote collaboration and teamwork to achieve business objectives
  • Fosters a culture that values differences, builds top talent and is a role model for commitment to the company’s vision and values
  • Effectively communicates with senior management and external customers across a spectrum of areas related to product development including technical, strategic, and business details
  • Identifies project and new product opportunities and can articulate value and risk of opportunities across multiple portfolios
  • Ensures product design and documentation meets FDA, global regulatory requirements as well as design controls and Quality Management System
  • Accountable for schedule and budget accomplishment including creation and management of project cost estimation, staffing, and timelines  




  • B. S. degree in Engineering required
  • M.S. or PhD degree in Engineering combined with management degree preferred



  • Minimum 15 years of progressive experience in medical device or similar regulated industry, 10 of which have been in a senior leadership capacity
  • Senior management level experience launching products in diverse global environments
  • Demonstrated ability to balance the tension between launch speed and relevant feature sets
  • Requires experience with program and project management methods and tools
  • Ability to partner effectively with teams across disciplines such as product management, marketing management, manufacturing, services, sales, IT, legal, clinical, regulatory affairs and quality, project management, etc.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and interpret and communicate complex disposables engineering requirements in a manner that allows maximum product flexibility without compromising quality standards
  • Capacity to define and communicate engineering challenges and provide guidance to top management in developing and implementing positive and proactive solutions 
  • Advanced understanding and application of Design Controls, Quality Management System to product development
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource modeling and allocation


Target Pay Range:  $147,200.00 to $184,000.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  30.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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