Senior Manager, Systems Engineering

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Date: May 11, 2023

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Job Band:  Job Band 5 (JB5) 
Hiring Manager:  Matt Lomicka 
Lead Recruiter:  Michael Dale Freemyer 
State:  Colorado (US-CO) 
Country:  United States 


Our ability to grow, develop new capabilities and serve even more patients around the world depends on associates like you, who are passionate about our mission. Thank you for considering this new opportunity to further unlock your potential.



Develops objectives, plans, and global strategies to ensure effective achievement of business goals and objectives. Leads the engineering team responsible for developing solutions for highly unusual and complex engineering problems with broad company implications. This leadership role focuses on domain expertise in systems engineering as applied to medical device design and development for blood and blood component processing. 



  • Management and leadership of a systems engineering team within the Global Blood Solutions business area, focused on new product development. Recognized as an expert in the field.
  • Accountable for on-time, high quality product development and delivery to the market of new product solutions and support of recently launched products.
  • Provides both people and technical leadership to ensure the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Displays a deep understanding of products and issues vital to the company, working with multiple functions across the organization.
  • Participates in the short- and long-term planning process to establish technical objectives for the business unit and/or functional engineering group.
  • Utilizes technical experience, managerial expertise and creativity to evaluate proposed solutions, adaptations, and modifications to projects and products used globally.
  • Identifies opportunities and initiates short- and long-term prioritization within the business area in addition to implementation.
  • Completes regular resourcing and budgeting analyses pertaining to the team.
  • Implements and understands FDA, CE and other global regulatory body requirements as necessary, in partnership with cross-functional colleagues.
  • Ensures compliance with company Quality System regulations and safe working practices.





  • Bachelor of Science degree or may have a Master of Science degree, in Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Bioengineering, preferred.



  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience, five of which have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Requires experience with program and project management methods, budgeting, and resource planning.



  • Demonstrated ability to lead an engineering team bringing deep domain expertise to diverse projects.
  • Exceptional people leadership abilities including demonstrated personnel development and establishing a positive and productive culture with emphasis on accountability.
  • Ability to manage geographically diverse teams and collaborators, as well as work effectively and efficiently with CMOs and/or contract design firms as required.
  • Skilled ability to balance commercial and development needs to accomplish global business area goals.
  • Advanced understanding and application of Design Controls and Quality Management Systems to product development and lifecycle management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with business segment, regional and functional product development leaders to establish and nurture long term goals for the team, department, and function.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management, quality, global regulatory standards, and manufacturing.
  • Requires working knowledge of the business's products and therapeutic uses.
  • Exceptional demonstrated expertise in planning, budgeting, and project management directed toward achievement of annual, long term, and strategic business plans and goals.
  • Requires an exceptional understanding of technology and methods applicable to the area and the ability to determine appropriate application. Examples may include CAD design and packages, FEA packages, industrial design and user-centered design, principles and practices of machining and rapid prototyping.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Passport may be required



General Labor Environment requirements include use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Travel may be required.


Target Pay Range:  $153,900.00 to $192,300.00 -  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:  20.0


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.


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.

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