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VP Product Development Engineering

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Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29523  


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. 

JOB TITLE Vice President Global Product Development & Engineering



The Vice President of Product Development and Engineering heads the global efforts for developing and supporting Terumo’s Blood and Cell Therapy products and solutions . Through engineering expertise, customer focus and people leadership, this role ensures that R&D leaders and engineers work within a culture of innovation and collaboration while meeting project timelines. As a member of the R&D Leadership team, this role has an ongoing responsibility to ensure the vision and strategies for the business are shared in clear and inspiring ways to all members of the R&D team.

The role drives accountability through successful partnerships with Marketing and Sales on devices and solutions that meet our clinician, patient and researcher customer needs, with Project Management on gating devices throughout the product development process, with Regulatory Affairs on clearance/approval and compliance, and with Quality Engineering and Operations to ensure smooth connection to manufacturing. From new product development, to device function, cost improvement and sustainability, this role provides the leadership needed to achieve our broad company goals.



  • Lead, plan and direct the Global TerumoBCT (Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies) Product Development activities with specific emphasis on Engineering
  • Provides vision, strategy and leadership for new product development across the portfolio of products and business areas (Blood Collection & Processing, Cell & Gene Therapy, Disposables, etc.)
  • Partner with new product development leaders are to foster an innovative, collaborative and resilient culture with a strong drive for technical excellence, results and accountability
  • Creating pipeline of future development activities
  • Provide strategic direction for all Global TerumoBCT products across the product development life cycle
  • Ensures all business and product development activities are in accordance with applicable international, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
  • Effectively communicates with senior management and external customers across a spectrum of areas related to product development including technical, strategic, and business details
  • Coordinate transfer of information and/or technical assistance in the introduction of new products and processes into manufacturing operations
  • Maintain contact with government agencies and scientific programs to determine feasibility of conducting contract research; aid in submission of proposals and provides technical manpower and facilities for such contract work if granted
  • Provide technical support and assistance to Manufacturing sites for Sustaining Engineering projects supporting existing product base
  • Closely partner with Regulatory Affairs in offering all necessary data / input for regulatory submissions for 510(k)’s and CE Technical Files
  • Partner with the business to manage customer expectations, requirements, system change processes, technical product/market concerns, and release schedules/features
  • Provide oversight and direction on budgets, schedules and deadlines ensuring they are met



  • Identifies, in conjunction with marketing and engineering management, promising areas of research or technology that address unmet customer needs and have large market potentials



  • Ensures Accountability - Takes accountability for self – and holds others accountable – to keep commitments, focus to the finish, and achieve results
  • Leads Change - Navigates uncertainty and leads others through change by creating vision and executing strategy with discipline, alignment, and ongoing communication
  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective- Exercises strategic, critical and global thinking with a customer and market focus
  • Brings Out the Best in Others - Creates a trusting, authentic environment where everyone belongs, is engaged and can contribute their best
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops diverse, high-performing teams in highly matrixed environments  Passion to coach, mentor, and motivate
  • Collaborates – Builds partnerships cross-functionally and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Instills Trust - Unquestionable integrity, ethics and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values





  • M.S. or PhD degree in Engineering and M.B.A preferred



  • Minimum 15 years of related executive experience in medical device industry
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience leading multiple teams of executives and technical areas
  • Capacity to define and communicate engineering challenges and provide guidance to top management in developing and implementing positive and proactive solutions 
  • Experience in a highly regulated medical device organization that develops and sales complex medical devices
  • Knowledge of business and leadership principles involved in strategic planning, tactical execution, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Knowledge of applicable government regulations



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


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


  • Requires the capability for 30% + travel domestically and internationally




Target Pay Range:  $250,000 - $300,000 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:  40.0


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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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