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Program Manager Life sciences and Medical device technologies
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference.

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Job Description:

The Life Science team in Leuven enjoys a world-class reputation in building next generation chips for medical and diagnostic industries . We have a vertical approach around chip based technologies: our expertise ranges from chip design,  manufacturing,  functional testing,  biology validation even upto algorithms and system integration.  We help our industrial partners shorten their time to market and strengthen their product offering with our innovative chip concepts.  

As program manager you will need to bridge multiple technology disciplines and have a three-fold role:  technical roadmap definition,  technical project definition, and supporting the business development and customer relations. For technical roadmap definition, you will attend external technical events and customer meetings, report back to the management team and develop a development roadmap in close interaction with program director and our experts. For project definition, you will define the key milestones and deliverables together with partners for an industry-driven development as well as funded grants in order to drive the technical teams towards timely delivery within available budget. For business development, you will work with the business development manager and public funded manager to continuously scout for new partners ensuring a solid future revenue stream. You will report internally to the program director and externally to our customers.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Supporting the strategy and roadmap definition of the life science and medical device  programs;
  • Interfacing with industrial partners to understand their product requirement and translate into project plans.
  • Transforming roadmaps and requirements into operational plans including staffing and budgeting in consultation with experts.
  • Reporting to the industrial partners and translating their specification and vision to the internal organization, building and maintaining a strong relation with the partners;
  • Systematically capturing, reporting and acting on partner feedback;
  • Supporting the business development manager and public funding manager in the creation of business propositions & project proposals;
  • Help to achieve quantitative revenue & budget targets.

You have relevant experience in at least two technical disciplines (microfluidics, biosensors, medical devices).  You have some experience with either project management or proposal writing and you are eager to complete your expertise on the job. You have the required technical expertise to the level that you can independently represent the program internally and externally and collect and translate specifications into new technical proposals. You are a team worker and you recognize that reality requires to consolidate different views. You are motivated by deep and frequent contacts with current and future customers, in order to develop a deep understanding of their needs and the value our team can bring.

To qualify for this challenging position, you:

  • Are passionate about innovation;
  • Have a technical background in two or more key fields (biosensors, microfluidics, medical devices);
  • Have a PhD in a relevant field 
  • Have at least 5 year relevant industrial or advanced development experience;
  • Have experience in project management and/or proposal writing.   This includes collection of information,  logical ordering of ideas and  milestones. Building execution plans, powerpoints and written technical annexes. 
  • Have demonstrated presentation and relation skills towards customers.
  • Is a responsible and credible team player with a strong drive for growing the program;
  • Have excellent communication skills in English;
  • Enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural team;
  • Are ready to travel approximately 5 times per year
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Date Posted: May 23, 2018