Technical Project Lead Position

Posted 2/27/2024

We’re hiring technical project lead with a strong science or engineering background who believes in the power of teamwork to improve the lives of patients and caregivers. Could it be you?

CMD MedTech is a consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio with a focus on getting innovative medical devices to market… and keeping them there. We were founded in 2016 and have continued to grow each year!  Our clients range from nurses with an innovative product idea to Fortune 50 “big players” working hard to launch the next game-changing, life-saving products.

Our team of experts is just that: a team. Our clients value us not only for our individual contributions, but also the breadth and depth of knowledge that our team brings to the table.

We are looking for a talented, detail-oriented project lead that brings a collaborative and complementary skillset to our team, along with an eagerness to learn, grow, and mentor our junior team members. Our ideal candidate brings demonstrated medical device development and project management expertise along with a customer-first, listen-first, and team-first attitude. Our personal relationships with our clients, focused on trust and openness, are just as important as the technical products and services we generate!

We’re looking for a savvy Medical Device Project Lead who has a reputation for making things happen and bringing individuals and organizations together to solve problems. How will we know you are the perfect match?

  • You can easily transition between efficiently performing detailed “heads-down” technical work and effectively leading team meetings and discussions.
  • You’re willing to learn and follow CMD and industry-driven best practices and adapt as they change over time.
  • You’re excited to experience a diversity of clients, projects, and products.
  • You feel comfortable leading a team of clients and internal staff through detailed technical discussions or high-level brainstorming sessions.
  • You can create and manage a defined budget and schedule, coordinating the activities of both internal and external resources, and can proactively inform the client and CMD operations when issues arise.
  • You always have an eye for how your work and decisions impact all stakeholders—including our clients and the patients they serve.
  • You look forward to identifying and proposing new workstreams that are a win-win for CMD and clients (both new and existing).
  • You believe that teamwork and open, honest communication improves outcomes for CMD and our clients.
  • You have an interest in the cross-disciplinary aspects of medical device development.
  • You can speak the language of an a project manager, and an end-user.
  • You believe early communication of problems is always better than a surprise.
  • You can adapt to different personality styles and client cultures.
  • You are excited to build a lasting relationship with a client beyond the current engagement.
  • You are interested in learning and growing alongside the organization, and helping others learn and grow.
  • You have a positive, can-do attitude that you are committed to embracing daily to create value for CMD and our clients.
  • You can reflect all of the above as the face and the voice of CMD.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading client programs, which may include:
    • Developing requirements (e.g., draft, review, and discuss with stakeholders)
    • Identifying, building relationships with, and managing third-party suppliers.
    • Leading safety risk management efforts (e.g., planning, performing risk assessments)
    • Authoring and executing verification and validation efforts (e.g., plans, protocols, and reports)
    • Managing and reporting on budget and schedules (internal and client)
    • Developing tasks / work breakdown structures.
    • Leading internal and external team members to achieve defined program milestones.
    • Communicating project status and risks to clients.
  • Identifying new workstreams / areas of support for your current client projects.
  • Leading portions of CMD’s sales, marketing, and operations activities.
  • Demonstrating CMD’s core values internally and to our clients.
  • Following and improving CMD’s operations processes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science.
  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in medical device, pharmaceutical, or life science development.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in a project leadership role, inclusive of:
    • Coordinating and building relationships with 3rd party vendors
    • Managing project teams, schedules, and budgets
    • Test planning and protocol development
  • Experience with biocompatibility and chemical compatibility, including working knowledge of the ISO 10993 series, program planning, and risk management.
  • Experience with combination products (drug / device, biologic /device) preferred.
  • This position offers a combination of in-person and work from home opportunities. Candidates must live in the Columbus, Ohio area. Travel requirements for all staff are project-dependent but are generally less than 25%. Our benefits include a 401(k), health insurance, long term disability and life insurance, and a competitive salary, vacation, and holiday package.

CMD MedTech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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