Bausch Health

  • Program Manager

    Location US-MO-St. Louis
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Plan and manage/coordinate resources and activities related to ophthalmic medical device product development projects throughout Surgical R&D using the global PDP (Product Development Process), allied systems and tools.


    • Provide technical knowledge and project management expertise to programs (in various functional areas as necessary) to ensure proper focus and advancement.
    • Champion and lead projects as a program manager for ophthalmic medical device products (Electrical/Mechanical/Software-driven Capital Equipment and associated Consumables)
    • Coordinate with Commercial and key project team members to interact with end users to gather VOC toward product design and development.
    • Develop business cases for new projects, working with Commercial team, to include forecasts, costs, pricing and development expense estimates.
    • Identify and negotiate functional resources to assemble an appropriate cross-functional project team.
    • Along with project team, lead the development and implementation of a project plan, schedule, budget and capital plan as required. Prepare amended budget forecasts as required.
    • Create and maintain project and technical risk assessments. Identify risks; develop mitigations and contingencies; manage risks and track to closure.
    • Communicate effectively with R&D management, Commercial, Quality and Regulatory and other necessary functions regarding the status of all activities and align them to project deliverables.
    • Inform management in a timely manner of any problems which may result in a delay in project schedules so that appropriate action may be taken. Identify means to minimize impact to the project.
    • Plan, coordinate, & conduct formal and informal project design reviews for compliance. Document design input, output and verification.
    • Assure design control compliance to all current quality system requirements.

    Scope of Position: This position is part of the R&D team with responsibility for managing the design, development, verification, validation and launch of Surgical device products. It is located in St. Louis, MO and reports into Senior Manager, Programs.


    Key Relationships: Including and not limited to: Quality, Regulatory, Clinical, Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, Surgeons, OR Technicians, External Vendors


    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics Engineering or related field. Advanced degree and/or PMP certification a plus, but not required.



    Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the industry, including 5 years of program management experience and demonstrated ability to lead and influence others without direct authority. Minimum of 5 years in New Product Development.

    Excellent verbal, written and electronic communications skills. Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to communicate and interact at all levels from senior management to staff level. Ability to translate customer requirements into measurable design goals/input. Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel & SharePoint.


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