Director Product Development - Hip Arthroplasty (West Lafayette)


: $85,640.00 - $124,690.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Director Product Development - Hip Arthroplasty

The DirectorProduct Development Hip Arthroplasty will support Medacta USA in productdevelopment activities relating to hip arthroplasty implant systems. Primaryresponsibilities include working with surgeons involved in product developmentand product evaluation, managing US product development activities andpartnering with Medacta Internationals product development teams based inSwitzerland. Inherent in this role is the responsibility to resolve instrumentand implant issues that may arise within hip arthroplasty product lines.Key deliverables for this position include achievement of business planprojections; proactive involvement and communication with MedactaInternational; and interfacing with key stakeholders. Success in this role willbe measured by the ability to manage and meet expectations for surgeonparticipation, product development schedules, budgets, and customer and salesforce expectations. Position located at the Medacta USA headquarters inFranklin, TN.

Job Specifications

MinimumEducational Requirements -Bachelor of Science Degree in MechanicalEngineering or Biomechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering degree.

MinimumExperience Requirements -A minimum of 5 years experience in engineeringand product development activities relating to implants and instruments for hiparthroplasty. International work experience a plus.

MinimumSkill Requirements -Excellent written and oral communication skills.Strong collaboration and team building skills. Demonstrated leadershipqualities. Proactive self-starter. Operating room experience. Demonstratedability to plan, organize and execute multiple projects simultaneously.

Equipmentor Machines Used -PC/Microsoft Office software suite, Mac/iOS, generaloffice equipment, orthopedic instruments, automobile, smart phone and mobileapps.

ProblemSolving/Decision Making -Independent, proactive judgment is employed inproblem prevention/solving relating to product development, customers, salespolicy, strategy and procedures. Considerable discretion and judgment areexercised in decision making involving sales policies and procedures.

Extentof Confidential Information -Highly confidential information regardingtechnology, revenues, budgets, pricing, sales and marketingstrategies, customers, customer preferences, market development, and productdevelopment.

InterpersonalContacts -External: Surgeons, Nurses, PAs, Allied HealthProfessionals, Hospital / ASC Administrators, Economic Buyers, Industry SocietyOfficers/Staff. Internal: Sales Personnel, Marketing, Customer Service,Medical Education, Clinical Research, Finance, Compliance, Quality, Regulatory,Human Resources, and Medacta International Personnel.

  • Working knowledge of hip anatomy and generally available implant systems for hip arthroplasty. The ability to describe, debate and envision surgical procedures relating to hip arthroplasty.
  • Participate in the product development process in defining and clarifying customer needs and design requirements. Document findings in formal reports.
  • Facilitate interaction amongst internationally based product development teams and US surgeon design teams. Summarize discussions, issues and decisions coming out of product development meetings and events in written reports.
  • Plan, organize and implement product development cadaver labs.
  • Identify and facilitate continuation engineering projects in support of continuous improvement of Medactas hip arthroplasty products.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with hip arthroplasty Healthcare Professionals (HCPs).
  • Support Sales & Marketing in defining and developing sales collateral materials and communication tools.
  • Support Sales & Marketing with in-depth product knowledge and ensure sales representatives, agents/Area Directors and HCPs are properly informed on Medacta hip arthroplasty products.
  • Support Medical Education & Events in surgeon and sales representative education and training events, Learning Centers and labs.
  • Assist in maintaining existing physician consultant relationships and identify well-qualified key opinion leaders for product development activities and training and educational responsibilities.
  • Provide technical product support to customer service, sales force and surgeons.
  • Assist operations group in the development and maintenance of hip product planning and forecasting as it relates to the U.S. market for new and established products. This includes new product rollout and product sample organization.
  • Research, analyze and remain informed about competitive products. Prepare competitive reviews and create sales aids to assist sales force.
  • Work with senior management to ensure the identification, use and administration of physician consultant services for each event and meet all compliance requirements.
  • Assist in educating sales force with regulatory and compliance initiatives.
  • Assist clinical research team with monitoring multiple hip arthroplasty clinical studies.
  • Manage and maintain hip arthroplasty product development budget.
  • Prepare and sponsor hip arthroplasty related Needs Assessment and Healthcare Professional Nomination documents and budgets.
  • Travel of up to 50% may be required, domestic and international (Western Europe).
  • Occasional Duties

IndustryConferences, International Congresses, Domestic and International CompanyMeetings, participate in select product management activities. Other duties maybe assigned at Medacta USAs discretion.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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