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R&D Project Manager

Research & Development
Job Description

Main Purpose of Job

At HOYA Surgical Optics (HSO), employees grow through assignments that develop project leadership skills. We have an opportunity to hire an R&D Project Manager (R&D PM) reporting to the assigned Project Director in Global R&D Project Management.

The R&D Project Manager primarily leads the maintenance of business projects to drive continuous improvement and provide support to manufacturing and the business. He/She leads diverse cross-functional project teams and employs sound project management methods.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Primarily lead the maintenance of business projects for the R&D Manufacturing process and Engineering Group, demonstrating a passion for science and engineering. Simultaneous handling of several big and small projects is required
  • Foster collaboration with various functions such as Operations, Supply Chain, QA, and RA.
  • Gather requirements and develop comprehensive project management plans to meet requirements
  • Monitor and control projects, deliver milestones on time, within scope and budget
  • Report progress and variance to plan to the Head of Manufacturing Process, Engineering and Governance as required
  • Continuously identify risks and mitigations in the project workstreams
  • Communicate project progress, risks, issues, and project needs on a regular basis
  • Use common methods to define problems, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions
  • Prioritise and implement improvements, measure and sustain results
  • Keep abreast of best practices in project management and encourage wider adoption



  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or a relevant field
  • Project Management certification (e.g., PMP) and Six Sigma certification preferred



  • At least 5 years’ industrial experience in project management in medical devices marketed under ISO 13485. Class III or class IIb implantable medical devices preferred
  • Proven experience taking accountability for projects with successful goal achievement history. Experience leading or participating in Agile/Hybrid project teams is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and innovatively combined with willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Involvement in change control for manufacturing process and suppliers
  • Experience as a change agent is a plus.
  • Experienced in Six Sigma methodologies, for example Lean or DFSS
  • Proven experience working with contracted vendors and labs



  • Skilled in MS Project or similar project management software
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to engage, negotiate and influence senior managers and stakeholders across various disciplines, functional and geographical boundaries
  • Detail-oriented and ability to make decisions based on facts
  • High standard of work delivery and documentation incorporating Good Documentation Practices
  • Self-awareness and good work ethics


Travel Requirement

  • Up to 20%, typically within Asia, but may need to travel to Europe or US (United States)


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