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Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180:year:old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever:changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patientsA? lives.Position Summary: Responsible for managing and performing marketing and R and D activities for all product groups in AIC (Neurosurgery, Laparoscopy, Cardio Thoracic Surgery. Surgical Technology, Sterile Technology, Closure Technology) and to support local marketing with technical expertise. Responsibilities: Essential DutiesConducts on going research to define user needs (includes interfacing with hospital personnel, surgeons, nurses, and sales representatives, surgical observation, and literature review) to develop and maintain medical device products.Collects and assists marketing and R and D to translates user and marketing needs into design requirements (input specifications).Assess new product ideas, either received from the market or generate by observed market needs, and compile them into product concepts.Practices frequent networking with KOLs, Institutes and Universities to expose unmet user needs and to discover useful new technologies.Coordinates overall KOL project management and oversees and manage KOL budgeting.Supports, executes and/or coordinates high priority Market Preference Evaluations (MPE), Pre Market Approval (PMA), Cadaver/lab tests.Assists with organizing and conducting Advisory Board Meetings to capture trends in surgery.Generates and coordinates NDAs and Consultant Agreements, etc. with KOLs, Institutes and Universities.Recruits new clinical advisors for the benefit of AIC.Attends to congresses to analyze competitors and current trends in surgery.Browses peer:reviewed literature to keep a eye on the current situation in surgery.Supports R and D in creating product specifications, design reviews, regulatory documents and risk analysis.Coordinates all IP activities for AIC.Supports AIC Product Management and RA in all technical needs and acts as Project Manager on selected projects.Keeps close contact to AAG R and D, Production, RA and Marketing to pull necessary information.Coordinates activities and facilitates relationship between AIC and AAG with special regards to R and D Germany and US.Cooperates in developing R and D and Marketing processes.Coordinates activities with members of various departments to achieve corporate objectives (includes marketing, sales, operations, R and D, RA, QA).Performs special projects and duties as assigned.Leads and manages assigned projects and cross:functional assignments.Drives and controls R and D process with suppliers and OEM customers. Must comply with applicable ISO (e.g. ISO 13485) and FDA regulations (e.g. 21 CFR Part 820) as stated in Quality ManualMust comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality ManualMust embody the CompanyA?s Vision, Mission and ValuesOther duties may be assignedExpertise: Knowledge and SkillsMust be able and willing to travel domestically and internationally by air and car, and work occasional weekends. Must possess a valid government issued drivers license and passport.Must be able and willing to spend time in the OR during surgeries by following the local Hospital and OR code of conduct and regulations.Requires excellent written and interpersonal communication skills including subject:specific puter skills in Windows, Lotus e:mail, Excel, Power Point and word processing desirable. SAP experience desirable. This position requires the handling of instruments that may have been contaminated by blood or other bodily fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees. Able to pass and maint


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