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We are not a traditional executive recruiting firm. We typically only work on C level positions focused on Latin American markets or for Latin American companies entering the U.S. market.

 

We have been recognized in Kennedy’s guide to Executive recruiting since 2000 and have extensive expertise in delivering personalized service. Our recruiting practice partner is fluent in Spanish, English and French and has over 20 years experience working with medical device companies and with the AFL-CIO and Universities on specialized assignments.

 

If you are a C level professional and would like to be added to our database for possible consideration for a full time or consulting role complete our online application and we will be in contact with you. We do not ever charge applicants and will only contact you if you match our candidate profile for a current assignment.

 

If you are an employer and are interested in our services please contact us. We only work on a retainer basis and are very selective on the assignments we accept.

 

We deliver a complete profile on our candidates including extensive background checks and provide unconditional guarantees if we accept an assignment.   

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We also recruit for Board of Director positions for companies requiring Hispanic/Latino representation.  These positions are rarely advertised on the web site. If you are interested in a Board of Director position please contact us.

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Catheter Manufacturing Engineer (SF Bay Area)    submit resume

This is an exceptional opportunity with privately held medical device company in the San Francisco Bay area. The salary is in the $100,000 range and benefits include medical, dental, profit sharing, equity, educational reimbursement, and 3 weeks per year personal time off.

The right individual must already reside in the Bay area, as no relocation is available. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. BSME, BSPE, or equivalent.
2. 4-8 years experience in manufacturing engineering/process engineering of sterile catheters.
3. Hands on knowledge of disposable device assembly processes including catalyst and light activated adhesive bonding as well as ultrasonic welding.
4. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of SPC.
5. Excellent verbal and written skills.
6. Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams or as an individual contributor.
7. Must have individual initiative and self motivation.
8. Knowledge of NPI and product transfer from Engineering to Manufacturing.
9. Knowledge of ECO processes and BOM structures.
10. Ability to write manufacturing procedures with technical clarity.
11. Knowledge of hand and machine tools.
12. Familiarity with design for medium manufacturing volume.
13. Knowledge of biocompatibility and sterilization validation.
14. Knowledge of process implementation, process qualification, process validation, and process control.
15. Knowledge of QSR and ISO 13485 requirements for sterile catheter products.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Establish manufacturing processes for sterile disposable catheters.
2.    Monitor process performance to plan.
3. Create device master records for sterile disposable catheters.
4. Create tooling and fixtures for manufacture of sterile disposable catheters.
5. Train manufacturing staff in processes and procedures for device manufacture.
 
 

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We are looking for top-flight MBA interns! 

Nanotechnology Business Intern 

This is not a paid internship but may turn into a full time job for the right candidate. Bring your classroom learning to the business playing field, while gaining outstanding executive financial, strategy and project experience and perhaps kick off your career at a much higher level than you thought possible.

We are looking for outstanding MBA interns to assist in developing business plans, performing market research and analyzing acquisitions. Interns will be responsible for projects in the following areas: business plan development, market research, niche industry research, and other strategic initiatives. Interns may be assigned their own projects and manage these projects from conception to completion during the course of their internship (typically 8 weeks). Intern responsibilities will include: 

  • Working closely with executive managers in daily initiatives
  • Researching markets and business opportunities 

This is an excellent opportunity for MBA students interested in breaking into nanotechnology and medical applications and working closely with successful entrepreneurs in the formation of new businesses. 

Qualifications and experience 

The ideal candidates will be highly motivated, self-starters who have finance and market research experience combined with excellent quantitative skills. The candidates should have strong interpersonal communication skills, adept writing, editing, and presentation skills, a poised, professional demeanor, and proficiency in PC productivity software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. The candidates will have completed the 1st year of their MBA/Master’s program. The candidates should be confident and innovative problem solvers with the ability to drive projects forward to timely completion. Minimum GPA requirement: 3.0. 

What students will learn from this internship 
Interns will learn a great deal about starting companies, nanotechnology and the medical field. Working under an experienced mentor, interns will learn different research and evaluation strategies and how the business is conducted in the intensely competitive field of raising private equity, venture capital and putting business deals together. 

To find out more about this company visit their web page www.ntecbio.com

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Vice President Operations - Medical Device Manufacturing
 

    • Location: US-California
    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Industry: Medical/Health Care
    • Job Function: Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Materials Management
    • Compensation Profile:
      • Salary Range: 150000-170000 year
  • Description: Well funded medical device firm seeks Vice President of Operations to scale up product and reduce operating costs. Company has received FDA approval and is currently selling product the successful candidate must have medical device experience with consumable products and hardware preferably in cardiology products. Experience with RF, Optics and Guidewires are a define plus. You must have at least 10 years experience and fully understand lean manufacturing, FDA and ISO compliance and be a team player. Company will reward you with and excellent salary, stock options and relocation assistance if you are the right candidate.


Other:

  • Education: Advanced Degree
  • Experience: 7+ Years
  • Travel: 30%


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Procurement Manager - Medical Device Manufacturing
 

    • Location: US-Texas
    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Industry: Medical/Health Care
    • Job Function: Materials Management, Purchasing
    • Compensation Profile:
      • Salary Range: 60,000 year

Description: Established medical device firm in resort town seeks Purchasing Manager with experience in sourcing medical device components in the US and Overseas. Experience with Japanese suppliers highly desirable. Medical Device Experience is required. Experience with Mfg-Pro QAD is a plus. Company paid relocation available. 

Other:

    • Education: College Degree
    • Experience: 5+ Years
    • Travel: 10%


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Marketing Manager--Medical


  • Location: US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry: Medical/Health Care
  • Job Function: Marketing
  • Compensation Profile:
    • Salary Range: 90000-120000 year

Description: A large medical device manufacturing company is looking for an accomplished Marketing Manager. Prior experience in the medical device cardiology /vascular market is required coupled with at least one year in sales and six years of marketing with at least four of those years in product management. Only candidates with this expertise and will be considered. The greatest challenge of this position is to provide effective leadership to the organization, individually and through a product management team. The incumbent must have a strong command of the objectives, issues, and business environment and must support and lead associates and management to successfully implement key programs. Additionally, the Manager of Marketing is expected to train and develop product management professionals at all levels.

Requirements: This position requires a Bachelors Degree in a marketing related area plus six years experience in marketing/sales/healthcare with four of those years as a product manager in a health care field or equivalency. One year sales experience and a Masters Degree in Business Administration are preferred. 

Other:

  • Education: Advanced Degree
  • Experience: 5+ Years
  • Travel: 30%
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Electronics Engineer


  • Location: US-California
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry: Medical/Health Care
  • Job Function: Engineering/Hardware Manufacturing Support
  • Compensation Profile:
    • Salary Range: Open

·  Description: Electronics engineer to support manufacturing of RF Generators and Optical Devices. Product support experience in the medical device industry and manufacturing support.
Requirements: Electronic product scale up of concept through release and subsequent manufacturing support experience. High reliability electronics development. Design for reliability and testing to measure and validate manufacturing processes. Design controls, documentation and organization in an FDA regulated environment. ISO 9001 certified product experience. Reliability critical systems experience. Skilled in troubleshooting scale-up issues. Able to quickly discover & implement the simplest, most direct answers & solutions to challenging problems. Excellent problem solving skills. Able to efficiently relate and influence product development engineers, management and contractors. A good project finisher. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Creative / Flexible / Adaptable / Efficient. Get along well with a team. -Self directed. Self motivated. Anxious to learn new skills. Able to have fun and enjoy the work. Able to contribute independently. Willing to perform a variety of related assignments such as: Getting manufacturing process to function efficiently,  Working with vendors & contractors. PCB’s & testing Working with vendors to get prototypes and parts built Writing and executing test protocols Documentation of components and circuits Whatever is needed to get the job done.

Qualifications Desired Minimum B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering 5 to 10+ years of progressive engineering responsibilities. Medical device experience with Optics or RF required. Salary and position title will be commensurate with experience.

Other:

    • Education: EE Degree
    • Experience: 5+ Years
    • Travel:10%
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Medical Device Testing Engineer


  • Location: US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals/Scientific R&D
  • Job Function: Engineering/Other
  • Compensation Profile:
    • Salary Range: 55000-65000 year

Description: This person must be familiar with and able to apply hands-on test fixtures methods to evaluate the reliability of ultra-high reliability electro-mechanical systems. As development progresses towards completion, this person will implement an on-the-bench and in-vitro verification and validation testing program to demonstrate reliability and performance of the pump and its subsystems. This will include creation and execution of testing strategies and protocols, and development of test fixtures and equipment. This will be done under the supervision of a Sr. Reliability Engineer/Manager. Mechanical and electronic components as well as complete systems will be evaluated to verify compliance with specifications, reliability goals, and U.S. and foreign regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will also support other testing activities: a) in vivo testing, b) set-up and qualification of pilot manufacturing, c) clinical testing support (when the product moves to clinical trials)

Requirements: Minimum B.S. degree in Engineering - 5 to 10 years of progressive engineering and testing responsibilities. - Excellent problem solving skills, including the selection of most appropriate testing methodologies based on statistics - Able to quickly discover & implement the simplest, most direct answers & solutions to challenging problems. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Self directed. Flexible. Adaptable. Creative. Skilled. Competent. - Medical, aerospace, or other reliability-critical experience. - Medical device experience preferred. - Experience testing and qualification to standards. - Hands-on experience with designing, developing and implementing test stations and data acquisition/monitoring to evaluate reliability - Demonstrated design expertise, especially in the use of CAD/CAM

Other:

  • Education: 4 Year Degree
  • Experience: 5+ Years
  • Travel: 0%
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Sr. Process Engineer


  • Location: US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry: ManufacturingWholesaling/Consumer
  • Job Function: Engineering/Other
  • Compensation Profile:
    • Salary Range: 60000-70000 year

Description: Plan, design and coordinate the development and implementation of manufacturing processes and related quality/engineering activities in any of the plants to support new product development as well as existing production. Provide process development support to new product development and technology teams. Comply with all local quality policies, procedures and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles. 

Requirements: REQUIREMENTS: B.S. Degree in mechanical, manufacturing or electrical engineering or a related science field and training in design of experiments and statistics. Six (6) years of experience in various engineering fields relating to manufacturing, quality control, equipment design and process development. Candidates with prior medical device experience are preferred.

Other:

  • Education: 4 Year Degree
  • Experience: 5+ Years
  • Travel: 0%
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Quality Engineering Various Positions


  • Location: US- San Jose Bay Area (No Relocation!)
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry: Medical Device 
  • Job Function: Engineering/Other
  • Compensation Profile:
    • Salary Range: 90,000-125,000 year

Typical duties
Responsible for Controlled Environment Room monitoring and re-qualification
Managing Quarterly Sterilization (Gamma and E-beam) Dose Audit 
Responsible for process and equipment qualifications (e.g. IQ, OQ, PQ) and GR&R
Responsible for implementing supplier Certification program by measuring supplier performance, delivery, pricing, and overall service and communication. 
Manufacturing tooling & fixture design
Providing new product development support to R&D. Perform FMEA, CE 
Essential requirement verification, hazard analysis, tooling/fixture validation
Participating in design reviews at appropriate phases.
Coordinated Compliance Testing efforts with regards to EN 60601-1-2, IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-2-220 in order to obtain CE and ETL markings.
Develop and implemented Quality System to ISO 9001:1994 and GMP compliance per QSR
Team member during PMA audit and close-out of 483s
Develop and implemented ESD control program, Inspection processes 
SPC tracking of incoming inspection, in-process inspection, CAPA, Final Test 

Other:

  • Education: 4 Year Engineering Degree Required
  • Experience: 5+ Years
  • Travel: 0%
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Regulatory Specialist


  • Location: US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Industry: Medical Device
  • Job Function: Regulatory
  • Compensation Profile:
    • Salary Range: $60,000-$87,000 year

On assignment, implements or oversees the preparation of Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) protocols between the company's Medical Affairs office and product teams, writes  IDE and aids with its implementation. May work with contract research organizations to develop and implement clinical trial protocols. Serves as RA representative on product teams as assigned and signs test protocols and reports as required. Develops and administers new product field trials as required. Coordinates the collection of data and information for regulatory submissions; writes the required regulatory submissions for new company's products. Performs GMP/ISO 9000 audits as requested by Department Head. Performs ECN review and sign-off for any “special orders” for compliance with FDA custom device policies as well as update RA database of special orders. Performs special projects, such as administering recalls, as required by Department Head. Provides RA with FDA device listing/registration information As requested, serves as alternate FDA inspection coordinator. Prepares and submits PMA annual report and signs-off PMA related    ECNs. Serves as the company's international information contact person, coordinates the preparation of international dossiers with the assigned product teams and updates them as required. Develops and maintain MD. and vigilance reporting sytem
Requirements: Minimum of 1 year clinical experience. Bachelors Degree in a life, law or engineering science field. Five or more years experience in regulatory affairs with Class II or III medical devices. Exposure to IDE’s and PMA’s 

Other:

  • Education: 4 Year Degree Required
  • Experience: 5+ Years
  • Travel: 10%

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National Sales Training Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Vice President of Sales, designs and implements the Sales Training Program for newly hired and current field sales employees, marketing professionals, and other technical support employees.  Ensures that the sales training strategy and goals are aligned with those of the division.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; an advanced degree in Business Management or Education is preferred. This position also requires a minimum of five years’ of sales experience, five years’ of training development, design and implementation experience, and demonstrated human relation and communication skills.

The incumbent must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position.
 

1. Conducts training needs analysis to determine knowledge and skill requirements for new sales hires, and sales employees at various stages in their careers.

2. Develops the sales training process to ensure new hires are capable of applying selling skills and product knowledge as soon as possible in the field, and current sales employees have the knowledge and skills to sell new products and effectively use territory management tools.  This may include pre-training for new hires, formal classroom training, field training, on-line applications for new product launches, and intermediate sales training for experienced sales employees.

3. Designs competency-based training objectives with measurable objectives. 

4. Develops agendas for sales training at National Sales Meetings, District Meetings, and any training events held during conventions.  Reviews Product Manager lesson plans to ensure state-of-the-art training technologies are being used.

5. Develops and implements product training materials.  Creates and distributes sales training manuals and supplements. Works closely with Marketing to ensure complete understanding of new product features for integration in sales training material. 
 

6. Manages the Field Sales Trainers.  Defines criteria for selection and prepares a slate of candidates for review by the Sales Management Team.  Ensures that Field Sales Trainers have the knowledge and skills required for formal classroom and field instruction.  Develops lesson plans for in-house training, and guidelines for field training including evaluation methods.  Schedules Field Trainers for formal classroom and field training.

7. Works with the Territory Managers in the field as requested.

8. Develops, implements and tracks sales contests.
 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 

1. Knowledge of competitive products. 

2. Knowledge of adult learning theory, needs analysis, curriculum design, training evaluation, and advanced training techniques.

3. Knowledge of models of selling skills, and management tools for enhancing sales force productivity. 

4. Knowledge of basic anatomy, including medical terminology and surgical procedures related to the placement of companies products.

5. Excellent listening and communication skills.

6. Company policies and procedures related to the sale of the companies products.

7. Knowledge of contract administration.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

This position reports to Vice President of Sales who in turn reports to the President.

PRINCIPLE CHALLENGES AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Manage the variety of different projects that are continually ongoing, and ensure that they are completed in a timely manner.  Effective participation in sales training planning, marketing strategies and product development to ensure the companies continued growth.  Effective management of the Sales Trainers to enhance the training program.

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Sr. Financial Analyst or Manager

Reynosa, Mexico  ---Can live in McAllen Texas
 

POSITION SUMMARY: This individual will work closely with the Plant Controller and departmental managers to drive optimal financial performance for the company by identifying opportunities and implementing changes in process controls. This individual will be responsible for reporting on inventory transactions, inventory balances, and inventory reserves. This individual will also be the leader of cost saving projects; identifying, tracking and reporting on cost saving initiatives. In addition, this individual will heavily participate in the preparation of the annual Business Plan, year-end Reporting and projects as assigned by the Plant Controller. This individual must be competent at managing several projects simultaneously with short deadlines. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related area, 4 years experience with 1 year of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment. MBA and/or CPA/CMA preferred. This position also requires demonstrated knowledge of personal computers, spreadsheets, relational databases, and word processing software. The individual must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities. 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 1) Understanding of financial reporting and the required statements and supporting ledgers. 2) Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and cost accounting, particularly in a manufacturing environment. 3) Working knowledge of inventory control procedures. 4) Proficient in the use of PCs and computers and spreadsheets and relational databases. 5) Strong analytical skills. 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: This individual reports to the Plant Controller who reports to the Vice President and Controller / Division. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position. 1) May supervise other accounting personnel. 2) Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and related management reports and the annual Business Plan, including profitability of product lines. 3) Complete monthly closing activity related to inventory, inventory reserve, spending and related management reports. 4) Develop annual Cost Standards. 5) Participate in semi-annual physical inventory. 6) Initiate, manage, and track cost improvement projects for the Company. 7) Develop and monitor the necessary MIS systems to support the Division's cost, inventory and financial needs. 8) Participate in special projects assigned by the Plant Controller. 

PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES AND PROBLEM SOLVING: This position has the challenge of independently analyzing and presenting, for review by financial management, monthly financial performance, issues, trends and potential corrective actions. In addition, strong analytical and knowledge of financial interrelationships will be called on to be an effective analyst. 

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Senior Technology Engineer 
 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for coordinating and testing of long term technologies with internal and external laboratory services; assisting in the development of technology processes and coordination of technology transfer from different manufacturing sites; coordinating and conducting materials analytical evaluations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires: 1. a Bachelor degree in science or engineering with 6 (six) years of engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent industry, OR 2. Masters degree with 5 (five) years of engineering experience within the medical device or equivalent industry. The above experience must include effective project management skills in both corporate and research settings. Academic background should include biological and/or microbiological science, materials/biomedical/chemical engineering and/or chemical/biochemical studies. 

The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities. Must also understand and follow company procedures and regulatory requirements. 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 1. Ability to make and present engineering decisions, 2. Strong interpersonal skills, 3. Specific specialized engineering skills such as: a) Basic tooling design and drafting knowledge, b) Analyze and optimize existing process and ability to create new processes, c) Create, analyze and optimize manufacturing and quality systems, d) Basic product, design and prototyping, e) Material Science (polymer biomaterials, polymer and material analysis methods, gas plasma or corona, discharge technologies), f) Bioengineering principles. 4. Comparative statistics. 5. FTIR, GC-MS, CLM, XPS, Contact angle, AFM, SEM-EDS. 6. Software application skills. 7. Problem solving ability. 8. Ability to create, review and coordinate test protocols and reports. 9. Oral and written presentation skills. 10. Comprehensive understanding of regulatory environment. 11. Demonstrated ability to create and execute multi-project plans. 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to a Staff Engineer, Manager or Director in the Applied Research and Technology Group. This position may supervise technicians and other engineers. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position. 

Scope: 

1. Develops Innovative ideas for the organization. 
2. Broad business and technical understanding. 
3. Coach/Mentor. 
4. Influences Others across organization. 
5. Results Oriented. 
6. Critical Decision Maker in areas of engineering and business needs. 
7 Project Leader
8 Networking savvy. 


Potential Task Assignments within the scope of this position: 

1. Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation. 
2. Maintains a professional working relationship with internal and external customer and support staff. 
3. Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems and equipment. 
4. Develops physical and functional test requirements to assure specifications and regulations are met. 
5. Writes and approves protocols, reports and data. 
6. Manages and performs testing outlined in protocols and test methods. 
7. Manages project planning, scheduling and tracking. 
8. Plans and coordinates engineering test builds. 
9. Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions. 
10. Develops and implements procedures/policy. 


Research and Development Focus: Responsible for concept generation, design, development and evaluation of new products, materials and technologies. 

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