Product Development Specialist - Optics - Based Dublin


Northern Ireland


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Our client is an Ophthalmic Healthcare organisation, who have a unique opportunity to join an already established team in the Optics therapy area. The role will be working as a Product Development Specialist based in Dublin. Our client is looking for commercially focused and self-motivated individuals who have the desire to develop a long-term career within their business. In this role you will give full support to the delivery of development projects from concept to launch. You will bring new projects to life from early evaluation, identification and concept through to market launch stage.

Third Level Degree in Business or Technical Discipline.
Qualification or training in project management is desirable.
Qualification or membership of a professional body is desirable e.g. ABPI, MII.
3 – 5 years’ experience in new product launches or go to market planning within a commercial organisation is desirable.
Ideally has a background in new product development and/or innovation because of a natural inquisitiveness and creativity.
Must have a passion for Healthcare with an excellent understanding of the market and specifically Ophthalmology. Can show a good understanding of the nutritional benefits of food supplements.
Must have an excellent level of understanding of Medical Device and Medicine Regulations or has experience of working in a regulated or controlled environment.
Is a commercially focused person who can combine creativity with an understanding of full scale production practicalities and regulatory compliance.
Can demonstrate excellent project management skills.
Has a proven track record of presenting and influencing at senior levels.
Exceptional awareness of detail through all the stages of processes of new product development.
Driven to deliver on goals and objectives, this person can also work effectively within a cross functional team.
Has the flexibility and desire to travel regularly (33%) within Ireland, UK and International. Is prepared to attend exhibitions and conferences outside normal office hours.
Full driving licence essential.

Role Responsibilities:
Identifies, sources and develops projects for our client’s Healthcare and Ophthalmic divisions.
Carries out field visits with our client’s BDMs and Managers to get a good understanding of our customers wants and needs.
Working with Sales Teams to identify new projects and new products.
Fully understand our direct competitors and new developments by our competitors or potential competitors.
Complete research and evidence analysis as part of the evaluations of new projects.
Working with key customers and KOLs with a view of building a strong resource network of Clinicians to help identify or assist the evaluation of new projects.
Identifying and working with current and potential manufacturing partners and suppliers.
Communicating and interacting across all divisions, such as Finance, L&D, Marketing and Sales to ensure a successful launch.
Work with the relevant regulatory bodies or Regulatory Consultants to ensure the correct process and procedures are carried out for the launch of a new product.
To ensure all specifications and costing information is checked routinely and is factually correct prior to go to market planning or market launch.
Successfully delivers new product assignments using strong project management principles and effective stakeholder management.

Role Specific Competencies:
IT literate with strong analytical skills.
Flexible “can do” attitude needed to thrive in a fast-growing company.
Innovation, tenacity and drive to ensure success.
Self-motivation, persuasiveness and competitiveness.

Recruitment Process:
2 stage process.

Salary commensurate with experience + excellent benefits package.

Evolve Selection is a leading UK recruitment and contract sales organisation (CSO), operating within the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Medical Device sectors. We offer a highly comprehensive range of permanent recruitment and flexible contract sales solutions. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us on 0113 457 0777.

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