Head of System

Job Type:
Perm
Sector:
IT leadership
Location:
All
Salary:
£80.000 - £85.000
Ref #:
A000907

**New Permanent Role - Head of System**

£80,000 – £85,000 Salary & Benefits Package + Relocation Package
Location – London

Want to join a team with a mission to improve and save lives?

 

Description –

The Head of System Physics - Linac is responsible for the physics domain across the Linac system (including Treatment Planning, Beam Modelling and QA) and owns System Engineering responsibilities for the Quality Assurance and Set-To-Work domain for the Linac Business Line. The Head of System Physics.

 

Responsibilities –

Overall:

  • Strategic direction and leadership of the global System Physics capability
  • Optimization and development of departmental capabilities and processes
  • Ownership of the technical roadmap for the Quality Assurance and Set-To-Work domain for the Linac
  • Co-ownership of the product certification strategy and its implementation

 

Product:

  • Contribute to development of product and technical roadmaps developed by product management and solution architects
  • Engage the team in external and internal research and exploration activities, in line with company’s innovation strategy and as agreed with the Head of System Engineering
  • Responsibility for system engineering within the solution domain, including system decomposition, risk analysis, functional, non-functional requirements definition and feature in collaboration with solution architects and domain system engineers
  • Responsibility for the quality of engineering deliverables
  • Realize product roadmaps to achieve new feature roll-out in support of BL commercial objectives
  • Realize programs to maintain product performance including safety, compliance and reliability
  • Realize programs for COGs, LCC reduction and obsolescence management

 

People/Team:

  • Lead a cross-site team, balancing needs and resources for the Linac Business Line
  • Develop a highly efficient team, that is able to deliver value to the organization
  • Capability and competence of resources including training, development and succession
  • Performance reviews
  • Recruitment
  • Cost budgeting
  • Process compliance

 

Other:

  • Cross-business line, cross-functional collaboration and partnership to optimize domain solutions
  • Strong understanding of continuous improvement, process excellence and design control
  • Circles of excellence (including leadership of Physics circle – across BL)
  • Process ownership and representation of audits
  • Drive a LEAN-Agile mindset within the team
  • Management of external collaborations so as to expand the physics capability via outsourcing and research studentships.
  • Communicate and ensure compliance with company Code of Conduct

 

Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the Head of System Engineering - Linac

Authorities –

  • Governance and control of departmental budgets
  • Responsibility for the approval of activities, processes and documentation

 

Relevant Knowledge, skills and competencies

  • First or post-graduate degree in an engineering, physics or applicable technical/scientific discipline
  • Ten or more years of successful leadership experience of medical product development in a management position
  • Experience from a heavily regulated business environment; specific knowledge of medical device compliance standards (e.g. IEC 60601) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of modelling and simulation techniques (e.g. Monte Carlo)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop manage and deliver budgets.
  • Effective team building skills, organizational and staff development.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for strategic thinking and the ability to implement through others.
  • Can demonstrate excellent results in a technical management position
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience in managing customer/supplier relationships effectively
  • Experience in maintaining a strong relationship with field service, manufacturing and sales organizations
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).  Ability to speak and present publicly
  • Flexible style (“do whatever it takes” approach)
  • Strong in building and maintaining successful and effective working relationships with both direct reports, management peers, other colleagues within the group and with external organizations (e.g. professional bodies)
  • Personality based on strong ethical standard, values and good judgement
  • Availability for international travel as required
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, etc.

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