/Program Manager - Health Solutions

Program Manager - Health Solutions

Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago

Program Manager - Health Solutions  

 Drive innovation in health solutions together with your team, industrial and academic partners.

Smart implants, interfaced by wearables will empower us towards a healthier lifestyle and towards the prevention of disease. At imec we have a track record of more than 15 years of building medical health solutions with leading worldwide customers and partners. We have grown to become a large and internationally recognized team and our ambition is to specifically expand our health development activities towards active medical devices.

Medical-grade technology, wearable and implantable, stands to revolutionize chronic disease management and will provide the caregiver and the patient with unprecedented insights and will enable precision medicine thanks to predictive personalized analytics. This requires the deployment of photonic, electronic, and other nanotechnology for sensors and actuation with the associated algorithms which can be implemented in new medical devices.

What you will do

Your work is at the crossroads of technology development, project management, technology proposal preparation, and business development. You will be responsible for a program that creates innovative solutions for diverse medical and health markets, which build on existing imec platforms for circuits, systems, algorithms, and technology. The focus of the work is to uplift the system and technology readiness levels (SRL & TRL) from fundamental research results built by your colleagues at imec to a market-ready result, to be taken over by imec’s partners.

In this role, you are in contact with prospects through the business pipeline and preparing technical proposals (scope, effort, time, cost) together with the Business Development Manager. At the same time, you are responsible for monitoring the timing, progress, and delivery of existing and new (internal and customer) projects. Particularly managing the execution of existing projects, guiding the execution handled by project managers, and being ultimately responsible for the deliverables and milestones for all ongoing projects in the group. In case of escalation of projects, you are the first point of contact for your project managers. You keep a close relationship with the team, which will provide input for proposal preparation and will be executing the projects.

  • Based on inputs from business development customer discussions and from our principal scientists, you will make technical proposals (schedule, cost, effort) for bilateral industrial R&D projects. Such proposals will be presented to customers together with the BDM.
  • You are responsible for managing the proper execution of the ongoing projects (timeline, cost, effort) by guiding an existing team of project leads. You are responsible for deliverables and milestones within the ongoing projects (scope owner) and need to make sure all projects are executed in-time and on budget.
  • You work together with Project Leaders, System Architects and Technical Experts in order to help in the proposal preparation and project execution tasks above.
  • Together with the Business Development Manager and the Program Directors, you are responsible to attract customers for this program and to meet the yearly department KPI’s.
  • In this role you motivate and challenge your team members to develop themselves and you encourage them to step out of their comfort zone.
  • You will act as a sounding board for the members of your team on both technical and organizational issues.
  • You are responsible for maintaining and further expanding the knowledge and expertise within the team. You indicate the necessary capacity to successfully execute projects.
  • You will report to the Program Director. Besides, you will have communication lines to other Program Managers in imec, to other Directors as well as Business Development Managers in The Netherlands and Belgium and to the regional sales team.

What we do for you

In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a globally operating, renowned, multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imec academy, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

About imec

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its location in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process, not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities.

Who you are

  • You hold an Engineering or Scientific degree (Electrical, Electronics, Mechanics, Physics, Computer Science) combined with 10 years of managing research projects in a health-related field preferably with an affinity to semiconductors, electronic systems, algorithm development, and digital applications.
  • You have experience in running development projects in high tech ideally in the field of health, electronics, and power constraint applications.
  • Experience in proposal preparation within a technical field, for both customer- and funded projects.
  • You are willing and excited to discuss technical topics with customers and prospects.
  • You have a good human relationship with colleagues and a wider team.
  • Experience in medical device development or regulated development is a plus.
  • A motivational leader, helping the team go the extra mile.
  • You are a technically oriented individual who is able to coach, motivate and inspire team members to get the best out of themselves.
  • Experienced in influencing highly skilled employees in an R&D environment.
  • You are excellent at dealing with changing priorities.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time.


Do you want to learn more about it, then you can connect with Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead. You can reach Frank at +31(0)6 50 83 75 63 or frank.wolfs.ext@imec.nl. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and a cover letter. 

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