R&D project manager

Main responsibilities:



  • Leads R&D projects across all phases of planning, implementation, and production readiness and supports (Concept development, Requirements definition, Design Verification and Validation, Design Transfer).

  • Creates, optimizes, and drives structured schedules and project plans. Sets and meets deadlines with quality deliverables, effectively adapting and modifying plans based on changing conditions or data.

  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions.

  • Represents the R&D teams as core team member in the cross-functional program teams.

  • Collaborates across all the functional areas (R&D, Marketing, QA/QC, Regulatory, Clinical, Operations, Service and others) necessary to insure successful project completion and delivery.

  • Anticipates, identifies, documents and manages key project risks; proposes and drives appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.

  • Manages risk assessment and mitigation process for assigned projects.

  • Prepares project dashboards and communicates progress clearly across organizational boundaries.

  • Plans resource requirements and communicate Core Team resources to R&D functional managers.

  • Leads teams to define and prioritize scope, objectives, and requirements.

  • Owns and manages Design History File

  • Assists Core Team Members in resolving extended team and functional issues.

  • Assists with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert for engineering project management activities.

  • Escalates issues to supervisor/manager for resolution, as deemed necessary.

  • Responsible for leading R&D teams and R&D projects on development of medical devices from concept to product launch.






  • Degree in bioengineering/mechanical engineering discipline;

  • Project management training or qualifications will be considered a plus;

  • At least 2 years of experience in similar role;

  • Leadership skills and Ability to take decisions in difficult situations;

  • Must be proficient in the use of Project management tools and techniques to develop schedules, allocate resources, and track progress;

  • Basic in technical drawing;

  • Basic knowledge about plastic materials and relative production and assembly technologies;

  • Effective oral and written communication skills;

  • Knowledge of English;

  • Willingness to travel.


Functional is a growing medical-nutraceutical company with a high focus on development and production of innovative food supplements, medical devices and nutraceuticals products. Based in NOI Techpark in Bolzano our mission is to provide to our customers added value high innovative products and solutions. Functional already distributed his products in Europe America and Middle east and is currently developing an intensive portfolio of medical devices and nutraceuticals products for both public and private sector.

COMPANY SIZE: 30 people 

TURNOVER: 200k months

INDUSTRY: medical, pharma



via A. Volta 13 / a 39100 Bolzano, ITALY