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At Acumed, the people who work here are our most valuable asset. By providing a dynamic environment that supports individual growth and responsibility, we’ve been able to hire, and retain some of the brightest minds in healthcare. We believe strongly that each of our employees makes an impact on the lives of the patients who receive our products. Which is why we encourage everyone within the company to push the limits of their expertise, whether it’s in engineering, production, inspection, marketing, or regulatory and compliance. Personal health and happiness are highly valued at Acumed, and we devote a significant amount of resources to ensure it. We provide benefits that enhance medical care, help plan for the future and promote general well being.

Acumed is currently hiring for a variety of positions. To apply for an open position, please visit our careers portal.

Benefits Include . . .

  • Generous PTO
  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Educational Assistance
  • TriMet Bus Passes
  • Reduced Costco Membership Fees
  • Reduced Gym Membership Fees
  • An Employee Referral Program
  • Bike Room and Showers

Current Open Positions

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Packaging Engineer Hillsboro, OR, USA Engineering Dec. 15, 2014

Job Purpose/Scope
The Packaging Engineer is responsible for packaging, product delivery and labelling solutions for medical devices from concept to commercialization. The Packaging Engineer works closely with Product Engineering, Product Management, Quality and Supply Chain teams to produce robust and cost-effective solutions that meet market and regulatory needs. Responsibilities include implementing new packaging, product delivery solutions, maintenance of existing packaging/ product delivery solutions/ labelling, testing and validation, and effective communication with team members, management and customers.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Review draft project plans and provide feedback to ensure the plans are realistic and complete
• Research product designs, indications, intended use(s), technologies, materials.
• Create and/or develop designs for potential new product solutions and/or improved product lines, and document the design and development.
• Performs mechanical and biomechanics testing
• Create complete models, drawings, specifications, and related documents required to produce products and prototypes.
• Create draft project plans and solicit feedback to ensure the plans are realistic and complete
• Create competitive product matrices for new and/or existing product lines
• Conduct tests, write protocols and reports
• Initiates Cad Labs for internal product development
• Collaborates with external design partners and vendors


Qualifications
• Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Bio-Mechanical Engineering, or Equivalent
• 2-5yrs applicable experience and demonstrated ability to perform applicable job duties
• Competency in communicating anatomy/physiology (A/P)
• Proficient with application of GD&T
Job Purpose/Scope

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Engineering Internship - Summer 2015 Hillsboro, OR, USA Engineering Internships Feb. 20, 2015

The purpose of the Engineering Intern is to gain experience in engineering, designing and drafting, specifically in AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD. The Intern will gain insight into the medical device industry and gain engineering work experience, and will also be exposed to other vital company systems, such as manufacturing and quality departments.

Must be a current student in order to apply.

Duties/Responsibilities
•Aid the engineers in the creation of complete working drawings and related documents required by Acumed to produce product
•Learn about and aid the maintenance of existing product designs through ECOs, NCRs, drawing revisions, engineering master revisions, etc
•Keep an up-to-date project list
•Record detailed design notes of product development
•Complete general engineering calculations
•Communicate well with supervisor and other company personnel
•Other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications
•Must be a current student in Engineering during the course of the internship. Completion of sophomore year preferred
•Ability to read and speak English sufficiently to read, understand and complete all paperwork
•Experience with mechanical design
•A basic knowledge of GD &T and basic drafting standards preferred
•Some CAD experience or equivalent
•Basic computer skills required, MS Office
•Ability to work well with others

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

CAD Administrator / Software Development Intern Hillsboro, OR, USA Engineering Internships Feb. 26, 2015

The CAD Administrator / Software Development Intern will be responsible for the following responsibilities related to drafting, modeling, and engineering software/documentation management.

Must be a current student to apply.


Duties/Responsibilities
Software
- Automate CAD related tasks using Java and Creo APIs
- Develop custom application to synchronize CAD libraries and configuration files before launching CAD software
- Develop SharePoint database for managing project requests
- Develop SCCM (Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager) install packages for PTC related software (Creo, Creo View, Windchill)
- Remove and cleanup CAD related software from CAD workstations

Drafting and Modeling
- Remodel AutoCAD, Inventor, and SolidWorks files to Creo models and drawings

Document Management
- Import AutoCAD and Inventor files into Windchill
- Cleanup and migrate CAD related guides and tutorials into SharePoint
- Cleanup and create standardized material files for Creo

Qualifications
- Must be a current student in Computer Science or Engineering during the course of the internship. Completion of sophomore year preferred
- Ability to read and speak English sufficiently to read, understand and complete all paperwork
- A basic knowledge of GD &T and basic drafting standards preferred
- Some CAD experience or equivalent

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Hillsboro, OR, USA Regulatory Mar. 01, 2015

Senior Regulatory Specialist
The Senior Regulatory Specialist will function as the regulatory representative in the product development process to develop and execute product strategies. The Specialist will provide training and support for internal stakeholders, external customers, and the relevant compentent authorities. In additon, the Specialist will perform local country surveillance for assigned regulatory activities. Also, the Regulatory Specialist will ensure all records and systems supporting regulation are adequately maintaned and compliant to current regulations.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Must have a self-driven ability to investigate and understand regulations. Senior-level employee that works well independently and with a team, depending on the situation requirements.
• Initiate and maintain required establishment listings for FDA, EU MDD and CMDCAS including renewal or changes
• Initiate and maintain accurate international product registration, including renewal or changes, and certificates for foreign governments
• Manage correspondence with the regulatory and standards agencies or organizations such as FDA, MDD Notified Body, Health Canada, ISO, Acumed's EU Authorized Representative
• Prepare, organize, coordinate content/data and ensure regulatory compliance for submission to the FDA or regulatory agencies (e.g. 510(k), PMA, MDD Technical Files/Design Dossiers, global registration applications, etc.)
• Ensure all processes for the essential functions are documented in procedures
• Review and disposition ECRs/ECOs for potential impact to new and existing registrations.
• Review of all Product labeling to assure compliance with registrations.
• Assist in determination of appropriate product testing to support registration activities.
• Determine the best strategy to register new products in specific global markets


Qualifications
•  Bachelor's degree required in Regulatory Affairs, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field

• 5+ years of related experience required

• Masters of Science in Regulatory Affairs, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related field preferred
• Evidence of applied knowledge of applicable FDA, CMDCAS, ISO, MDD, region-specific requirements and consensus standards
• Ability to work with FDA, Notified Body, EU Authorized Representative and other global regulatory agencies
• Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Proven track record of strong team work, creatively strategic thinking
• Ability to work well with others, support regulatory activities and mentor/train others
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Senior/Staff Packaging Engineer Hillsboro, OR, USA Engineering Mar. 03, 2015

Overview

The Packaging Engineer is responsible for packaging, product delivery and labelling solutions for medical devices from concept to commercialization. The Packaging Engineer works closely with Product Engineering, Product Management, Quality and Supply Chain teams to produce robust and cost-effective solutions that meet market and regulatory needs. Responsibilities include implementing new packaging, product delivery solutions, maintenance of existing packaging/ product delivery solutions/ labelling, testing and validation, and effective communication with team members, management and customers.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Review draft project plans and provide feedback to ensure the plans are realistic and complete
• Research product designs, indications, intended use(s), technologies, materials.
• Create and/or develop designs for potential new product solutions and/or improved product lines, and document the design and development.
• Performs mechanical and biomechanics testing
• Create complete models, drawings, specifications, and related documents required to produce products and prototypes.
• Follows established Best Known Methods and Standards
• Conduct design verification and validation activities.
• Maintain existing solutions through championing ECO's
• Provide leadership and mentorship to junior staff including interns
• Leads small teams
• Manage multiple tasks and smaller projects
• Create draft project plans and solicit feedback to ensure the plans are realistic and complete
• Create competitive product matrices for new and/or existing product lines
• Conduct tests, write protocols and reports
• Initiates Cad Labs for internal product development
• Create new designs with moderate complexity; drawings, models, define design requirements
• Collaborates with external design partners and vendors
• Develop presentations and present clearly to internal audiences (e.g. training events)
• Communicates effectively with Sales, Field Reps, suppliers and surgeons
• Make updates/modifications to existing SOP's/ Work Instructions
• Perform Design Control activities with some supervision
• Write clinical data reports
• Review and approve drawings in ECOs
• Support Regulatory with 510(k) and Technical File support documents
• Perform market analyses, work with Product Management on ROIs
• Interfaces with manufacturing, quality, planning, regulatory, and other departments on a regular basis to determine feasibility of new project ideas/concepts/designs.
• Act as independent reviewer on other projects
• Conduct patent analyses
• Performs complex mechanical / biomechanical analyses (ex: Finite Element Analysis, etc.)
• Create designs with significant complexity
• Develop presentations and present to external audiences
• Communicates effectively and forms relationships/collaborates with Surgeons/providers/consultants/Suppliers
• Develop/refine Acumed processes (SOPs, Work Instructions, etc.)

Qualifications

• Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Bio-Mechanical Engineering, or Equivalent
• 3-5yrs applicable experience and demonstrated ability to perform applicable job duties
• Competency in communicating anatomy/physiology (A/P)
• Proficient with application of GD&T
• Thorough understanding of anatomy
• Working knowledge of FDA and ISO requirements related to medical devices
The Packaging Engineer is responsible for packaging, product delivery and labelling solutions for medical devices from concept to commercialization. The Packaging Engineer works closely with Product Engineering, Product Management, Quality and Supply Chain teams to produce robust and cost-effective solutions that meet market and regulatory needs. Responsibilities include implementing new packaging, product delivery solutions, maintenance of existing packaging/ product delivery solutions/ labelling, testing and validation, and effective communication with team members, management and customers.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Senior Quality Engineer Hillsboro, OR, USA Quality Mar. 04, 2015

Job Purpose/Scope

This position has the responsibility and authority to provide Quality Assurance Engineering representation to Product Development teams. This position owns the risk management profile for products during their entire lifecycle, including risk identification, completion, and management of risk mitigation activities. Participates in facilitation of initial product design, development, design transfer to manufacturing, and process improvements to obtain optimum product reliability, safety, and effectiveness. Coordinate feedback of quality indicators and statistics to organization for use in business decisions. Partner with Operations and Engineering in process improvements.
Responsible for quality planning and the overall quality of new products being released to the market through participation in product development to ensure product and process conformance to global standards (including FDA and ISO 13485). Performs, directs, or consults in process and design validations. Provides QA approval for changes to design, test methods, and test equipment to assure the design and production of medical devices are in compliance with applicable standards. Drives investigations, corrective action implementation, and corrective action verification activities as assigned.
Position is also responsible to aide in the identification, documentation and subsequent testing of all design requirements identified by all internal and external customers, including end users, purchasing organizations, and regulators.

Duties/Responsibilities
• Provide quality leadership in product development teams to the entire design lifecycle of Acumed products to ensure compliance with Acumed policies and global regulations, including FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485. The design lifecycle includes design control, design verification and validation, design transfer, process validation, risk management, and specification development.
• Coordinate with Regulatory staff members to ensure that product testing and design requirements for intended markets are identified, part of the product requirements as documented in the Design History File, and met during the product development. Represent the needs of the Regulatory team during product development.
• Guide teams to ensure robust application of appropriate design and manufacturing controls.
• Educate project teams on requirements related to regulations, procedures, and requirements. Provide training, guidance and interpretation.
• Ensure quality and completeness of project design history files, risk management files, validation packages, and change orders.
• Provide ongoing quality engineering support throughout the product life cycle, including risk management, design and manufacturing changes, and CAPA investigations.
• Lead all risk management activities for products throughout their lifecycle, including risk identification, completion, and management of risk mitigation activities.
• Be a strong representative for Quality and Regulatory concerns during technical discussions and risk-based decision making; ensure issues are resolved using a risk-based approach.
• Monitor the quality and performance of new products to ensure requirements are met and product is performing as anticipated. Identify concerns, develop a risk-based solution with impacted departments and lead implementation efforts, as appropriate.
• Drive the creation and approval of verification and validation reports and identify gaps for compliance with Acumed policies and global regulations. Develop and execute strategies to close gaps in an efficient, technical, and compliant manner.
• Deliver appropriate quality metrics to the organization to identify opportunities and drive improvements. Consult with end users and process owners on data collection, analysis and reporting.
• Identify opportunities, develop solutions, and support implementation of improvements to the design and development process. Support continuous improvement efforts.
• Report status updates on assigned responsibilities and goals; timely escalation of issues
• Other activities as assigned.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline; advanced degree preferred
• 5-7 years of experience working in quality assurance role in a regulated environment. Experience working with implantable devices preferred.
• Experience applying quality regulations and standards (e.g. 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, Medical Device Directive, etc.)
• Experience with CAPA and failure investigation tools and techniques.
• Applied experience with quality and statistical analysis tools (e.g. SPC, Six Sigma, Risk Analysis, FMEA, DOE, trend analysis, etc.)
• Knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP preferred) and advanced Microsoft Office; expert level Microsoft Excel skills.
• Certified Quality Engineer (or equivalent) preferred.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Quality & Regulatory Manager, Acute Innovations Hillsboro, OR, USA Acute Mar. 05, 2015

The Quality and Regulatory Manager for Acute Innovations is responsible for directing Quality and Regulatory
activities to support all aspects of Quality and Regulatory programs. They build successful
teams, develop and lead people to achieve continuous improvement and drive change
throughout the organization.

Acute Innovations is a subsidiary of Acumed.

Regulatory Affairs Responsibilities

-Create, develop, and maintain materials for regulatory compliance
-Ensures compliance to ISO, FDA regulations, and state laws
-Initiate and maintain required establishment listings for FDA, EU MDD and
CMDCAS including renewals and changes
-International product registration, including certificates for foreign governments
including renewal or changes
-Manage correspondence with regulatory and standards agencies or organizations such
as FDA, ISO, CMDCAS, Intertek, and MediMark
-Prepare, organize, and coordinate data for submissions to the FDA or regulatory
agencies: i.e. 510(k), PMA, MDD Technical Files
-Lead the preparation and execution of ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agency audits
-Assure regulatory compliance and content accuracy of Device History Files,
Technical Files, and 510(k) files

Quality Assurance Responsibilities

-Management representative for the quality system, which maintains compliance to
FDA/QSR requirements.
-Oversee quality and inspection operations.
-Coordinate the inspection and quality duties throughout company.
-Assure ongoing compliance to the Quality Assurance Manual.
-Support and participate in the quality objectives within the company.
-Supervise Quality personnel.
-Qualifies and monitors vendors.
-Reviews, approves, verifies, and participates in Corrective Action.


Qualifications/Requirements
-B.S. in Engineering or related field
-Thorough knowledge and experience in FDA, CMDCAS, ISO, and MDD
requirements and consensus standards.
-Regulatory/Quality project management experience preferred
-Experience in the medical device or equivalent industry (quality, regulatory, or
medical device engineering)

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Inventory Analyst Hillsboro, OR, USA Agent Inventory Mar. 05, 2015

The Inventory Analyst is responsible for assessing and fulfilling agent inventory requests, optimizing and maintaining appropriate inventory levels, and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of agent consignment inventory.

General Duties/Responsibilities
• Balance the need to effectively utilize consignment field inventory with the sales rep's desire to have enough inventory to avoid a missed surgery.
• Act as the lead point of contact for designated regions and fulfill the inventory needs of the agents and corresponding sales reps.
• Manage consignment inventory levels and make decisions based on sales/case volume through performance and sales analysis.
• Collaborate with regional business managers to conduct and effectively communicate quarterly inventory performance reviews with sales agents.
• Manage the accuracy of agent consignment inventory through the coordination of annual inventory audits and transactional oversight.
• Analyze and make decisions to fulfill requests for additional consignment inventory by comparing requests to inventory budget, sales history, new business forecasts, etc.


Qualifications
• 4-year degree required (business related degree preferred). Candidates nearing completion of a 4-year degree may be considered, based on applicable experience.
• Minimum 2-4 years relevant work experience.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• Motivated and self-disciplined with the ability to complete critical tasks with a sense of urgency.
• Exercise sound judgment with an ability to independently conduct research, analyze and discern the cause of discrepancies and logically resolve issues.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Accounting Specialist Hillsboro, OR, USA Accounting - AP Mar. 06, 2015

The Accounting Specialist is responsible for a variety of different responsibilities, which may include the areas of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Accounting. The Accounting Specialist utilizes current systems to complete transactions, research and resolve discrepancies in transactions, maintain reports and provide effective communication to internal and external customers.


Duties/Responsibilities
•Prepare and record assigned transactions in SAP, properly maintaining general ledger, cost center and internal order structures
•Reconcile assigned GL accounts monthly, including resolution of outstanding items
•Prepare ad hoc financial reports and spreadsheets for department and company-wide management
•Provide supporting schedules for annual audit and tax return reporting
•Prepare and provide support for monthly accruals of unpaid invoices and other outstanding liabilities
•Generate monthly commission reporting for outside sales agents
•Process adjustments to commissions and prepare commission files for payment
•Work with outside firm to generate, file and transmit payment for sales and use taxes
•Calculate, transmit payment for and record Medical Device Excise Tax (MET)
•Maintain current sales tax exemption certificates for domestic customers
•Maintain and distribute incoming and outgoing Certificates of Liability Insurance
•Voucher invoices received from vendors and process check requests
•Generate payments (checks, ACH and wire transfers) against vouchers
•Transmit check payment information to bank to support positive pay procedures


Qualifications
•Bachelors Degree in accounting or business administration plus 2 years of experience OR equivalent experience
•Prior experience with accounting software required; SAP preferred
• Knowledge of basic accounting concepts, practices and procedures

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Program Manager Hillsboro, OR, USA Project Management Mar. 18, 2015

Responsible for the management and execution of all product development projects. The program manager is responsible to develop at a high level the strategy, development, operations, and results associated with the delivery - of all NPI products and Programs. Program manager may also serve in the capacity of managing multiple programs and/or projects.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Manage and mentor project and program managers
• Establish and manage budget for program management department.
• Responsible for the professional development of project and program managers.
• Assign, manage and direct resources for NPI project management programs
• Manage and prioritize key NPI and APLC programs for Acumed.
• Manage Resourcing model for NPI activities for Acumed.
• Represents NPI projects and program(s) at Acumed management levels.
• Prepare reports for Executive management regarding status of projects & program(s).
• Coordinate with departmental managers and directors to align resourcing and schedules to meet company objectives and milestones.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required with a preference for a BS degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or related field. MBA desirable.
• 5+ years of experience in product development and/or manufacturing, with a minimum of 3 years as a project manager in the medical device field or in a related area.
• Demonstrated experience leading and directing project/program managers effectively
• Demonstrated ability to establish and manage P/L of project development costs and provide summaries to executive members.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Senior Product Manager - Trauma Hillsboro, OR, USA Product Management Mar. 19, 2015

Acumed is looking for a Senior Product Manager to plan, organize, and control an assigned Acumed product segment/family from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the formulation of marketing strategies and tactical execution including pricing, selection or market segments for special emphasis, promotional and advertising support of sales, and specifying the necessary product characteristics.
  • Directing medical education courses including setting the faculty, initiating the topics to be covered, and working with surgeons in presentations to help promote Acumed product.
  • Developing and maintaining product line technical expertise and contacts with key surgeons and customers of product responsibility by observing surgery, attending medical/scientific meetings, presentations, and seminars while gathering competitive information.
  • Training and assisting Acumed field representatives on products and competition.
  • Preparing long range, annual, quarterly, and monthly forecasts for each product line. Analyzing forecast variances and recommending corrective actions to minimize future back orders or potential obsolescence. Reviewing forecast for product requirements and originating plans and objectives to continually be competitive with or ahead of market needs.
  • Determining list pricing for all assigned products thorough competitive analysis, market trends, etc.
  • Conducting market research activities to analyze and identify market needs and issues. Evaluating existing Acumed product lines in light of those changes and developing line simplification strategies when appropriate.
  • Proposing and managing budget for product line.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Business, marketing, communications or related field required
  • 5+ years experience in a sales or classical marketing function, preferably with direct product management experience
  • Background in orthopedic trauma required
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Must be willing to travel 25-50%
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Finisher Hillsboro, OR, USA Production Mar. 24, 2015

The Finisher finishes products according to approved prints through means of tumbling, deburring, polishing and/or blasting processes. This is a great opportunity to expand your manufacturing skillset! This position is on a swing shift schedule (M-Th 3:00pm - 1:30am).

General Duties/Responsibilities
• Maintain Acumed's high quality standards. Know, understand, and follow all SOP's and WI's.
• Continual focus on customer service (Quality, Cost & Delivery), lean manufacturing concepts, and process improvement activities.
• Accurately and thoroughly complete appropriate paperwork, and computer transactions with minimal supervision.
• Conduct preventive maintenance on finishing equipment with general supervision.
• Assist with monitoring supply levels – inform appropriate personnel when supplies are low.
• Complete individual finishing projects (tumbling, deburring, polishing and blasting).
• Be proactive and promote a safe working environment. Keep work area clean and organized.
• Cross-train, coach and mentor cell members as assigned.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• High School Diploma/GED or equivalent.
• Experience in metal finishing (hand and machine) and media blasting preferred but not required.
• Experience with machine operation preferred but not required.
• Basic mechanical aptitude, good hand-eye coordination, and detail-oriented.
• Ability to read and understand blueprints. Basic math skills.
• Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision, work independently or in a team environment.
• Prompt and regular attendance.
• Reliable, dependable and honest.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

International Marketing Manager Hillsboro, OR, USA Marketing Apr. 08, 2015

The Marketing Manager supports the achievement of revenue goals by developing strategies and programs to increase the adoption of on-market products and to optimize the launch of new products in partnership with Product Management. In order to ensure that the strategies and programs developed will be effective, the Marketing Manager conducts market research to understand targeted customer groups, industry trends and competitive strategies. By providing oversight over how Acumed's product marketing initiatives come together, the Marketing Manager will also work closely with the Marketing Communications team to ensure that all advertisements, PR, on-line promotional strategies, etc. align with the annual regional marketing plan.


Duties/Responsibilities
• The Marketing Manager aligns individual product marketing plans generated by Product Management to develop a marketing plan for their assigned region.
• Implements annual regional marketing plan and budget that effectively supports the sales organization achieve its annual revenue goal.
• Ensures marketing communications are coordinated, support marketing plan objectives and meet organizational expenditure requirements.
• Conducts primary and secondary market research to drive improved customer insights and understanding of industry trends, compiles and analyzes data for use by product management and sales. Refines marketing plan based on data analysis.
• Assesses competitive strengths and weaknesses and consolidates the data for use by product management.
• Using market research, helps define target customer and develops programs and tools that will facilitate the acquisition of new customers and the retention of current customers.
• Using market research, helps define and communicate Acumed vs competitive positioning to ensure market competitiveness. 
• Supports new product launch priorities working with RBMs to define each product's Distribution Plan. 
• Maintains relations with agents through frequent communication that helps us better understand their needs and how we can increase their focus on selling Acumed products.


Qualifications
• BA/BS in Business or related field required; Master's in Business Administration preferred.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in marketing; at least 2 years of experience with medical products or medical devices highly preferred.
• Orthopaedic, trauma, dental, or spine experience highly preferred.
• Knowledge of business development principles related to strategic planning and resource allocation.
• Demonstrated track record of success in developing marketing plans and managing marketing processes.
• Demonstrated strategy, communication, and presentation skills.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

CNC Machinist Hillsboro, OR, USA Production Apr. 08, 2015

The Operator / Machinist produces medical devices using manual and CNC equipment.

Shift: day shift M-Th 5:00am - 3:30pm


Duties/Responsibilities
•Uses established practices to ensure Quality during operation including documentation and techniques.
•Monitors machine performance.
•Performs preventative maintenance as required.
•Performs general set-ups to ensure maximum utilization.
•Troubleshoot problems under the guidance of Senior Machinists.
•Work with Process Engineers to improve Cell processes.


Qualifications
•Generally requires 2-4 years CNC equipment operating experience.
•Ability to operate machine tools safely and understand set-up instructions.
•Familiar with basic blueprint reading or ability to acquire blueprint reading skills.
•Familiar with basic Inspection techniques and processes, or ability to learn and understand them.
•High School diploma or equivalent

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Distribution Manager Hillsboro, OR, USA Supply Chain Apr. 08, 2015

Provide analytical, technological, and logistical support managing consigned Acumed inventory, Main inventory, and Acumed's planning and logistics systems. Help design, specify, and implement systems to support sales growth while ensuring best in class inventory utilization performance across all Acumed's inventory. These systems include: AIMS, Agency processes and best practices, Acumed integration to hospital systems and processes, International consignment, consigned inventory forecasting, multi-warehouse distribution and loaners. Build strong relationships with Sales, Sales Business Services, Agent Inventory, Logistics, Planning and IT to achieve goals and objectives. Recommend and support all Supply Chain groups in their execution of inventory initiatives as they relate to availability, turns, new product rollouts, upgrades and obsolescence.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Identify, develop and implement technology to optimize inventory management, control, and increased visibility.
• Evaluate best in class hospital inventory systems and processes to drive internal systems development and implementation.
• Develop and maintain inventory management procedures, processes, and systems that integrate internal and external requirements.
• Collaborate with Agent Inventory and Planning to develop and maintain forecasting systems.
• Monitor and summarize territory usage of systems to enhance the management consignment inventory and optimize utilization.
• Help define optimal utilization rates by product to communicate performance benchmarks for Agents in collaboration with Product Management, Sales, and Agent Inventory.
• Help automate and improve regional inventory measurements to determine appropriate inventory approval levels including turn metrics and net inventory changes.
• Monitor and make recommendations regarding centralized inventory activity, stocking levels, and kit configurations.
• Develop strong working relationships and working knowledge with supply chain internal and external customers and suppliers (such as warehouses, carriers, logistics groups, etc.).
• Analyze and report on revenue results, forward looking trends, and other metrics to measure and track the success of our distribution and sales strategy.


Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
• 5+ years of professional experience with 3+ years plus experience in a supply chain role (Distribution Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Materials Planning, or Demand Planning).
• APICS certification preferred.
• Experience with SAP, or other ERP system, and Microsoft Office (proficient with Word, Excel, and Outlook).

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Instructional Designer Hillsboro, OR, USA Medical Education Apr. 10, 2015

The Instructional Designer develops and designs curriculum and content for Medical Education and Sales Training programs for Acumed personnel and customers to promote the safe use of our products, increase product knowledge, and sales techniques. This position combines in-depth knowledge of adult learning theory and skill development, various forms of instructional media, and facilitation expertise. The Instructional Designer develops an entire curriculum from individual courses to entire programs, with multiple coursework. Keeps abreast of emerging instructional design theory, instructional technologies, and developments in technology enhanced learning tools by participating in professional development and research activities.

Duties/Responsibilities
• Develop training objectives roadmap for overall curriculum structures and develop education plans for each project. Design and implement the process for curriculum planning and course development.
• Develop project proposals including budgets, timelines as part of curriculum development process.
• Design, develop and implement e-learning and classroom training for various target audiences using appropriate writing styles to make content easy to understand. 
• Create online self-paced training modules that reinforce key anatomy, procedure, and product objectives.
• Analyze learning aims and objectives and work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to design solutions that align with learner and business needs. Apply instructional design theories and practice.
• Develop training on competitive product initiatives to ensure field salesforce can respond to competitive product offerings.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Education, Clinical (R.N. RPh) or Technical area such as engineering or science required. MS in Instructional Design & Development or Education preferred
• 3 or more years of experience developing educational content at the corporate level
• Prior curriculum design experience required; Instructional Design & Development or Education preferred.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Project Manager Hillsboro, OR, USA Project Management Apr. 14, 2015

Using independent judgment, plans, manages and executes several simultaneous new product development projects from initiation through project close. Evaluates projects according to predetermined timelines and budgets. Ensures quality control throughout the project life cycle.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Lead cross-functional project teams (Product Development Teams). Facilitate communication and interaction amongst the functional representatives.
• Coordinate project priorities with cross-functional management and coordinate overall project launch logistics with Operations team.
• Coordinate and track project against schedule and budget of New Product Introduction, oversee all aspects of projects with PDTs, and ensure projects meet goals and are completed on time and within budget.
• Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of projects.
• Lead the work of others assigned to projects from various departments.
• Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of projects and coordinate the preparation Acumed Product Lifecycle documentation.
• Develop and implement recovery plans when projects get off track (i.e. scope, budget, or schedule).
• Work with other Program and Project Managers to continuously improve NPI processes to make product development and launches more efficient and provide visibility across teams of project needs, conflicts, and constraints.
• Ensure any risks and issues that may impact the schedule are identified and resolved quickly, and are escalated to the appropriate stakeholders if there will be an impact to the scope, schedule, or budget. Provide options for mitigating impact.


Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree required with a preference for a BS degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or related field.
• 3-5 years of experience of medium to large complex project management in product development and/or manufacturing.
• CAMP (Certified Associate in Project Management) and /or PMP (Project Management Professional) preferred.
• Experience with MS Project (or equivalent project management software) to manage project schedule, tasks, and resources.
• SAP experience highly desirable.
• Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in the medical device field or related area preferred.
• General knowledge of finance, including ability to read and understand financial data such as product income statements, return on investment analysis.
• General knowledge of marketing, including market research, sizing, pricing, marketing communications and product launch.
• A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected and excellent communication skills, both written and oral are required.
• Solid interpersonal skills to interface with co-workers, customers and vendors at all levels.
• Ability to manage specific tasks to completion with minimal direction.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor, develop and influence others.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Loaner Specialist Hillsboro, OR, USA Supply Chain - Loaners Apr. 16, 2015

Job Purpose/Scope
Under general supervision, the Loaner Specialist follows complex, established procedures to process product shipments. Primarily responsible for maintaining customer relations by professionally and accurately entering in customer orders and complaints, shipping Loaner systems, and the quality and accuracy of Loaner inventory.

Duties/Responsibilities
• Communicate daily with customers and sales reps regarding billing issues or product requests.
• Generate customer orders, credits, debits, replenish and package Loaner inventory for outbound shipments.
• Perform cycle counts on Loaner inventory and execute inventory transactions in SAP to maintain accurate records.
• Gather documentation and complete various forms for billing and shipment and billing discrepancies resolution.
• Receive and record customer complaints professionally and accurately.
• Understand all department metrics and goals to support and participate in process improvements.
• Cross train other areas of Logistics on an as needed basis.
• Provide exceptional internal customer support.
• Successful completion of Acumed Sales Rep Product Training Level 100 within first year.

Qualifications
• High School diploma required; Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred plus minimum of 1-2 years customer service experience required
• High level of verbal and written communication skills supported by strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a close team structure.
• Must communicate with a positive and professional demeanor to maintain and improve customer relations.
• Computer literacy required and experience with MS Office suite preferred (Word, Excel, Outlook).
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, maintain composure and adhere to daily deadlines.
• Highly detail oriented with strong focus on quality assurance.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Marketing Materials Handler Hillsboro, OR, USA Logistics Apr. 17, 2015

The Marketing Materials Handler is responsible for inventory fulfillment to support Marketing and Med Ed events (such as display surgical sets, workshop sets, display materials and literature). This position works directly with the Acumed Sales Force, Product Marketing and Events Team to ensure adequate marketing material support for tradeshows, surgeon meetings and sales representative product training.

Duties/Responsibilities
• Maintain and organize marketing warehouse layout and shelving to ensure accessibility, prepping stations and inventory storage. 
• Manage material movement to/from internal and external requestors - take/fulfill material requests, track inventory during usage, return inventory to warehouse, etc. 
• Communicate with internal and external requestors to ensure adequate knowledge or requested materials status, quantity, required return date and so on.
• Work with Product Marketing and Event team to ensure adequate materials for all tradeshows, surgeon bioskills course and sales rep product trainings. 
• Must be willing and able to travel as needed (approximately 3 times per year).
• Maintain and organize marketing warehouse layout and shelving to ensure accessibility, prepping stations and inventory storage.

Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED required; Associates in related field preferred.
• Experience in material coordination/shipping environment preferred.
• Intermediate computer skills (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook)

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Training and Development Specialist Hillsboro, OR, USA Human Resources Apr. 21, 2015

In support of the Company's efforts to maximize employee performance, the Training & Development Specialist creates, coordinates, implements and administers cost-effective employee and organizational training and development programs which ensure employees have the knowledge and skills related to job duties and are provided the opportunity to improve and develop professional skills and knowledge to meet current and future organizational needs.


Duties/Responsibilities
• Designs, develops and implements employee training and development programs that address company training needs including new employee orientation, job-specific skills training, cross-functional training, leadership training, apprenticeship programs, required certification programs, employee development plans and other assigned training and development initiatives.
• Works closely with leaders, departmental subject matter experts and outside resources in the development and/or identification and selection of technical and non-technical training and development curriculum to meet the Company's training and development needs. Recommends and approves training courses according to training and development policy/procedure.
• Oversees administration of Company's Learning Management System (LMS), working with vendor to update and maintain LMS coursework and participants accordingly. Ensures LMS data is accurate and up to date.
• Conducts detailed assessments of current employee skills for use in both current and future development plans, addressing skills and knowledge gaps that affect performance for the organization, department and/or divisional team and individual employees. Works with supervisors and department leaders in delivery of gap training and in monitoring employee and organizational progress.
• Administers the Company's employee promotion policy/procedure, working with leaders to assess readiness of individuals for promotions; reviews and recommends actions on competitive and non-competitive requests for promotions.
• Oversees tuition reimbursement program including reviewing candidate submissions and recommending approvals for degree program reimbursements.
• Ensures training and/or development activities fit budget requirements.


Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or related field.
• 3 years of training experience related to development, implementation and/or delivery of employee training programs.
• Requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
• Must have excellent facilitation, presentation and classroom training skills.

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Business Services Specialist Hillsboro, OR, USA Customer Service Apr. 22, 2015

Business Services Specialists receive questions from customers and follow established procedures to provide answers or refer calls to appropriate staff. The Business Services Specialist ensures that good customer relations are maintained, and complaints are resolved fairly and effectively, and in accordance with Acumed procedures. Assists senior and lead staff on order status, product information, account status, pricing, product or service.


General Duties/Responsibilities
• Professionally handle incoming requests
• Ensure that issues are resolved both promptly and accurately
• Thoroughly and efficiently gather customer information
• Resolve billing issues and shipping discrepancies
• Gather documentation and complete various forms for resolution
• Efficiently and accurately enter customer orders
• Provide quality service and support in a variety of areas
• Receive and record customer complaints professionally and accurately
• Other job-related duties as assigned


Qualifications
• High School diploma required. (Associates or bachelor's degree preferred)
• Minimum of 1-2 years customer service experience required
• Exceptional people skills – project a positive, professional image at all times
• Excellent verbal, written and telephone skills supported by strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team structure
• Ability to work under a high stress environment, maintain composure and adhere to daily deadlines
• Effectively resolve problems and answer questions in a clear and concise manner
• Ability to multi-task (i.e. simultaneously answer multiple phone calls and process orders) and manage time effectively

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Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.

Process Engineer Hillsboro, OR, USA Process Engineering Apr. 22, 2015

The Process Engineer (PE) supports production cells and new product development teams to meet operational objectives by developing, integrating, and improving production processes and systems. The Process Engineer also ensures compliance to Acumed, FDA, and ISO regulations.

Duties/Responsibilities
• Develop and implement advanced production fixtures
• Develop new production Routes, Bill of Materials (BOMs), and Inspection Plans via ECOs
• Manage Quality Notification (QN) system and disposition all non-conforming product
• Support corrective/preventative action activities (CAR/SCAR)
• Prepare and analyze quality metrics to identify repeated quality issues
• Lead cell level Process Improvement (PI) initiatives and implement Lean tools
• Develop manufacturing plans and timelines for new product release
• Review new product design for manufacturability prior to production release
• Coordinate Pilot Production Runs and conduct production readiness reviews (PRR)
• Develop and execute Process Validation protocols and reports
• Implement and improve upon existing manufacturing processes

Qualifications
• 2-6 years process engineering or related experience
• Applied 3D CAD experience in Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, PRO-E or equivalent
• Applied understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
• Applied understanding of Process Validation (IQ, OQ, & PQ) requirements
• Understanding of statistical tools such as control charts, trending, and capability
• Experience in the Medical Device industry desired
• Knowledge of FDA and ISO 13485 Regulations
• Understanding of Risk Management and experience with tools such as FMEA

To apply, please visit our applicant registration page

Acumed is a drug-free environment and an equal-opportunity employer.