VP of Operations - Medical Instruments

  • 51205
  • 09 Jan 2019
  • Belmont, MA
  • Engineering
  • $175,000 - $225,000
  • Scott Heimberg

Job Description

Director of Operations - Medical Device

Personal Competencies and Qualifications:

Setting Strategy

  • The successful candidate envisions long-term market potential and business opportunities and positions the business to capitalize on them while communicating this vision of where s/he wants to take the organization and/or industry.
  • S/he will communicate the vision and strategy in bold and persuasive terms and gain buy-in within the organization. The successful candidate will constructively challenge the conventional wisdom or accepted ways of doing things.
  • S/he is accessible, yet an independent thinker, embracing and synthesizing disparate pieces of information and views. S/he has broad knowledge, is perspective and future-oriented. This person is very comfortable with “what if” scenarios and manages ambiguity well.

Leading Teams

  • Possess exceptional leadership ability, as well as outstanding communication skills, and the talent to influence.
  • Proven ability to attract, develop and create exceptional leaders.
  • Has the resilience to deal with adversity and pressure while staying composed and adapting to the environment and situation when necessary.
  • Translates over-arching business goals into specific objectives; holds people accountable for agreed-to results; and identifies and keeps others focused on the most important metrics that drive the business.

Entrepreneurial Drive

  • A relentless drive to persevere and win in the marketplace, despite the challenges and obstacles of the business.
  • A courageous and self-confident individual who welcomes challenges and the opportunity to take risks. He/she will have made the tough decisions even without having full clarity or comprehension of a situation.


  • An MBA with undergraduate technical degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or similar is preferred but not needed.
  • Candidate will be a “change agent” and influence and align across different internal stakeholders, countries, and customers.
  • Builds excellent relationships at multiple levels in a complex organization, and uses these relationships to accomplish objectives.
  • Possess an existing network of external relationships.


  • Experience in Private Equity backed portfolio companies executing on organic growth, add-on mergers and acquisitions as well as successful completion of a sale transaction is preferred.
  • 15+ years’ experience with progressive leadership responsibility.
  • 5+ years’ executive leadership within the medical device industry with engineered products experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time.

Scott was very great to work with. I always knew where I stood in the process, had great response time with him and was a great person just to talk to and bounce ideas off of. I highly recommend him and feel as if I made a great friend in the process.
Christina Keller