Cantel Medical

  • R&D Project Manager

    Location US-MN-Plymouth | US-TX-Conroe
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Research & Development
    Cantel ENDO
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.


    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:



    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.



    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc. and MEDIVATORS.



    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

    Job Overview

    The Project Manager manages cross-functional teams to accomplish the tasks necessary to assure that the overall project goals are delivered on-time, within budget, and all performance requirements are met. This position manages the development of new products utilizing the design control process that is part of the Medivators quality system. Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills are critical as well as ability to perform in a constantly fluctuating and fast paced environment.

    The Project Manager must be able to work with Marketing, Sales, Finance, Regulatory, Operations and Upper Management to refine the customer requirements, budgets and prioritization of projects. This person should have a good understanding of how each project benefits both the company and the customer. This person must be able to effectively lead a large and company critical project (5 to 20 project members).

    Main Responsibilities

    • Define and recommend a project team and gain approval from management for team member support.
    • Create an environment where team members feel free to speak and know that their concerns will be addressed.
    • Able to gain consensus and agreement (buy-in) from the team and management to support decisions.
    • Make decisions and adjustments to project direction, schedule, and resource allocation based upon data and facts obtained from the project team.
    • Provide positive feedback to team members for a job well done, and offers suggestions to improve when appropriate.
    • Understand and follow the procedure product design control procedure.
    • Defines and develops a project plan, schedule, resource requirements, hazard analysis, project cost estimates, and other required documents.
    • Work with cross functional team to establish comprehensive design inputs and requirements sets. Work with marketing to establish required voice of customer evidence.
    • Manage the project’s progress towards established goals and identifies and communicates project risks that may affect the expected outcome.
    • Assure that the product requirements have been met through testing and analysis.
    • Resolve problems that arise during development.
    • Track project expenses and product cost and performance against scheduled milestones.
    • Resolve resources issues and project conflicts between team members and the organization.
    • Participate in completion of the project tasks as needed.
    • Some domestic and international travel may be required.
    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



    • There are no direct reports for this position.
    • This position has a responsibility to manage interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships of the team members to insure project goals are met.
    • This position manages the team interaction with senior staff and any customer relationships that may exist.
    • All team member performance, priority, and conflict related issues need to be resolved through the team member’s line manager.



    • BA or BS Degree in a Science or Engineering field
    • Minimum of 5 years related medical device R&D experience and/or training of which includes three years’ experience in a Project Leadership capacity required
    • Project Manager (PMP) certification is preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work with contract staff and contract development houses a plus.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to objectively analyze data provided by team members to assure that conclusions are valid.
    • Ability to visualize an overall picture of the project tasks and their interrelationships in order to identify potential conflicts or problems.
    • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical reports,
    • Communicate complex information clearly in verbal and written form, effectively present information to senior staff (Phase reviews, project updates) and represent the company during on and off site meetings with entities outside the company.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit and work on a computer.
    • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts, understand mathematical operations for statistical analysis of test data, financial data, and budgets.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.


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