A biomedical manager supervises the daily operations of the technical service team and ensures strict compliance with product quality assurance, equipment and procedural standards, health and safety protocols, as well as engineering specifications. He or she must ensure timely project delivery, proper product handling, and consistency of operations. The manager also develops and conducts customer service training programs, plans department budget, and oversees service procedures. A biomedical manager can work in pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical research and manufacturing industries.
A biomedical manager is responsible for a wide variety of tasks that depend on the industry and specialization of the company. From taking care of department finance, supervising staff, addressing customer needs, writing consolidated reports, developing service delivery plan, ordering of tools and test equipment, implementing policies and procedures, to ensuring the proper utilization, operation and maintenance of equipment and tools. The biomedical manager is also in charge of vendor management, goal development and project prioritization, decision-making and solution implementation, coordinating with supervisors, manufacturers, engineers and technicians, as well as serving as primary liaison between medical centers or other commercial clients and technical services team.
Education and Training Requirements
To become a biomedical manager, it is necessary to have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, natural sciences, communication engineering, business administration or other related disciplines. A strong background in medical technology, engineering, science, business management and finance is also imperative. Employers may specify other qualifications depending on their industry and specialization.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
In order to become a successful biomedical manager it is important to possess strong management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proficiency in writing and interpreting technical documents, and an in-depth understanding of biomedical engineering and medical technologies. A biomedical manager must also be highly analytical, efficient, detail-oriented, computer literate and technically adept.
Biomedical managers typically work in a well-lit and highly organized office environment, where they attend to administrative duties and reports. They may also work in a company’s research facility or scientific institution to supervise procedures and coordinate with researchers, engineers, and service technicians. A biomedical manager works regular hours on weekdays with the occasional weekend schedule and overtime.
The annual salary of a biomedical manager ranges from $66,694 to $124,036 with health insurance benefits. The median expected salary for a biomedical manager is $89,279 per year. A biomedical manager’s annual salary may vary according to his or her level of experience and education, specialization, scope of work, as well as the company’s size, industry and location.