The 37Company is looking for a manager of Research and Development


The 37Company is a leading European company acting on a global level in the field of hypothermia and offering a complete range of innovative solutions for Patient Temperature Management. The core business is all about 37°C, about keeping patients at a constant healthy body temperature. 


Our products

  • Forced Air Warming product group with the Mistral-Air®  and Thermoflect® Heat Reflective Technology products 
  • ​Blood and Fluid Warming product group with the Fluido® and Fluido Compact products
  • Virtual37 our Online Temperature Management Tool


Your responsibilities

  • Lead the R&D team of 5 R&D engineers to fulfill the 37Company business needs
  • You are a member of the management team and report to the managing director
  • Maintain and promote successful innovation atmosphere and support running business.
  • Create and manage the R&D strategy and product roadmaps (New Products)
  • Define product and process improvements
  • Manage and prioritize resources for innovation and sustaining projects in accordance with business needs
  • Research complaints, non-conformities and other customer feedback, propose and test improvements to our products
  • Collaborate closely with product management, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, operations and external partners and suppliers
  • Create and execute R&D department budgets
  • May lead (more complex) R&D projects


Do you have the profile we are looking for?

  • University degree in a technical discipline or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skills.
  • Typically requires 10+ years of technical experience in high-tech industry environment
  • Typically requires 5+ years management experience (people and/or projects) in a R&D, manufacturing, technical support or service management role in a medical device or high-tech industry environment
  • Positive personality who sees opportunities and has an entrepreneurial way of working.
  • You love working in innovation, are a creative and pragmatic person with can do mentality
  • Demonstrated experience to lead, develop and grow technical team and drive x-departmental teamwork
  • Demonstrated strong strategic thinking and road-mapping capability
  • Experience in creating departmental budgets and business cases
  • Fluent in English and Dutch: both spoken and written
  • Preferably Working knowledge of medical device regulations like 93/42 EEC, 21CFR 820 and preferably other country specific MD regulations
  • Preferably Working knowledge of standards: ISO 13485, ISO 14971 and preferably IEC 60601-1 series and ISO 10993 series 
  • Located within 60 min of Amersfoort

Do you recognize yourself in the following competences?

  • Curious, Creative, Innovator
  • Positive, Entrepreneurial, Customer focussed
  • Analytical, High quality awareness
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Systematic problem solver and decisive
  • Flexible & Achieving change
  • Gets results, even under difficult circumstances and finds better/alternative ways
  • Motivator & Energizer
  • Relationship builder, Collaboration & Teamwork


We offer

A challenging full-time position (regular) within the fast growing 37Company, headquartered in Amersfoort.

We welcome you to a dynamic, ambitious and innovative working place with great opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are: A competitive salary including a variable bonus based on both company and personal performance and a company pension scheme


Are you interested?

Please send your resume and motivation letter to

After a pre-selection process, you can receive an invite for (face-to-face) business interviews.

* Please note that acquisition is not appreciated*