Program/Project Manager - Advanced

Program/Project Manager - Advanced

02 Mar 2021
California, Carpinteria, 93013 Carpinteria USA

Program/Project Manager - Advanced



Volt is seeking a Project Manager for excellent opportunity in Carpinteria, CA


Job Description:


In this exciting role you will have responsibility for ensuring 1) Leading the way in Companion Diagnostic product development and 2) Will support projects focused on the transition of Companion Diagnostic products from In Vitro Diagnostic Directive to In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR – new European regulation) compliance.


You will be externally facing to pharmaceutical industry partners and internally facing to the CDx core project team. The successful person for this job will work closely with their global cross-functional project teams and external partners to ensure that the project objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budget.


Job Responsibilities:



  • Experience leading global, multi-site, cross-functional project teams, and serving as a direct contact between pharma project managers and CDx/DGG project stakeholders with oversight from Project Management Director or Senior Program Manager

  • Driving and delivering expected results according to agreed project scope, cost, quality and timeline milestones

  • Creating and managing resource forecast plans, and working directly with line managers to communicate and agree to project staffing requirements

  • Tracking estimated project revenues, costs, expenses and profits against defined metrics; proactively communicating deviations to relevant stakeholders, internal and external

  • Analyzing, planning and tracking project phases and activities, and communicating the timelines/milestones/goals on a regular basis to CDx/DGG management, the project team and other stakeholders

  • Coordinate with third party vendors as required to complete the project activities

  • Manage the receipt and transfer of assay production requests to the appropriate supporting functions in order for them to deliver assays for their intended use such as in clinical trials or internal development activities

  • Re-evaluating goals throughout the project, together with the project's stakeholders, and making necessary adjustments to project plans and budgets, including scope change management

  • Participating in preparation and alignment of decision process in joint project governance bodies; including but not limited to joint project teams (JPTs) and joint steering committees (JSCs)

  • Establishing and maintaining project lifecycle documentation

  • Ability to establish trust and work with integrity while motivating others to achieve the goals of the project

  • Successfully multi-task amongst several competing initiatives

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Creative problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities that adapt to change and promote teamwork across geographies and cultures

  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels in a matrixed team environment



Required Qualifications



  • Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in science or related field

  • Project Management experience with an understanding of the biological or life sciences

  • PMP certification a plus






  • Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of project management experience managing complex product development projects with a Bachelor’s degree



  • 1-2+ years in a regulated industry



  • (Such as medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical or biotech industry



  • Must have a good understanding of Project Management principles, concepts, practices and standards

  • Experience with managing project scope and maintain team focus on quality while driving results according to project timelines and goals

  • Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels in the organization and across locations

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently with moderate guidance

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to balance and prioritize responsibilities in accordance with business and team needs

  • Ability to influence at all levels within the organization.

  • Creative problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities that adapt to change

  • Experience with maintaining project financials and budgeting including cost/spend analysis and revenue forecasting

  • Good working knowledge and recent experience with use of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SharePoint and remote meeting tools such as WebEx, Teams, etc

  • Experience with project and portfolio management system Clarizen a plus



  • Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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