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Project Manager

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Posted: 05/26/2018 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -052018-21704
Function/Scope of the Position:

Manages the development of diagnostic products and companion diagnostics products co-developed with external partners.. Has overall program management responsibility for their projects.

  • Positively interacts with and involves departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the development and delivery of new products.
  • Plans and directs schedules, monitors budget/spending and organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule
  • Leads cross-functional core teams through product launches; develops project plans and timelines; coordinates with any external partner teams to achieve project deliverables.
  • Internal expert in PCP process and IVD project management.
  • Acts as a communication liaison with internal and external partners when needed.
  • Assures deliverables are met, appropriate resources are applied and team(s) remain focused and engaged. Leads effort on any conflict resolutions.
  • Cooperates and respectfully communicates with external and internal customers.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Possesses strong leadership skills, particularly the ability to influence stakeholders in other functions over whom the Project Manager has no direct authority.
  • Highly-motivated driver able to complete tasks by leveraging relationships and established goals.
  • Possesses effective analytical skills, especially the ability to generate alternative solutions and manage risk by identifying criteria for trade-off decisions.
  • Ability to successfully adapt to changing needs and parameters caused by time, budget, or other constraints.
  • Effectually conveys very complex information in both written and oral form.
  • Actively and constructively contributes to Core Team s efforts through networking within the organization and effectively communicating to the team(s).
  • Able to influence others, gain acceptance and build consensus.
  • Successfully manages moderately complex projects and initiatives.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Project Management, Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as written and verbal instructions.
Education and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in science or engineering. Additional advanced degrees are preferred but not required.
  • Must have at least 2 years of project management experience in IVD product development.
  • Knowledge of design control and FDA QSR requirements.
  • Experience in oncology and NGS development is a plus.
  • Experience working with external collaborators.

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