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Program Manager, Research and Development Job Locations
Req No. 2020-5869
Category Research & Development
Type Regular Full-Time
Summary of Major Responsibilities The Program Manager
successfully delivers solutions to support the organization’s
vision and strategic direction. This role manages and leads large,
high risk, high visibility, and critical projects for across the
Organization. These projects are often highly complex and impact
many users. This position ensures successful integration and
communication between multiple projects. This is a hands-on role
that requires close collaboration with all levels of Exact
This Program Manager will support the Research and Development
enabling function within our complex IVD products and programs,
which include systems, assays, reagents, instruments, and software.
The position will manage Pipeline product development programs and
ensure compliance with product development design controls. The
Program Manager will partner with leads in Marketing, Clinical and
Regulatory Affairs, Exact Sciences Laboratories, Technical
Services, and Operations, among others to ensure cross-functional
coordination and timely delivery of new products
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Lead and coach multiple
efforts and teams to deliver projects successfully.
Apply and coach to project management methodologies and best
Work with business stakeholders to define strategy and
requirements in order to define and execute a collection of
projects across the business.
Develop schedules, budgets, risk management plans, quality
goals, and lead the team to success.
Create and maintain detailed program metrics around initiative
goals and communicate progress to key stakeholders.
Drive positive change management via planning, communications,
and relationship management.
Make critical and difficult decisions based upon a combination
of business goals, data analysis, experience, and judgement.
Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
including coordination of cross-project activities.
Develop and mentor program and project team members.
Listen, influence, negotiate, and mitigate conflict while
building relationships achieving desired results.
Partner with multiple internal cross-functional teams and
successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated success with oral and written
communications/presentations, influence and persuasion, results
orientation, facilitation, and teamwork skills.
Ability to work within a matrix management organization.
Uphold company mission and values through accountability,
innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System
policies and procedures.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Ability to work designated schedule.
Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a
computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a
typical working day.
Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
Ability to travel 10% of working time away from work location,
may include overnight/weekend travel.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering,
Information Technology, Management Information Systems or a related
10+ years relevant business experience building skills to
support deadline driven work, tracking milestones and timelines,
managing budgets, delegating and directing work, and communicating
to cross functional stakeholders.
3+ years experience using technology and tools to plan, track,
or measure work progress.
Authorization to work in the United States without
Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the
position with or without accommodation.
Advanced Degree (Masters or PhD).
5+ years project management experience with increasing
responsibility of scope and leadership.
7+ years of relevant experience in life sciences, biotechnology,
diagnostics, pharmaceutical, or medical device field.
3+ years managing design control process, compliant with ISO
13485 standards and 21 CFR 820 regulations.
Proven ability to manage in vitro diagnostic product development
Experience in projects that include integration of biological
systems with automation and software applications.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin,
protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
and any other status protected by applicable local, state or
federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative
action program are available to any applicant or employee for
inspection upon request.
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