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Program Manager

Job #: 105730
Industry: Biotechnology/Life Science
Location: California (CA)
Description

Our client is looking for a Program Manager to join our San Jose Product Development team.  This position will be responsible for leading new product development and manufacturing capacity expansion projects of moderate to high complexity. The main responsibility is to manage projects as the Core Team Lead.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional project teams as the Core team leader
  • Lead or facilitate developing project scope, user needs, design input, development and transfer plan, project schedule
  • Deliver products on time, within budget, meeting performance goals, and customer needs
  • Utilize tools such as risk management and problem solving to address project issues
  • Pursue risks aggressively, prioritize, and seek to countermeasure
  • Leverage strength of the core team to close gaps
  • Work seamlessly across functions to ensure required collaboration and engagement to deliver a successful project
  • Present project status at regular program, toll gate, and exception reviews
  • Interact with company & functional leadership to keep them abreast of program status

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • BS in Engineering
  • 10 years of experience leading medium to high volume (100k to 1M/yr) plastic consumables product development
  • Track record of successfully taking products from concept to volume production
  • Skilled at managing tooling development and molding suppliers
  • Outstanding abilities in cross-functional project management
  • Experience with resource and task priority management
  • Excellent leadership, planning, and communication skills
  • Ability to hold teams and individuals accountable to timelines and commitments

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree (MS) in engineering
  • Proficiency with Visual Project Management (VPM)
  • Experience with micro-titer plate design, development, and standards
  • Experience in Life Science industry