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Program/Project Manager

in Chelmsford, MA

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  • Req. ID

    R3998

  • Organization

    Life Science

  • Job Category

    Project/Program Management

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    15 Elizabeth Drive
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
    US

Overview

Let’s Inspire Healthier and Brighter Tomorrows, Together!

Are you looking for a place where you can make a difference and contribute to a future that leads to healthier and brighter tomorrows? We are looking for an experienced Program/Project Manager who is proactive, committed to what they do, aspire to do more and have the potential for greatness to join our Brooks Life Sciences Cryo Solutions team.

Why Brooks Life Sciences?

Brooks Life Sciences supports and advances the research, pre-clinical and clinical scientific community with its highly flexible and fully comprehensive sample management storage solutions, instruments, devices consumables, and services. We are building a high-performance organization with a collaborative team culture and passion for customer focus. We are looking for exceptionally talented, innovative thinkers who enjoy rolling up their sleeves, thriving within a fast-moving environment and conducting themselves with the utmost integrity and have an appreciation for life sciences and leadership instincts to join our global teams. We pride ourselves on being a great place to advance both a career and a character, thanks to a culture that is infused with a sense of learning, growth and possibility and we are seeking to hire an Program/Project Manager who conveys a sense of confidence, ambition, are goal focused and comfortable taking initiative.

Who We Are!

The Cryo Solutions group within Brooks Life Sciences is a small, diverse team developing leading-edge, end-to-end “cold-chain of custody” cryogenic automation and instrumentation solutions to advance scientific research and bring forth new medicines and therapies around the world.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking an experienced Program/Project Manager with a proven track record on managing internal new product development programs and external customer projects to meet quality, program, and business objectives and to comply with regulatory requirements for medical devices. In collaboration with product management and engineering, leads a cross-functional core team with representation from quality, operations, sales/marketing, and service. Responsible for complex program workflow, ensuring that resources and communication are optimized across all tracks of work, and that the program execution is fully aligned with its scope and strategic intent. Leverages expertise in fundamental program/project management skills and drives the team in the development of a business case, management of the overall program/project schedule, resource requirements, status reporting, risk assessment and investment analysis and budget to keep programs/projects running effectively. Ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering various scale development programs/projects on time and within budget.

What You’ll Do To Make A Difference:

  • Lead cross-functional project teams that may include engineering (mechanical, hardware, software, systems) quality, operations, supply chain, sales / marketing, service, and external customers and partners that may span multiple geographic locations.
  • Lead planning of projects, work with technical product and marketing teams to define product features, requirements, and scope.
  • Lead the team in the early stage business case development and planning efforts of a project.
  • Participate & facilitate as needed the early stage process of gathering external customer input or internal program objectives and outlining the requirements for the project.
  • Ability to perform early stage assessments on budgetary estimates and resource requirements.
  • Manage detailed scope, schedule, budget, resourcing, and risk management activities for the program. Direct responsibility for delivering products on time, within budget and with minimal long-term sustaining engineering required.
  • Build team ownership and commitment to project and business plans and define project milestones, deliverables and associated resource requirements.
  • Ensures team accountability and milestone achievements.
  • Proactively identify and assess areas of risk, escalate issues in a timely manner and proactively propose solutions.
  • Track project deliverables and ensure task completion by cross-functional team. Drive the tactical project execution and develop and maintain detailed project schedules and resource allocations.
  • Schedule and conduct core team meetings, design reviews, vendor meetings and reviews, management updates and other cross functional meetings as needed.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve timely project outputs.
  • Identify key project stakeholders, understand their expectations, and effectively communicate with them throughout the program.
  • Provide clear and concise program updates (written and verbal), including unbiased communication of project status and issues using standardized forms and metrics to both the cross-functional team and senior management.
  • Ensure design control requirements are met for the project including owning the design history file (DHF).
  • Assists in managing the creation of policies and procedures for the business for post go live stability and continuity.
  • Carries out “best business practices” to meet the goals and objectives of the business.
  • Provides direction and guidance as well as coaching and mentoring as needed to all Core Team and Extended team members as well as partners.
  • Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and teamwork that strives to improve in quality, safety, delivery and cost.
  • Perform other essential duties as directed.

To Succeed in This Role, You Should Have the Following Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, life science or related discipline; Advanced Degree desirable.
  • Solid understanding of industry standards and best practices in project management.
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification strongly desired.
  • 5+ years of project management experience preferably within the life sciences, healthcare or medical device industry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of FDA Quality System Regulation (ISO 13485) and EU Medical Device Regulation strongly desired.
  • Fluent with MS Office tools such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint.
  • Proficient with MS Project or similar Project Management tools.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to other stakeholders in different functions at various levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively and tactfully with multiple departments and personnel, able to gain consensus and commitment.
EOE M/F/Disabled/VET

JOB LOCATION

15 Elizabeth Drive
Chelmsford, MA  01824

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