Program Manager, Human Identification in South San Francisco, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is seeking a Program Manager in the S. San Francisco Area.

Candidate will be responsible for leading new product development teams focused on commercializing Human Identification products (Hardware, Software, Assays, and Consumables). The ideal candidate will have strong Program and Project Management skills, be interested in and able to understand business strategy and technology.

Job Requirements

  • Manages the product commercialization process/new product development and introduction through the phase-gate process, managing scope, schedule, risks, issues, trade-offs, communications, and expectations.
  • Represent the organization in assuring the teams follow product development best practices, and in some cases adhere to specific regulatory requirements, as they lead project teams through the product commercialization process (PCP). This includes assuring design control and thereby long-term product supportability, as well as delivering the agreed upon business value.


  • Lead, manage, coordinate, synchronize, and be accountable for the execution of programs from Product Concept through Product Launch & Program Closure.
  • Act as information conduit between the Core Team and Sr. Management; prepare and present Phase Reviews to the Product Approval Committee (PAC) as Core Team representative; initiates Exception Reviews as necessary.
  • Guide program teams through and execute Voice of the Customer (VOC) and User Centered Innovation (UCI) processes in partnership with Product Management and R&D.
  • Develop and drive timelines and budgets in coordination with other departments and teams.
  • Drive risk assessment, communication, proactive mitigation planning, and contingency response planning.
  • Collaborate and coordinate across all the functional areas (R&D, Marketing, Product Management, QA/QC, Regulatory, Legal, Operations, Manufacturing, Service and Support and others) necessary to ensure successful program completion and product launch.
  • Develop and deliver original persuasive presentations.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 6 years of product development experience in Life Sciences, Biotechnology or Medical Devices; IVD experience highly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of program management experience.
  • Phase-gate product development process experience.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer