Project Manager in Carpinteria, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    72 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    11/20/2020
  • Job ID:
    256501
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    707/890-3172

Job Description

Volt has multiple openings for a Project Manager in Carpinteria, CA 

Reporting to the Director of Program Management you will lead a cross-functional project team in a matrix organization located in the Carpinteria, California office; the center of excellence for the Companion Diagnostics division.

In this exciting role you will have responsibility for ensuring : 1) Leading the way in Companion Diagnostic product development and 2) Will support projects focused on the transition of Companion Diagnostic products from In Vitro Diagnostic Directive to In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR – new European regulation) compliance. 

You will be externally facing to pharmaceutical industry partners and internally facing to the CDx core project team.  The successful person for this job will work closely with their global cross-functional project teams and external partners to ensure that the project objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and budget. 

Qualifications:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Experience leading global, multi-site, cross-functional project teams, and serving as a direct contact between pharma project managers and CDx/DGG project stakeholders with oversight from Project Management Director or Senior Program Manager
  • Driving and delivering expected results according to agreed project scope, cost, quality and timeline milestones
  • Creating and managing resource forecast plans, and working directly with line managers to communicate and agree to project staffing requirements
  • Tracking estimated project revenues, costs, expenses and profits against defined metrics; proactively communicating deviations to relevant stakeholders, internal and external
  • Obtaining partner approval for completed milestones
  • Analyzing, planning and tracking project phases and activities, and communicating the timelines/milestones/goals on a regular basis to CDx/DGG management, the project team and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate with third party vendors as required to complete the project activities
  • Manage the receipt and transfer of assay production requests to the appropriate supporting functions in order for them to deliver assays for their intended use such as in clinical trials or internal development activities
  • Effectively identify and communicate risks to stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Understanding of the proper application of risk management techniques to ensure business priorities and quality standards are met
  • Re-evaluating goals throughout the project, together with the project's stakeholders, and making necessary adjustments to project plans and budgets, including scope change management
  • Participating in preparation and alignment of decision process in joint project governance bodies; including but not limited to joint project teams (JPTs) and joint steering committees (JSCs)
  • Establishing and maintaining project lifecycle documentation
  • Accountability and urgency for the delivery/completion of projects on time and cost
  • Ability to work collaboratively with external customers to ensure that company and partner interests are addressed in a balanced fashion
  • Ability to establish trust and work with integrity while motivating others to achieve the goals of the project
  • Developing leadership skills and desire to succeed with a minimum level of guidance
  • Successfully multi-task amongst several competing initiatives
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities that adapt to change and promote teamwork across geographies and cultures
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels in a matrixed team environment
  • Experience with constructive decision making, resolution of conflict, and the building of effective top-down and bottom-up business relationships
  • Active ownership of problems of diverse technical and business scope where the analysis requires in-depth evaluation and research of competing options

Required Qualifications

  1. Education:
    1. Bachelors Degree in science or related field
    2. Project Management experience with an understanding of the biological or life sciences
    3. PMP certification a plus

  1. Must have a good understanding and application of Project Management principles, concepts, practices and standards
  2. Experience with managing project scope and maintain team focus on quality while driving results according to project timelines and goals
  3. Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels in the organization and across locations
  4. Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  5. Excellent presentation skills
  6. Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to balance and prioritize responsibilities in accordance with business and team needs
  7. Ability to influence at all levels within the organization.
  8. Creative problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities that adapt to change
  9. Experience with maintaining project financials and budgeting including cost/spend analysis and revenue forecasting
  10. Good working knowledge and recent experience with use of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SharePoint and remote meeting tools such as WebEx, Teams, etc
  11. Experience with project and portfolio management system Clarizen a plus

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer