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Senior Project Manager

Job ID R-19892 Date posted 09/13/2017

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Engineering Program/Project Management is responsible for managing the execution of programs and/or projects consisting of single or multiple projects and/or programs. Works within the constraints of budget, schedule, and scope, while managing risk, and ensuring adherence to established processes and methodologies.


  • Drive the development of new medical device development programs through project completion within timeline, quality and budgetary limits
  • Lead and integrate cross-functional teams and manage deliverables in a matrix organization
  • Lead, manage and direct the development and execution of integrated project plans relevant to the deliverables and ensure alignment across relevant functions and a smooth transition among pipeline stages
  • Manage multiple projects across several departments while influencing project decisions in coordination with Medical Affairs, R&D, Clinical, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Manufacturing and Logistics timelines.
  • Identify and implement solutions to improve tracking, planning and collaboration
  • Ability to gain cooperation of others and effectively facilitates cross-functional meetings and discussions
  • Ensure effective, accurate and timely communication across functional areas
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for management regarding progress and goals
  • Work with the team leaders to identify and resolve any team and individual performance issues
  • Bring a broadened business perspective to each project through an understanding of the inner-workings of Marketing, Quality, R&D, Finance, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Clinical, Medical Affairs, and Operations.
  • Managing and coordinating the activities of a multi-disciplined project from concept to commercialization.  Plan, develop, coordinate and direct engineers and other cross-functional team members to achieve project objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field required
  • A minimum of 7+ years related work experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field required. Advanced degree in related field or business preferred.
  • A minimum of 13+ years related work experience required in device and/or drug development and project management within the device/pharmaceutical industry, or reasonable combination of the two.
  • Must have a strong familiarity with the integration of requirements and deliverables associated with Design Controls (21CFR820.30) into the new product development process.
  • Must have experience with short release cycles.
  • Demonstrated success in large Project/Program Management role including Development and Deployment, preferably healthcare, or closely related is a plus.
  • Experience leading large global programs
  • Global product development and team management experience is a plus.
  • Experience working in a highly government-regulated environment (FDA, MHRA, EMEA, TGA, etc.). Must have led a cross-functional project team through regulatory submission and product commercialization


Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

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  • Become an integral part of a company that makes a difference in human health, saving and improving the lives of people in all corners of the globe.
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  • Enjoy an array of very competitive benefits, including choices of medical programs, company-sponsored savings plan, on-site fitness centers at select locations, tuition reimbursement, and many others that support a healthy lifestyle.
  • Become part of a company that gives significant time, talent and resources to philanthropic and charitable efforts around the world.

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