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Sr. Project Manager

Apply Now Job ID R-350320 Date posted 10/16/2019


San Jose, California
San Diego, California

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Sr. Project Manager will work with Program Managers (Core Team Leads), Core Team Members, R&D Managers to support and deliver process excellence in the development and release of new products.  A successful candidate will work cross-functionally in a matrix organization to assist in the implementation of effective and efficient product development plans, scale the product lifecycles appropriately, and bring a strong continuous improvement approach to PMO and R&D by reducing development cycles. BD Biosciences develops Research and Clinical products within in a regulated environment, applicable experience will be valuable for the candidate.

Job responsibilities:

  • Support the Program Managers (Core Team Leaders) in managing risks (schedule, budget, and technical performance) through contingency planning.

  • Support planning and coordination of a program or projects .

  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda

  • Maintain and create design and development program documentation .

  • Record and publish meeting minutes.

  • Keeps track of action items and follow up with respective owners.

  • Participate in Extended Team meetings to identify and flag risks.

  • Proactively review processes and recommend changes and improvements.

  • Insure compliance to the company's product life cycle and design control requirements.

  • Work in close collaboration with the Program Managers and Quality Assurance to develop, maintain and control the Design History Files.

  • Works with program core team members to coordinate filing of all essential program documentation.

  • Keep stakeholders informed on the status of work completion relative to scheduled deadlines.

  • In coordination with the Program Managers, is responsible for applying program management best practices throughout the organization.

  • Keeps abreast of requirements for compliance for each project and leads team to maintain compliance.

  • Brings regulatory compliance and quality questions/issues to the attention of management when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a technical or science related field required.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a new product development or manufacturing environment required.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ cross-functional project management experience required.

  • Familiar with structured phase-gate product development and portfolio management processes.

  • Demonstrated impact of implementing process improvement projects.

  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with MS Project required.

  • Demonstrated results oriented capabilities as contributor and team leader.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Evident project management skills and learning capabilities.

  • Effective meeting management, written and oral communication skills.


  • Experience in Biotech, Reagents or instrument development highly preferred.

  • Preferred knowledge and experience with SAP.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is a plus.


Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Diego (BDB)

Additional Locations

USA CA - San Jose

Work Shift

NA (United States of America)
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