1+ months

PMO Project Manager Senior

Tucson, AZ


Seeking experienced Senior Project Manager with deep experience on complex systems projects.  The ideal candidate will have experience in Systems Integration, Partner Management, planning & estimating, as well as internal and external coordination. Experience in medical devices including hardware, software and assays is a plus.   This position requires outstanding stakeholder management and communication skills at multiple levels in the organization.

Assists in the planning and execution of product development projects while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements. Helps ensure consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle. Prepares technical reports, summaries, and quantitative analyses. Executes high quality, integrated cross-functional plans for projects. Applies best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects. Interacts with research and development, marketing, manufacturing and regulatory departments.Manages comprehensive project information to support project decision making by project teams, Life Cycle Teams (LCTs) and Life Cycle Committee (LCC) for projects with broad and large complexity and scope.  Applies advanced project management and leadership skills and experience in delivering large scale, strategic projects on time, within budget and with high customer satisfaction. 


  • Manages comprehensive project information to support project teams, LCTs and LCC decision making while fostering executive level relationships.
  • Responsible for tactical and strategic coordination of timelines/budgets for all projects and functions within a LCT:
  • Manages execution of cross-functional plans and track of progress of activities;
  • Oversees integrated resource and budget planning;
  • Identifies gaps, potential bottlenecks or delays and challenges assumptions in areas of risk management and mitigation;
  • Oversees risk management including critical path, risk assessment, scenario creation and analysis;
  • Proposes options to close gaps and get projects back on schedule;
  • Serves as single point of control for project data (collect from functions/finance; owns version management and release of changes); and
  • Compiles and communicates project reports.
  • Guides team processes, ensuring consistency, transparency and optimization.
  • Implements / pulls in best practices to project teams; drives continuous improvement by ensuring knowledge and experience exchange.
  • Guides and manages preparation for project milestone reviews.
  • Defines, measures and reports key performance indicators for assigned projects, enabling teams and functions to measure and improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manages meetings to include setting agendas, organizing meeting time and editing meeting minutes.
  • Miscellaneous duties and special projects as assigned.


Formal Training/Education:

  • BS/BA in science, engineering or business administration Or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Specific Project Management training and/or certification.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Life Sciences or Engineering/Technical field of study preferred.  


  • 7 years project management, product development, and/or other relevant experience
  • Experience in research & development.
  • Experience working in a regulated Industry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Successful problem solving skills and ability to coordinate project related activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Project and/or Planisware
  • Strong negotiation and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Diagnostic and/or Pharmaceutical industry and relevant diagnostic area knowledge.
  • Ability to manage complex projects with ambitious milestones in high pressure circumstances.
  • Ability to manage projects with activity/milestone achievement to launch the product.
  • Ability to challenge management in relation to data and resources.
  • Understanding of the Diagnostic Design Control process.
Posted: 2018-10-02 Expires: 2018-12-27

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