174052 - Program Manager - CA
CA-Bay Area
South San Francisco
Up to $68.15 DOE
6 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Program Manager for an opening in South San Francisco, CA.

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.
Drives the use project management best practices, with the goal of not only delivering a product of high quality and value to the organization, but delivering within the agreed upon project contract metrics of schedule, resources, budget and scope.
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.
Lead, manage, coordinate, synchronize, and be accountable for the execution of programs from opportunity identification and investigation 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 as Core Team representative; initiate 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.
Lead teams to define and prioritize scope, objectives, and requirements.
Plan resource requirements and negotiate Core Team resources with functional managers; assist Core Team Members in negotiating extended team staffing.
Develop accurate, actionable, and cross-functionally integrated program plans based on business goals, constraints, and risk tolerance.
Develop and drive timelines and budgets in coordination with other departments and teams.
Drive risk assessment, communication, proactive mitigation planning, and contingency response planning.
Drive team to execute project plans and complete project deliverables; lead cross-functional core team.
Regularly track, monitor, and communicate team progress against requirements and plans to all stakeholders; resolve deviations; schedule and drive core team meetings.
Assist Core Team Members in resolving extended team and functional issues.
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.
Lead, document, and communicate constructive lessons-learned analysis of completed programs.
Build effective relationships with core and extended team members, functional managers, senior management, and customers.
Contribute to performance evaluation of Core Team Members.
Develop and deliver original persuasive presentations.
Other duties as assigned.

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.
VOC process experience preferred.
PMP certification preferred.
Ability to distill, prioritize, and act on feedback from a variety of sources.
Ability to do the right thing under pressure and tight deadlines in a complex, matrixed environment.
Ability to work independently without significant direction
Excellent critical thinking, troubleshooting, crisis management, and decision-making skills.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, and the ability to work effectively with a variety of other personal styles.
Excellent leadership skills particularly the ability to influence stakeholders in other functions over whom the Program Manager has no direct managing authority.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Initiative. Self-motivated and independent thinker that routinely translates circumstances and understanding into actions that move the business forward in a measurable manner.
Meticulous attention to detail and a passion for driving execution at a detail level when necessary while maintaining the ability to see the big picture.

Accredited Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline


Chelsie Goodreau at cgoodreau@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x254 or (800) 927-9318 x254

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.