Program Management Associate Director

Genomic Health
Job Location
Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

Genomic Health is seeking a highly talented, motivated and experienced individual to join their Products and Services Program Management team. At Genomic Health Program Managers manage cross-functional teams that are accountable for overall program success from concept to successful commercialization. Program Managers work with a phase gate product development process to ensure development programs meet schedule, quality, scope, and cost targets. Successful Program Managers are able to lead and work collaboratively with program “Core Team” members from various functions (Product Management, Development, Clinical, and Commercial) to successfully drive new products to market under aggressive timelines. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment, handle multiple projects in parallel, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Manage program core teams in the development of program plans including resources, scope, budget and quality targets
  • Ensure successful execution of program plans; track, manage and communicate progress against targets to team and stakeholders
  • Continuously analyze and manage program risk
  • Champion creation, management and tracking of clear communication mechanisms and messages to keep team members and stakeholders engaged, committed and informed of program progress, including documentation and discussion of open actions, key decisions, and changes
  • Identify and resolve or escalate program issues or conflicts, facilitate tradeoff decisions, and remove obstacles to program success
  • Use the established measurement and reporting framework to review progress with key stakeholders and present program updates at monthly executive program reviews and other forums as needed
  • Participate in advancing program management team functional abilities, including sharing best practices and methods/tools improvement ideas
  • May mentor other program management colleagues
  • Additional responsibilities as needed



  • BS/BA in Life Sciences or related field
  • At least 12 years of Program/Project Management experience in life science or healthcare industries, including at least 5 years demonstrated success managing large, complex, diagnostic product development programs.
  • Experience managing product development projects under design control and in compliance with CLIA/LDT and/or FDA/IVD regulations
  • Successful track record of bringing new products to market
  • Strong project and program management skills, including: planning, execution, tracking budgets, tracking to a schedule/meeting deadlines, and risk management
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills- proven ability to effectively build relationships and achieve alignment across a wide range of functions and constituents
  • Communication skills- Must be able to effectively communicate and influence at all levels of the organization including C level executives, technical and non-technical stakeholders, team members and functional managers
  • Business Knowledge - Sound grasp of the key business drivers and considerations in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and /or life science industries
  • Leadership – ability to identify key issues, motivate and empower others to address them in a way which builds morale, generates ownership and commitment within the team
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently in a high-impact position, with deadline and resource constraints; must demonstrate excellent mediation skills, ability to work effectively and flexibly under changing conditions, strong analysis skills, and assertiveness
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; detail-oriented with ability to see the big picture and to work effectively at both high and detailed levels
  • Able to integrate feedback in a professional manner and thrive in multidisciplinary teams with members with highly diverse backgrounds.




  • Advanced degree in life sciences or related field
  • PMP certification
  • R&D experience in clinical diagnostics, pharma and/or oncology




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  • Travel Requirements: <10%. Limited travel for meetings with partners and vendors or professional development or training.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary

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