Project Leader, NIPT

Organization
Roche Sequencing Solutions
Job Location
5945 Optical Court
San Jose, CA 95138
Job Description

As the leader of defined project teams and a core member of corresponding Life Cycle Team (LCT),

  • Provide cross-functional leadership to global project teams from project initiation to Launch Decision (LD)
  • Execute tailored product development strategy aligned with Life Cycle Team objectives
  • Develop strategic options according to the principles of time, cost and risk and addresses technical, regulatory, business and operational needs
  • Drive team debate/discussion around key issues that determine product quality, functionality or schedule
  • Decide on system development pathways in accordance to cross-functional evaluation and risk assessment
  • Deliver a seamless transition into later stages of development by ensuring early planning and cross-functional involvement / communication in early product development strategy 
  • Monitor team performance and help develop individual members.

 

More specifically, the Project Leader for an LCT is responsible for the following:

TEAM LEADERSHIP

  • Leads, motivates and organizes the project team to define and execute cutting-edge project strategy in accordance with LCT goals and budget 
  • Sets clear direction for the global product development strategy from project initiation to Launch Decision (LD).
  • Ensures the optimal blend of team members so that the team is functional from an expertise and interpersonal perspective.
  • Ensures all team members and functions are aligned behind the objectives of the team.
  • Sets challenging project team goals and ensures that best practices are used to attain these goals
  • Motivates and inspires team to achieve challenging goals 
  • Creates a positive team environment that instills trust and ensures clear transparent communications and gets the team behind the overall goal/vision for the project
  • Instills sense of urgency and a strong can-do attitude in team members
  • Challenges the team and organization to ensure that the best possible performance is achieved.
  • Provides input to team member performance, including extended teams
  • Leads team to develop scenarios including alternative development options (cost, time, risk/benefit) for strategic decision making.
  • Promotes debate from functional experts to ensure effective, clear decision making within the team
  • Leads co-development projects – balancing the needs of Roche and partners in collaborations 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Encourages creative or unconventional ideas and ensures that these are exploited by the team, as appropriate
  • Challenges team members and status quo constructively to lead delivery of ambitious milestones
  • Leads team to create and document an integrated early research and development project plan and secures agreement on transition plan for life cycle transition of project
  • Presents development options, strategies and recommendations to LCT for endorsement at key decision points to allow fact based, transparent and informed decision making
  • Serves as the primary contact with LCL and partners in co-development collaborations
  • Keeps LCL and LCC informed of project status / risks

 

RESOURCE AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT

  • Interacts with functions to ensure that appropriate resources are allocated at the appropriate time and aligned with agreed plan
  • Works with functions to identify gaps and to find collaborative solutions
  • Resolves inter-project resource conflicts to avoid resource bottlenecks
  • Takes accountability for project budget and milestones

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Leads the team to identify and manage key risks to the project.
  • Leads the team to develop and implement innovative and feasible de-risking strategies 
Requirements
  • BS degree in science, engineering or relevant area of study; Master’s degree preferred
  • 8-12 years of total related experience; 6 – 8 years of related experience in the Medical Diagnostic Industry preferred
  • Leadership skills in managing multidisciplinary teams in a global, matrix environment  
  • Effective at developing and building effective teams.
  • Effective change management skills.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and adapt to change
  • Effective at driving results 
How to Apply

Please send your resume to [email protected]

About Our Organization

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