Project Manager

Organization
Asuragen, Inc.
Job Location
2150 Woodward Street
Austin, TX 78744
Benefits

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Job Description

Project Manager will ensure that project teams achieve commercialization objectives, coordinate collaborations with partners/evaluators, facilitate communications, and develop, drive and maintain schedules for project deliverables. He/she will work with project leaders to plan and execute project activities and identify resources and responsibilities to ensure timely progress on project milestones and provide visibility across all projects.

 

Key Duties:

  • Directs cross-functional teams in context of new product development, product launches and regulatory submission as well as other high priority projects.
  • Identifies potential bottlenecks or delays in the programs and drives efforts to ensure projects stay on schedule.
  • Directly manages key projects and coordinates resources with appropriate inter-departmental and support staff personnel.  Continually strives to improve project management processes.
  • Regularly prepares proposals and presents updates and analysis in formal meetings.
  • Develop and communicate periodic reports to communicate status on milestones.
  • Identify mitigation actions to address project risks and identify actions to expedite project schedule if necessary.
  • Develop, track, and report project cost and spending on periodic basis.
  • Develop and integrate company-wide project plan to summarize and identify peaks for resource leveling and distribution of activities. 
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of cross-functional project management experience, preferably in the life sciences industry.
  • 1+ years’ project management experience related to in vitro diagnostics/ instrumentation/medical devices within an FDA regulated environment is required.
  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Project.
  • Experience managing the development and commercial launch of novel diagnostic reagent and/or instrumentation products.
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and diplomacy skills to coalesce conflicting views.
  • Ability to develop and support attitude of teamwork across all departments.
  • Experience managing partnerships with outside vendors is a plus.
  • Cross functional leadership skills to effectively organize teams to produce portfolio deliverables.
  • Formal project management training is required, PMP certification considered a plus.

 

Preferable Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent cross-functional team leadership and participation skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, both within direct supervisory and matrix environments.
  • Ability to thrive and flourish in a fast-paced, dynamic, and global environment.
  • Results and goals oriented.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to present information to a wide range of groups/entities. 
About Our Organization

Asuragen is a molecular diagnostics company that is using genomics to drive better patient management through best-in-class clinical testing solutions. The Company enlists a breadth of technologies and talent to discover, develop and commercialize diagnostic products and services with efficiency and flexibility for internal projects and partners in biotechnology and pharmaceutics.  Asuragen is located in Austin, Texas, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 of “best of” lists of US cities and offers a superior lifestyle along with top-notch technology, educational, and business benefits.  The Company provides a competitive salary, medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, an employee bonus plan, and a tuition reimbursement plan.

 

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