Senior Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

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Reporting directly to the President and Director of Fred Hutch, the Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives supports the implementation of strategic Fred Hutch initiatives across scientific divisions encouraging efficient and collaborative use of institution resources to drive scientific achievement. This position will require cross-functional work across Fred Hutch to drive the planning, control, evaluation, and delivery of a broad array of projects and initiatives as assigned by the President.

While specific duties will vary according to the project, this position will likely involve:

- Lead formally and informally as a positive change agent within Fred Hutch
- Build meaningful relationships with key stakeholders and individual research programs to enable the delivery and adoption of holistic solutions and strategic initiatives
- Work to increase internal effectiveness by championing effective change management through project management principles, demonstrating need for and ease of adoption to new practices by improving opportunities for scientific innovation and research efforts
- Performing root-cause analysis on known problems to identify areas of opportunity for increased efficiency or commercial value
- Consult with multiple internal parties to assist in the formalization of ideas into actionable projects
- Structure and increase the ease and success of collaboration within the organization, facilitating greater partnerships amongst internal groups

- Initiate, coordinate, and orchestrate projects ranging from small program development and/or realignment through large scale strategic change management
- Drive and establish buy-in for multiple projects of different scales and at different levels throughout the organization
- Conduct needs assessment to shape the scope of new projects
- Plan and execute multiple, often quick-turnaround projects with minimal outside assistance
- Lead diverse teams of stakeholders, both peers and leaders, holding groups accountable to project timelines and milestones
- Present timely updates to President, organizational leaders and Executive Board members on projects
- Develop and prepare materials for meetings and presentations, ensuring documents are accurate and clearly presented
- Deliver projects within budget and schedule
- Utilize internal resources to facilitate change

- Assessment of the success and effectiveness of projects with a view to establishing an increasingly effective and highly utilized project management function.
- Develop metrics and establish meaningful analysis of data in partnership with internal partners as needed. Create meaningful presentations of metrics and data analysis for diverse audiences.
- Present evaluations of project success to the President and provide recommendations to leadership on the allocation of future/continued project support

- PhD in a biological science
- Experience in Program Management in the pharmaceutical industry
- 5+ years of demonstrated experience successfully leading large scale projects in complex organizations with matrixed relationships

- Experience in program management in an academic environment
- Program management certification

Key Skills and Abilities
- Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal savvy
- Results/action-orientation
- Project management skills
- Organizational and political agility; developed negotiation skills
- Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust
- Ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
- Strong strategic/financial analysis skills

If interested, please apply online at

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