Sr Project Manager, Life Cycle Management Consumables - 6843BR

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Job Description

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives. We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

Job Description
This Sr Project Manager position is key to driving execution of Illumina’s new product introduction through feasibility and commercialization phase for Oncology and Clinical products, reporting to Life Cycle Management (LCM), Program Management Office (PMO) within Global Quality & Operations. Project Manager will work with an established phase gate product development process to ensure programs meet schedule, quality, scope, and cost targets. Successful Project Managers are able to lead and work collaboratively with program “Core Team” members from various functions (Product Marketing, Development, Operations, Quality, Customer Support, etc.) to successfully drive new products to market under aggressive timelines.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently, handle multiple programs in parallel, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.


  • Drive management of Oncology & Clinical LCM portfolio and underlining programs and projects through feasibility and commercialization phase
  • Ensure successful execution of program plans, track, manage and communicate progress against contract targets to team and stakeholders
  • Track, manage and communicate plan changes to team and stakeholders
  • Work effectively with stakeholders to ensure program goals are in alignment with business objectives
  • Manage resource demand and allocation process
  • Interface with Engineering, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain and Regulatory to ensure project activities are completed on time and meet performance goals
  • Report to Upper Management regularly on project and portfolio status
  • Coach and facilitate functional group members in carrying out their responsibilities on various project teams


  • Minimum 5-7 years of functional operational experience within biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and /or life science industries
  • Minimum 2 years or project management experience, preferably in product introduction experience
  • Clinical and/or IVD development experience required
  • Successful track record of bringing new technology/products to market
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills- proven ability to effectively build relationships and achieve consensus across a wide range of functions and constituents
  • Communication- Must be able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Business Knowledge - Sound grasp of the key operational 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
  • Self-starter with superior problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills and a track record for high performance and superior delivery
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; detail-oriented with ability to see the big picture and to work effectively at both high and detailed levels


  • BS in life sciences or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Preferred Qualifications: PMP Certification - or willingness to obtain a PMP



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