Reporting to the Senior VP of Operations, the VP, Engineering will lead both Process Engineering and Service Engineering to formulate, champion, and execute on strategies for maximizing Genomic Health’s operational capabilities, enabling achievement of our strategic objectives. Both of these engineering functions are critical to the continued growth and ongoing operations for all of Genomic Health’s laboratory functions, both in the Operations organization and in R&D.
As the leader of the Process Engineering team, the successful candidate will oversee this group’s continuing pivotal role in creating robust, scalable cost-effective laboratory processes for ongoing use in commercial patient sample testing in Genomic Health’s Clinical Laboratory and also in our Reagent Manufacturing & Quality functions. He or she will implement best engineering management and organizational development practices as the number, complexity, and diversity of this group’s projects continue to expand. These projects include the exploration, development, validation, and implementation of new and/or improved clinical diagnostic testing processes. The VP, Engineering will ensure alignment of this team’s efforts with Genomic Health’s strategic priorities, carefully balancing continuous process improvement efforts with new product development efforts conducted in partnership with our R&D team.
The VP, Engineering will continue to develop the Service Engineering function for the required capacity, technical skills, and passion for providing superb service to all internal customers. He or she will also ensure that the business processes, documentation systems, and key performance indicators employed by this team are appropriately scalable and effective for the rapidly growing, increasingly complex collection of equipment and instrumentation they troubleshoot, repair, and maintain. The successful candidate will guide and partner with the Service Engineering Manager to facilitate consistent, rapid and effective response to the equipment service needs of their multiple internal customer groups.
The VP, Engineering will foster and facilitate the professional growth and development of our Process Engineering and Service Engineering staff as well as lead effective cross-functional collaboration between these two groups and among other groups that they interact with. He or she will be accountable for building organizational capability within these two teams by recruiting and retaining outstanding talent and providing mentoring, training (internal and external), and other opportunities for professional growth and development. He or she will drive continuous systems improvement for managing, documenting, staffing, and reviewing engineering projects and services. He or she will orchestrate the development and implementation of effective and scalable configuration management systems for our increasingly large and diverse collection of laboratory equipment and instrumentation. The VP, Engineering will collaborate with other senior leaders in IT, R&D, Operations, and other groups to implement harmonized engineering change control and design control practices and systems. The successful candidate will also leverage best engineering practices to standardize our approach for capturing business requirements, translating these into functional specifications for new laboratory processes and systems (including equipment, software, and reagents / consumables), and leading the organization to ensure their design, development, and testing is effective and efficient.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in successful direct management of experienced engineering teams and leaders engaged in the design, development, and continuous improvement of robust, scalable, high-throughput, and automated production processes for generation of genomic and/or genetic data for clinical diagnostic use. He or she will have a track record of success in building expert, collaborative and inspired engineering organizations to consistently deliver the processes, technologies, and systems required for success.