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Project Manager
Santa Clara, California  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #52290 Posted November 19, 2021

  • Global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life.
  • Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines.
  • Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


  • The Senior Project Manager will be part of Hematology business to manage new product development as well as sustaining projects.
  • Primarily responsible for organizing various programs/projects in terms of scopes of work, schedules, resource and cost estimates.
  • Ensures achievement of all program milestones through rigorous schedule management.
  • Creates appropriate contingency management and risk plans to ensure achievement of program milestones.
  • Seeking a strong cross-functional leader with a hands-on approach, with excellent decision making and prioritizing ability.
  • They will be responsible for ensuring the timely development and successful implementation of best practices in cross functional team leadership.
  • This is a critical role in the Hematology PMO, with high visibility, and a direct impact on the successful completion of strategically important programs across new product development as well as other technical and business initiatives.
    • Communicate with a variety of stakeholders at all levels effectively, including executives with differing priorities
    • Publish routine dashboards and reports that effectively communicate progress, risk and achievements of the overall portfolio. Leverages technology to drive a data-driven and risk-based approach to socializing progress, risks and achievements within the programs.
    • Oversee of all phases of the product development process from Concept to Launch, with excellent understanding of Design Control principles.
    • Expert at leading complex programs delivering milestones on time and on budget with quality per customer expectations. Skilled in project planning, risk management, project execution and communication to all levels of the organization.
    • Manage resources to deliver program status, decision trade-offs, or priorities to senior executive leadership.
    • Take ownership of hands-on management and tracking of overall team progress and provide detailed management status reports and updates.
    • Effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently.
    • Drives for accountability within self and others

Preferred Qualifications

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or similar
    • Experience in Quality System Regulations (QSR) 21 CFR 820 and Design Control: ISO 13485:2003
    • The ideal candidate should have strong experience leading diverse teams and be well versed in project and program management techniques and methodologies.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experienced in medical device or FDA cleared product development

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.
  • 4-year degree in technical or scientific discipline or equivalent experience (e.g. 5-years in product engineering role) with a minimum of seven years relevant experience.
  • Experience with project management

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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