Project Manager - R&D

Job Description

Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Diagnostics
Requisition Number: 241971
Primary Location: United States-Delaware-Newark
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

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Are you ready to lead multi-national product development projects, to help Siemens Healthineers be THE enabler of healthcare providers world-wide?  If you have demonstrated the leadership, negotiation, and project management skills this takes, read on ...


Position Overview

Lead multiple cross-functional Product Development teams to deliver in vitro assay/consumable diagnostic products to the market and improve clinical outcomes.


Reporting to the Senior Director of Program Management within R&D Assay Development, the Project Management Specialist (Program Manager) is responsible for leading multiple cross-functional Product Development teams that deliver in vitro assay/consumable diagnostic products to the market. Additional responsibilities include participating in functional initiatives and management activities.



For multiple projects:

  • Lead and manage cross-functional, cross-site teams representing all Product Development life-cycle phases including project planning, scheduling, tracking, coordinating and monitoring activities. This may include project team members from other companies where contractual and personnel management must be effectively managed to ensure project success

  • Create and manage project scope, schedule and budget

  • Assure that all product and project deliverables (quality, performance, cost, schedule and revenue) are met

  • Identify needed decisions and drive the decision making process

  • Schedule and lead meetings to coordinate inter-departmental project activities; including those necessary to resolve project issues

  • Commitment to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers.

  • Interface with Senior Functional Managers and Business Unit leadership as needed for resource management and performance reviews

  • Manage project communications to all stakeholders (project teams, functional managers, internal and external customers, and senior management), including meeting minutes, monthly updates, communications meetings, and phase reviews

  • Identify and implement process improvements

  • Facilitate the exchange of information between departments on a day-to-day basis and maintains liaison with all members of the project team between project team meetings

  • Responsible for continuous improvement of the product development process to streamline time to market


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Advanced scientific, technology and/or business degrees are highly desirable and can substitute for some required experience.

Requires basic skills in the product development process and a general business understanding, preferably in the medical device industry


Project Management Expertise:

  • Ten plus years of industry experience, which should include 4 years’ experience managing complex projects.

  • Strong analytical skills to assess situations and drive decision making

  • Ability to coordinate across disciplines and integrate all aspects of business as they impact development projects including negotiation of scope, roles and responsibilities, specifications, timelines, and resources up, across, and down organization

  • Experience in producing written reports (i.e. published papers, company reports, etc.)

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communications skills

  • Familiarity with key software and decision making tools

  • Ability to independently function in a changing, high-impact position, with deadline and resource constraints

  • Capacity to achieve outcomes based on ability to facilitate and negotiate desired results


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification not required but is a key differentiator.

  • Working knowledge of FDA, ISO and IVDD regulations desired.

  • *LI-LRP


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