Program Manager-Food Safety and Animal Health
– Austin, TX
The Program Manager ensures
attainment of product and business goals by developing and driving project
plans, leading tradeoff decisions, negotiating for resources, and by
actively coordinating cross-functional activity within established project
timelines and budgets. Focus will be on product life-cycle management and
product commercialization of both regulated and non-regulated products
supporting the Animal Health, Food Safety and related Industrial Testing
applied sciences industries.Act as a
process steward and mentor for project team members related to our Product
Commercialization Process (PCP), to assure alignment with quality standards
and regulatory requirements.
· Manage all
phases of product commercialization: coordinate resolution to quality and
support issues, program costs and scheduling, raising and addressing budget
and scheduling issues appropriately when resource conflicts arise.
· Develop and
aggressively drive overall program timelines and budgets in coordination
with other departments/teams.
· Act as the
key communicator and point of contact related to your projects: act as a
liaison to relay critical information between departments/teams involved in
the product development process to maintain project progress according to
plan, and play a critical role in communicating project status to senior
management within and outside the business groups.
· Develop and
manage business contingency plans and manage business implications of
identified risks. Partner cross-functionally to remove obstacles.
· Partner with
Product Management and field staff to execute worldwide launch plans;
facilitate transfer to manufacturing, ensure successful completion of
validation, facilitate world-wide training and supporting planning and
· Partner with
R&D, and potentially external 3rd party service and product
providers, to drive the innovation needed to assure a competitive market
position and differentiation in the market.
detailed product specifications and resource allocations from appropriate
functional groups for incorporation into the larger program scope.
Soft Skills &
Strong leadership skills
particularly the ability to set goals & objectives and influence stakeholders
in other functions over whom the Program Manager has no direct managing
authority. The candidate must be a highly motivated and results oriented,
able to complete tasks by leveraging relationships and establishing clear
and skilled in all phases of a project, with emphasis in initiating/planning
to assure solid plans are in place.
· Proven track
record in identifying improvement needs and proactively developing action
plans to address.
using standard project management tools, like MS Project and effective in
actively monitoring project execution to assure meeting on-time and on-scope
skills, especially the ability to generate alternative solutions and manage
risk by driving criteria for trade-off decisions, are key
for this role.
in managing large and small multi-disciplinary projects.
· May manage
more than one project at a time and must be able to balance and multi-task
communication skills including relationship building, conflict resolution,
and presentation; able to convey critical needs and milestones across all
stakeholders in a timely manner.
to be flexible and adaptable in a complex, matrixed
degree (B.S./B.A.) minimum, preferably in a
scientific discipline (e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering).
· Minimum of 5
years of program management & product development, preferably in life
project management best practice experience and stage-gate product
development process experience.
· Although PMP
certification is highly valued, demonstrated competency and experience is
Life Technologies is proud to be an
Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse
and inclusive workforce.
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