BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Program Manager in San Jose, California
Job Description Summary
As the business leader of a multi-functional (and cross-regional) team within a matrix organization, the Senior Program Manager is responsible for ensuring the timely development and successful commercialization of one or more complex BD Biosciences product programs. The Senior Program Manager leads the cross functional team through the process from conceptualization to commercialization. The Senior Program Manager blends knowledge of the global market environment with the varying needs BD customers across all geographies. He or she represents the program and the program team to executive leadership as well as the global organization.
The Senior Program Manager is accountable for leveraging new and diverse approaches resulting in optimized solutions by leading the team through commercial, regulatory, manufacturing, and technical problem solving and decision making, ensuring that the functional experts are held accountable. This leader also leads and facilitates the decisions related to talent and resource allocations, negotiations and changes working with functional managers and other business leaders.
The Senior Program Manager has a deep understanding of the global markets served by BD Biosciences and influences the business to first consider the product’s impact to the customer. He or she will have demonstrated experience in successful execution of business strategy, challenging assumptions about the fit of the program within that strategy, and aligning program plans to strategic objectives. He or she will drive for continuous improvement and agility in the global product development process ensuring that program timelines are met or accelerated.
Programs are managed using a structured Phase Gate product development process which includes understanding an ISO, GMP and FDA compliant environment.
Ensures alignment of product value proposition, program scope, and strategic business objectives
Represents the customer and market viewpoint when leading the team to make technical and program decisions
Demonstrates program management best practices and contributes to improving product development process effectiveness
Champions novel ideas for defining, implementing and bringing to market new products, technologies and services
Leads the team to prepare for Phase Gate and other Go/No-Go decisions by executive leadership, ensuring that decisions are informed by a balanced and clearly articulated representation of the relevant data
Leads program planning process ensuring requirements are clear and driven by customer need and experience
Defines, delegates and evaluates the roles, responsibilities, goals and deliverables for the program and extended team members
Communicates program updates to functional management and executive leadership
Leads cross-functional teams through problem resolution including root cause analysis and corrective action
Creates and sustains an inclusive environment
Leads the program team to mitigate risks and resolve issues
Defines program resource needs, and negotiates program resourcing plans
Leads key technical and design reviews, and constructively challenges the team and the organization to rethink assumptions and approach challenges in new ways
Ensures compliance with the company's global development process
Manages program budget and business case
Responsible for managing highly visible Research platform programs
Brings regulatory compliance questions and issues to the attention of management
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree is required and MBA is preferred
Minimum of 5 years' experience in a project or program management role
Track record of success in launching programs and bringing products to commercialization
Experience in medical device, diagnostic or life sciences industries
Experience managing external suppliers
Black Belt and PMP are also preferred
Ability to travel up to 25%
Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose
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