Director, Program Management R & D - Rapid Diagnostics

Alere   •  

Scarborough, ME

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 89 days ago

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  • ·         Lead Project Management team for delivery of R&D and Product Sustaining programs.
  • ·         Work with R&D, marketing, finance, operational excellence and commercial functions in portfolio management
  • ·         Tracks and communicates KPIs that align to the business operations requirements and measure R&D contributions to business success.
  • ·         Manage R&D report and planning process (budget, milestone, etc), ensuring business plans are achievable, measurable, agreed on time and communicated clearly.
  • ·         Improve resources planning tool
  • ·         Seek and retain talents; Mentor project management team on Project Management methodologies and tools.
  • ·         Lead by example in critical thinking, problem solving, and continuous improvement
  • ·         Foster an environment where projects are successful, risks are mitigated proactively and barriers to delivery are actively removed.
  • ·         Ensures timely and effective communication to stakeholders on program status, risk mitigation, issue resolution, business impact, and change management.
  • ·         Monitor portfolio and project management operating mechanism for effectiveness in building new product pipeline.


  • ·         Bachelor or advanced degree in Science, Engineering or other technical field.
  • ·         Master’s in Business Administration or related field or Project Management certification (PMP) strongly preferred


  • ·         Minimum 10 years engineering experience in medical device or diagnostic industry
  • ·         Minimum 7 years in a Program Manager role and 5 years in people management role
  • ·         Must have experience in product development, launch, life cycle management and process development