Product Development Program Manager

Accuray   •  

Madison, WI

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 85 days ago

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Give hope. Give health. Make your mark in the fight against cancer.

At Accuray, we make a direct and powerful impact on the lives of cancer patients every day — helping them live longer, better lives. But our commitment to innovation offers a truly unique opportunity: the chance to change the fight against cancer — helping to develop, introduce and support new treatment delivery systems and software that will give new hope and new health to cancer patients and cancer survivors around the world.

OUR VISION AND MISSION is to work passionately to create a future without the fear, pain or human suffering of cancer. We pursue this by developing precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that empower clinicians and help cancer patients live longer, better lives.

Accuray develops, manufactures and sells radiotherapy systems that make cancer treatments shorter, safer, personalized and more effective, ultimately enabling patients to live longer, better lives. Our radiation treatment delivery systems in combination with fully-integrated software solutions set the industry standard for precision and cover the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery procedures.

Product Development Program Manager


  • Drive product development (PD) across different Accuray functions, and with external organizations, ensuring timely execution against plan/ project schedule.

    • Drive product development projects involving a high degree of cross-functional coordination and hands-on problem solving

    • Drive project master planning including estimation, scheduling, “what-if” analysis, and re-planning as required

    • Monitor progress of development projects, using existing Accuray program monitoring and control mechanisms, and bottleneck management techniques to keep projects on track

    • Identify risks and vulnerabilities; create contingency plans; monitor risk levels and drives execution of contingency plans as appropriate

    • Interface with cross-functional representatives to ensure robust requirements management and design control activities are completed in step with overall project needs

  • Oversee and coordinate People and Financial Resources required to deliver the PD programs in line with plan/ project contract

    • Plan, coordinate and monitor proper allocation of cross functional product development resources to deliver within project parameters

    • Understand, monitor and direct the cross functional activities and product development deliverables. Recognize and correct deficiencies and weaknesses within the program.

    • Manage internal stakeholder interactions, anticipating and proactively resolving conflicts that may arise

    • Estimate and monitor product cost (COGS) allocation (in collaboration with Engineering, Manufacturing & Finance)

    • Develop and monitor project budget (in collaboration with Finance)

    • Demonstrate proficiency with preferred tools, techniques and methods for project and portfolio management, document control, and resource modeling.

  • Develop and deliver stakeholder communications

  • Prepare team communications to ensure efficient and effective communication with key stakeholders, including, but not limited to formal reporting requirements, maintaining open communication among project participants and interested parties.

  • Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project team, sponsors, and clients. Manage contracts, requirements and specifications with external partners and/or collaborators.

  • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for the project files and all of its contents for regulatory audits and notified bodies. Understand regulatory requirements and practices.


  • BS in a technical discipline (engineering, computer science, physics, etc.). PMP Certification and/or advanced degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in project, program and/or engineering functional management.

  • Minimum 4 years in Product Development with proven interaction skills with individual contributors and management across engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory functions.

  • Ability to effectively navigate formal and informal communication and decision making channels across all levels of a matrixed organization to deliver results

  • Experience managing projects involving external collaborators in, potentially, different time zones or countries is highly preferred.

  • Ability to work on multiple, concurrent problems projects of diverse scope with diverse project teams of varying size.

  • Ability to develop and deliver clear, crisp communications (written and verbal) that are customized to the needs of different audiences, ensuring timely and relevant communication.

  • Ability to see the big picture and able to synthesize, analyze, and draw insights from large data sets to inform the best path forward.

  • Functions independently with little instruction on day-to-day work and general instructions on new assignments.

  • Industry experience and knowledge of medical device and regulatory standards highly preferred.

  • Some travel, domestic or international, may be required.

At Accuray Our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top — and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.