Senior Project Manager, Organization Engineering

Exact Sciences   •  

Madison, WI

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 46 days ago

Summary of Major Responsibilities

This Senior Project Manager - Organizational Engineering oversees a portfolio of complex, cross-functional projects while coaching cross-functional Project Managers in following project management best practices to ensure their projects meet business objectives and are accomplished on time and within budget. Acts as a change agent to drive adoption of project management best practices throughout the organization by developing, implementing and training cross-functional leaders and teams on project management processes and tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports project portfolio management. -Partners with cross functional leaders to prioritize and monitor the health of a large portfolio of business and process improvement projects including tie back to corporate strategy and analysis of resource plans
  • Mentors Project Team Leaders in project management processes, tools and techniques
  • Utilize project management processes, tools and techniques working closely with the Organization Engineering team (Gantt charts, process maps, value stream maps, root cause analysis)
  • Develop goals/charters, timelines, funding/budgets, resources and procedures for accomplishing projects and accountable to delivering on the defined project plans
  • Consults with project sponsors and reviews project proposals to determine goals, time frame, funding, allotment of resources and procedures for accomplishing projects
  • Troubleshoots problems associated with coordination, development, or design of projects. Escalates issues when critical risks arise and maintains pulse with project activities to ensure progress.
  • Directly or indirectly leads cross-functional teams to execute on project tasks to include effective creation and management of timelines, budgets, resources, risks and project objectives
  • Coaches and facilitates teams on development of process maps, value stream maps and root cause analyses


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or a related discipline
  • Five or more years of progressive, broad-based project management experience to include tracking and reporting responsibilities for a large project portfolio
  • Three or more years working in a client-facing project management role
  • Demonstrated ability to distill complex information into an executive level presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to balance cost, quality and schedule constraints while escalating issues as needed. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance multiple competing priorities within and across multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrated success with oral and written communications/presentations, influence and persuasion, results orientation, facilitation, and teamwork skills
  • Experience working in a matrix management organization with primary responsibility for project success while relying on a team of resources which may or may not be direct reports


  • PMI Project Management certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) certification
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Five years of experience in medical technology or related field

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone or by email
  • Constant walking or motion to coordinate work and interact with co-workers