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Program / Project Manager

Company: Natera
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program / Project Manager provides cross-functional program leadership to launch new products or improve existing ones. They achieve this through the application of project management tools to drive high level collaboration and coordination with various business functions, track progress, and provide detailed status reports to management. Their function is essential to ensuring teams define and achieve the objectives and goals required to complete projects on time and budget

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:






  • Provide cross-functional program leadership to launch new projects and programs or improve existing ones with a focus on Design Control and New Project and Program Introduction in a technical setting

  • Drive high level collaboration and coordination with various business functions (R&D, Engineering, Stats, QA/QR, Finance, Billing, IT, Commercial and Operations) to facilitate the program planning process and creation of comprehensive timelines taking into account available resources, dependencies, priorities, risks and other constraints

  • Take ownership of tracking overall team progress and provide detailed management status reports, including KPIs

  • Organize regular team meetings, track and mitigate risks, resolve/escalate issues and review action items

  • Generate the necessary documentation and assist teams with creating project plans, protocols, reports etc.

  • Take ownership of hands-on management and tracking of overall team progress and provide detailed management status reports and updates

  • Interface with external partners and facilitate joint development efforts


    QUALIFICATIONS:






    • Bachelors degree in Science, Business or a comparable educational background

    • 2-3 years program management experience preferably in healthcare space and background in operations

    • Certification or formal training in Program or Project Management and experience using a resource management tools is a big plus

    • Experience compiling GANTT charts and project plans



      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:






      • Excellent interpersonal skills in addition to having the ability to effectively communicate within the project teams as well as to top level management

      • Excellent organization and time management/multi-tasking skills (comfortable in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment, operating at both strategic and tactical levels)

      • Ability to work independently and as part of team


        PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

        Duties are typically performed in an office setting. This position requires the ability to use a computer keyboard, communicate over the telephone and read printed material

        Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times to meet deadlines


        OUR OPPORTUNITY

        Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.


        The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, youll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, youll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


        WHAT WE OFFER

        Competitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.

        For more information, visit www.natera.com.

        Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Natera, Austin , Program / Project Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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