South San Francisco, California
Research Informatics Senior Program Manager
The growing gRED Research Informatics & Software Engineering (RI&SE) department develops and supports production grade informatics solutions that enable collaborative science at scale,
innovative scientific discoveries and data-driven decision making within the gRED Research organization. We enable the Human-Machine partnership in support of the gRED 2025 vision.
RI&SE seeks a talented, experienced, self-driven and collaborative project manager to drive successful realization of software programs that create and deliver transformational solutions, enabling cutting edge research and the discovery of ground breaking therapeutics. Driving for value and impact, you will:
Provide strong project management skills to drive roadmap elaboration, project planning, decision-making, budget management, communication, coordination and tracking of activities to deliver key milestones.
Engage project stakeholders, researchers, technical leads and delivery teams to understand their requirements, achieve deliverables, identify and manage critical path activities,
Efficiently diagnose, navigate, and collaboratively resolve project disconnects or issues. Surface project risks as they arise, work with the team to prioritize and remove obstacles, and hold stakeholders accountable for resolution.
Demonstrate and foster teamwork, collaborate productively with and influence project team, peers and all levels of management.
Manage communication, including meetings and presentations
Develop actionable change and adoption strategies integrated in project plans, including a communication plan and sponsor roadmap, to maximize value for our user community.
Develop measurement strategies to ensure programs delivering their intended value; and take a broad view of cross-functional activities to raise and leverage inter-dependencies.
As part of the RISE Operations team, you will also build and evolve our capabilities for portfolio, program, project and change management, in partnership with users and other informatics groups.
Mentor and lead project coordinators as needed.
You have a continuous improvement mindset, thrive in a fluid environment, and focus on delivery of incremental value and impact rather than perfection. You have a strong desire to clear roadblocks and proactively design and pursue creative solutions to challenging problems, clearing the path for team members, users, and department stakeholders to do their best work.
Who You Are
In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.
As a successful candidate, you will have many of the following attributes
Bachelor's degree or higher, with 8+ years experience including several years of project management experience and success managing complex IT or data initiatives in scientific or technical environments.
Outstanding leadership and collaboration skills
Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences including scientists, technical colleagues, decision makers and leadership
Demonstrated ability to synthesize, simplify, and communicate high-volume, complex data into meaningful information for stakeholders and leadership to make actionable decisions
Results driven and comfortable moving concepts and actions forward in an ambiguous environment across domains
Ability to work independently, effectively and positively with cross-functional teams in a distributed workforce
Comfortable with both waterfall and Agile project management methodologies
Demonstrated experience with PM tools (e.g., Smartsheets, Google Suite, JIRA, etc.) and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
Project management certification preferred (e.g PMI, Prince).
Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.
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