Project Manager, PD Quality Services

South San Francisco, California
United States

Job ID: 3408152822

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The Position

  • To ensure oversight of PDQ project management methods, processes and tools and their effective use in managing, delivering, evaluating, monitoring and reporting on PDQ projects/programs and initiatives across all involved functional groups.
  • To ensure consistent management, coordination and communication approaches are adopted for all projects/programs under PDQ oversight.
  • To ensure project requirements and timelines are clearly defined and align with departmental goals, business needs and priorities.
Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Identifies and proposes the most effective communication media and writes communications content in collaboration with sub-functions and PDQS leadership.
  • Leads the design, development, use and adoption of the PDQ communications tool kit that incorporates effective use of available communications and collaborations technologies.
  • Establishes and uses core project management and business life cycle methodologies.
  • Consistently applies established methodologies to ensure projects/programs effectively and efficiently support
  • business strategies, plans, goals and operations in the immediate, mid and long term.
  • Provides planning and coordination of projects/programs through development, deployment maintenance and decommissioning.
  • Provides on-going status reporting to functional leadership that reflects core activities within the project portfolio.
  • Leads or participates on cross-functional teams and is responsible for ensuring projects achieve business objectives.
  • Collaborates with PDQ functions to provide decision and strategic support.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with all internal and external partners/stakeholders.
  • Performs on-going project risk and issues assessments and critical dependencies analysis, communicates with team members and addresses with functional leadership as appropriate.
  • Manages all aspects of projects/programs which include but are not limited to:
    • Budget estimation
    • User and system requirements o UAT testing
    • Managing change
    • Communications
    • Maintenance or life cycle management
    • Success criteria and metrics
    • Timelines
    • Conducting and documenting lessons learned to identify and incorporate solutions into methodologies.
  • Collaborates with PDQ functions to establish project teams, uses effective meeting management
  • Principles and uses project management resources from functions productively.
  • Drafts and distributes meeting agendas, ensuring clear purpose, objectives and context for issues to be resolved.
  • Drafts and finalizes meeting minutes in a timely manner, ensuring that decisions and agreements are
  • highlighted and that follow-up actions and accountabilities are clear.
  • Compiles, organizes and maintains key team documentation in appropriate PDQ systems.

Who You Are


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, business administration or related analytic or scientific field required.
  • Advanced degree in referenced fields preferred.
  • 6-10 years of experience in various aspects of the international pharmaceutical clinical development process
  • (Phase I-IV) with an emphasis in business process and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GCP, GLP, pharmacovigilance / drug safety and regulatory requirements, as well as analytical, organizational and planning skills.
  • 6+ years project/program management (PMP) experience coordinating cross functional teams working on complex projects.
  • Knowledge in change management.
  • Formal business management strategy certification.
Experience, Skills, Knowledge:
  • Must demonstrate strong operational management skills, including internal consulting, project management, and highly effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, influence and lead both with and without authority.
  • Proven project management skills in a global setting.
  • Knowledge of organizational change management.
  • Expertise in understanding diverse corporate operations and associated life cycle management.
  • Business process analysis.
  • Project management of projects with cross-functional involvement and complex timelines preferably in a Quality and product development environment.
  • Experience in resource forecasting, planning and/or management.
  • Ability to work effectively in an international multicultural matrix organization.
  • Effective communication, customer management and facilitation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated knowledge of product development related regulatory requirements.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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