Senior IT Project Manager
Genomic Health 4.26 reviews - Redwood City, CA

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The role of the Senior IT Project Manager is to help initiate, plan, and drive project execution for a
multi-year Lab Informatics program in the life sciences arena. The position
reports in to the IT Project Office. The ideal candidate will be able to:

Manage the delivery of systems solutions into
the Research, Development and Commercial Labs
Transform an ambiguous roadmap into
well-defined projects with specific feature sets and tangible
deliverables, and work with cross-functional teams to manage these
projects through execution
Understand complex concepts and dependencies
at the roadmap, program and project level and communicate these clearly to
the appropriate stakeholders – this requires thinking out of the box to
come up with solutions that keep risks to a minimum
Manage the implementation of highly integrated
products and platform
Be proactive in asking the right questions to
uncover issues and risks and work to resolve these in a timely manner
Align implementation roadmap with all key
stakeholders and contributors
Help teams prioritize and leverage capability
Work with multiple external collaborators and
ensure that deadlines are met with minimal risk and high quality
Deliver via rapid prototyping and
Proof-of-Concepts project management models

Project initiation and planning

  • Determine project stakeholders and team structure/organization; stakeholders will include technical and business resources
  • In conjunction with project stakeholders, help ensure definition of project scope, requirements, and deliverables
  • Develop project schedule and milestones using appropriate tools andtechniques
Project execution and monitoring
Ensure that projects are delivered on-time and within budget
Manage scope changes using Change Management Processes
Track and manage project tasks, milestones, and deliverables
Ensure project documentation deliverables are produced in a timely and efficient manner
Identify and resolve project issues and roadblocks
Identify risks and manage their mitigation
Project closure

  • Ensure completion or resolution of all project deliverables at the end of the project
  • Conduct and document lessons learned to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
Portfolio management

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and monitor others in the same program
  • Assist with periodic program planning exercises like the annual operating plan and long-range planning
  • Ensure roll-up of project information for program-level tracking and
  • Identify opportunities for project-related process improvements within
the program

IT Project Office/PMO

  • Disseminate and demonstrate best practices from the IT Project Office and corporate Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Provide feedback on practices, procedures, and policies based on project

  • Act as a promoter of and mentor on project management standards (i.e.


  • Produce project communications plans including meeting structure and frequency and status reporting at multiple levels
  • Conduct routine project management meetings
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Facilitate and/or present program-level status updates
Education & Training

  • Project Management Institute PMP® certification required
  • BS/MS Computer Science, Life Sciences, Information Science, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration

  • Strong proficiency with project management software, such as Microsoft Project, @task, or Liquid Planner
  • Good communication skills including written, oral, presentation (including Microsoft PowerPoint), and adaptive (multi-level)
  • Good organizational skills including tool utilization (spreadsheets, project management tools, mind maps), information capture, attention to detail, and prioritization
  • Strong interpersonal skills including empathy and the ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments
  • Flexible to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines; able to promptly andefficiently react to project adjustments and alterations
Knowledge & Experience

  • 8-10 years direct work experience in a project management capacity for solution implementation projects
  • Experience in healthcare, life sciences, or bio-tech domains
Travel Requirements: No

or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary

About this company
4.26 reviews
Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is the world’s leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that address the overtreatment of...