Project Manager in Tucson, AZ at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/15/2020

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Job ID: 55657

Project Manager. Our client is seeking a highly skilled Project Manager with experience in applying project management within a structured phase gate driven Product Development Process for the development and continuous enhancement of client medical device enterprise software products. The PM will utilize project and document management software-based tools, templates and framework to maintain and update key project information for reporting and status.


  • This position will work in close partnership with the Project Leader to establish and monitor project plans and budgets, integrate functional plans into the master project schedule, establish and monitor project risks registers, develop communication plans and guide project teams to deliver on project deliverables and objectives in accordance with corporate product development and quality systems processes. 
  • Apply Agile Scrum methodology and exercise strong leadership and interpersonal skills to foster and build positive team dynamics and motivate the team to deliver its goals and objectives, on time and within budget and will work to resolve and manage project risks and conflicts. 
  • This position will involve collaboration across technical functions and geographically dispersed development teams to steer projects through corporate product development processes.
  • Serves as the single point of control for project data (collect from functions/finance; owns version management and release of changes); and compiles and communicates project reports.

Required Skills:

  • Successful problem solving skills and ability to coordinate project activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Project.
  • Negotiation and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Diagnostic and/or Pharmaceutical industry and relevant diagnostic area knowledge.
  • Ability to manage of projects with ambitious milestones in high pressure circumstances.
  • Ability to manage projects with activity/milestone achievement to launch the product.
  • Understanding of the Diagnostic Design Control process.

Must Haves:

  • Minimum (required): 5 years project management and/or product development experience
  • Solid project management skills using Microsoft Project
  • Agile (Scrum) experience in a software product development environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, effective meeting facilitation and management – ability to relate to  and collaborate across multiple functional disciplines and levels and across a geographically and culturally diverse team environment
  • Prior software product development and/or software quality assurance/testing experience, preferably in a government regulated environment
  • Project management certification (PMP or equivalent)


  • Minimum (required): BS/BA in science, engineering, or business administration OR equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Master's degree
  • Life Sciences field of study
  • Specific Project Management training and/or certification
  • Experience in research & development
  • Experience in regulated industry 
  • Experience of challenging management in relation to data and resources.
  • Previous experience with standard project management process (PMI) desired.



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