Senior Project Manager

Job Description


This position is for a senior-level system project manager for the Molecular Imaging / SPECT new product development team. Candidate will work with a cross-functional team throughout the development lifecycle to define, develop and deploy major diagnostic medical equipment and their updates as required. This position is located in Knoxville, TN and relocation will be provided to out of state candidates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Will lead teams of structure to support PET scanner projects or service packs
  • Guides project/program management activities (defining scheduling, budget, risk, change, opportunity and resource management activities) for very complex projects or programs
  • Will be responsible for leading Project Steering Groups that will meet on a regular basis to assess project status and make key decisions to successfully launch new hardware and associated software on new PET products.
  • Will present to executive management on project status as required
  • Will play a central role in planning and estimation of work required to meet product requirements
  • Will prepare yearly budget estimates for their assigned project
  • Will be able to create a work breakdown package and associated schedule using Microsoft Project Planner
  • Candidate will be required to track all expenditures and labor utilized for assigned project
  • Will provide direction to the cross functional team and make all key decisions required for their assigned project consulting with the Project Steering Group
  • Will work closely with product management, systems engineering and other groups to prioritize project scope
  • Will create and maintain a project management plan and project risk register.
  • Will develop process improvement plans for Project Management and set yearly project goals that are part of yearly Business Line incentive goals
  • Able to quickly create and analyze scenarios understanding the impact and trade-offs on project risk, budget and other projects in the portfolio.
  • Develops team members through mentoring and coaching in complex subjects

Required Knowledge / Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical or Computer Science
  • Minimum 10 years of  experience in new product development and a proven track record of delivering products to market
  • Materials management or new product introduction experience involving coordination of suppliers and delivery of prototype material for new product build
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in project management leading large scale projects exceeding $10M in R&D with at least 20 personnel across multiple disciplines
  • Working knowledge of either software or hardware systems in a highly regulated product field
  • PMP certified or extensive  experience in project management
  • Able to travel internationally and domestically about 5-10 % of time
  • Minimum of 5 years  of experience in hardware, software or systems engineering or engineering management

Preferred Knowledge / Skills

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with ability to confidently represent  R&D and their assigned project in various executive forums and reviews
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) including PMP certification or equivalent experience
  • Understanding agile development methodologies
  • Ability to quickly learn the critical processes of the MI product development lifecycle necessary to deliver a product 
  • Able to prioritize and focus on project deliverables and quality in a rapidly changing competitive environment
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills necessary for timely decision making within the project team.
  • Familiar with Design Controls for the development of medical devices such as 21CFR820, ISO 13485, and ISO 14971
  • Strong quality orientation and customer focus.
  • Master’s degree in engineering or business a plus


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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