Sr. R&D Project Manager - Biotechnology

Kelly Services® has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a temporary opportunity to work as a Sr. R&D Project Manager - Biotechnology at a prestigious Fortune 500® company working in Sunnyvale, CA.

This is a 12-month temporary position at 40 hours per week. 

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the “submit now” button below to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position ( however your resume must be received via the “submit now” button included within.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Reviewing and negotiating Product Requirements Documents and plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, and procedures for accomplishing the project.
• Establishes work plans for each project in accordance with the Design Control  Procedure in coordination with Product Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and/or R&D.
• Works with financial associate to establish and update project financials as warranted.
• Confers with project staff to outline work plans and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
• Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within prescribed budgets.
• Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.
• Prepares and delivers project reports for management. This include interim progress and phase exit reports
• Confers with project personnel to resolve problems.
• Leads development efforts effectively so that project goals are met on time.

Specific Scope Data

• Provide leadership to cross functional team.
• Support NPDI processes and activities under the supervision of the Director of Engineering and Sr. Director of Program Management, IC/SP.
• Provides feedback to the developmental managers on the performance of the team members on the project team.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelors in Engineering required.  PMP certification and/or Master's degree/advanced degree preferred and at least ten years related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
• Minimum of 8-10 years’ work experience
• Managing NPDI projects in medical devices, diagnostic, life science, or analytical industry strongly preferred.
• Experience managing cross functional teams strongly preferred.
• Experience in managing portfolio of projects is significant plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the complex technical, business, and legal documents.
• Understanding of financial parameters like ROI, NPD preferred
• Competency in project planning tools required.
• Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to senior management.
• Problem solving capabilities, decision making.
• Strategic thinking and experience in optimizing “Time to Market”.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight time and budget constraints.
• Ability to work with employees at all levels.
• Ability to facilitate teamwork.
• Demonstrate company values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

Kelly complies with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative. A conviction record does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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