Sr. Project Manager, Discoverant

Foster City, CA
Dec 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


  • Manage multiple BioVia Discoverant workstreams
  • Assist in providing training/coaching on project management principles and practices and support to individuals within the program who are involved in managing and delivering projects (Business Applications, Systems Owners and Infrastructure)
  • Create appropriate project plans and work schedules to meet business objectives and priorities
  • Provide an ongoing assessment and management of project risks and determine actions necessary to mitigate risks
  • Track and help resolve project issues
  • Execute and follow the Change control process
  • Provide regular project plan updates and status reporting on financial and delivery progress
  • Lead project communications activities for owned work streams
  • Collaborate with other IT groups involved in the project delivery process
  • Assure, through monitoring and project oversight, that project delivery is on-time and within budget; identifying, tracking, reporting, and escalating issues as appropriate
  • Coordinate the delivery of training with business systems users and IT
  • Facilitate post implementation project reviews and the incorporation of learnings back into principles, policies, practices and the in-house knowledge base


  • 8 years experience
  • Previous project management experience on technical projects
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically when planning, managing teams and managing process
  • Skillful use of interpersonal skills and influence to ensure optimal team performance
  • Excellent communication skills which enable successful collaboration with senior level stakeholders
  • Strong experience facilitating project team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring alignment with business
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization that is globally diverse
  • Extensive experience using MS Project, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Office Suite
  • Strong working knowledge of SDLC
  • Understanding of GMP systems and validation processes
  • Understanding of Discoverant system

Highly Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certified
  • Previous project management experience with laboratory system/application implementations
  • Understanding of Laboratory equipment drug development

Combination of Life Science and IT project management background