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Head of Program Management

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by 10X Genomics

Pleasanton, CA 94566
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


About the role:


We are looking for an outstanding individual to lead our Program Management function. Program Management provides people and processes to help our product-development teams work quickly and effectively to get new capabilities out to customers at a rapid pace. Our teams are cross-functional, with biologists, chemists, engineers, computational biologists, and software engineers developing truly new products. Our products have allowed researchers to study biology at unprecedented resolution and scale; yielding insights in diverse fields such as cancer biology, immunology, neuroscience, and developmental biology.


As the head of Program Management, you will directly manage our team of project and program managers, the manager of technical communications, and the R&D lab operations manager. You will report directly to the President and Chief Scientific Officer along with the heads of R&D Science, R&D and Infrastructure Software, Operations, and Hardware and Microfluidics. You will also interact frequently with Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Legal, and HR to make sure our business operations for product development are streamlined.


Since 10x is an R&D-driven company, you will have a strong technical background. Your broad R&D experience will give you an intuitive understanding of cutting-edge product-development projects to inform your decisions, and will also help you build the strongest team possible. Your drive will keep everything moving forward with a sense of urgency, while your openness and will keep communication and trust high.


What you will be doing:


Manage project and program managers, technical communications, R&D laboratory operations with increasing scope as the company continues to grow
Promote and maintain an integrated view of 10x's fast-paced product development projects in terms of schedule, performance, and staffing
Identify and resolve issues with interconnected deadlines, priorities, and resourcing
Coach project managers and technical project leads on technical project management
Assess and improve processes for project workflow, communication, and documentation
Work with leads in R&D, Operations, and all business functions to scale the company and maintain a fast-paced and agile development environment
To be successful in this role, you will need:


A degree in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science
Proven track record (10+ years) on teams for product development of advanced instrumentation and/or reagents for biology research
Strong background (7+ years) in project and program management
Demonstrated experience (7+ years) as a successful leader and manager, with strong references from both your former managers and your former employees
Thorough understanding of different options and best practices for management of projects, programs, risks, and change
Experience operating in a Quality Management System
Excellent organization and prioritization skills
Strong communication skills: speaking, writing, listening, and interacting
Unstoppable drive
Additional desirable skills to have:


Advanced degree in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science
Experience in systems combining fluidics, optics, and molecular biology
Experience in development and manufacturing of reagents or consumables for biology




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