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Candela Corporation Senior Program Manager in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Senior Program Manager

Requisition Number 2756

Location US - Marlborough, MA

State/Territory Massachusetts

Company Overview:

Candela Corporation is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. We are the market leader in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of medical and aesthetic laser and light-based technologies. The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic application including hair removal, wrinkle reduction, tattoo removal, improving the skin’s appearance through the treatment of benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins, scarring and other common indications.

Candela develops products for the global aesthetic market. These products begin as concepts developed by Candela’s world-class team of scientists and engineers or as acquired or licensed technologies that Candela then completes the development and/or commercialization of. These programs are supported by Candela’s global clinical, regulatory, and quality teams and are managed through our Product Development Process (PDP) and Quality Management System (QMS)

The Company’s headquarters are in Marlborough, Massachusetts, US, with and additional R&D facility in Yokneam, Israel and commercial locations across Asia Pacific, and Europe. Products are sold direct in 18 countries worldwide and through distributors in over 60 others and are supported by field service, clinical education, marketing development organizations and distributorship arrangements.

Essential Job Functions

· Develops program goals for the product family in conjunction with the product manager within each of the GBU’s and functional management such as R&D and engineering, including roadmaps and performance criteria; and drives the cross-functional team to achieve these goals through various projects.

· Responsible for program planning and predictable execution of projects using cross-functional teams while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements.

· Partners with product owners and technical leads on project strategy and decision-making.

· Leads the product realization process of new products as well as line extensions and quality improvements to existing products following the Product Lifecycle Management process.

· Manages and monitors all deliverables on assigned programs, ensuring the quality and timeliness from each function, and leading all core team meetings and attending sub-team meetings as required.

· Responsible for the creation of project plans (master Gantt chart), monitoring status, and managing risk throughout the project’s life cycle, making project execution decisions in conjunction with the product manager and functional management.

· Leads the preparation, alignment, and presentation at phase review meetings and develops standardized reports to be utilized by the cross-functional team.

· Develop and communicate high quality, integrated cross-functional plans, analysis and status reports for assigned projects to senior management.

· Identify project risks and develop risk response strategies including scope, schedule, and resource accommodations.

· Manages cross-functional resources in conjunction with functional management to ensure key action items are on track.

· Actively works to maintain team cohesiveness, proactively anticipating headwinds and employing emotionally mature methods to overcome challenges.

Knowledge/Educational Requirements

· BA or B.Sc in technology or life sciences. MBA/advanced degrees preferred.

· Minimum 5 years of project/ program management or team leadership in Medical Device or Diagnostics industry working with class II medical devices inclusive of capital equipment and consumables. 10+ years experience preferred.

· Experience in program management in a global company interacting with R&D, Operations, Quality, Regulatory and Marketing.

· Experience working in a developing PMO environment preferred.

· Experience mentoring and coaching others preferred.

· Advanced training in project management and PMP, ACP, SAFe and/or Six Sigma certified strongly preferred

· Knowledge of FDA, IEC and UL standards relating to medical devices.

· Ability to interact with stakeholders at all level of the business with authenticity, from individual contributors through to ELT/senior management and manage without direct authority.

· Process driven, passion to details and ability to drive complex program through timetable and overcome obstacles.

· Effective change management ability to drive organizational process improvements.

· Excellent interpersonal, organizational as well as verbal and written communication skills, both in-person and virtually.

· Strong technical and analytical ability.

· Positive and solutions-focused.

· Comfortable with managing ambiguity.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Office tools and Microsoft Project.

This job description is not all inclusive and is intended to capture a majority of the job functions. Special projects and other tasks may be required by management.