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Hologic Sr. Program Manager, R&D in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Sr. Program Manager, R&D

Marlborough, MA, United States

We are seeking a Senior Program Manager, R&D, who will report directly to the Manager, R&D Program Management and is within the Global Surgical Solutions organization. The successful candidate will be an energetic and clear communicator who has deep experience in project and program management. Responsibilities include management and execution of large and complex projects that span multiple functions. This position will be located in Marlborough, MA, with up to 25% travel as required by projects.


  • Lead and oversee large cross functional, complex, challenging programs.

  • Accountable for the overall success of assigned programs

  • Lead New Program Introductions (NPI) and other business critical and/or revenue generating efforts from charter through to commercialization into the marketplace

  • Lead large and/ or multi-product, complex, technically challenging product development programs consisting of a cross-functional teams

  • Lead the program core team, ensure flawless interfaces and interdependencies between the functions, hold the team accountable to their deliverables

  • May delegate and/ or mentor and coach other program managers allowing for multiple program same time execution

  • Utilize Insight Driven Innovation (IDI) phase/ gate process to execute the program

  • Establish program objectives including measurable goals and program scorecards

  • Author the Program Management Plan and ensure other functional planning documents are completed and up to date

  • Establish program execution strategies, and translate into cross functional integrated schedules; actively monitor

  • Identify and facilitate program and product risk identification throughout the program cycle, ensure effective mitigations in place; monitor risks throughout the program

  • Facilitate phase gate exit readiness reviews and stage design reviews; demonstrate proper phase gate criteria for exit during gate reviews

  • Leads the gate exit proposal discussion during gate review sessions starting with Gate 1A exit proposal

  • Coordinate and lead Project and Executive Steering Committee meetings as needed, especially when key program impact decisions are necessary

  • Prepare and present program status, provide escalation communications as needed

  • Adhere to the IDI business process and all applicable QMS process


  • BS Degree in Science, Engineering, or BA in Marketing, Business required

  • MS, M.B.A or equivalent degree preferred

  • PMP Certification highly preferred


  • Experience in leading cross functional teams to align on program objectives and deliverables

  • Experience delivering domestic and international programs, with consideration of regional commercial collateral needs and to the satisfaction of the global regulatory landscape

  • Experience in a phase/ gate approach to New Product Introductions (NPI) a plus

  • Experience leading large cross functional projects with global teams and if needed contract manufacturers

  • Experienced with ISO and FDA quality systems regulations and medical device design and development cycles a big plus.

  • Experience managing systems (example: Oracle, Salesforce) programs from a business perspective a plus

  • Highly beneficial to have experience in leading acquisition integration teams to a successful conclusion.

  • Advanced knowledge in Product Development or Project Management/Leadership

  • Advanced knowledge of Design Control procedures

  • Ability to think on your feet and address issues that you may not have the answer

  • Ability, when issues to timeline, quality or budget arise, to work cross functionally to quickly address directly or provide recommendations to management in a timely manner.

  • Ability to easily and comfortably communicate at both an executive/senior management level as well as a program team level

  • Expert in management of project risks

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple and differing priority programs

  • Expert in project scheduling tools and reporting dashboards

  • Must follow all applicable FDA regulations and ISO requirements.

Agency and Third-Party Recruiter Notice:Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition, Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

Hologic’s employees are subject to third-party COVID-19 vaccination requirements, including from customers and governmental entities. Hologic is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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