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Do you love Technology,Project management, and Science? Are you seeking a role where you can have immediate impact?
Fred Hutch is offering an exciting opportunity to join our team as we implement a transformative, enterprise-wide specimen data management system. We are looking for a committed, talented individual to drive this product through implementation and continue to manage its use and development into the future. This product aligns with our strategic objective to develop infrastructure supporting translational research and is a critical tool in speeding the search for cures for cancer and infectious diseases.
Specimen Management Tool Project Objectives
Enhance ability of researchers to manage specimen-associated data
Reduce duplicative efforts leading to inefficient use of time & resources across groups
Strengthen downstream utility of data by standardizing & aligning data collection to common data models
Enable collaborative research with external partners
As a Product Manager, you will work cross-functionally to guide products from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds. You will break down complex problems into steps that drive product development. As a PM, you will use product and project management best practices to implement solutions in support of the Centers strategy. The individual that will succeed in this role will have IT project management experience, know how to build strong team relationships, and have a bias towards action. You must also have strong organizational and communication skills to work through ambiguous situations, adjust plans as needed and proactively inform stakeholders of risks, tradeoffs, and overall progress.
Oversee product strategy
Lead all aspects of end-to-end product delivery, implementation, feature enhancements and integrations, ensuring research and institutional objectives are met
Partner closely with business stakeholders, IT functional leads, and vendor solution providers to implement high quality IT solutions, primary point of contact for job roles within Center IT
Help to develop new insights and value-added services/enhancements and finding innovative solutions based on proven experience, understanding of Fred Hutch, and your contact with internal partners
Manage consortium organizational partnerships to ensure service to all consortium investigators
Facilitate and conduct meetings with faculty, research staff, business owners, executive sponsors, and internal partners to capture and define product opportunities
Flex communication style to ensure stakeholders and project team feel informed and included throughout the project lifecycle
Take initiative and provide leadership to develop solutions for emergent risks and issues
Own the long-term ROI and evolution of specimen management tool use, implementation, and management best practices
Support policy decisions around specimen data management, as needed
Manage and communicate key performance indicators for project and ensure the project comes in within budget, scope, and timeline
Supervise contracted staff and ensure deliverables are met for contracted support for specimen management tool implementation team including business analyst, change manager, content developer and data migration support personnel
Partner with change managers to facilitate the development of a comprehensive change management plan, working with all departments to execute
Provide product demos to potential customers
Customer research including mockups of user flow within the tool
A minimum of 5 years technical product/project management experience such as creating strategic product roadmaps and working with cross-functional teams
Ability to translate highly ambiguous business issues into structured problems, and to develop well-founded solutions in a structured yet creative way
Proven experience understanding high-level architecture and SCRUM/Agile methodologies
Ability to build productive working relationships across diverse individual skills and styles
Proven ability to motivate teams to solve issues and drive progress
Skilled in prioritization. Makes the right tradeoffs between schedule, resources, and scope to address major risks, challenges, and obstacles
Establishes and fosters open formal and informal communications with technical and functional resources and management, strong communications skills
Ability to work independently, as appropriate, and prioritize work
Takes a proactive approach to dealing with ambiguity, seeks out and creates clarity
A Cover Letter and separate Diversity Statement is required of all applicants to be considered for this role. Please see the link below for instructions on how to complete your diversity statement.
Bachelors Degree in business management or similar, or equivalent experience preferred
Laboratory or research experience working with biospecimens/biospecimen data
Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Product Management, Engineering, UX/UI
Basic knowledge of clinical and research terminology
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.