Position Description

Sr. (Technical) Program Manager
Requisition Number 2277
Location US - Marlborough, MA
State/Territory Massachusetts
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General Summary

The Senior (Technical) Program Manager owns multiple assigned product lines and utilizes their project management skills to bring products to life and maintaining them through their lifecycle following the PLM process. Additionally, may lead special projects to drive the overall success of the Global Business Units (GBU’s).  **Please note this position is based in Massachusetts.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops program goals for the product line 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 execution of projects using cross-functional teams while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements.

  • Partner 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 accomodations.

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

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 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.

  • Strong technical and analytical ability.

  • 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.

Candela Corporation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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