Goddard is seeking a Project Manager to join our Beverly, MA team. For this role, the ideal candidate will have 5+ years of relevant experience in consumer product development, diagnostics development, and/or medical equipment and device development or equivalent, and 3+ years of project management experience. As a project manager, you will be expected to interface with both the internal team as well as the project team and client.

Internally, you will be expected to perform the following activity:

1. Deliver profitable project outcomes for Goddard through effective project management.

  • Own the project’s vision.
  • Track budget usage and project progress.
  • Generate dashboards and/or presentations to present to internal management and/or the client.
  • Maintain a strong and open relationship with the client.
  • Ensure compliance of program with Goddard Quality Management System, as required.

2. Work with Program Management to:

  • Define project structure for time entry.
  • Identify methods of capturing out of scope, or other cost over runs.
  • Present weekly updates on projects (dashboard).
  • Identify Necessary Resource adjustments, either upwards or downwards.
  • Update and maintain the Goddard Bookings system.
  • Identify new opportunities to improve overall project management capabilities at Goddard.
  • Report back on Goddard architectures or systems which may be deficient or contribute to labor inefficiencies.

3. Identify new business opportunities with existing clients.

  • Work with client to understand, refine, and agree on the new project requirements.
  • Work with the Business Development, and Directors of Program Management to determine resources, effort, and time needed to complete a project or how to provide consultation support on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the Goddard business development team to generate proposals.
  • Present proposals to client.

4. Support new business/client proposal creation (PAC Lead)

  • Rapidly come up to speed on the project based on RFP documentation.
  • Work with the BD team, as well as the client to understand, refine, and agree on the project requirements.
  • Work with the Business Development, and Directors of Program Management to determine resources, effort, and time needed to complete a project or how to provide consultation support on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the Goddard business development team to generate proposals.
  • Present proposals to existing clients.

 

When working with the project team and client you will be expected to perform the following:

1. Provide informed, detailed guidance to clients looking for Goddard’s leadership and experience in product development. Communicate clearly with the client and empower the client with data to help them make confident, prudent decisions throughout the product development process.

2. Kick off Projects.

  • Work with Program Management to identify resources, coordinate project kickoff meetings with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Onboard the assigned project team.
  • Set up communication channels and cadence with the client.

3. Project Management

  • Motivate and manage individual team members as well as the team dynamic.
  • Follow up all meeting and pertinent conversations with notes shared to all stakeholders.
  • Track and maintain project tasks/objectives to ensure the project is progressing as expected. Manage project leads: Generate schedules, tasks, and assign work to the team; Ensure project leads are properly assigning or performing expected tasks.
  • Lead project postmortem/lessons learned activity.
  • Periodically present to the company project progress during the company meeting.
  • Coordinate all aspects of program activities between the client and Goddard engineering, ID, quality, regulatory, testing, documentation, etc.
  • Responsible for the completion of all deliverables per proposal.

4. Other Responsibilities

  • At times, required to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Travel as-needed (driver’s license required).

 

Required Skills

  • A thorough understanding of the product development process.
  • Ability to discern and understand client’s product and business needs.
  • Excellent communication (written as well as verbal), collaboration, and relationship-building skills with the client, technical team, and business development team.
  • Ability to lead large, high caliber design and development teams.
  • Understanding of the end-to-end product development process.
  • Schedule and resource estimation and maintenance.
  • Ability to understand complex technical challenges, be able to communicate the challenges internally and to the client, and drive the team to an optimized solution.
  • Ability to make the informed decisions necessary to keep schedules and budgets on track.
  • Flexibility and acumen to perform and manage a wide range of activities, whether experienced in them or not.

 

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements and how they apply to the project.
  • Experience in the development and management of products in regulated environments.
  • Experience with medical device development.
  • Agile development and tracking.
  • PMP Certification.
  • Conflict resolution.

 

Regarding Computer & Software Use, you are expected to be proficient in:

  • Microsoft Project (or equivalent Gantt programs).
  • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Asana, Jira or other task tracking experience is a bonus.

 Please note: Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of any employment Visas at this time.