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Project Manager, Template Control

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Other

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Job Description:

bioMerieux’s Project Managers support numerous internal projects ranging in complexity and duration. Specifically, Project Managers in Template Control drive efforts that impact several areas including manufacturing process improvement, innovation, and logistics. To keep Template Control projects moving forward, project managers facilitate numerous project discussions: we drive project meetings, plan/scope project deliverables, collaborate across departments, identify project risks, monitor/report project timelines/progress, and serve as representatives for the Template Control team.


As a Project Manager in Template Control, a typical day might include the following:

  • Monitor and engage with several communication channels (email, MS Teams, Asana).
  • Work with Scientists and Research Associates to better understand a manufacturing process or R&D efforts.
  • Meet with project team to collect project requirements and discuss scope.
  • Create a presentation to discuss project risks, deliverables, timelines, dependencies.
  • Lead a project meeting to provide verbal and/or written project updates.
  • Draft and send meeting minutes/summary
  • Meet with a third-party group (vendor, etc…) to discuss potential project solutions.
  • Draft project plan document.
  • Post process validation document to the quality management system for approval
  • Chat with team manager regarding how to best communicate with project stakeholders.
  • Brainstorm with fellow PMs on improvement ideas for project management practices.


The most important core values of our project management team are transparency, trust, clear communication, and fun. Our job is to support project teams as they implement project deliverables efficiently and building trust and strong, lasting relationships allows us to do that. The Project Management team in Template Control is currently composed of several individuals with varying backgrounds and experience that include Animal Science, IT management, Biotechnology, Quality Assurance, and Biophysics. One of the most important qualities shared by all the team members is a desire to improve their collaboration, facilitation, and team leadership skill sets.



This job might be for you if:

You are very interested in the intricacies of communication, how to improve communication channels, and remove obstacles to clear communication. You enjoy exploring new ways to tailor communication for the given context or situation.

Collaboration is high on your must-do list. You enjoy engaging individuals and groups to align on a common goal. You understand how to read the environment and context of each project and determine how that may affect project members and project efficiency.

You enjoy strategizing how to align multiple dependencies to ensure actions occur at the right time and the right place. You work to understand the bigger picture and how the detailed work you are leading fits into that picture.

You are motivated by an ever evolving and dynamic project environment in which priorities can shift quickly.

You see problems/issues not as obstacles but more like opportunities for improvement and advancement of the project.

You have a never-ending desire to improve professionally and personally.  

What you need:

        Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, business, or a related field.

        Willing to pursue and obtain project management training and/or certification within 4 years of hire.

        Certification in Kaizen, Six Sigma, Lean 6S, or similar preferred.

        Minimum 2 years in a role which included project-based work.

        Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams.

        Technical writing experience preferred.

         Experience in the medical device industry and knowledge of cGMP/cGLP/QSR/ISO a plus.

Other qualifications we would like you to have:

        Familiar with a variety of concepts, theories, and procedures in project and program management best practices, and agile in the creative application of appropriate and effective tools to accomplish department goals and initiatives

        Demonstrate practiced managerial skills, including computer literacy in database, spreadsheet, project management, and word processing software

        Structure time effectively, maintain exceptional organization, and efficiently balance multiple and complex concurrent projects in alignment with company priorities

        Master validation strategies as they pertain to the medical device manufacturing industry

        Ability to write reports and manufacturing procedures in conjunction with SMEs

        Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

        Interest in developing high-level business judgment and clear communication with cross-functional teams and others at all organizational levels

        Familiar with business etiquette, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and successful professional relationships.

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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