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Associate Director, Project Portfolio Management

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Executive/Strategy & Business Development

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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.


Position Summary

The role of the Associate Director of Project Portfolio Management is to provide consistency and best practices in the management of BioFire Molecular R&D programs and projects. The role requires continued management and optimization of current processes and tools used by program managers for project, program, and portfolio activities. This position works with Program Management leadership to establish strategy for processes, project and portfolio tracking tools (e.g. Explor), training, and standards to support strategic planning, budgeting, execution, and reporting of projects and programs within the BioFire Molecular portfolio. This role leads department processes for recruiting, onboarding, and development planning for the PM team.

The Associate Director of Project Portfolio Management is the direct manager of the Portfolio Specialist and Office Coordinator positions.

  1. Implement best practices to be used by program managers in terms of project, program, and portfolio management.
  2. Coordinate tools for reporting of project milestones through universal dashboards that contribute to the overall portfolio at the program level.
  3. Partner with Program Management leadership to create specific KPIs required to measure performance of programs; contribute to other functional KPIs as needed.
  4. Assist project and program team members in the application of procedures, tool use, and reporting standards.
  5. Develop and support effective cross-functional project and program communication alongside Program Management leadership.
  6. Develop and support strategic road-map for launch and maintenance of project tracking tools for the BioFire Molecular RD teams.
  7. Work with Program Management leadership to develop and support best practice training and development for the team.
  8. Monitor, refine, and update Program Manager training curriculum and development plan/performance review process.
  9. Maintain and coordinate updates to HR-related documents including performance rubrics, job descriptions, and job postings.
  10. Support Program Management department recruiting and onboarding processes to foster functional excellence.

Studies and Experience
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree accepted with relevant work experience
  • PMI certification required, Program or Portfolio management professional a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree accepted with minimum of 2 years experience managing programs and project portfolios.
  • Experience working to coordinate projects and programs within a portfolio. Experience working with medical device regulatory requirements. Experience developing and managing people. Experience establishing corporate level procedures.

Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience with project portfolio management and related tools.
  • Knowledge of timeline and budgeting best practices.
  • Comfortable leading a team in goal-setting and strategic planning.
  • Organization and extreme attention to detail. 
  • Knowledge of BioFire Molecular products, design control, risk management, and change control.
  • Self-motivated, and able to manage time effectively.
  • Can effectively work as part of a team and supports the team with a helpful attitude.
  • Clear and transparent verbal and written communication.
  • Critical listening skills, and an ability to recognize important and high-level information. 
  • Ability to stay positive and calm in stressful situations. 
  • Ability to adjust to changes in scheduling, and general flexibility in the work environment. 
  • Ability to complete work quickly and efficiently.
  • Critical and innovative thinker. 
  • Comfortable making decisions.
  • Ability to see multiple perspectives.

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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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