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Instrumentation Laboratory - Bedford Project Manager II in Bedford, Massachusetts

Instrumentation Laboratory

Our Passion. Your Results.

Founded in 1959, Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic solutions for Acute Care Diagnostics, patient blood management and Hemostasis testing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing medical professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to enhance patient care.

As an integral part of Werfen, a global healthcare company dedicated to delivering the highest quality in vitro diagnostic products, IL is supported by significant resources, outstanding scientific expertise and a tremendous knowledge base. IL is headquartered in Bedford, MA, USA.

Position Summary:

Plan and manage a large multi-functional product development project and/or several small multi-functional product development projects. The position requires strong, enthusiastic leadership skills in a highly technical medical instrument product development environment. The position requires regular interaction with scientists, hardware engineers, software engineers, technicians, marketing/sales, quality, manufacturing, vendors, administrative personnel, and senior management. Requires confidence to lead strong technical engineers and scientists in a dynamic, interactive and energetic workplace. Directs the project team in a manner to achieve the business results expected. Receives guidance on unusual and complex problems whose solution exceeds the approved project boundaries. Authority of position is that required to carry out assigned duties, except where expressly reserved by the senior management personnel or IL Corporate /Divisional Policy.

Key Accountabilities:

Technical and Project Leadership:

  • Provide technical and team leadership to one or more cross-functional project teams, including planning, scheduling, assignment of work, and technical support within the project area.

Project Planning and Scheduling:

  • Responsible for project planning and scheduling, clarifying and defining scope of work and project specifications, utilizing deliverable milestone methods and critical path scheduling, conducting resource planning and allocation, and developing task and project estimates.

  • Generates a project plan that meets business objectives and the design control process, while maximizing resource efficiency.

Project Execution and Control:

  • Responsible for conducting regular project team status meetings and reviews.

  • Ensures deliverables are completed and documented.

  • Identifies the need for and implements changes to the project plan that are within approved project boundaries.

Problem Solving Leadership:

  • Responsible for coordination of technical resources to identify the root cause of any project issue, and develop and manage a plan to fix, test, and implement an appropriate solution through completion.

Risk Management:

  • Responsible for ensuring project risks, both technical risks and management risks, are identified and appropriately addressed within the project plan and by project control methods.

  • Develop risk mitigation plans.

  • Regularly assess and report the status of overall project risk.

Design Control:

  • Creates and maintains file to current phase ensuring accuracy.


  • Responsible for project communication to both the project team and executive management.

Conflict Resolution:

  • Able to resolve project team conflict through the application of good listening skills and negotiating skills.

  • Able to remove oneself from the problem.

  • Fosters creative, professional climate that will maximize the contributions of the technical staff.

Resource Allocation:

  • Ensures that adequate equipment and material resources are available to advance the project and achieve goals and objectives.

  • Works with other project managers to make the best use for the business of shared resources.

Vendor Management:

  • Responsible for ensuring adequate oversight and control of vendors providing development, test or technical services that support the project.

Budget managed (if applicable):

  • Based on departmental/project needs

Internal Networking/Key relationships:

  • Works with functional management to conduct performance appraisals and coaching for project core team members. Provide regular supervision for assigned Project Integrator.

  • TBD based on project needs

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Negotiating

  • Conflict Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Listening

  • Managing and Measuring Work

Min Knowledge & Experience required for the position:

  • BS Degree, MS/MBA preferred, in a technical or management discipline; additional course work or certification in project management is desired.

  • Requires full and comprehensive knowledge of the complete product lifecycle, including all aspects of product development from conception to manufacturing introduction.

  • Experience in the development and release of at least one successful product launch of a medical instrumentation product is desirable.

  • Eight years product development experience, including three years in successful technical leadership, project coordination, or project management are required.

International Mobility: Required: no

Travel requirements:

  • <5% of time

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Instrumentation Laboratory appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Werfen is a global leader in in vitro diagnostics (IVD) in the specialities of Hemostasis, Acute Care Diagnostics and Autoimmunity. Our core business is dedicated to R&D, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic systems for hospitals and clinical laboratories. Our other areas of expertise include Original Equipment Manufacturing, Clinical Software, Clinical Chemistry, Infusion Therapy, and Medical Devices and Scientific Instrumentation Distribution.

We operate directly in over 30 countries and in more than 100 territories through distributors. In 2016, our turnover was approximately 1.2 billion euros and we had an average workforce of 4,400 people. Currently, we are over 5,000 employees.

Job ID: 2020-3172

Shift: 1st

Street: 180 Hartwell Road