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R&D Program Manager

Company: Endologix
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


The Program Manager (PM) has the responsibility of partnering closely with cross functional project and leadership teams to ensure project scope, timeline, resources, and activities remain connected and coordinated, and are consistently communicated across the organization. The PM actively drives aligned priorities and facilitates execution to achieve project and business objectives.


  • Facilitates cross-functional teams in achieving assigned projects/programs in compliance with Quality System requirements.
  • Leads planning efforts to develop project scope, contract, and schedule in conjunction with the team and project leader to achieve the project goals. Translates objectives and preliminary plan into a detailed project plan to include work breakdown, resource requirement, and schedule. Identifies critical path and project risks. Develops contingency plans. Works with team leader to develop budgets in line with the plan.
  • Identifies and drives resolution of issues /schedule delays. Identifies potential bottlenecks. Facilitates alignment between the project and business teams.
  • Manages project execution to achieve project and business requirements through monitoring project contract adherence and proactively addressing issues to minimize their impact to project scope, schedule, and cost. Develops/tracks/maintains activity timelines to support key tasks, activities, decisions, deliverables, and milestones.
  • Develops and maintains project and resource allocation schedules, manages design control documentation and DHF, and assists in the coordination of cross-functional execution. Assesses resource allocations and as needed makes recommendation to the appropriate functions to reallocate resources as required for issue resolution.
  • Continuously monitors and manages plan to optimize efficient execution. Captures and reports on project performance measures and key metrics. Identifies capacity requirement plan and communicates any gaps on current allocations.
  • Schedules and leads the Phase and Design Reviews and publishes associated documents, working with the project team to prepare agenda and materials.
  • Ensures project activities are connected and coordinated and may maintain alignment between multiple projects within the program/portfolio.

  • Facilitates effective communications with project and leadership team. This includes timely, unbiased communication of project status and issues.
  • Identifies, manages, and efficiently communicates program progress and status, including changes in project scope or timeline.
  • Facilitates communications and prepares presentations for management updates. Conducts project updates with management in a professional manner.
  • Facilitates cross-functional and cross-project communications and coordination within the team and across functions / support areas.

  • Participates in development, implementation, and continuous improvement of project management tools in accordance with Quality System requirements and for refinement of the PDP process.
  • Captures/disseminates best practices for product development across project teams.
  • Drive continuous improvement of process from project-to-project and across the portfolio.
  • Develops / shares tools with other program managers and team members to enhance team performance.



  • Bachelor's degree required, preference in engineering or a science discipline; PMP certification preferred.


  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience with Endovascular products, medical device development or other highly regulated industries. Experience with FDA, ISO, GMP and design control regulation. Experience in successfully leading projects or programs.

Keywords: Endologix, Irvine , R&D Program Manager, Other , Irvine, California

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