Staff Program Manager, Technical at Illumina (San Diego, CA)

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Position Summary:

Illumina is seeking a Staff Program Manager to drive project execution across a portfolio of projects within Manufacturing Technology and Transfer (MTT) group, part of part of Illumina's Global Operations. The MTT group works as an integral part of our Consumables Manufacturing process and is tasked with new product introduction and increasing quality and yield within our high-volume production environments. Projects are focused on continued advancement of manufacturing technology improving capability, innovation and quality. Candidates will benefit from a strong understanding of manufacturing processes, as well as manufacturing technologies spanning enterprise systems, process control software and data analytics. Candidates must understand the value of technology in Manufacturing to improve process control, workflow enforcement, error proofing, efficiency, scale and compliance. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, handle multiple projects in parallel, and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for obtaining, clarifying and aligning requirements and developing project plans.
  • Manage cross-functional resources, project timelines and project budgets required to successfully drive projects and initiatives.
  • Interact and drive project efforts across cross-functional teams including Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Set priorities, develop work breakdown structure and monitor progress towards project goals.
  • Track details and activities across projects to ensure alignment with long term business objectives.
  • Present projects and program level plans to senior management and provide regular updates throughout the project management lifecycle to effectively manage expectations of progress against planned commitments.
  • Identify root cause, manage and resolve issues when possible or escalate risks/problem situations to ensure projects remain on schedule and on budget.
  • Lead software development Scrum teams and guide the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values for the benefit of our customers.


Experience & Requirements:
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management is preferred.
  • 3 or more years of experience working with R&D, Mfg., Supply Chain, LCM, IT and Quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments.
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills- proven ability to effectively build relationships and achieve consensus across a wide range of functions and constituents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable effective communication and influencing of team members, peers, senior business and corporate leaders
  • Successful track record of bringing new software technology solutions /products to market
  • Ability to influence cross functional resources and leverage resources in a heavily matrixed environment.
  • Proven ability to identify key issues, motivate and empower others to address them in a way which builds morale, generates ownership and commitment.
  • Track record of strong organizational skills along with a high degree of detail orientation to ensure quality work product
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and a track record of high performance and superior delivery.
  • Possess leadership, time management and decision-making skills.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Project, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and Atlassian (JIRA/Confluence).
  • Understanding of MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) is a plus.


Education Requirements:
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Information Technology Systems, Computer Applications, Project Management or any equivalent scientific field. MS/MBA is preferred.
  • PMP certification is preferred.
  • Typically requires a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification.


Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact [email protected] To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
More Information on Illumina
Illumina operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Madison, WI, Foster City, CA and San Diego, CA. Illumina was founded in 1998. It has 7400 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 37 open jobs at Illumina, click here.
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