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Staff Program Manager
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Illumina, Inc. | San Diego, CA
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Job Description

This position is key to driving execution of New Product Introductions of consumable products from Concept Phase through and Transfer Phase, reporting to Life Cycle Management (LCM), Program Management Office (PMO) within Global Quality & Operations. The Program Manager will work with an established phase gate product development process to ensure programs meet schedule, quality, scope, and cost targets. Successful Program Managers are able to lead and work collaboratively with program “Core Team” members from various functions (Product Marketing, Development, Operations, Quality, Customer Support, etc.) to successfully drive new products to market under aggressive timelines.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently, handle multiple program in parallel, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.


  • Drive management of Platform NPI and/ or Clinical Genomics LCM portfolio and underlining programs and projects from Concept phase exit through Transfer phase exit
  • Ensure successful execution of program plans, track, manage and communicate progress against contract targets to team and stakeholders
  • Track, manage and communicate plan changes to team and stakeholders
  • Work effectively with stakeholders to ensure program goals are in alignment with business objectives
  • Manage resource demand and allocation process
  • Interface with Engineering, R&D, Quality, Supply Chain and Regulatory to ensure project activities are completed on time and meet performance goals
  • Report to Upper Management regularly on project and portfolio status
  • Coach and facilitate functional group members in carrying out their responsibilities on various project teams


  • Minimum 5-7 years of functional operational experience within biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and /or life science industries
  • Minimum 5-7 years or project management experience, preferably in product introduction experience
  • Clinical, Biologics, and/or IVD development experience required
  • Successful track record of bringing new technology/products to market
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills- proven ability to effectively build relationships and achieve consensus across a wide range of functions and constituents
  • Communication- Must be able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Business Knowledge - Sound grasp of the key operational business drivers and considerations in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and /or life science industries
  • Leadership – ability to identify key issues, motivate and empower others to address them in a way which builds morale, generates ownership and commitment
  • Self-starter with superior problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills and a track record for high performance and superior delivery
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; detail-oriented with ability to see the big picture and to work effectively at both high and detailed levels
  • High level of expertise in MS Project, Excel, and Confluence for reporting progress to plan
  • Familiar with developing business cases, project plans, resource strategy, and risk strategy


  • BS in life sciences or related field required, advanced degree preferred
  • Preferred Qualifications: PMP Certification - or willingness to obtain a PMP
Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and 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 have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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About Illumina, Inc.

Illumina, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of integrated systems for the large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. The Company provides a comprehensive line of products and services that serve the sequencing, genotyping and gene expression markets. It also, develops and commercializes sequencing technologies used to perform a range of analyses, including whole genome re-sequencing, gene expression analysis and small ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis. Its customers include genomic research centers, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, clinical research organizations and biotechnology companies. The Company operates in two business segments: Life Sciences and Diagnostics. On August 1, 2008, the Company acquired Avantome, Inc. The Company’s subsidiary is Solexa, Inc. (Source: 10-K)