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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 2/3/2017

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Milpitas, CA

Milpitas, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Title
Project (Design) Mgr II

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Business Unit Name
Particle Therapy



Job Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description
When you join Varian, you re joining an organization with nearly $3 billion in annual revenue, and more than 6,500 team members across more than 30 countries. You ll be backed by a culture that is centered on fostering your creative potential, and experience the full support of an organization and leadership committed to inspiring you to do your best work. Develop technology that turns promising cancer research into leading cancer treatments. Varian continues to transform the next generation of cancer treatment through our proton therapy technology. Our state-of-the art ProBeam system delivers precise, targeted treatment directly to tumors potentially sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. When you join Varian s Particle Therapy team, you ll join one of the fastest growing businesses in this market. Your work will support the future of cancer care, as we drive adoption at treatment centers around the world.

The Project (Design) Manager will be responsible for coordinating the engineering project design for future Particle Therapy products. This position will work very closely with Senior Project (Design) Managers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plan and coordinate the Product Realization Process document delivery.
Perform project cost analysis.
Establish and report on project KPIs.
Work with cross-functional leaders and program core team (Marketing, Operations, Sourcing, Applications Training, and Customer Support) to ensure smooth transition from every stage of the project.
Establish strong operating mechanisms to track progress, identify issues, recover plans and overcome obstacles.
Work with Quality and Regulatory to ensure the program is fully compliant with the Varian Particle Therapy Quality System, FDA design controls, and global regulatory agency.

Job Requirements
Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or related scientific field, master's degree/MBA a plus.
2 years experience in medical device industry, hardware, or software.
Cross-functional team management, design transfer and clinical system release experience.
2+ years of functional and/or program management experience in a matrix environment, across multiple sites, and through the entire product lifecycle (from concept to commercial release).
Good people management skills, including: leadership, conflict resolution, assertiveness, negotiation and influence management.
Strong presentation skills, appropriate to both management and customer audiences.
Ability to pro-actively foresee issues/risks and mitigate, report and, escalate as appropriate.
Demonstrate professional behavior & global mindset.
Proven experience driving through influential leadership.
Successful experience in motivating and engaging project teams.
Ability to travel domestically & internationally (approximately 35% of time).