1+ months

Senior Project Manager - Strategy Management Services

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55904
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Why Mayo Clinic
Strategy Management Services (SMS) within the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) partners with business areas in the planning and delivery of DLMP’s strategic and operational plans that support the overall goals of the department and Mayo Clinic as an organization. We are building a high performing team of diverse mix of talented people who are skilled, dynamic, have positive energy, innovative and results driven.

The Senior Project Manager is a key project management role that is part of the Innovate Delivery Team of Strategy Management Services focused on planning, business analysis and delivery of activities and strategic projects related to Translational Research, Innovation, and Test Development. This position will work on projects and critical applications in our Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) and Strategic Test Development Area. Mayo Clinic recently announced a collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring innovative solutions to patients by accelerating clinical validation and commercialization of selected next-generation sequencing (NGS), mass spectrometry and immunology diagnostic tools. This Senior Project Manager will be involved in ensure these project initiatives are successful.

The Senior Project Manager assumes primary responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and delivering project activities through the entire project life cycle (from initiation through handoff to customer) that are major, complex, and business critical. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for collaborating with project team members, ensuring timely project communication and proactive management of risks to name a few. The Senior Project Manager also leads project objectives and completion on time, on budget, and in conformance to Mayo Clinic project management methodologies and standards

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to all individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. At the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) and Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL), we aim to diversify our workforce and to create an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, we gain the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, we find better ways to meet the needs of our patients.
Position description
The Senior Project Manager (PM) works independently, assuming primary responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and delivering project activities through the entire project life cycle (from initiation through handoff to customer) that are major/complex/business critical. The Senior PM is responsible to lead project objectives and completion on time, on budget, and in conformance to Mayo Clinic project management methodologies and standards.

The Senior PM will lead large projects that have site or enterprise-level strategic importance. Project work has high to very high risk and risk interdependencies, multiple interrelationships, and may have major costs associated. Responsible for managing established budget. Leads and provides direction in the development and tracking of project budgets. Position requires strict adherence to budget management and guidelines of both the assigned department and the institution. Independently leads problem-solving and decision making activities, within the scope of the project and change management process, taking reasonable and prudent actions to accomplish agreed upon project objectives. Leverages many years of experience to manage extensive projects, and is highly competent in the implementation of project results. Uses advanced negotiations skills that are characterized by innovative thinking.

The use and application of Agile methodologies is important to this role. Many of the items important to an Agile process are not unique to Agile. This individual may be responsible for monitoring scrum processes and scrum meetings. They may work to increase efficiency, motivate the team, and advocate for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. Leading project teams may include the following not already specified above:

(A) Guiding teams on Agile practices and values to implement critical projects
(B) Assessing maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable
(C) Removing impediments and blockers or guiding the team to do so; escalating to management when appropriate
(D) Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved
(E) Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
(F) Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
(G) Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on creating the product backlog and ongoing backlog refinement

May have direct and indirect reports, and be in a position to employ and guide the project staff in a goal-oriented way within projects. The Senior Project Manager leads and demonstrates project-focused culture at Mayo Clinic, and also advises/provides mentorship to other staff regarding project management practices, methods, and standards.

Performs additional job-related functions as detailed by immediate supervisor.
Bachelor's degree with 10 years’ experience in Project Management and business related activities or Master's degree with 7 years’ experience in Project Management.

“Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension”
Additional qualifications
Education preference: project management, business administration, agile/scrum, management.

In addition to strong project management and organizational change management skills and background, the ideal candidate should have experience leading successful projects in laboratories such as diagnostics tests and mass spectrometry projects.

License or certification
Active (unexpired) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.
Candidates should also include any certifications they have, which may include but are not necessarily limited to Certified Product Management, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, and/or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $3,735.20, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday, Days
Weekend schedule
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Administration, Business, Finance, Clinical Labs and Research
Career profile
Clinical Labs
Job posting number
Jennifer Lane
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


Posted: 2021-04-01 Expires: 2021-06-03

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Mayo Clinic
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