• PMO Manager

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a PMO Manager who will directly supervise and mentor SCHARP project management team members, including both Project Managers and Business Analysts. They will influence the use of project management and business analyst best practices, plan, coordinate resources, schedule, budget, and execute projects across SCHARP that support the clinical research. This role will also provide input into strategic issues, policy, goals, and objectives.


    • Leverages PMBOK and BABOK best practices to influence team member and project activities.
    • Manage projects of a size and scope allowed by the available bandwidth of the manager role.
    • For assigned projects:
    • Works with project sponsors, business analysts and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, risks, organization, and approach.
    • Responsible for creation and management of project artifacts including charters, change management plans, communication plans, work breakdown structures, schedules, risk, issue, and decision logs.
    • Works with resource managers to obtain resources.
    • Provides leadership and direction to the project team, in alignment with SCHARP SDLC where applicable.
    • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with team members, project sponsors and peers.
    • Provide status reporting to senior management and the project management steering committee (PMSC), project sponsors, team, and stakeholders.
    • Manages scope, schedule, and budget changes according to defined change control procedures.
    • Serves as project liaison, representing the project to other departments, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations as applicable.
    • Applies experience and knowledge in support of operational and technology goals.
    • Supervise the Project Management and Business Analyst teams, providing mentoring and coaching, performance evaluations, administrative oversight, and a lead role in the hiring process.
    • Participate as a non-voting member of the PMSC.
    • Responsible for assignment of project management and business analysis resources for approved projects and initiatives.
    • Participate in Management team meetings providing input to strategic and policy issues, goals, and objectives.
    • Performs other responsibilities as required.


    Minimum qualifications: 

    • Master’s degree in a work-related discipline from an accredited college or university, or Bachelor’s degree plus relevant work experience.
    • PMP Certification 
    • Minimum of five years’ experience as a project manager for medium to large infrastructure and support system projects
    • Must have advanced knowledge of PMLC and SDLC best practices 
    • Solid understanding of quality principles as applied to technology projects.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.


    Recommended qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of clinical trials research and data pipelines 
    • Knowledge of 21 CFR Part 11 regulations 
    • Familiar with CDISC standards 

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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