• Sr Project Manager

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Accounting and Finance
  • 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.


    Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) is a support organization housed within the Finance Division providing support for a variety of financial applications used across Fred Hutch. Those systems include PeopleSoft Financials, OnBase, WebFocus, and Huron Grants. The project manager is responsible for the success of all projects in their portfolio. The project manager plans, executes, and delivers all projects on time, within budget and scope in accordance with business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of each project, the project manager tracks project status and manages project teams to mitigate issues and risks.


    Are you a rock star when it comes to executing on projects?  Is collaboration your super power? Do you enjoy building organizations from the ground up? If that describes you, FMIS is the place for you!


    • Directs large-scale, complex projects that may involve multiple internal and external stakeholders
    • Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
    • Defines, creates and executes project plans for project, portfolio, and product prioritization and implementation
    • Evaluates trade-offs between project size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value
    • Partners with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria
    • Builds, leads, and coaches multiple project teams throughout project life-cycles
    • Provides frequent monitoring and enforcement of schedules, milestones, and vendor accountability
    • Facilitates all operational checkpoint activities throughout the lifecycle of projects
    • Creates risk mitigation strategies to anticipate, assess and resolve project risks as they are encountered
    • Ensures all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the organization
    • Prepares project status reports and presents project performance updates to relevant business and executive stakeholders
    • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
    • Ensures all projects meet success parameters and ROI targets stated in business case


    • Bachelor’s in Finance, Accounting, management or related field
    • Seven (7) years of experience with project management practices, principles, techniques and tools
    • Superior knowledge of applicable industry standards and best practices for project management at all stages of the implementation life cycle
    • Experience working with project and portfolio management Tools (Visio, MS Project, etc.)
    • PMP certification
    • Excellent project management and team leadership skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills
    • Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment
    • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability
    • Strong knowledge of business objectives
    • Ability to flex communication and project management styles based on audience being served
    • Ability to take initiative and provide leadership to leverage technology while developing solutions for complex business problems

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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