• Sr. Project Mgr, Strategy

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

    The Project Manager reports directly to the Director of Strategy and provides project management, data analytics, project consultation and/or analysis on a broad range of projects of vital interest to the Fred Hutch strategic plan and the Director’s Office, to include: organization-wide projects; deep-dive, detailed operational improvements; and key initiatives with partner organizations.  The projects will involve senior level sponsorship, attention, visibility and urgency.



    • Communication: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; write clearly and informatively.
    • Initiative: Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit sound and accurate judgment, including prioritization and time management skills. Able to provide support to multiple team members and projects simultaneously.
    • Results Orientation: Focused on improvement of effectiveness and service. Influences, introduces improvements into the Director’s Office.
    • Diagnostic Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify situations, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
    • Thoroughness: Ensuring that one’s own and others’ work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; articulating and sharing project action items with project team; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
    • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
    • Judgement: Excellent business and technical judgment. Executive maturity and ability to exercise exceptional discretion with confidential information.
    • Knowledge: Maintain a broad overall knowledge of the institution and partners, where necessary, to cultivate relationships that will lead to success. Proven ability to translate between technology, operations, science and healthcare.
    • Collaboration: Engage and be viewed as an accessible partner within the Hutch and partner organizations.


    Project Management and Strategy

    • Create and validate project goals, scope and timeline with sponsors and stakeholders
    • Facilitate project life cycle with project team(s)
    • Effectively communicate project issues and status to diverse audiences
    • Incorporate process improvement and change management principles in collaboration with Business Development and Strategy as needed
    • Develop solution concepts and business cases for new projects and/or groups of projects and investments in context of strategy
    • Facilitate agreement on solutions, implementation timing and sequence/dependency across multiple projects and initiatives
    • Be strategic and creative in problem solving, communication, and balancing desired outcome, time, resources, and risk.
    • Manage project budgets as needed
    • Identify, create and/or manage external partnerships; provide vendor relationship management
    • Lead / manage projects both within the Hutch and partner organizations (as needed)


    Data, Metrics and Analytics

    • Identify and promote use of data and analytics where it will add value
    • Gather requirements for data/ information and presentation
    • Direct the development/collection of data and information
    • Evaluate data/information gathered, reconcile gaps, conflicts, questions and issues
    • Present data/information that balances details and summary and facilitates decision making in a way that is consumable to the target audience



    • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience with a minimum of ten years of experience working with C-level executives managing projects and initiatives
    • Broad understanding of business and operations
    • Proven flexibility in combining broad big picture thinking with relevant details



    • Experience working in healthcare, research, or academic environments
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Experience and training with process improvement methodologies, such as LEAN
    • Master’s degree (MBA, MHA)

    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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