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Sr Project Manager
Rochester, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on February 1, 2023
Job Id #61503 Posted January 25, 2023

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Position Overview (Major Functions and Non-Essential Functions):
  • 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 Company 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 at rusting 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 backlog refinement
  • May have direct and indirect reports and be able 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 company and advises/provides mentorship to other staff regarding project management practices, methods, and standards.
  • Performs additional job-related functions as detailed by immediate supervisor.

  • Candidate should have strong communication skills and be comfortable working with ambiguity in a newly forming division less than three years old. 
  • He/she will be working with a team of highly skilled systems engineers and regulatory staff needing to move at a rapid pace due to high demand.  It would be helpful, but not required, to understand the regulated product development life cycle from concept to launch.  However, strong organizational skills, communication skills, being a self-starter and strong depth of project management experience critical to the success of this role.
  • The Sr. PM will be asked to help mature the intake processes and track many initiatives that are advancing through the pipeline from ideation to completion so being well-versed in cross-functional communications through development activities (Planning, Design Inputs/Outputs, Design Verification/Validation, Design Transfer) will be critical in taking these initiatives through the various stages of the product development life cycle. 
  • The project manager will be asked to help identify stakeholders, establish meeting engagements with physicians and scientists and understand the needs of these customers.  He/she will need to facilitate early identification of potential safety risks for a variety of AI/ML software as medical device products.
  • Experience educating and guiding novice internal customers through the regulated medical development lifecycle will be expected.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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