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Sr. Manager, PMO - Platform

BenchSci

BenchSci

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position. BenchSci's vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.
Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
We are seeking a Senior Manager, PMO to lead our technical project management office. Reporting to the VP of Platform Operations, you will oversee a group of Lead Project Managers who coordinate and drive alignment in prioritizing and planning our unified product roadmap and priority initiatives. You will also collaborate closely with managers responsible for executing discrete pieces of work across multiple cross-functional and multidisciplinary engineering, product, and science teams to ensure the successful delivery of work that drives value for our users/customers.

You Will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of project management methodologies, operating mechanisms, processes, and standards that align with our overall strategy and objectives
  • Manage a team of Lead Project Managers (Program Managers) to build and support the execution of processes for prioritizing, coordinating, and driving alignment of the unified product roadmap and priority initiatives across various engineering, product, and science disciplines
  • Collaborate closely with Managers, Platform PMO, that lead teams of project managers responsible for driving end-to-end delivery of work across multiple cross-functional teams
  • Implement and improve project management and operational practices across the Platform organization to drive delivery of value to end-users
  • Provide guidance and support to your team of program/project managers in the areas of project planning, execution, and monitoring for the delivery of high-quality outcomes
  • Develop a project management knowledgebase of assets and information, including templates, tools, and best practices, to support program/project managers and ensure consistency across the delivery of work
  • Support the team in collaborating with engineering, product, science, and business stakeholders to identify and manage dependencies, risks, and issues that may impact project delivery
  • Develop and maintain metrics and reporting to enable effective decision-making at all levels of the organization
  • Build cross-functional relationships with leaders across the organization to ensure a collaborative and transparent environment for teams to succeed

You Have:

  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of program/project managers in a highly technical, matrixed environment
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing project management methodologies within a complex matrixed agile organization
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with stakeholders at various levels across multiple functions
  • Ability to make and recommend data-driven decisions
  • Experience managing complex projects with cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams, managing dependencies across many concurrent projects
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-driven startup environment

Nice to Have:

  • A degree with an educational background or work experience in a life sciences-related discipline or a technical field such as engineering or computer science
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture
A great compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
A robust vacation policy plus an additional vacation day every year
Company closures for 14 more days throughout the year
Flex time for sick days, personal days, and religious holidays
Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
Annual learning & development budget
A one-time home office set-up budget to use upon joining BenchSci
An annual lifestyle spending account allowance
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
The ability to save for your retirement coupled with a company match!
About BenchSci:
BenchSci's mission is to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research and development. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.
Backed by Generation Investment Management, TCV, Inovia, F-Prime, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
Our Culture:
BenchSci relentlessly builds on its strong foundation of culture. We put team members first, knowing that they're the organization's beating heart. We invest as much in our people as our products. Our culture fosters transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning.
We value each other's differences and always look for opportunities to embed equity into the fabric of our work. We foster diversity, autonomy, and personal growth, and provide resources to support motivated self-leaders in continuous improvement.
You will work with high-impact, highly skilled, and intelligent experts motivated to drive impact and fulfill a meaningful mission. We empower you to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and thrive. Here you will be challenged to stretch yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible. Learn more about our culture.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. Learn more about our DEI initiatives.
Accessibility Accommodations: Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please reach out to talent@benchsci.com.
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