Associate Director, PMO


Derio, ES

Tipo de Contrato:  Indefinido tiempo completo
Área:  Investigación y Desarrollo
Número de solicitud de puesto:  114050


For more than 100 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

Who we are


Help us lead one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. We are a world leader in plasma-derived medicines with a presence in more than 100 countries, and a growing global team of over 20.000 people. That’s why we need an Associate Director, PMO like you.


What your responsibilities will be


The Associate Director, Program Manager leads cross-functional product development teams to successfully launch systems and assays in the highly regulated blood testing market. This position drives product development processes and tools that contribute to operational excellence within Diagnostics.

You will participate and be active involved in initiatives within Po Program Management and the global Diagnostics organization when required.

You will manage a multi-site cross functional team and is expected to visit these sit ongoing basis. This role is also expected to manage a group of related projects (program), ensuring coordination of resources, timelines, budgets, and risks within a program.


  • Initiates, plans, executes, and monitors global product development activities of cross functional teams to ensure products are launched on schedule, on budget and meet both regulatory and quality requirements.
  • Manages and leads a large, diverse, team responsible for developing and executing on a global product strategy.
  • Identifies and manages cross-regional product requirements. Consolidates project plans to assess resource, financial and other gaps for lifecycle management.
  • Drives decision making and problem resolution in project or program.
  • Provides updates to senior leadership on program status, challenges and additional support required.
  • Manages multiple stakeholders in complex project environments, including regional sales & marketing, global marketing, technical services, functional heads and executive
  • Designs, develops, implements and manages processes for cross-functional team interaction, communications, executive reviews and decision-making.
  • Leads and mentors a team to ensure innovative, high-quality solutions are deployed to launch product on time and on budget.
  • Develops collaborator and partnership relationships. Establishes contractual relationships and monitor mutual obligations.
  • Ensures that assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned projects and other work are completed on time, to high standards and within budget.


Who you are


  • You have a Bachelors/ Master’s Degree in scientific discipline or equivalent, PhD a plus.
  • PMP certification or equivalent preferred.
  • Proficiencies with project management systems and software/tools is preferred.
  • You have 7 + years Diagnostics/Medical Device industry experience and 3+ years of multinational and multifunctional leadership experience demonstrating a global mindset and cultural awareness.
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals.
  • Strong experience in immunoassay development and/or systems and systems integration.
  • Product launch experience required.
  • Versed and experienced in medical device aspects of FDA regulations.
  • Proven project and process management skills and understanding of best-practice project management methodologies, techniques and tools.
  • Advanced program management planning and tracking skills, capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities and self-management.
  • Strong financial acumen, capable of effective planning and oversight for large-scale project budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and information management skills.
  • Experience in direct and/or matrix people management role with demonstrated ability to influence without authority successfully.
  • Expert skill in facilitating/optimizing the contribution of diverse team members as individuals and as a team.


What we offer


It is a brilliant opportunity for you, Grifols is fully aware that its employees are one of its major assets. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that encourages all our employees to develop their professional careers in an excellent working environment.


Information about Grifols is available at If you are interested in joining our company and you have what it takes for such an exciting position, then don’t hesitate to apply!

We look forward to receiving your application!


Grifols is an equal opportunity employer.


Contract of Employment: Permanent position

Location: Bilbao; Basque Country; Spain


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