Customer Project Manager

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Atlanta, GA
Job Description

Varian currently has an exciting opportunity for a Customer Project Manager. In this key role, the Customer Project Manager will communicate with the Varian PT Management team ensuring that assigned programs/projects are managed to successful completion. Responsibilities to include:

* Manage the development and implementation process of a company's products and services at multiple customer sites.

* Extensive interaction with departmental or cross-functional teams such as Sales, Engineering, Product Development, Installation, and Service among others to focus on delivering existing products to PT installations.

* Monitor the project from initiation through delivery including planning schedules and monitoring budget/spending.

* Organize cross-functional activities, ensuring completion of the project i.e. product on schedule and within budget constraints.

* Interface with Varian PT Management team ensuring that assigned programs/ projects are managed to successful completion.

* Delegate and assign resources required to gather or create documentation to support the project execution.

Job Requirements

* BS in an Engineering Discipline or related field of study (or equivalent experience)

* 7-10 years of experience in the medical device industry; direct experience with Proton Therapy equipment preferred

* 5+ years pf experience as Project Manager or Program Manager in a high tech industry with demonstrated success managing multi-million dollar budgets and aggressive delivery timelines with strict regulatory & quality requirements

* Familiarity with regulated industry is required

* Leadership ability to motivate teams, and drive necessary support activities through the VPT organization to ensure successful project completion

* Demonstrated skills in multinational team facilitation, meeting controls, budgeting, project risk analysis, and effective reporting

* Proven track record of learning technical design, business processes, and quality processes in order to be a technical liaison with Marketing, Engineering, Service and Manufacturing departments

* This position requires travel to different sites domestically with some international travel.

* PMP certification or equivalent certification is preferred, but not required

* Must have a "˜big picture' mentality and appreciation of complex, high tech systems

* Experience managing cross functional teams of technicians and engineers

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Must be fluent in English

* Must have strong customer service acumen

* Must be proficient in utilizing Microsoft Project, Visio, and rest of MS Office Suite

* Experience with MS SharePoint, Skype, ERP systems such as SAP highly preferred