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Program Manager

Stockholm, Sweden

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Stockholm, Sweden Status Regular Job ID JR-024933

PerkinElmer is currently looking for
Program Manager

Sollentuna, Sweden

The Project Management Office is a team of experts, leading all projects from concept through development to launch of new system solutions for our Diagnostics business. The system solutions consist of reagents, software and instruments used in vitro diagnostics (IVD) environments globally. Varying from small-scale updates to complex system and software product launches, our projects offer a wide range of challenges to even the more experienced colleague.

We are now looking to strengthen the PMO team with an experienced Project Manager with focus on Vanadis, a complete system for investigating chromosome abnormalities during pregnancies based on a blood sample. The system is based on advanced DNA technology and is developed by a group of scientists and engineers with competences in biochemistry, optics, image processing, statistics and software development.

Role description:

  • Define roles and responsibilities and recruit staff for development teams.

  • Define work breakdown and resource requirements in appropriate detail to communicate expectations and measure progress of team and members.

  • Lead the project team to develop a plan and schedule that integrates interdependent activities across functions, global sites and external partners.

  • Conduct risk analysis and test assumptions so that team members own and fully support realistic commitments for schedule, scope and budget.

  • Communicate the project assumptions, requirements and priorities to ensure that the team adheres to expectations of sponsors and key stakeholders.

  • Lead by influence.  Build trust and manage team via clear communications, collaborative decision making and timely issue resolution.

  • Provide regular project updates to senior leadership including presentation of plans, risks and performance metrics to established targets.

  • Strengthen PerkinElmer project management tools, templates, and processes as appropriate and develop/gain support on recommendations for continued project management improvement.

  • Participate in opportunistic projects, representing the PMO within the PerkinElmer business as required.

Role requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in analytical, diagnostic or science related industry, preferably within medical device / IVD industry

  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects with dynamic priorities and deadlines

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required, advanced degree preferred.

  • 3+ years recent program or project management experience including both traditional and agile development practices

  • Experience guiding and working with highly technical staff such as engineers (hardware, software, mechanical, optical), chemists, biologists, clinicians.

  • Ability to travel (domestic or international) several times per year

  • Excellent communication - written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent team building skills

  • Advanced knowledge in the MS Office suite of applications and other SW tools for collaboration and project management

What we offer:

  • New and exciting product

  • Dynamic and innovative culture

  • Focus on career development

  • Collaborative and diverse environment


PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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