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Vice President, Program Project Management (Home Therapies)

Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Location: Waltham
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

The safety of our patients, employees, physicians and partners is very important to us. We are actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while ensuring we are continuing to recruit top talent.

As your recruitment journey progresses, you will be utilizing our digital tools, including virtual interviewing. You will receive clear instruction on how to use these tools, and our intent is to provide you with a smooth and well informed experience. Thank you for your interest in joining the FMCNA family!

Vice President, Program Project Management (Home Therapies) Home Therapies professionals at Fresenius Medical Care provide education and support to patients and caretakers who have chosen home dialysis therapy. This role involves an initial visit to the homes of patients to assess home therapy readiness, as well as training and follow-up visits within the clinic environment. Successful candidates have outstanding customer service skills, a valid driver’s license and the desire to positively impact patients’ lives by empowering them to treat themselves in the comfort of their own homes.

Full Time

Job Level: Mid

Travel: Local patient home visits

Success Profile What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the top traits we are looking for and see if you have the right mix.

Leadership 9

Motivational 8

Helpful 7

I see these people when they start, and when they're over that hump my heart just...I can't even describe it. It's just amazing. Joanne S., Registered Nurse

Take a Closer Look The history of FMCNA Are you a fit for our Home Therapies team? HEALTHCARE Medical


Dependent Care FSA


Short/Long-term Disability

CONTINUING EDUCATION Tuition Assistance and CEU reimbursements ($500/year for full-time; $350/year for part-time)

PAID TIME OFF Flexibility in using PTO for vacation, holiday and personal time. PTO can also be reimbursed for cash for up to 80 hours per year.


Motivation for Excellence

Respect & Dignity

Openness & Trust

ADDITIONAL PERKS Adoption Assistance

Wireless, Automobile and Computer Discounts

Discount Fitness Program

Competitive vesting schedules and a company match of 50 cents for each dollar you save up to the first 6% of your salary (3% additional) after one year of employment.

Responsibilities Waltham, Massachusetts Job ID 20000BTQ

Available Openings 1

Position Specific Information Excellent opportunity for leader to join our Home Therapies: Diagnostics and Data Analytics team with in Global R & D.


Leads one or morecomplex programs/projects, including those that cut across product lineprograms with new product capabilities.The PPM is a thought leader who organizes with all functions, includingMarketing, Medical,

Global R& D (GRD) internal and external partners to drive the fulldevelopment of new product capabilities from pre-development to development tothe market with a strong focus on therapeutic improvements, patient outcomes,and customer satisfaction.Facilitatesactivities of all cross-functional teams to ensure that agreed specificationsand timelines are met.Leads indeveloping new ways of working in a complex multi-dimensional matrix. Requires significant coordination with coreand cross-functional teams, excellent written and communication skills, and theability to drive collaborative discussions and decisions with key stakeholders.A PPM is expected to be very effective in organizing people and technicalresources to achieve essential program/project goals in compliance with agreedconstraints on quality, time and costs.


Lead a portfolio of programs/projects that bring new capabilities to oneor more product lines.Drive strategicalignment of the portfolio with Marketing, Medical, GRD, and other stakeholdersas evidenced in capabilities roadmap.Collaboratively drive capabilities into appropriate product lineroadmaps.Work across functions toensure holistic implementation of work, including pre-development and development,resulting in tangible new products/capabilities on the market.

Responsible for defining and updating the Program Budget according tointernal processes.

Stays connected to and drives toward clinical and productstate-of-the-art, including the attendance of select conferences and tradeshows, along with creating and maintaining key opinion leader connections andnetwork.

The main focus of the PPM is to enable the people of the project teams towork efficiently on the right topics and to positively influence allstakeholders, to make sure that the constraints concerning scope, quality, timeand cost budgets are met.

Uses a structured problem-solving method to optimize dialysis relatedmedical devices and select, develop, implement, and evaluate device/Diagnosticsand Data Analytics solutions.

Conducts detailed project planning and directs ongoing process to reviewand assess impact of changes to project. Determines potential options andensures appropriate escalation, selection, and approval of decisions.

Conducts site visits to review and evaluate deployed solutions in practiceas necessary.

Assigns cross-functional resources in collaboration with functionalmanagers and holds them accountable for task and outcome completion.

Leads cross-functional project team meetings and discussions ensuringappropriate participation, team focus on objectives, and documentation andcommunication of agreements and conclusions.

Identifies, mitigates and manages program/project risks in order to avoidthat risks turn into project problems. Directs issue tracking and resolutionfor assigned projects.

Establishes communication plans for projects and ensures adherence tothose plans while maintaining appropriate communication with all projectconstituents and stakeholders.

Responsible for driving management activity and reporting on assigned projects,including gate reviews, steering committees, review boards, escalations, anddecisions.

Provides assistance to other staff with complex tasks that requireconsiderable judgment and initiative. Mentor other staff as applicable.

Takes responsibility towards all project stakeholders and to the projectorganization (steering committee, project team, key users, etc.), to the finalusers and to the contractors.

Performs assessments and monitoring of project phases in order to deducemetrics about the performance of each project activities, project disciplinesand project phases.

Motivates team members for efficient working.

Solves communication problems between groups of team members and otherproject stakeholders if necessary.

Negotiates and concludes contracts within the groups of project teams aswell as with subcontractors and external vendors.

Manages arising changes (because of e.g. technical reasons as well asbecause of commercial reasons or any other reason).

Assist with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor as wellas other duties as assigned.

Pro-actively drives decisions in the cross functional team and uses the globalcross functional governance boards for Milestone Reviews and escalations: LeadershipAccountability Team (LAT), Global Accountability Team (GAT)

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Willingness to travel extensively, globally.


May be responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of staff.


Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred.

PMI/PMP Certification strongly desired.


5+ years’ experience internal senior management level role (e.g., Vice President); or 5+ years’ external experience in a senior management level role.

10+ years’ related experience, with a proven track record of successful delivery of substantive relevant programs/projects.

Demonstrated experience managing one or more departments.

Strong management skills with the ability to lead cohesive and productive teams.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management through diplomacy and tact.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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