Operations Project Manager (ADX-214-19) at ArcherDX

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Operations Project Manager (ADX-214-19)

ArcherDX, headquartered in Boulder, CO, is committed to the advancement of personalized medicine by making next-generation sequencing technology more reliable and accessible. We seek like-minded individuals who share our values of curiosity, passion, and grit to meet these goals.


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The Operations Project Manager – IVD Projects, reporting to the Director of Manufacturing, will provide leadership and expertise in planning, project management and process improvement to enable the operations department to meet its business objectives. This position will centrally manage and plan for IVD projects as they pertain to manufacturing and apply project management knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet requirements and achieve desired outcomes. The position will work with departments outside of manufacturing to ensure that materials and needs are met for IVD projects. Planning, execution, monitoring & improvement within the manufacturing, facilities and operations departments will be required as well as coordination on those efforts with other Archer departments, especially the IVD development teams.
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Manufacturing planner for IVD projects
  • Attendance as manufacturing representative at core team meetings for IVD projects
  • Forecasting and planning for IVD projects to assess materials/subassembly/kit needs over the long term (studies, projects, etc.)
  • Internal communications and status updates between IVD manufacturing day-to-day operations and other Archer teams and leadership
  • Project management for manufacturing and facilities as needed
  • Process improvement for manufacturing and facilities:
    • Recording/tracking and monitoring process for effectiveness
    • Leading efforts to improve and implement process
    • Work with other Archer departments to improve or adjust processes that affect manufacturing or facilities
  • Manufacturing document management for IVD projects
  • Assign tasks and manage technical writing resources
  • Maintain high-level deliverable timelines for manufacturing in IVD projects
  • Document support on DHF level documents (draft manufacturing plans, etc., create templates, create organized documents from team inputs)
  • Support for large scale operations projects (e.g., enzyme purification lab)
  • Support director of manufacturing and facilities director with strategy, planning, and forecasting
  • Clinical Research Organizations equipment management for facilities
  • Big picture planning for IVD projects as they relate to manufacturing and operations
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data.
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an operations environment.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years project management experience.
  • Proven ability to coordinate multifaceted projects, including multitasking, deliverables management and timeline management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a commercial environment and influence with and without authority in a cross-functional role.
  • Proven track record of maintaining complex projects with high-level deliverables for a fast-paced technical team.
  • Experience in the diagnostic or pharmaceutical industry.
  • High energy, self-motivated, approachable and articulate team player.
  • Ability to multitask and work within a fast-paced dynamic team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, team working, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership capabilities with the ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company.
  • The ability to forge strong internal and external partnerships coupled with excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail demonstrating accuracy in tracking and reporting data.
  • Good problem-solving skills; able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes and take corrective action to prevent recurrence.
  • Independent self-management and organizational skills; able to manage workload, set personal and project priorities and adjust as needed.
  • Excellent work planning and execution/delivery skills – includes problem-solving, prioritization, and task-level influence skills.
  • Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities.
  • Ability to influence without power.
  • Strong ability to communicate both at a detailed level and management through executive level.
  • Experience with good manufacturing practice and good document practice.
  • Experience with quality systems in regulated space preferred, with responsibility for generating new documents and conducting team reviews.
  • BA or BS with relevant training in Chemistry, Manufacturing, and/or Biological Sciences or equivalent experience.

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Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.


Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.


Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.


VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The marketing team brings in and drives the voice of our customers across the organization. Each strategic decision we make at ArcherDX is informed by a deep, customer-centric approach, where we use our insights to better understand how we can deliver an exceptional experience and aim to positively impact the lives of the patients we serve!


Director, Global Marketing

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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