Companion Diagnostic Portfolio Program Manager (ADX-17-18)


Feb 9, 2018




Boulder, CO
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Position Summary

The Portfolio Manager will provide portfolio management leadership and expertise to enable the organization to achieve strategic objectives. This individual will centrally manage one or more portfolios of programs or projects that may not necessarily be interdependent or directly related. The selected candidate will facilitate planning, strategy, risk, resource balancing, and performance assessment activities and reporting with project teams under the leadership directive of the CSO and General Manager. The Portfolio Manager will engage subject matter experts and functional project managers to integrate portfolio planning, project performance assessments, corporate risk management, and enterprise resource planning.


Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:

  • Provide strategic information and expertise to guide organizational investment decisions to select the optimal mix of programs and projects to meet strategic objectives
  • Track program budgets against desired plan and propose corrective actions when not tracking to plan.
  • Provide proposed project plans and budgets for diagnostic business development team based on partner specific diagnostic and trial specifics
  • Work directly with program specific project managers to gather information and meet timelines
  • Provide decision-making transparency
  • Prioritize team and physical resource allocations
  • Increase the likelihood of realizing the desired return on investment
  • Roll up entire program into concise status updates for management
  • Centralize the management of the aggregate risk profile of all components
  • Maximize the value of the portfolio though careful examination of the components that comprise the portfolio, their relative priorities, and financial, headcount, and physical resource needs
  • Effective verbal and written communication with internal and external stakeholders including clients and regulators
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Support project teams through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/control, and closing of their projects by providing sound project/program/portfolio management expertise and coaching
  • Facilitate issue and risk management in collaboration with the General Manager and project/program teams
  • Support the implementation of standard project and business management processes and tools. These processes and tools may include the development, monitor, and control of integrated timelines, budgets, risk management plans, communication plans, and business process maps
  • Generate or integrate project specific metrics/reports and analyzing options and opportunities to optimize the project/program team’s productivity
  • Collect data for and prepare accurate management of governance committee updates on project status using appropriate templates and tools
  • Establish, maintain and use information repositories and collaboration sites
  • Identify and mitigate organizational risks
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of project management skills, tools, and processes in areas such as timeline, cost, and risk management
  • Proficiency with standard project management software and enterprise resourcing planning


  • This hire will slowly move into a role of increasing responsibility as the company expands

Key Attributes

  • High energy, self-motivated, approachable and articulate team player
  • Demonstrates strong leadership capabilities with the ability to lead a cross-functional team (assay development, laboratory, clinical, software, etc.) through a complex development program
  • Significant experience with clinical trials within a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical company
  • Demonstrated ability to design and develop products and to interpret and evaluate clinical data
  • The ability to forge strong internal and external partnerships coupled with excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, team working, and leadership 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
  • Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities
  • Excellent work planning and execution/delivery skills – includes problem solving, prioritization, and task-level influence skills
  • Ability to influence without power
  • Strong ability to communicate both at a detailed (e.g. task status, task management, task execution) level and management through executive level (e.g., high level summary verbal and written to sponsors of the planning and execution status)


  • Must have experience operating at multiple levels of organizational project management including individual projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the diagnostic or pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven ability to coordinate multifaceted projects, including multitasking, deliverables management and timeline management
  • Demonstrate ability to work within a commercial environment and influence with and without authority in a cross functional role
  • Working knowledge of diagnostic clinical trial operations, logistics, and cGMP assay manufacturing.
  • Experience in the project management of regulated software a plus


  • BS or MS or PhD preferred with relevant training in Chemistry, Manufacturing, computer science and/or Biological Sciences or equivalent experience
  • MBA or relevant business experience a plus
  • Project management certification (PMP®, PRINCE2®) or equivalent

Company Description

ArcherDX, the NGS applications company, is developing and commercializing a novel approach to target enrichment chemistry. Next-generation sequencing technology based on Anchored Multiplexed PCR (AMP™) generates a highly enriched library of gene targets of interest for downstream genomic sequencing. Complemented by proprietary software and readily accessible reports, our technology enables dramatic enhancement in mutation detection speed as well as complex mutation identification and discovery.

Unless otherwise stated, all descriptions above are preferred but not required for our ideal candidate. Consideration will be given for comparable experience. ArcherDX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits programs. E-mail your résumé in confidence with salary requirements to

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How to contact us


2477 55th Street, Suite 202

Boulder, CO 80301


Phone: (877) 771 1093

Phone: (303) 357 9001

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