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Project Manager, Cell Therapy and Transplant

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Job ID: 162216
Category: Business Process Improvement
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM, M-F | Hybrid

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Job Summary:

  • The Project Manager for Cell Therapy and Transplant (CTT) is responsible leading the planning, implementation and execution of projects by applying his/her professional skills in defining the project scope, developing and engaging multidisciplinary teams, building project plans, leading teams in the timely achievement of project goals, and ensuring task completion and issue resolution.
  • The CTT Project Manager reports to and works directly with the CTT Administrative Director. The CTT Project Manager collaborates with other senior CTT team members and health system stakeholders to support a variety of program-related initiatives, to develop and implement market-ready deliverables, and to engage in strategic initiatives including collaborations and partnerships. The CTT Project Manager focuses on meeting project commitments, including communications with team members, sponsors and other stakeholders, the management of project scope, schedules, and deliverables, and the oversight of work priorities and processes for the designated project team.


  • Engages with CTT leadership, operational staff, and system stakeholders to become an integral member of the CTT team and to develop and maintain subject matter expertise in Cellular Therapy and Transplant.
  • Forms multidisciplinary teams specified to each project and fosters team engagement in the successful and timely completion of project milestones and project goals. Partners with multidisciplinary teams to identify barriers, resolve conflicts, and pursue solutions.
  • Builds a cohesive project plan, engaging input of others in defining tasks and estimating the duration of all related activities.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates project activities, manages resources and and sequences activities to ensure that objectives are accomplished within project timeframes.
  • Maintains project focus by reordering tasks, shifting priorities, engaging resources, or otherwise managing to unexpected occurrences.
  • Employs change control skills and manages to the expectation of end-users and management.
  • Identifies and manages risks associated with a project and implements strategies to reduce those risks.
  • Manages systems and operational issues related to security, privacy and stability and works with relevant departments to address the issues appropriately and applies specific professional expertise and training to promote decision-making and facilitate issue resolution.
  • Responsible for scheduling appropriate resources and utilizing communication tools such as updated project plans, current issues lists, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and monthly reports.
  • Participates in measurement activities required to report on project effectiveness, return on investment (ROI) or other outcomes and success measurements and completes reports, project plan updates, and other communication tools timely and effectively.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required), preferably in Healthcare, Finance, Business Administration, Management, or related field.
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare, Finance, Business Administration, Management, or related field (Preferred)
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience (Required)
  • Project Management Professional Certification (Preferred)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, Access)
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking
  • Strong communication skills with all levels of staff and personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to build a high performing team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to mentor, empower and inspire
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Able to deliver clear and concise presentations to varied audiences
  • Strong performance improvement in action approach
  • Microsoft Visio skills
  • Microsoft Project (or comparable PM software skills)

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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