Director, Business & Portfolio Manager, Plasma Innovations

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Date: Jun 13, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  32166  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

JOB TITLE:  Director, Business & Portfolio Manager, Plasma Innovations



Reporting to the General Manager, Plasma Innovations, (PI) this critical role supports the achievement of the program’s objectives by providing program, portfolio, and project management discipline to all aspects of the project.  Integrates all internal and external elements for a scalable business segment for Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies.  Responsible for creating comprehensive program and project plans that deliver timely results on the overall program objectives.  Integrate all functioanl and operational elements of the program to include, commercial, manufacturing, supply chain, legal, clinical, scientific, regulatory, service and product development efforts.  Responsible to ensure management of all program related risks, timelines, and rigorous adherence to common project management methodologies resulting in on time achievement of all major milestones and ensuring contractual compliance for source plasma customers.  Drives cross functional communication and collaboration with critical escalation capabilities.  Creates and ensures adherence to the program governance model to include approvals, creating clear roles and responsibilities and levels of authority as designated by the steering committee and the Plasma Innovations leader. 



  • Develops and manages all program and project management aspects of the program to include program/project managers.
  • Ensure Project Mangement Methodology is effectively applied with discipline to include the use of the constraints model and other PMM best practices.
  • Influence and align others that are skeptical or unwilling to accept new concepts, practices, policies, and approaches.
  • Participates with the PI business leader to ensure PMO alignment with business strategy.
  • Facilitates the prioritization of all workstreams and projects within program.
  • Ensures all resources identified for the program are available, committed and working appropriately on projects and when not, escalates to the appropriate functional or operational leader for resolution.
  • Facilitates all partnerships with external organizations involved in the program to include consultants, outsourced manufacturing, design and development collaborators and any other vendors associated with the program.
  • Facilitates the planning for the program between all functions, including R&D, Manufacturing, Clinical, Regulatory and Scientific, Service and Commercial resources to best manage time, human resources, and budgets.
  • Interacts/liaison with senior management and management teams concerning matters of significance to the company.
  • Responsible for communicating/reporting program status at multiple company levels including senior management
  • Responsible for identification, mitigation and communicating program risk management activities.
  • Responsible for hiring, integrating, developing, training, coaching, and performance management of program and project management staff. 
  • Utilizes best practice change management principles to ensure maximum adoption of changes created by the program. 
  • Navigates organizational structures, constructively challenging operating norms.  Known as exemplary team player and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix environment.





Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or other discipline preferred.



Minimum 10 years total experience with progressive management experience.

Minimum 5 years in program management

Minimum of 5 years medical device/biomedical industry or regulatory environment experience


Competencies and Skills


  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective- thinks strategically and broadly with varied viewpoints to effectively implement plans.
  • Business Acumen / Customer Focus – understands the market, industry trends, the complex ecosystem, and anticipates and uses customer insights that provide services beyond their expectations.
  • Drives for Results / Ensures Accountability – sets aggressive goals, translates strategy into execution, promote a sense of urgency, and persist in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – creates a positive and motivating work environment where contributions are visible and valued.
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops diverse, high-performing teams in highly matrixed environments.  Passion to coach, mentor, and motivate.
  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics, and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values.
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, -Or-


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

PMP, PgMP or equivalent certification preferred.



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements


Travel required up to 10% - 15%. 

Must possess a valid passport or demonstrate the ability to obtain one.



Target Pay Range:  $205,500.00 to $256,900.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  30.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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