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Program Manager (Hybrid)

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Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28400  


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. 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is hiring a Program Manager to join our Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) at our global headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado. This is an exciting  opportunity to lead a critical enterprise-wide initiative driven by new European regulations.


Project BlueStar is a global, cross-functional, multi-year effort to help our company achieve compliance with the new European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR), which will allow us to continue selling products in countries that use the CE-mark as their regulatory path to entry. This massive change in legislation has far-reaching implications for our company in terms of serving our customers around the world.


The Opportunity – lead a fast-paced, regulatory-driven initiative that has high visibility and offers future growth potential

  • Manage established program with 9 workstreams across clinical affairs, labeling, quality, engineering DHFs, regulatory technical documentation,  global manufacturing, supply chain and more
  • Create and execute project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and regulatory requirements at the program level and as project manager of some workstreams
  • Plan, track, adjust and report on project budget
  • Proactively create and manage strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning
  • Lead teams to modify and quickly execute risk mitigations to keep the project on-track
  • Learn new technologies and become knowledgeable on all our product lines
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs (program sponsor)
  • Communicate risk, budget and milestone status, monthly to Executive Steering Committee and quarterly to the Executive Management Committee (EMC) led by the CEO
  • If successful, this role has the potential to take on new programs and/or be promoted to Senior Program Manager


Skills & Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of program management experience in the medical device/pharmaceutical industry on complex, large-scale technical projects
  • Strong technical, scientific or engineering background is highly desired
  • Ability to manage multiple cross-functional interdependencies
  • Ownership in defining objectives, budgets, business cases, detailed work breakdown structures, and schedules for large or complex programs
  • Ability to influence at all levels and drive on time completion of critical milestones
  • Servant leader who is focused on the needs and success of the overall project team
  • Leads through influence and can hold teams accountable for deliverables
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to deliver messages directly and concisely
  • Excellent presentation skills, especially to executive leadership
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and MS Project/Smartsheet/Planview or other PM tools


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Position Details:

  • Hybrid work environment (typically working in the Lakewood office 2+ days per week)
  • Willingness to periodically flex working hours to accommodate calls in the early morning and/or late evening with global partners


Interested? Contact Recruiter Alyssa Weeks on LinkedIn.


Target Pay Range:  $113,600.00 to $142,000.00  -  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:  10.0%


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. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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