Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

This job is archived

Last Updated: 10/14/21

Job Description

Zoetis, Veterinary Medicine Research & Development
Diagnostics Project Manager

Position Summary

This position will be responsible to provide Project Management expertise to multiple cross-site, cross-functional Diagnostic project development teams to ensure alignment of strategic and operational objectives. Product profiles and project complexity will vary, requiring planning and execution of assay, consumable and/or instrument (hardware/software) development. This position will lead the creation of robust project plans to optimize schedule, investment and risk strategies for new products and life-cycle enhancements. Throughout the dynamic life of each project this position will be expected to closely collaborate with project teams for proactive identification of issues or opportunities in order to guide teams with sound decision-making methodology towards recommendations which ensure deliverables are met or exceeded. Communication and time management skills will be key within this high priority, fast-paced, matrix environment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Co-lead the process for asset valuation; constructing project development scenarios with estimates of timing, cost, and resources ultimately resulting in the recommendation of the optimal project progression strategy to the business.
  • Lead the project team through work breakdown structure exercises to produce thorough and high-quality plans with buy-in from all team members and stakeholders.
  • Plan, document, and execute all phases of the project lifecycle including scope, requirements, schedule, budget, and dependency management.
  • Aid in development and progression of key milestones (stage gates, go/no-go, technical achievements, regulatory submissions/approvals)
  • Lead risk/opportunity assessments with the teams and explore options for proactive mitigation or acceleration scenarios that balance cost, timing, and product profile.
  • When issues arise, work with project teams to develop options for resolution that can avoid or reduce negative impact to project execution.
  • Support the preparation of project proposals, stage gate documentation, progress updates, change requests, governance presentations, and other communications as needed.
  • Manage stakeholder awareness and updates on project status with appropriate analysis of downstream impacts on risk, timing and cost.
  • Provide guidance and coordination to Project Teams for product development processes such as full development planning, change management, launch planning, operating plan, portfolio prioritization, governance project status updates, etc.
  • Share best in practice techniques and process with peers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering or business field with a minimum of 5-7 years previous project management experience with demonstrated ability to influence project teams and stakeholders in a complex business environment using formal project management methodologies
  • Experience in diagnostic (or medical device) software and/or hardware development and testing
  • Able to use critical path management methodologies to inform and influence team decisions
  • Able to build and manage budget and resource projections
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to proactively evaluate risk and recommend effective mitigation strategies through strategic scenario modeling and decision analysis
  • Experience employing both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Experience with modeling and simulation of project progression and scenarios
  • Clear and effective presentation build and delivery skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; must effectively facilitate project, governance and department interactions as well as build trust and credibility through global cross-site relationships
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities in order to meet business and personal development goals
  • Able to see the big picture while not losing sight of important details.
  • High level of demonstrated competency using Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Project


  • Working knowledge of Diagnostic (instruments, consumables, and assays) product development process
  • Working knowledge of Jira product management software
  • Experience using Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Chronicle Graphics OnePager Pro, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, SAP, PLM, Power BI
  • Working knowledge of advanced decision analysis tools and systems; decision quality, decision analysis, probabilistic distributions & analysis
  • Experience creating and managing project KPIs

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.