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Last Updated: 6/25/24

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Technical Project Manager with strong hardware or electrical subject matter expertise is responsible for forming teams, developing project plans that align with project objectives, communicating, documenting and manage multiple project activities according to good project management practices. Project types include Diagnostics and BioDevice New Product Introduction (NPI) including Co-Development (partnering with VMRD), Manufacturability assessments on Business Development deals and OEM products and products and transfers within and outside the network. The role is responsible for ensuring projects are executed safely, on time, and on budget.

Position Responsibilities:

With minimal supervision provide GMS technical project management representation and support for NPIs, Business Development deals and OEM structure as well as Instrument manufacturing technical leadership and support for on market Hardware related EOL, Obsolescence, investigations and corrective actions projects:

  • Leading up to 5 projects simultaneously with medium levels of complexity.
  • Delivering the portfolio of new products to the business by leading the co-development and launch teams.
  • Provide project leadership and manufacturability reviews for business development and deals.
  • Co-ordinating the site team to develop project plans that will support their instrument lifecycle
  • Ensure projects are prioritized appropriately within GMS teams for support and action
  • Planning and budgeting project resources required to execute projects to meet project timeline.
  • Developing and maintaining project management best practice globally.
  • Promote and ensure global project management standards are developed and adhered to.
  • Train and support others in project management tools and best practices.
  • Report out frequently on the progress of projects to senior management and call out areas of concern or support needed to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Technical liaison to both internal and external sites as needed
  • Technical liaison with external suppliers or devices components.
  • Work with other team leaders on sharing of technical knowledge across the businesses supported by team.
  • Responsible for working with US, International and EU Regulatory groups within Zoetis to develop and execute strategies for filing, defending, and launching new products

Organizational Relationships

  • Working very closely with VMRD, Manufacturing, QA, QC, Procurement, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs and Commercial organizations
  • May need to manage external supply relationships with CMO organizations
  • Expected to work with minimal supervision at this level

Resources Managed

Financial Accountability

Accountable for ensuring projects are managed to the project budget




  • Education
  • BS degree in engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering is required.
  • Experience
  • 7 years of industry experience, minimum of 3 years directly applicable job experience in diagnostics
  • Three or more years of experience in general and technical management of projects with demonstrated ability to resolve technical issues, addresses validation requirements, prepares and administers budgets.
  • Demonstrated expertise in areas of diagnostics/biodevices production, Quality control, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs and product development will be considered strongly.
  • Additional key attributes desired are demonstrated ability to function and influence in a team/matrix environment, good interpersonal skills, communication skills, and computer skills


  • Demonstrates expertise in hardware or electrical engineering
  • Demonstrated expertise in Project management including the use of project management tools. Prior people leadership experience is a plus.
  • Project management qualification is desirable
  • In depth technical knowledge of instrument hardware, components, assemblies and parts, analytical methods, and materials.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the complexities of diagnostic equipment and test systems.
  • Six Sigma methods including RCA investigations
  • Working knowledge of key regulatory authorities (USDA, EMA, VMD and FDA).



  • Lifting
  • Sitting
  • International and local travel may be required
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Gowning into production areas

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.