STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
Reporting to the Vice President, Research and Development (R&D), the Senior Manager, R&D Operations is responsible for managing all facets of the R&D Operations business unit, the assigned team(s) and related project deliverables (including scope, budget and schedule), in alignment with R&D’s overall operational strategic direction.
This brand new senior level role manages and ensures delivery of the R&D Operations portfolio (Administration, Operations, Product Development and Project Management) by contributing to the department’s organic and inorganic growth agenda, as well as achieving optimization of the internal systems, processes, department-wide projects, administration function and internal collaborations. The ultimate goal of the role is to evolve the R&D Operations as a strategically focused business unit to meet this expected growth. As a member of the R&D Executive Team, the Senior Manager provides strategic operational guidance and analytical insight by reporting and presenting findings and recommendations to the R&D Executive Team, which will enable them to make informed business decisions that enhance organizational capabilities, deliver on cost saving initiatives and improve operating efficiencies.
To be successful in the role, the incumbent requires a high degree of operational, scientific/technical and project management experience, the requisite leadership capabilities to manage a diverse portfolio varying in scope and complexity, in addition to successfully building relationships and interfacing across the R&D department and with other business units across STEMCELL to deliver the targeted results.