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Program Coordinator, Strategic Marketing

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0002097 Date posted 09/06/2019

Job Description Summary

The Program Coordinator, Strategic Marketing supports projects, functions and initiatives across tissue teams and marketing campaigns within the Strategic Marketing group. The primary focus of this role is the management and fulfilment of Change Control Requests or (CCRs) within Business Operations (BOP) and Marketing. As the “change owner” for their department, this person acts as the point person and approval authority for all CCRs within their purview, from the requirements gathering stage through submission.

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing Project Management, this individual works collaboratively with project managers, project coordinators and fellow change coordinators but will at times be working autonomously. The ideal candidate will also provide input and support for process development, including establishing and disseminating documentation, facilitating the completion of larger group tasks and streamlining stakeholder communication.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Departmental Change Coordination

  • Acts as the point person and approval authority for CCRs within BOP and Marketing.

  • Works with change requestors within BOP and Marketing to submit CCRs.

  • Is the go-to person for questions regarding requirements for drafting and submitting CCRs.

  • Is accountable for reviewing and contributing to CCR criteria, including rationale, impacts, risk assessment, and supporting documentation.

  • Ensures timely completion of tasks related to CCRs in their purview. 

  • Reviews each CCR for impact to their department.

  • Follows up on CCRs in Implementation that were submitted by BOP and MKT and troubleshoots any issues.

  • Work with department/teams to develop Effectiveness Check Plans.

  • Calls/chairs meetings with a broader cross-section of their department to review CCRs.

  • Tracks change trends submitted by and/or impacting BOP and MKT and develops work instructions or checklists for similar types of changes.

  • Identifies opportunities to improve CCR process efficiency.

  • Prepares, distributes and maintains documentation according to company standards and best practices.

  • Supports other Departmental Change Coordinators (DCCs) to help follow-up on any tasks assigned to their departments.

  • Works with backup DCC when unable to complete a change request. 

Program and Project Coordination

  • Assists with coordination and execution of cross-departmental and cross-team initiatives.

  • Collaborates closely with project and product managers to support various programs for Strategic Marketing.

  • Maintains and administers project documentation, tracking sheets, etc.

  • Creates and transmits project progress reports on an as needed (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly) basis.

  • Schedules, minutes and occasionally chairs project/program team meetings, and follows up on action items.

  • Coordinates engagement with subject matter experts from across the organization to ensure relevant project and design information is being captured in project documentation and taken into account during the project lifecycle.

  • Works with the program team to compile and analyze the program’s performance metrics (KPIs).

  • Facilitates communication and ensures transparency / awareness of program progress with cross-functional project teams and internal stakeholders.


  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude and has the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others.

  • Other duties as directed by management.


  • Minimum BSc degree in life sciences or a related field

  • One or more years’ of relevant work experience. Project coordination experience in the biotechnology / life sciences sector is an asset.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships a team.

  • Demonstrated capacity to self-motivate.

  • Excellent organizational skills and diligent attention to detail.

  • Highly proficient in MS Office or Google Productivity; practical experience of database management and/or project management tools is an asset.

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.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

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Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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