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Program Manager, Cell and Tissue Sourcing

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0005680 Date posted 05/24/2023

Job Description Summary

Do you enjoy being customer facing, working independently, and are looking for a role off the bench? Our Primary and Cultured Cells team is looking for a Program Manager to take the lead on their strategic partnership initiatives.

As Program Manager, Cell and Tissue Sourcing you will oversee the strategic planning, coordination, and execution of cell and tissue acquisition initiatives. Your primary objective will be to ensure the timely and efficient sourcing of diverse human biological materials to support the Primary and Cultured Cells product portfolio. Communication is key as a large portion of the role will involve collaborating with internal teams, external partners, and key stakeholders to drive success in cell and tissue sourcing activities.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for cell and tissue sourcing, aligned with the organization's objectives and research programs

  • Identify and establish relationships with relevant sources, including biobanks, tissue banks, hospitals, and other organizations, to secure a diverse range of high-quality human biological materials

  • Maintain strong relationships with external partners, negotiate agreements, and oversee contracts or service-level agreements to ensure compliance and timely delivery of cell and tissue samples

  • Stay updated on scientific literature and advancements in the field of cell and tissue sourcing, contributing to the organization's knowledge base and providing insights to inform decision-making

  • Analyze and present on metrics of the program to internal and external stakeholders to  drive business decisions, including creation of dashboards

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the life sciences with 5-8 years of relevant experience, or master's in the life sciences with 3-6 years of experience

  • Previous experience working within the healthcare industry (e.g., hospitals, blood banks, clinical trials), or Sales experience is preferred

  • Knowledge of Primary and Cultured Cells is an asset

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Google Suite, with the ability to learn new programs when required

  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills with the ability to work independently

#LI-Hybrid #NonBench

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 meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact. 

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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