Project Specialist

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Experience (Years)
Medical Device

Company Overview

Canon BioMedical, Inc. is a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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Position Overview

The Project Specialist will lead and manage product design and development programs or projects for Canon BioMedical, Inc.. This includes managing the project schedule and implementation process for planning and execution of all product development activities and deliverables in compliance with Design Control requirements for medical devices and in alignment with Canon BioMedical’s New Product Development (NPD) business phase-gate process. 


- Manage the planning and execution of product development projects while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements.
- Applies best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects and ensures consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle.
- Leads activities such as scheduling project status update meetings with project teams and be responsible to gather information and prepare meeting minutes and schedule updates.
- Responsible to take input from a cross functional project teams to develop and maintain a detailed project schedule and execute a high quality, integrated cross-functional plan for projects.
- Use defined project management practices and procedures to solve problems of moderate scope and complexity.
- Assists project team and project lead in strategic meetings and follow up with meeting notes.
- Facilitate innovative solutions and creative problem solving between groups and individuals.
- Interact effectively and appropriately with a cross functional team in R&D, Manufacturing, Facilities & Administration, Regulatory and Quality Systems, Legal, Commercial Operations and external stakeholders.
- Serves as in-house project consultant for R&D projects.
- Cooperate with coworkers within an organized team environment and effectively communicate project key data and updates on project status (timelines, resources, and delays) status to project shareholders.
- This role has no direct reports but manages the people and other resources indirectly as part of cross-functional team delegation, required to complete the project.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to function effectively and tactfully with multiple departments and personnel, able to gain consensus and commitment. 


- At least 3-5 years of direct Project Management experience is required.
- Understanding of biotech/Medical Device/ IVD development activities and of multi-project planning and coordination is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience managing schedule for cross-functional projects
- Bachelors’ degree in a scientific or engineering discipline is required. Masters’ degree preferred.
- Strong experience with MS Project, Excel, Word, and Visio is required
- PMP Certification
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