• Project Manager, Business Initiatives

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(10/30/2018 3:13 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    Support the execution of Dana-Farber's  business operations, including strategic projects, international collaborations and programmatic initiatives and projects. Reporting to the VP of Business Initiatives, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of current project and international relationships and supporting development of new activities.

    The Project Manager will work closely with the SVP for Medical Affairs, clinical faculty, and administrative leadership to support the identification of appropriate supplemental project management and clinical support within disease centers on a project-specific basis.


    Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 



    Support relationships with new and existing partners

    • Develop productive and positive relationships with potential and current partners
    • Conduct thorough due diligence & research on potential business partners, including comprehensive risk and opportunity assessments of partners and countries
    • Facilitate creation of project-specific business models that align with DFCI’s objectives
    • Support project delivery teams, including faculty, administration and general counsel in developing and delivering commercial offering/services proposals

    Drive strategic initiatives

    • Project management/coordination for active project portfolio
    • Develop materials based on primary and secondary research to inform strategic decision making
    • Provide input to project scope and deliverables
    • Manage project plans, report on milestones, and monitor overall progress/ quality across project workstreams, as applicable to meet scope, impact and financial targets
    • Report and share ongoing progress updates with DFCI leadership

    Manage day-to-day operations to support DFCI’s international strategy

    • Support market analysis and industry research to determine geographic targets
    • Assist in development of service offerings that can be replicated across projects
    • Oversee financial reporting and analysis of revenue and profit targets across projects and service offering categories
    • Support VP in meeting annual budgets for international activities

    Support communication with DFCI leadership

    • Develop supporting content to facilitate communication across DFCI leadership (e.g. meeting agendas, presentation decks, financial reporting summaries)



    • Bachelors required. Master’s degree in business, public health, or health-related field preferred
    • 4-5 years of experience in healthcare administration, operations or consulting
    • Demonstrated international experience
    • Demonstrated experience in analyzing markets, identifying business opportunities, pricing services, managing budgets, contract development and negotiation


    • Superior written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and managerial capabilities, negotiation skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to communicate and work with people at all levels
    • Ability to travel internationally required
    • International experience strongly preferred
    • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required
    • Ability to work independently
    • Proficiency in multiple languages, particularly Mandarin and Arabic is desired but not required


    • International and domestic travel will be required (15% travel)
    • Some evening and weekend work will be required

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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