CPMO Rotation Program

The Opportunity

The selected candidate will join the CPMO on a six month rotation and will work closely with a CPMO mentor to manage projects, as assigned, to develop their project management skills and experience.  The ideal candidate has previous experience leading small-to-medium size projects and/or as a project team member on a mid-size, cross-functional project.  Over the course of the project assignment, the CPMO rotation candidate will work in close collaboration with project team members and key stakeholders to manage the project schedule, track action items to closure, and mitigate project risks.  Filtered by priority and depending upon the size and duration of the project, multiple projects may be assigned.  

Project assignments may include:

·       Corporate priorities (e.g., Time Tracking Pilot, San Diego expansion sub-project)

·       Operational Excellence (e.g., sPMA Improvements)

·       CPMO Operations (e.g., Portfolio dashboards)

Required for all qualified and interested candidates:

  • Obtain manager’s approval to apply.  Managers may only approve employees who meet the minimum requirements for the rotation.
  • Develop a proposed coverage plan for your current role, to be reviewed and approved by your manager in the event you are selected for the rotation. 
  • Complete the form below.

Program Eligibility

The CPMO rotation program is available to current Corporate Management and US Lab Ops employees who have been in their role for a minimum of 6 months.

Application period:  September 15, 2020 – September 25, 2020

Candidate screening and interviews:  September 15, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Candidate selection:  October 9, 2020

Candidate transition period:  October 12, 2020 – October 30, 2020

Candidate start date in CPMO:  November 2, 2020

If interested, please fill out the form below.

 

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CPMO Rotational Program FAQs


Q: What is the CPMO Rotational Program?


A: Working closely with a CPMO mentor, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to manage a project, as assigned.  The ideal candidate has previous experience leading small-to-medium size projects and/or as a project team member on a mid-size, cross-functional project.  Over the course of the project assignment, the CPMO rotation candidate will work in close collaboration with project team members and key stakeholders to manage the project schedule, track action items to closure, and mitigate project risks.  Filtered by priority and depending upon the size and duration of the project, multiple projects may be assigned.  Project assignments could include

·       Corporate priorities (e.g., Time Tracking Pilot, San Diego expansion sub-project)

·       Operational Excellence (e.g., sPMA Improvements)

·       CPMO Operations (e.g., Portfolio dashboards

 

Q: Who is eligible to participate in the program?


A: The CPMO Rotation program is available to current Corporate Management and US Lab Ops employees who have been in their current role for a minimum of 6 months.

 

Q:  Will my title or compensation, title or leveling be adjusted during the rotation period?

A:  During the rotation period, the rotating employee’s job title, level, salary, shift differential, target bonus and manager of record will not change.  All business-related expenses associated with the rotation will be charged to the rotating manager’s cost center.  

 

Q:  How will Will my performance be evaluated during the rotation period?

A:  The rotation manager will meet regularly with the rotating employee to provide feedback and coaching, discuss challenges the employee may be facing, and get feedback on how the rotation is going.  

 

Q:  How will I stay connected to my functional area during the rotation period?

A:  The employee’s regular manager should continue to have check-ins with their rotating employee.  These check-ins should be focused on how the rotation program is going for the employee, help if needed and to keep the lines of communication consistent.  Regular check-ins between functional manager and rotating employee will also enable a smoother transition for the employee when they return to their role.

 

Q: How many employees will be selected for the program? 


A: To start, only one employee will be selected for the program. 

 

Q: What if I want to apply to the program but my manager does not want me to apply? 


A: All employees who meet the position qualifications and who are interested in the rotation program must receive approval from their manager before applying.

 

Q: What is the duration of the rotation program? 


A: The rotation program is designed as a 6-month program, with some flexibility on the length of assignment based on need and/or project assignment. The program will include an initial onboarding period at the start of rotation and an offboarding transition period toward the end of the program.  The rotation program runs Monday, November 2, 2020 – Friday, April 30, 2021 

 

Q:  What happens at the end of the rotation?

A:  The rotating manager will provide feedback on performance to the rotating employee and the rotating employee’s manager both verbally and in writing.  The feedback should be incorporated into the employee’s annual review and performance during the rotation will be considered in determining the employee’s overall performance rating.

 

Q:  How will the rotation pilot program be evaluated?

A:  At the end of the pilot, the People Strategy Leader will solicit feedback on what worked well and identify areas for improvement from the rotating employee, the employee’s functional manager, and the rotating manager to determine long-term viability of the program.  To measure success, a few key data points will be evaluated

·       Feedback from regular and rotation manager of employee on rotation

·       Feedback from rotating employee

·       Accomplishment of rotation objectives

 

Q: I'm a manager interested in creating a job description for a rotational position. Who should I contact? 


A: Contract Kendra Lopes in recruiting for help creating a rotation job description.  

 

Q:  Will this program be available beyond the pilot?

A:  At this point, it is too soon to speculate.  The rotation program will be evaluated at the conclusion of the pilot and a determination will be made on next steps for the program.

Q. What skills are Required?

The candidate will apply FMI knowledge and previous project assignment experience to deliver successful project results.  Important responsibilities include:

·       Establish and manage project schedules, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines

·       Delegate project tasks to team members

·       Meeting/agenda preparation and meeting minutes, with a focus on action items

·       Serve as a point of contact for project team members    

·       Communicate with key stakeholders regarding project status; escalate issues in a timely manner

·       Leadership and expected behaviors environment

·       Commitment to reflect FMI’s values:  passion, patients, innovation and collaboration

·       Ability to juggle competing priorities

·       Capable of working independently with deadline and resource constraints

·       Leadership through influence

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