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Senior Manager, IT Governance

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Senior Manager, IT Governance, Information Technology collaborates with strategic partners across the organization to prioritize and accelerate delivery of process and programs to support ongoing efforts of enterprise enablement. The role relies heavily on a blend of traditional project management practices with emphasis on organizational change management, strategic planning and focus on ensuring ongoing alignment between IT department activities and corporate objectives.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead governance initiatives that are fully aligned to deliver value across FMI:

  • Lead process maturity efforts across IT (processes, policies).
  • Drive Cloud Governance efforts to improve efficiency, deliver new innovations and increase collaboration with stakeholders across FMI.
  • Build and maintain Cloud Governance charter, procedures, policies, and cost management standards.
  • Build successful stakeholder relationships within IT and across FMI by developing a keen understanding of business needs and acting as trusted advisor.
  • Establish programs to identify and drive adoption for policy: data retention policy, cloud governance, tools governance.
  • Identify team commitments and execute upon initiatives to ensure that teams are delivering upon their commitments.
  • Partner with the team in identifying and removing roadblocks and in leveraging organizational resources to improve delivery capacity.
  • Coach members of the team as needed to optimize team efficiency.
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Perform neutral facilitation of work responsibilities and ensure all work is completed.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision-making, and conflict resolution as needed.

• Initiative Planning and Management:

  • Define scope, plan, and schedule for regular and timely delivery of value.
  • Organize and lead project status and working meetings at established intervals.
  • Prepare and distribute progress reports on projects to applicable stakeholders.
  • Manage risk mitigation and issue resolution as they arise.
  • Address and correct deviations from plans.
  • Manage expectations of cross-functional stakeholders including senior leadership.
  • Perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

• Support in managing expectations for deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of IT portfolio governance (from intake to delivery).

• Represent the COGS initiative to all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of delivery, assisting in external communication and initiatives to improve transparency.

• Other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 7+ years of experience in project, process, system management (managing projects and/or applying Scrum methodology to managing projects)

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a similar field

• Certification in Agile Program Management, Certified Scrum Master or Project Management Professional or similar credentials

• Certification in ITIL or other IT Governance frameworks

• Experience with enterprise-level change management

• Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience with process engineering and requirements gathering frameworks

• Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, ServiceNow, Smartsheet, Atlassian tools

• Ability to leverage technical background in highly credible leadership to development teams and to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

• Strong knowledge of and skill implementing servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

• Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels, including the executive level

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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