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Project Manager

Princeton, Idaho Tech-Pro Inc

Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-50836

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Position Type: Contract

Start Date / End Date: 10/01/2018 to 03/31/2019
Job Title: Project Manager
Work Location: Princeton, NJ
Length of Assignment: 6 Months

Position Type: Contract Role
Client: A Big Pharmaceutical Company

Job Description:
The Project Manager will be accountable for managing day to day deliverables associated with a high visibility global project involving multiple functional areas including quality, regulatory and manufacturing. Specific activities include: developing an integrated schedule; running integrated project team meetings; developing and maintaining an integrated project status; organizing and leading teams to ensure deliverables and timelines are met per project objectives/timelines; and proactively raising key issues/risks to project stakeholders, then driving the associated follow-ups and resolutions. Individual should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively manage competing priorities.

Role Description:

– Responsible for the overall project management, coordination, execution, and control of IT deliverables, in a rapidly changing environment

– Work closely with business functions to: understand their needs; ensure alignment to timelines and costs; and track mutual dependencies

– Collaborate with multi-functional and virtual teams across – Client IT, Business functions, Vendors and Service Providers

– Able to help identify and triage new issues for criticality and ownership and then drive to resolution

– Schedule and facilitate meetings and or work sessions and ensure team alignment

Expected Areas of Competence:

– Experience of 10+ years in leading complex projects

– Ability to conceptualize Projects or Programs from start to finish to effectively manage and keep initiative on schedule while adapting to sudden changes and shifting priorities

– Delivers cost-effective, high quality Projects or Programs on-time through application of PM guidelines and standards (best practices) and effective controls while meeting requisite compliance requirements (Sarbanes-Oxley, GxP etc.,)

– Demonstrates effective Project Management skills through the development of project plans, resource allocation, plan execution, consistent communications with project team members and stakeholders, status reviews, and delivery of agreed upon results

– Achieves effective control on the Project or Program through management of scope, estimating, accounting, budget management, risk management and project closeout

– Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with team members, creates and motivates cross-functional & cross-departmental project teams, establishes roles and responsibilities, provides direction and fosters effective team skills to complete tasks on time.

Scope of Work:

– Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous efforts with minimal supervision and prioritize incoming work appropriately

– Ability to understand project interdependencies within a program, where relevant, and drive the project level work accordingly

– Ability to integrate/rollup multiple Projects within Program

– Demonstrates strong communication skills allowing the candidate to serve as a primary point of contact for communications across the groups (Biopharma IT, Business teams and any third party involved in the Project or Program), effectively communicating relevant information to key stakeholders as per the defined Communications plan

– Demonstrates innovation, flexibility, open-mindedness, and adaptability in order to meet objectives in a rapidly changing environment with shifting priorities

– Demonstrates an ability to assess and understand a wide variety of Client business issues

– Ability to deal with unstructured, complex Projects or Programs that will require effective communication and negotiation skills in order to define and gain agreement on appropriate actions

– Demonstrates the ability to effectively lead

– Demonstrates the ability to drive results

Desired Experience:

– Experience with SAP, Domain Knowledge/experience in Manufacturing and/or Quality an added plus

– Proven experience (7+ years) implementing large scale Projects or Programs

– Experienced in managing Projects or Programs by leveraging standard industry Project Management frameworks (e.g. – PMBOK) and Software Development Lifecycle methodology (e.g. – Agile, Waterfall, etc.)

– Demonstrated ability to manage project teams in a complex, changing environment to deliver value-added results to the organization

– Demonstrated ability to work with a range of technically, culturally & geographically diverse teams in a matrixed environment, influencing them to complete deliverables, and delivering value added business results that meet high quality requirements within tight deadlines

– Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the company through various formats, such as presentations, written proposals, reports, correspondence, leading meetings, face-to-face dialogue etc.,

Interested candidates can share their most updated resume at ********************* or they can reach out to me on #************

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