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Project Manager IV
Ref No.: 20-02950
Location: South San Francisco, California
Project Manager IV
Biopharmaceutical Industry
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Contract-to-hire Date: 6/9/2020-12/31/2020
JobID# 10566141

Join a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.  The world's leading biotech company with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline. Join a team of highly dedicated, passionate individuals who take pride in a culture of openness, integrity and creativity. 

We are actively searching for a Project Manager IV who will:
  • Lead projects in partnership with the technical and business/scientific leads, vendors, business partners, and other cross-functional IT partners to achieve project goals while managing project scope, timeline, and costs
  • Provide guidance and education to project teams, department staff, partners, customers and other stakeholders regarding roles & responsibilities, project expectations, communication protocols and other project relevant topics by establishing & implementing an appropriate communication plan
  • Supervise contract project managers/coordinators as needed based on department project demands
  • Provide strategic guidance to department leadership on the overall department IT project portfolio
  • Lead project definition and identification of goals & potential project obstacles
  • Lead/guide change management strategies in support of effective user adoption of new software releases
  • Manage project scope by facilitating formulation of the scope and objectives of the projects in collaboration with solution/product owners
  • Drive the creation of baseline project schedules and will track the completion of project deliverables, tasks, activities & milestones by providing timely and fit for purpose status reports
  • Coordinate with other projects and departments that impact or are impacted by your projects
  • Actively manage risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (RAID) by carefully assessing potential impacts in collaboration with the respective project teams and proposing appropriate mitigation actions
  • Organize and supervise the appropriate involvement of project resources and actively manage and address the resolution of conflicts within the project team
  • Track project level issues and escalate issues to the proper level of management as necessary.
  • Proven skills, preferably as a PMP, PRINCE2 or IPMA-certified professional
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills to coordinate activities across the project team ensuring that dependencies are identified and gaps are addressed
  • Work at a detailed level to make sure there is alignment between the tasks and the overall objectives
  • Experience working in a multinational environment and have successfully orchestrated a globally distributed team of functional leads, partners, vendors and business stakeholders to deliver on time, quality and budget throughout the project lifecycle
  • Assess your projects in the broader context of the organization, and advise business leadership of the need to manage change appropriately to ensure the delivery of the benefits that justified the project's initiation
  • Inspire & influence your peers and can delegate responsibility where appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with and manage the expectations of senior management-level stakeholders
  • Have managed projects with IT professionals, preferably following an agile development and delivery methodology.

Bachelor's degree or higher.
8+ years of experience in software project management.
Significant experience managing & delivering large, complex IT projects, preferably in the healthcare or pharma industries.