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Global Product Development and Supply - Project Manager
Ref No.: 24-94205
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 07/22/2024 to 01/21/2025
Please find the job description below:
Job Title: Global Product Development and Supply - Project Manager
Job Location: New Brunswick, NJ 
Job Duration: 6+ Months Contract

Job Description: 50% onsite


Position: Project Manager, Global Supply Chain Strategy & Business Operations, Strategic Initiatives
Location: New Brunswick, NJ preferred (but flexible to be at Princeton Pike, NJ | Lawrenceville, NJ | Summit, NJ)

Position Summary:
Supply Chain Strategy and Business Operations leads Organizational Excellence to support the transformation of Global Supply Chain and deliver on enterprise-wide strategies. In this group, we are translating, defining, and facilitating strategic initiatives and driving business processes to enable best-in-class Global Supply Chain operations and performance. In order to do so, we are focused on clear, transparent & aligned strategies; a top culture & engagement experience; and our trusted partners. A career on the S&BO team will provide you with a global perspective of the organization, broad exposure and opportunity to impact strategy and implementation, and develop a GSC 360° perspective. Here, you will have opportunities for diverse development and career growth paths within GSC and beyond, and our empowered culture gives you the opportunity to make an impact and realize your full potential.

Position Description:
The Project Manager, Global Supply Chain (GSC) Strategy & Business Operations (S&BO), Strategic Initiatives is responsible for leading the planning and execution of high-priority and complex GSC cross-functional projects and/or programs. Position would provide leadership to strategic GSC priorities as defined by GSC strategy. Programs and projects may include, but are not limited to, those identified during the annual strategy/portfolio planning and integration process.

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead and ensure successful deployment of the GSC strategic projects.
• Drive program/project activities, including kickoff meetings, recurring status meetings, executive sponsor meetings, reporting, risk tracking, development of risk mitigation plans, steering committee meetings, and conflict resolution. Manage multiple programs as assigned.
• Facilitate meetings using GSC governance framework, setting of agendas, priorities, and objectives; understand and triage topics for discussion and alignment. Facilitate discussions in a structured manner to achieve quick decisions and robust outcomes.
• Ensure utilization of standard program management processes, governances, and systems including GPSiPlan as the system of record.
• Ensure the development of plans to achieve objectives, including but not limited to defining scope, managing interdependencies, and identifying critical path and timing while meeting strategic intent and achieving key milestones. Ensure adequate program budget and a clear value proposition.
• Manage resources, as necessary, to attain program deliverables.
• Ensure program delivery is on time, within scope, and within the allocated budget.
• Lead problem-solving and drive decision-making, addressing major risks and issues by identifying, documenting, resolving, communicating, or escalating to senior leadership when appropriate.
• Develop and/or champion change management strategy and plan and include as part of overall project plan.
• Create and maintain comprehensive program documentation.
• Influence key stakeholders and develop program communication strategy, approach, and plan to manage expectations and ensure timely and optimal execution.
• Proactively drive scenario analyses to manage potential impact on plans and timelines and recommend strategic direction to management.
• Foster diverse/inclusive high-performance teams and maintain strong relationships with operational and functional leadership.

Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in supply chain, life sciences and/or business required, with a Masters or MBA preferred.
• 5+ years of end-to-end supply chain experience, preferably in the biotech/pharma industry or comparable.
• 5+ years of project management experience required, with PMP certification preferred.
• Experience with agile methodology, change management, operational excellence, business process management, knowledge management, and/or digital applications desired.
• Experience in portfolio, program, and project management with the ability to develop clear action plans and execute against aligned strategy.
• Experience in project/program management of complex projects involving cross-functional, multi-site, global teams.
• Proficiency with project/program management methodologies (i.e., agile, change management), tools (i.e., Microsoft Project, Tableau), and platforms (i.e., OnePlan).
• Experience working with numerous systems and tools to enable digital success; up-to-date on emerging technology and able to quickly adapt to new digital ways of working / systems.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, manage multiple priorities, and work autonomously with a high level of accountability and sense of urgency.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on fact-based decision making, well-organized, and capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
• Proactive use of judgment and creativity to manage risk and uncertainty, anticipating the need for and implementing contingency or escalation plans.
• Excellent collaboration, problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to deliver results under pressure and exercise influence across a global matrix organization.
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management.
• Proficiency with financial principles, core business concepts, and business and operations management.