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Project Manager-Application Development
Ref No.: 18-19165
Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Job Description:
  • Knowledge of Serialization, Tracelink, SAP and/or Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) preferred.
  • The Project Manager will be accountable for managing day to day deliverables associated with one or more projects within the Serialization Program and will work closely with the IT Serialization Program Manager. Specific activities may include: developing schedules; running project team meetings; developing and maintaining project status; organizing and leading teams to ensure deliverables and timelines are met per project objectives and schedules; and pro-actively 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.
  • Responsible for 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 company IT, Business functions, Vendors and Service Providers.
  • Able to help identify and triage new issues for criticality and ownership.
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings and or work sessions to ensure team alignment

Expected Areas of Competence:
  • Ability to conceptualize Projects/Programs from start to finish to effectively manage and align to 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
  • Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous projects 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
  • 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 the ability to effectively lead
  • Demonstrates the ability to drive results
Desired Experience:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manages project issues and risks through standard issue/risk process.
  • Manages the implementation and consistent delivery of projects to agreed upon timelines, budgets and expectations of quality.
  • Proven experience managing application development projects; strong working knowledge of common SDLC models.
  • Creates and manages project budget vs. actual expenditures (capital and expense).
  • Creates and manages work breakdown structure (WBS) and scheduled project plan.
  • Manages and supervises project team resources.
  • Develops critical path analysis for project implementation.
  • Manage project scope and timeline through formal change management processes.
  • Works with clients, developers and vendors to determine requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with required controls.
  • Bachelor's degree/Technical degree or equivalent requirement.
  • PMP, or equivalent certification, required.