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Program Manager Consultant (PMPD and PSO)
Ref No.: 18-02808
Location: Tarrytown, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/26/2018
Title: Program Manager Consultant (PMPD and PSO)
Job ID: 18-02808
Location: Tarrytown, NY 10591
Duration: 6-12 months Contract to begin with
Contract Type:  Hourly Contract Position (w2, C2C)
  • We have an immediate need for a Program Manager Consultant with significant experience leading complex multi-stakeholder related projects with experience managing projects in the biotechnology space.
  • The qualified candidate must be a thought leader, critical thinker, knowledgeable about biologics drug discovery and a key resource.
  • This role will report to the portfolio manager. 
  • Additionally, the candidate must have excellent time management skills to function in a fastpaced environment, demonstrating independent work skills, strong work ethic, and a passion for helping to fuel the Research IT space pipeline.
  • As the Program Manager Consultant, you will be responsible for project management and general project management duties for assigned projects.
  • You will be expected to bring in projects on time and within budget.
  • You will also be responsible for developing and reporting on multiple project management metrics and status reports while creating and maintaining a detailed project plan for all assigned work. 
  • This role will be responsible the program and managing projects within two critical areas: (1) Preclinical Manufacturing and Process Development (PMPD) and (2) Planning Strategy and Operations.
  • This role will be part of portfolio team to deliver value to senior scientists (stakeholders). 
Role Success Factors:
  • Strong Type a Own IT project delivery for assigned projects end-to-end and release execution Drive project and program 5Ons:
  • Schedule, Scope, Budget, Quality, and Benefits Lead team through Client SDLC gates and process adoption Ability to define the objective clearly and rally a team around a goal Laser focus on what needs to be completed when to keep on track Looking ahead anticipating issues before they are problems Using experience to filter the noise and identify the backbone of what is needed for success 
Role Specific:
  • Project management with AWS experience helpful.
  • Direct experience implementing scientific projects and programs with cloud services Version 1.3.6
  • Experience with application migrations to the private and public cloud Knowledge of Amazon Web Services Experience migrating applications, servers and databases from cloud to cloud environments.
  • Deep understanding of software development/engineering lifecycle from conception to delivery Demonstrated leadership through influence Prior experience working with or managing large technical programs, particularly at high growth startups or Fortune 500 companies High learning intelligence – the ability to learn quickly and efficiently Contracting and procurement framework, enabling the identification of gaps in an immature process that is evolving Comfortable influencing an experienced team toward aggressive timelines Participate in the weekly Research IT portfolio meeting  
Essential Functions
  • Responsible for all phases of projects of a highly complex nature, which may include projects involving multiple project work streams, and acts as a single point of contact for those projects  Plan and manage programs and projects across multiple business Product Teams, as well as across internal IT departments as required  Take projects from original concept through final implementation.
  • Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users and IT and business partners. 
  • Actively manage small and large scale projects directly with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Conduct program and project meetings and is responsible for tracking and analysis.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and reviews all project deliverables Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solution of problems.
  • Communicate with stakeholders on an ongoing basis; estimate resources and participants needed to achieve project goals; draft and submit budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary; manage multiple projects as necessary Negotiate with other department managers and vendors for the acquisition of required resources; determine and assess needs for additional staff and consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders;
  • delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel  Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools; track project milestones and deliverables; develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations  Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyse results and troubleshoot problem areas; proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans  Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle   Conduct post project post-mortems and create recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements Coordinate with IT and department managers to assess and track plans, status, etc. for on-time delivery of critical projects and programs; this includes assisting teams and the Version 1.3.6
  • project teams in removing impediments and resolving cross-team issues Strong leadership in a matrix environment to promote best practices in managing interrelated projects and programs to ensure successful delivery Drives ITSM process and/or service implementation for ITSM initiatives by leading or directing team members. Influencing leadership in the development of the ITSM strategy.  
  • All required skills will be validated before interview.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Biopharma, Pharma, BioTech, Mathematics or equivalent; biologics or Pharma preferred.
  • Master’s Degree, preferred 3+ years’ experience in a Pharma, BioTech, or MedTech company Project Management Professional (PMP) certification active  Agile Certification (one or more) o Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance) o Agile Certified Practitioner (Project Management Institute) o Certified SAFe Agilist (Scaled Agile Framework) o Certified SAFe Practitioner  (Scaled Agile Framework) 10+ years’ experience as a Project Manager Experience leading teams in at least two separate industries Experience working in a business environment coordinating with and supporting internal and external clients and vendors Experience managing complex development projects with significant business input and interaction Expert in managing project scope, time and resources, budget, quality and risk/issues while balancing the need of multiple stakeholders building relationships through effective communication.
  • Experience to understand how to develop and managing a critical path, with only limited information to start.
  • Demonstrated Capabilities
  • IT experience to know the right questions to ask to identify potential risks before they transpire. Defines project scopes and objectives.
  • Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, subject matter experts, internal/external customers and peers Strong facilitation and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate a crossorganizational team toward achieving a common goal Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple initiatives simultaneously – prioritizing multiple activities and adapting to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Analytic, detail-oriented and highly-motivated with the ability to work independently Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership working with diverse and complex projects Full life cycle Project Management (scope, goal, deliverables) Comfortable in a 100% agile driven environment Proven vendor negotiation skills Version 1.3.6
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management Experience includes development and management of multiple budgets related to various projects and or program Experience managing a matrix team of project managers, business analysist, scientific business analysts, architects, etc.
  • and provide daily oversight for project delivery.
  • Proven track record in meeting project milestones Experience working with large-scale projects from end-to-end ITIL and ITSM framework strategy experience
  • Useful, not required JIRA Confluence Planview (financial, demand management) MS Project Skype QlikView, QlikSense Oracle Financials/SHARP BRMP, CBRM, MBRM (BRM Institute) Supervisory experience leading scientific technologists Familiarity with one or more of the following systems:
  • LIMS, Lab execution, workflow management, asset management, synTQ, Empower, GE UNICORN Familiarity with cell culture, bioreactors, chromatography, tangential flow filtration, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, HPLC, UPLC, MCE, and/or RAMAN spectroscopy. Familiarity with Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Quality by Design (QbD), and/or continuous processing.
  • Knowledge of Preclinical Manufacturing and Process Development (PMPD) including: Protein (preclinical studies, FDG, TFA, Assay Dev), processes (speed to clinic, commercially enabling), expertise (technology transfer, trouble shooting, regulatory filings, process validation.
  • Awareness of the drug pipeline (PSO) and the "manufacturing process" from discover through licensure: reagent production, comp molecules, candidate assessment, speed to clinic FIH process, commercial process and post licensure optimization.
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