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Program Manager Consultant (Biologics Drug Discovery)
Ref No.: 18-02840
Location: Tarrytown, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/26/2018

Title: Program Manager Consultant (Biologics Drug Discovery)
Job ID: 18-02840
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. 
  • “Global Biologics Drug Discovery Market to Reach $22 Billion by 2025
  • The pharmaceutical Industry is a multibillion market consisting of innovator drugs & generics.
  • The pharmaceutical market consists of companies involved in the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of drugs for human & animal use.
  • Geographically, biologics have registered near double-digit annual growth rate, whereas, the pharmaceutical drugs registered only single-digit annual growth rate, in the past five years.
  • The global biologics drug discovery market was estimated to be $8.9 billion in 2016 and is estimated to grow over $22.7 billion by 2025.
  • Introduction of targeted therapies coupled with rising adoption of patient-centric personalized medicine is expected to fuel the demand for biologics drugs in the future.
  • Moreover, ever-increasing understanding of the cell physiology and stress, as well as the factors involved in protein production and heterologous gene expression have empowered the use of different living factories in the development of novel therapeutic biologic drugs.
  • The introduction of biologic therapies gave a new ray of hope for people suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases.
  • Biologics affected their life not only by reducing dependency on health and welfare systems but also by improving their physical function to live independently.
  • The entry of biosimilars makes these effective therapies more affordable, though the concern of after  Version 1.3.6  effects still exists. 
  • The global biologics drug discovery market can be segmented based on the basis of the phase of discovery into target identification, hit generation, lead identification & lead optimization.
  • The major contributor towards the market in 2016 was the lead optimization phase.
  • Based on the manufacture type, the market is segmented into in-house & outsourced.
  • The inhouse market for the global biologics drug discovery was estimated to be $6.5 billion in 2016.”  (Source: Research and Markets)
  • 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 biologics drug discovery/cloud services 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 Version 1.3.6 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, analyze 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 project teams in removing impediments and resolving cross-team issues  
  • All required skills will be validated before interview.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Biopharma, Pharma, BioTech, Mathematics or equivalent.
  • 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)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (Project Management Institute) o Certified SAFe Agilist (Scaled Agile Framework)
  • 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.
  • Version 1.3.6
  • 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 Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management Experience includes development and management of multiple budgets related to various projects and or program Proven track record in meeting project milestones Experience working with Large-scale projects from end-to-end
  • Useful, not required JIRA Confluence Planview (financial, demand management) Skype QlikView, QlikSense Oracle Financials/SHARP Supervisory experience leading biologics drug discovery technologists
Sunny Rajput | Recruiter
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Sourabh Agrawal | Lead - Talent Acquisition
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