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Project Manager
Ref No.: 14-02603
Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey
Start Date / End Date: 10/27/2014 to 10/30/2015
This is 75% PM and 25% BA role.

POSITION SUMMARY:
IT Project Manager will work on multiple small to large scale IT/Business technology initiatives simultaneously in a dynamic fast-pace matrix environment. The individual will play a critical role in supporting and assisting IT management in multiple projects such as process improvement/IT transformation, system upgrades, software patches, vendor evaluation and selection, business & systems analysis, business case development, discovery projects and new implementations. The IT PM collaborates and coordinates with project sponsor(s), project team members, consultants, vendors and subject matter experts in defining business and user requirements and facilitating user testing during systems upgrades or enhancements projects.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: at minimum, the candidate must be able to perform the following:
  • Work with project stakeholders, end-users and IT project teams to gather business requirements for system upgrades and/or enhancements. Demonstrate a clear understanding of project objectives, IT/business processes, and strategies of IT and business functions.
  • Elicit, analyze, document, and validate detailed business and user requirements; identify gaps between system capabilities and business requirements; and map capabilities to requirements to ensure that business needs are met. Create necessary business requirements documents, workflow diagrams and specifications.
  • Effectively use interviewing skills or different techniques to fully explore an IT or a business problem to understand functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Assist in the translation of business requirements into test conditions and expected results for application functionality, and user acceptance testing (UAT).
  • Develop and manage UAT plans and test cases. Develop end-to-end test scripts, if necessary assist in test cases execution, gather and analyze test results for the remediation and re-testing process.
  • Assist with the development and execution of change management and training during the Implementation of system solutions.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of project management principles and can contribute to defining work plans and keeping track of progress.
  • Develop business area process models, activity diagrams and use cases
  • Own and author UAT Plan and UAT Results Report, manage UAT execution
  • Prepare or oversee identification of application defects, correlate with detailed business and user requirements, and assign priorities based on business input
  • Prepare or oversee response to unresolved / open issues and participate in analysis and resolution.
  • Facilitate meetings with IT and business colleagues on IT topics. Develop agendas, document meeting minutes and publish as required.


SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 7 10 years of Pharmaceutical industry and project management experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; an ability to present and discuss technical, functional and managerial information clearly and concisely, establish rapport, persuade others, and gain understanding.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex interpersonal and political issues.
  • Experience with navigating complex interpersonal and business relationships is required.
  • Experience with system landscapes and process mapping is required.
  • Experience with eliciting and documenting business requirements is required.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Good team leadership skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications, SharePoint ECM and Project Management tools like MS-Project and Visio.
  • Working knowledge of global ERP systems, Scheduling and Monitoring Systems (IBM Tivoli), Revenue Management systems like Revitas/iMany Suite.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Business Analysis and Project Management/Delivery experience
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to serve as individual contributor or project leader if needed.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of System Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Project experience with COTS and Web-based requirements, design, or development.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management or a related field. Master's degree or MBA preferred from a recognized university or institution.
  • Project Management (PMP) or Six Sigma certification (CBAP) a plus.
  • Working knowledge of IT infrastructure, networking, operating systems, technical database concepts and design.

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
40% - 50% travel to other sites in US or Canada