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Project Manager (ISO/FDA Background)
Ref No.: 17-15912
Location: San Diego, California
Position Type:Contract
Project Manager (ISO/FDA Background)
San Diego
6 Months +


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - (KEY ACTIVITIES)
  • Consult with stakeholders, senior management and business leaders and key staff members across the global business to collect project requirements.
  • Review project proposals to determine goals, time frame, and procedures for accomplishing project, and allotment of resources.
  • Develop project plans specifying goals, strategy, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources.
  • Conduct business analysis research to formulate and define technical scope and objectives of projects.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.
  • Act as point of contact between business personnel and IT delivery staff; PM is the key liaison between delivery personnel and project owners.
  • Lead and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and answer questions related to project detail and deliverables.
  • Adhere to the project governance framework for project reporting and documentation.
  • Drive project delivery to meet the agreed scope covering time, quality and budget.
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel, modify schedules and plan as required.
  • Prepare project status reports and keep management, clients, and others informed of project status and related issues.
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and resolve problems.
  • Coordinate and respond to requests for changes from original specifications.
  • Monitor project results against technical specifications.
  • Develop and maintain technical and project documentation.
  • Apply technical knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals.
Responsibilities
  • Effective record management through documenting meetings, action items and quarterly objectives
  • Works proactively and uses own initiative to ensure business needs are met effectively
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of the Corporate Quality Management System as per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Responsibility to understand and maintain awareness of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience of operating effectively in a project management function in a culturally diverse business environment.
  • Strong project management and planning skills, able to manage simultaneous projects in a complex environment, effectively create and manage project teams, and develop and maintain productive project team environments.
  • Ability to write concise, informative and compelling documentation.
  • Strong customer service orientation, able to understand and meet the needs of a diverse client base in a positive and professional manner.
  • Proactive and result-oriented, with proven ability to prioritise and organise a challenging workload, adapting to fit the changing needs of the business
  • Effective communicator with highly developed verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to explain complex, technical issues in a way that non-technical people can understand.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, with strong collaboration, facilitation and negotiation abilities.
  • Systems thinking- the ability to see how parts interact with the whole (big picture thinking)
  • Knowledge of and ability to ensure adherence to project/solution related compliance requirement.
  • Comfortable with conflict – willingness to challenge 'conventional thinking''.
  • Proficient in delivering presentations and workshops, able to engage and motivate diverse audiences.
  • Able to work in a dual reporting matrix environment.
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operations.