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Project Manager II
Ref No.: 18-08301
Location: Groton, Connecticut
Job Description: The Manager, Project Planner possesses a comprehensive knowledge of drug development, resource management concepts, associated business processes, and project planning software and plays a key role in scenario planning, i.e., building schedule options and forecasting associated development costs that depict various development options. He/she applies skills to support teams’ operational/strategic delivery of new medicines to patients. The Manager, Project Planner is responsible for the generation, management, and maintenance of high quality project schedules associated with the drug development
teams supporting the operational/strategic delivery. He/she may support several different types of schedules in support of a clinical development plan, which may include but are not limited to: medicine, candidate/indication, clinical studies, end game/submission, and product launch planning. The Manager, Project Planner possesses a comprehensive knowledge/understanding of drug development, resource management concepts, associated business processes, and project planning software. The Manager, Project Planner typically works within a cross-functional team environment, contributes or may lead/co-lead moderately complex sub-team initiatives, and plays an essential role in supporting the Resource And
Planning Insights for Decisions (RAPID) program.

Responsible for performing important project planning activities in support of team deliverables and the GPD portfolio. To effectively execute the primary responsibilities, the Manager, Project Planner must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and theories of project management. The colleague executes his/her role by partnering with the PM in support of Development, Operations, and Commercial project team members and partner line representatives to create project schedules that enable effective planning and ensure project delivery. The colleague is expected to apply technical, team,
and line knowledge along with comprehensive scheduling knowledge to contribute to the achievement of work team deliverables.

Additional Skills:
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred but not required.
• Experienced in end-game/regulatory submission planning and/or product launch planning.
• Experienced with planning and resource forecasting tools (e.g., MS Project, Planisware, OnePager).
• Experienced user of reporting and office software (e.g., MS Office, Business Objects, Spotfire).
• Trained/experienced in negotiation, facilitation and managing cross-functional team dynamics.
Position Comments visible to MSP and Supplier: 2 contractors needed -- 2 managers (Elaine & Geoffrey) will be working this request as one contractor will report to Elaine and the other to Geoffrey.