Randstad Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
salary:$65 - $75 per hour
date posted:Friday, August 10, 2018
industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Sr Project Manager at Global Biotech/Pharma Cambridge, MA
Position Title: Sr. Manager, R&D PMO
Function: Center of Operational Performance
Department: R&D Project Management Office
Reports To Director, R&D PMO
Contract: 6 month contract with possible extension
Drug Development experience in a Project Management or Project Coordination role
Strong Project Management skill set
Microsoft Project (in-depth) experience is necessary
Pharma or CRO experience (drug development as a PM) necessary
Analytics experience and knowledge
? Leads multiple, complex initiatives and workstreams in alignment with the PMO/R&D strategy and roadmap
? Leads Change, acting as change agent use skills and expertise to inspire a shared purpose of intent, drive project awareness, communications, and training, while ensuring effective acceptance of operational improvements across R&D
? Partners with internal customers (i.e. Leadership, Global project managers, functional project managers, stakeholders etc) to strengthen and support strategic portfolio and operational project management practices
? Ensures portfolio level project management effectiveness through institution of: common process, effective system utilization, accurate data aggregation, and valuable reporting and dashboards
? Utilizes sound project management and data/system expertise to support departmental and broader Takeda process improvement goals, with a focus on Single Source of Truth and operational effectiveness.
? Supports and strengthens PM Community of Practice and PM Best Practices
? Key contributor of project management discipline to guide, govern, plan and execute for project success
? May oversee the activities of Project Specialist(s)
Working hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
--Leads and contributes to projects, workstreams and initiatives
--Independently resolves complex issues and competing priorities and creates mitigation plan in order to drive to resolution.
--Challenges team to consider alternative perspectives to ensure robust strategy
--Understands strategic focus and sets/resets priorities for team e.g. Single Source of Truth
--Active leader and contributor of workstreams to define standards, processes, and toolsets that broaden and mature the project management discipline across R&D
--Innovates, identifies opportunities and leads continuous improvement efforts for systems and processes
--Develops and leads training sessions on specific PM topics related to tools, systems and process
--Interfaces and develops trusted partnerships with global project managers and members of the portfolio group
--Trains and supports the complex project timelines and other project level information updates in coordination with Project Manager and project team members
--Proactively updates information for key project activities, goals and strategy on the team website
--Partners with members of the portfolio group and other functions to provide system generated data for aggregation into reports and in support of annual goal setting process
--Manage resources, scope, prioritization, work-plans and the investigation of future improvements
--Facilitate and drive work sessions; leveraging flexible toolkit of techniques, with the ability to adapt approach to the needs of the project/audience
--Collaborates with other members of the PMO/CoOP to implement new processes to better support project teams and the broader organization.
--Provides technical mentorship and guidance to junior members. In some cases, may provide oversight or formal supervision of Project Specialists and Project Managers.
--Supports the design and implementation of new systems and processes
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
? Bachelors degree required, Advanced degree preferred
? Minimum 6 yrs industry experience with minium 3 yrs in a drug development PM role
? Minimum 4 years people management experience and/or proven leadership experience in managing a matrix team.
? Advanced PM skills and understanding of drug development
? PMP Certificaton Preferred
? Strong business analysis skills, proven meeting facilitation and documentation skills.
? Advanced expertise with project management related software and tools (i.e. MS Project, Sharepoint etc)
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