Randstad Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Project Manager

job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$65 - $75 per hour

  • date posted:Friday, August 10, 2018

  • experience:Manager

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:S_671921

  • questions:lauri.marsanne@randstadusa.com617-679-7000

job description

Project Manager

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



? 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)

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.