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Avantor, Inc. Project Manager in Devens, Massachusetts

Job SummaryThis role is primarily focused on project management activities for the Biopharma Production division, specifically concentrated on Single Use products. The position will be responsible for leading project and improvement initiatives across our Single Use business and support new product development initiatives. The role must coordinate activities between all stakeholders, who could include team members, leadership, customers, production & operations, sourcing, sales, contractors and others, to deliver results within a specified timeframe.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to standard Project Management methodologies within the project life cycle

  • Support new product development initiatives

  • Develop Project artifacts / action plans with project stakeholders

  • Meets project objectives and timelines, along with budget requirements

  • Utilizes best practices to meet committed dates

  • Manages resources, external and internal stakeholders and business partners

  • Identifies and resolves conflicts proactively and escalates to management appropriately

  • Tracks and resolves open issues

  • Provides regular and proactive communication to stakeholders, team members and management

  • Manages scope aggressively and change controls

  • Reviews and updates risk, quality, and communication plans

  • Conducts regular project team and stakeholder meetings

  • Track progress of project execution and escalate process bottlenecks, anticipated delays, and other project completion risks.

  • Prepare and coordinate communications and report outs for key internal stakeholders, customers, and suppliers as appropriate.

  • Prepare and distribute minutes of these meetings including action items and follow ups.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required

  • 1-3 years of experience required; 4-5 years preferred

  • Formal project management training or certification preferred.

  • Experience in Product Management preferred.

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (MS Project experience highly desirable)

  • Strong problem solving and project management skills

  • Experience leading projects preferred

  • Ability to work independently to prioritize multiple competing tasks

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high growth environment

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communications and facilitation skills to build relationships and foster trust at all organizational levels

  • Experience in support of initiatives involving organizational change, process restructuring or system implementation is desirable.

  • Proficient in the methods, techniques and tools for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing of project activities

  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and prioritize workload

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and cooperate successfully with staff from different countries and thus from different cultures

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively and concisely to team members, leadership, vendors, contractors, suppliers and/or customers

  • Ability to operate in a matrix environment

  • General business acumen to be able to effectively manage business relationships and work

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions):

Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

Travel will be required based on need of the project.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/EEO-is-the-law.pdf)

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/OFCCP-EEO-Supplement.pdf)

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/PAY-TRANSPARENCY-NONDISCRIMINATION-PROVISION.pdf)

3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

AvantorĀ® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

Learn more at www.avantorsciences.com

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