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IT Senior Project Manager - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 13 August 2017

Project Description



Responsible for leading enterprise-wide, cross-functional strategic initiatives. Leads a variety of different types of projects including systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, acquisition integration and application upgrades. Effectively leads project team to ensure successful project delivery.


  • Direct large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners.
  • Responsible for planning, orchestrating and delivering given strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure deliverables and project outcomes are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. 
  • Manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed-on time, cost and quality parameters. 
  • Responsible for building, mobilizing and motivating project teams.
  • Oversee organizational change management activities to ensure system adoption is maximized.
  • Chair project Executive Steering Committee meetings to review progress, risks and issues with key constituents.  Produces regular status reporting to IT Leadership.
  • Manage project budgets and provides monthly financial forecasts.
  • Adhere to the PMO’s project lifecycle methodology and its controls and deliverables.
  • Ensures solutions are transitioned appropriately to the support team through company-defined processes.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a project management community of practice to improve CRL’s project delivery.
  • Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
  • Recommends short-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
  • Assists in developing and oversight of the implementation of PM training programs including onboarding.
  • Provide training and mentoring of project managers within the IT organization.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

  • Experience:  10+ years related experience in project management, ideally implementing global large scale projects.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other:
  • Demonstrated experience delivering global, complex projects.
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust and confidence of sponsors and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively navigate a highly matrixed organization.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and to multi-national audiences with clarity and precision, both written and verbally.  Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Sound business and technical acumen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet