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Project Manager (IT) (Contractor) Emeryville United States,  

Santen (company)


Posted on : 11 July 2017

Project Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:
  • This position reports to the Associate Director  R&D and Quality Compliance Systems and is responsible for managing business applications projects successfully.
  •  This position requires rich project management experience and a successful track record in delivering multiple projects in parallel.
  •  The Project Manager is responsible for following company s PMO and CSV framework in delivering projects. 
  • The Project Manager works closely with business/IT global stake holders and external partners for the smooth execution of projects.


MAJOR DUTIES OF POSITION:
  • Ability to demonstrate passion for project management and a strong ability to understand business requirements and project objectives.
  • Strong experience in managing business application projects (e.g. ERP, BI, CRM, SaaS Applications, Business Analytics Software, Quality Management and Document Management Systems, Clinical and R&D Applications).
  • Experience in understanding and supporting business processes mapping.
  • Advocates project management framework. Develops/supports tools, templates and methodology. Understanding Computer Systems Validation framework.
  • Handles multiple projects in parallel. Manages scope, cost, resources and stake holders  expectations to deliver projects within time and budget.
  • Clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria. Responsible for identifying stakeholders, defining project communication plan, identifying metrics and other project specific information to the stakeholders.
  • Identifies risks ahead of time and works with stake holders to mitigate the risk.
  • Proactively informs team members about their activities on the projects. Clearly defines roles and responsibilities of team members.
  • Ability to influence team members within matrix organization structure.
  • Successful track records in managing vendors and external partners.
  • Promotes collaborative work environment. Ability to leverage organization culture and project historical data for successful delivery of projects.
  • Responsible for identifying the impact of proposed changes and leading change management efforts.
  • Tracks project budgets.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements and makes constructive suggestions for change.
  • Understanding and experience with IT Infrastructure project implementation is a plus.



KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in implementing business applications projects.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as project manager delivering multiple application projects.
  • Extensive experience in leading cross-functional strategic projects. Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of various project management methodology and PMBOK framework. Strong process orientation and a solid understanding of project management techniques, methodologies and best practices
  • Detail-oriented with advanced analytical skills and ability to think strategically.
  • BS/BA with concentration in Finance, Computer Science, Information System, Engineering, or other related technical discipline. An MS/MBA is plus; PMP certification is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities without losing focus.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize various project management and document management tools.
  • Desire to promote and follow project/program management philosophies and strategies.
  • Strong attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Proven ability to influence change and build effective partnerships in a matrix environment.
  • Creative problem solving and dedication to continuous improvement.
  • Technology curious and brings understanding of technological trends. Uses this knowledge to bring solutions to business units.
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including active listening, persuasion, and negotiation.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong presentation skills the ability to convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with strong work ethics.

Locations

Emeryville California

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