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Project Manager, Program Management Office - United States  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 22 December 2017

Project Description

·Manages all aspects of large, complex, cross-functional, and/or global R&D IT projects or programs, including monitoring scope, milestones, dependencies, costs, and benefits through lifecycle.

·Develops multiple, complex, large and/or global project or program budgets.  Responsible for performance against financial parameters and monitoring and reporting on projects or programs.

·Creates project documentation, such as project plans, measures, team and stakeholder communications, resource and time management.

·Cultivates and maintains relationships with key customers, internal stakeholders and PMO team. Manages key stakeholder and project manager commitment levels and communication.

·Ensures projects follow all company and departmental policies, procedures, and standards.

·Identifies and highlights risks and issues within the project and escalate appropriately. Devises effective mitigation and escalation strategies for projects to address risks and issues.

·Adheres to governance structures and processes to drive and manage the project. Manages implementation of project management methodology and governance tools. Drives projects through project governance methodology and ensure compliance to tollgates.

·Leads regular project and program reviews with Project Managers and stakeholders.


·Minimum 6 years of IT experience with Bachelor Degree or equivalent

·Minimum 4 years’ experience leading small-midsized projects.

·Demonstration of leading long term projects and/or multiple projects at the same time.

·Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook).

·Experience with planning and managing all phases of system development (e.g., requirements gathering, design, configuration, development, COTS selection, testing, conversion and application support).

·Strong experience in the planning and budgeting phase of projects.

·Proven ability to adapt to change and manage cultural change in an evolving environment.

·Ability to write and speak in the English language


·Pharmaceutical industry experience

·PMP (or Prince2) Certification