Thousand Oaks, California | Contract
Project Manager Job Summary
Manage functional and cross-functional process improvement and technology related initiatives and will work closely with key clients.
Bachelor’ s degree in life sciences field, computer science, business administration, or engineering. 5+ years of experience in process improvement, change management, process development and standardization. Experience in developing, documenting and implementing cross functional processes improvement and facilitation experience.
•The successful candidate must have very good leadership, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills.
•Imperative that candidate take strong ownership of their projects or programs and have a strong sense of urgency, drive and initiative in overcoming obstacles to reach objectives in a timely manner
•Demonstrated skills in effective verbal and written communications including presentations, personal organization, business process mapping, managing change in a team environment and analytical problem solving.
•Ability to organize, interpret, communicate and present information effectively both cross-functionally and to Sr. Management.
•Position requires a very good understanding of the concepts of clinical research and drug development.
•Candidate must be able to work effectively, and lead, in a matrix environment and communicate clearly with all levels of the organization. This position will play a key role in leading and managing the execution of process improvement initiatives and projects across the organization by managing multiple responsibilities, priorities, tasks, and projects simultaneously in a time sensitive environment. Candidate should be comfortable and effective chairing team including members of Sr. Mgmt. as well as both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
•Build and maintain relationships with GBS Leaders to understand business objectives and priorities.
•Identify and leverage best practices in GBS
•Work in close collaboration with Cross Functional SMEs and GBS SMEs
•Maintain alignment with other project improvement or change initiatives and work to resolve conflicts.
•Coordinate with organization-wide operational process improvement strategies and process management groups (e.g.Ongoing Change Program, R&D Standards).
•Work with Process Owners to develop oversight criteria and action plans.
•Deliver quality and timely results via the use of appropriate tools.
•Manage competing timelines and prioritize critical tasks. Actively participate in directing the evolution and defining the role of the project.
•Provide project status updates, feedback, and appropriate reporting.
•Primary interface with customers, project champions/sponsors and steering committees.
•Organize and lead cross-functional meetings including all appropriate key customers/stakeholders to develop and execute the strategy.
Leadership experience in working with and managing internal customers at all levels: managing to a budget, and project management disciplines. Experience working on process improvement initiatives Advanced skill set using MS Project PMP Certification preferred. Minimum 4-5 years of PM background