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Project manager iii – CMC


This is a Full-time position in Edison, NJ posted November 27, 2019.

Senior Project Manager Job Description:
• Provide project management (PM) support and facilitation for strategic cross-function Technical Operations Program Management Projects as assigned
• Implement best-in-class PM tools and templates such as Gantt charts, action and decision logs, RACIs, risk registers, meeting agendas and minutes
• Tasks would include developing PowerPoint presentations, scheduling and facilitating meetings with project team members, calendar maintenance, updating master project documents for distribution to project team and overall administrative coordination of project related tasks
• Develop and maintain project timelines
• Manage meeting logs and minutes; follow up with line functional leaders
• Collect, communicate, record, track and verify information from multiple sources
• Use software within functional area to compile and generate reports, timelines, tables, graphs, correspondence and presentations
• Contribute to design of processes to enhance work flow
• Provide data and information to others on functional unit processes and procedures
• Support program managers in coordinating and monitoring the scheduling and technical performance of projects
• Support adherence to master plans and schedules, informing key stakeholders of project issues and risks
• Work toward harmonization of PM practices across projects/programs
• Provide PM support for strategic Program Management pipeline projects, operations teams, CMC Performance and Analytics, and other groups as assigned
• Support lifecycle management for programs as assigned
• Support change management and continuous improvement efforts across programs, identifying and addressing gaps and opportunities
• Successfully manage programs through stage gate reviews and drive completion of milestones on scheduleRequirements:
• Master’s degree in sciences with 3-5 years of project management experience or Bachelor’s degree in sciences with 6-8 years of project management experience
• Minimum of 2 years of product development experience in the biotech or pharma industry
• Cell therapy experience is preferred
• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate preferred
• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate progress toward milestones, opportunities, and risks to all stakeholders
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and Microsoft Project is required
• Must exhibit high emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate through challenging situations and difficult conversations
• Possess a strong ability to build trust, along with demonstrated ability to drive, lead and influence colleagues across the organization to achieve department, operations teams, and corporate goals
• Be comfortable and efficient in a demanding, fast-paced, dynamic, often fluid environment