The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of several key PM Knowledge Areas. The scope of these duties will span all phases of the project : Initiation, Planning, Execution, Controlling, and Closing.
The job will support the Project Director (the Clinical Research / Project Manager), the Project Team and Project Leadership.
Day-to-day management of schedules, budgets, resources, risks, and vendors for multiple mid-size projects or one large project.
Develop and maintain project and study timelines, including scenario analysis, to ensure all project deliverables remain on-timeEnsure effective budget management, exhibiting close control of spend and accurate forecastingManage project resources ensuring leveling across all project phasesIdentify risks and manage their appropriate response and strategies, escalating to leadership as appropriateProvide oversight and management of all vendors per associated project contracts, including timelines, quality, and deliverables
Provide status and progress reports on all aspects of the projects
Builds and maintains relationships with customers, vendors and other departments
Ensure quality-by-design in meeting all sponsor, corporate, and regulatory requirements
Maintain all non-essential documentation in relation to the management of the projects
Ensure update of study information into study management systems by the appropriate team members
Provide input into business development activities, as needed
Provide active engagement in continuous improvement of Project Management processes, methods, tools, documents, and best practices, adding value to the business and meeting client expectations
Provides coaching and mentoring to less experienced project managers
C onduct effective Gap Analysis
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum 4 years of experience in project management, preferably in the drug development arena
Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills
Program Management experience a significant bonus
Effective leadership of teams through influence and negotiation
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to foster collaborative relationships
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Skilled in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and MS Project
PMP certification preferred