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Associate Director Project Management Lead

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Posted: 11/28/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Pharmacovigilance Job Number: 592101 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Job Description:

The Associate Director Project Management Lead (PML) is a matrix leadership role. An Associate Director may work as a PML or work closely with a PML and other assigned PM team members on complex and multifaceted functional projects to ensure timely execution of project and team goals and objectives. As a PML this role is accountable for leadership of functional operational planning & execution of projects – driving accountability and issue resolution.

Essential Functions:
  • Partners with functional and departmental leadership and other team members to establish, maintain and execute project plans.
  • Builds, maintains, and drives execution of integrated operational plans / schedules to ensure delivery of the projects within scope, on time and within budget constraints.
  • Leads cost management activities – partnering with BSO lead and department leadership to manage compilation of budgets ($ & FTE), control costs and ensure reforecasting, as appropriate, is in line with operational plan.
  • Leads risk management activities – ensuring execution of mitigation / contingency plans.
  • Manages all project communications including status reporting, project contracting and sharing of key information within the broader project team and function and department.
  • Supports leadership in engaging with internal and external stakeholders including presenting key project management content as required.
  • Partners with the leadership to enhance team effectiveness - guiding and motivating team members and ensuring professional resolution of conflict.
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate reporting of data and escalation of issues on assigned projects through using company tools as directed by R&D BSO management.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Very knowledgeable in Project Management methodologies
  • Detailed knowledge of global regulatory affairs and/or pharmacovigilance activities, for example, risk evaluation and management strategies, FDA interactions, submissions, adverse event reporting, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, work effectively with little or no direction, and build collaborative relationships with management, partners, and peers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Possess keen analytical abilities and have strong financial understanding to review financial data and facilitate the compilation and communication of project finances.
  • Strong Client facing and internal communication skills
  • Guide teams in critical thinking and resolution of complex issues.
  • Serves as an advocate for change, with an open mind and welcomes the thoughts views and opinions of others.
  • Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the function and/or broader department.
  • Contributes to the development of project.
  • Anticipates internal and/or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues.
  • May manage larger and/or multiple projects
  • Establishes project priorities, sets goals, and tracks outcomes. Provides operational direction to develop project plans and propose strategies to senior management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project);
  • Planisware experience a plus, Smartsheets a plus
Required/Preferred Education and Licenses:
  • Graduate Degree + 8 yrs working as a Project Manager on a core matrix team in a cross-functional environment
  • Further degree (MBA/PhD) a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
**CO/NY candidates may not be considered 
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