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Remote Project Manager II (Global Technology Solutions)

San Mateo, CA 94404

Posted: 04/15/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Technology Job Number: 603391 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

General Description:

This is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative drug therapies for the treatment of cancer. We are seeking a Project Manager (Contract) reporting into the Global Technology Solutions (GTS) Project Management Office (PMO) to lead planning, coordination, execution and tracking for successful deployment of global technology initiatives.

This role will be responsible for leading the critical projects within the Corporate Technology domain. The Project Manager will be responsible for effectively managing execution to ensure timely delivery against requirements. The role is responsible for the suite of project management capabilities, which includes but it not limited to project leadership, governance management, issue/risk management, resource management, budget management, building and execution of a detailed project plan, stakeholder management and vendor management.

Essential Functions of the job:
Project Delivery
  • Build and execute a governance structure based on key stakeholder analysis to ensure the project has proper sponsorship, prioritization and decisions are made effectively.  Coordinate the presentation to each governance level through preparation of materials and delivery of messages.
  • Execute delivery strategies in partnership with workstream leads to include requirements traceability, project management plan, build, security, testing, change management, business enablement and process management.
  • Build and execute a detailed project plan to identify schedule dependencies, resources demands and critical path for proactive identification and remediation of risks.
  • Manage geographically diverse project teams.
  • Manage key stakeholders to ensure alignment to the project goals, progress, demands and concerns.
  • Manage and coordinate testing activities and metrics to ensure testers understand expectations, tests are tracked and recorded, defects are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provide detailed project, risk, and scope management, tracking requirements, tasks, and deliverables.
  • Partner effectively with leadership, business partners, relationship managers, project sponsors, stakeholders, colleagues, and vendors in multiple locations, and across multiple time zones.
  • Five+ years direct experience delivering medium to large-scale, enterprise-level technology projects and programs.
  • Proven experience in planning and deployment of software solutions
  • Must be highly proficient with business standard project management applications (e.g., MS Project, Smartsheet), flow chart applications (e.g., MS Visio, Lucid chart) and standard office applications (e.g., MS Word, Teams, Outlook, SharePoint).
  • People management, cross-cultural and cross-functional team leadership skills. 
  • Strong communication skills, including articulate results and analysis recommendations to various audiences within the organization (e.g., laterally across peers, and upward to Senior Management).
  • Ability to effectively adapt, prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure and agile environment through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and directed.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional), Agile, and/or ITIL certifications preferred. 
  • Exposure to core biotech/pharmaceutical software applications preferred.
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