With over 12,000 professionals, we provide cost-effective, high-quality IT resources to meet talent needs through Staff Augmentation, Global Talent Management, Value Added Services through CLASS (Competency Leveraged Advanced Staffing & Solutions,) Permanent Placement Services, and Vendor Management Programs.
Collabera has been a leader in IT staffing for over 24 years and is one of the largest diversity IT staffing firms in the industry. We are known for our high-touch, customer-centric approach, offering our clients unmatched quality, responsiveness and flexibility. We are appreciated by our clients for our streamlined execution, highly efficient service, and exceptional talent management that go above and beyond traditional staffing services. Collabera has been named the Best Staffing Firm to Work For in the large firm category by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, for four consecutive years.
The Project Manager assists with the development of project plans for asset strategy teams using standardized project management tools and processes. These plans and data are used for decision making on drug development teams and across the R&D portfolio. They facilitate drug development team communications and manage R&D cross-functional process improvement initiatives using standardized methodologies.
Provide advanced project management support to complex drug development projects, including action item tracking, organization and communication of team materials (e.g. meeting minutes, Sharepoint sites, etc.).
Develops multiple project planning scenarios; identifies, monitors, and analyzes business risks. Recognizes when corrective action and planning are necessary and conducts root cause analyses. Supports functional managers to ensure accurate resource estimates.
Independently identifies opportunities for improvement of departmental work processes and manages a single large project, or several small projects. Converts goals to tasks and coordinates activities to meet goals.
Estimates and manages requirements to achieve defined objectives. Execute against defined objectives and keep management informed of progress and achieved project milestones.
Apply advanced project management principles and techniques to the coordination and completion of assigned goals and tasks. Prioritize tasks with effective use of time.
Support and advise Portfolio Program Managers on monthly project plan maintenance and information reporting. Provide data entry for change requests. Utilize QC reports to ensure proper input of project information and accuracy of data.
Compile and provide routine standard reports on a monthly and ad hoc basis. Proactively address conflicting, incorrect, insufficient, or inappropriate information prior to report publication.
Collect and analyze project and process data and metrics. Apply advanced project management tools for metrics collection and conduct advanced analysis of project data. Develop guidelines and checklists.
Provide general training support, administration and guidance regarding project management practices and systems.
Establish and maintain strong network within department and external clients.
Interacts with all levels of employees in support of project coordination.
Assesses performance against plans, processes, and practices to determine effectiveness and areas for process improvement.
Bachelors degree required, preferably in a technical, scientific or project management related discipline and 3+ years professional work experience, preferably in project management, system based processes, or the pharmaceutical or biotech industry; or Masters degree (preferred); or Doctorate degree in same disciplines.
Accreditation in a project management or process improvement discipline preferred (e.g. Project Management Professional, LEAN Six Sigma, etc.).
Must be self-directed and work well in a team environment, be able to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet commitments, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, be process-oriented, convert goals to tasks and define estimates on time and requirements to achieve goal objectives, and demonstrate initiative.
The incumbent must be able to discern the difference between general vs. confidential/sensitive reporting information and act accordingly.
Experience/Awareness in the tools and techniques of Project Management and /or Business Excellence desired. Proficient technology skills (e.g., MS Office software, MS Project, Qlikview, Spotfire, etc.) required. Must have strong technology skills and the ability to quickly learn new, complicated software/applications.
Builds strong relationships with peers and cross-functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.
Learns fast, grasps the essence and can change the course quickly where indicated.
Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.