Randstad Regulatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts


job details:

  • location:Cambridge, MA

  • salary:$67 - $70 per hour

  • date posted:Friday, August 10, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:26107

job description


Job Title: Sr. Manager, R&D PMO

Position Description

  • Leads multiple, complex initiatives and workstreams in alignment with the PMO/R&D strategy and roadmap

  • Leads Change, acting as change agent use skills and expertise to inspire a shared purpose of intent, drive project awareness, communications, and training, while ensuring effective acceptance of operational improvements across R&D

  • Partners with internal customers (i.e. Leadership, Global project managers, functional project managers, stakeholders etc) to strengthen and support strategic portfolio and operational project management practices

  • Ensures portfolio level project management effectiveness through institution of: common process, effective system utilization, accurate data aggregation, and valuable reporting and dashboards

  • Utilizes sound project management and data/system expertise to support departmental and broader Company process improvement goals, with a focus on Single Source of Truth and operational effectiveness.

  • Supports and strengthens PM Community of Practice and PM Best Practices

  • Key contributor of project management discipline to guide, govern, plan and execute for project success

  • May oversee the activities of Project Specialist(s)

Position Responsibilities

  • Leads and contributes to projects, workstreams and initiatives

  • Independently resolves complex issues and competing priorities and creates mitigation plan in order to drive to resolution.

  • Challenges team to consider alternative perspectives to ensure robust strategy

  • Understands strategic focus and sets/resets priorities for team e.g. Single Source of Truth

  • Serves as customer interface at portfolio level driving accuracy and consistency to data

  • Active leader and contributor of workstreams to define standards, processes, and toolsets that broaden and mature the project management discipline across R&D

  • Innovates, identifies opportunities and leads continuous improvement efforts for systems and processes

  • Develops and leads training sessions on specific PM topics related to tools, systems and process

  • Interfaces and develops trusted partnerships with global project managers and members of the portfolio group

  • Trains and supports the complex project timelines and other project level information updates in coordination with Project Manager and project team members

  • Proactively updates information for key project activities, goals and strategy on the team website

  • Partners with members of the portfolio group and other functions to provide system generated data for aggregation into reports and in support of annual goal setting process

  • Manage resources, scope, prioritization, work-plans and the investigation of future improvements

  • Facilitate and drive work sessions; leveraging flexible toolkit of techniques, with the ability to adapt approach to the needs of the project/audience

  • Collaborates with other members of the PMO/CoOP to implement new processes to better support project teams and the broader organization.

  • Provides technical mentorship and guidance to junior members. In some cases, may provide oversight or formal supervision of Project Specialists and Project Managers.

  • Supports the design and implementation of new systems and processes

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required, Advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 6 yrs industry experience with minimum 3 yrs in a drug development PM role

  • Minimum 4 years people management experience and/or proven leadership experience in managing a matrix team.

  • Advanced PM skills and understanding of drug development

  • PMP Certification Preferred

  • Business acumen and ability to interact effectively with all levels organizationally.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement initiatives and coordinate resources.

  • Excellent time management, organization, and planning skills

  • Strong business analysis skills, proven meeting facilitation and documentation skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to share information effectively

  • Builds strong productive relationships with key partners

  • Advanced expertise with project management related software and tools (i.e. MS Project, Sharepoint etc)

  • 5% domestic or international travel


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan with Company Match

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.