Randstad Regulatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts
salary:$67 - $70 per hour
date posted:Friday, August 10, 2018
Job Title: Sr. Manager, R&D PMO
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)
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
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.