22 days old

Project Manager I

Kelly Services
Lexington, MA 02421
Kelly Services is currently seeking a Project Manager I in Lexington, MA to work a contract assignment of 6 months for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100 companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

**Primary Responsibilities of the** Project Manager I **includes:**

+ Mgr is urgently looking for a junior project manager with drug development experience.

+ Needs someone "between a manager to an associate director" level.

+ The Project Mgr is a high impact, leadership role responsible for key elements of program strategy and cross-functional execution within the Early-stage Global Product Team (EPT) or Late-stage Global Product Teams (LPT).

+ The GPM role requires a talented individual with proven expertise in leading cross-functional teams and driving product strategy, planning and program execution.

+ The GPM, in partnership with the Global Development Lead (GDL) and Product Strategy Lead (PSL), will drive program management and ensure clear and timely communication of program strategy, implementation plans and program progress.

+ The GPM will work to ensure the cross-functional teams operate effectively with positive global team dynamics driving product development.

+ The GPM is expected to be knowledgeable about the overall development program in order to be strategic in planning, program progress oversight, communication and process management, delivering high quality program management expertise, leadership and other high value services that support the team and improve the probability of program success.

+ The GPM, together with the GDL and PSL, provides the strategic vision and guides the team in developing integrated plans to successfully execute the strategy.

+ The GPM will be responsible for one or more programs with clearly defined objectives.

+ Coordinate and drive the planning processes for the product/program in partnership with the GDL/PSL, i.e. Target Product Profile, Product Strategy, Product and Program Plans, go/no go Stage Gate Review criteria, Lifecycle Management, Brand Plans, Budgeting, Long Range Planning

+ Work closely with the GDL/PSL to facilitate the elaboration, approval and execution of the global program strategy, as well as facilitate the decision-making process for their development program(s)

+ Work independently to provide best-in- class operations and program management expertise to drive team members towards excellence in execution.

+ Maintain the overall development plans and enterprise R&D portfolio inputs

+ Collaborate with GDL, PSL and functional team members to ensure coordinated evaluation of product opportunities and/or scenarios and development of comprehensive, integrated recommendations (e.g. to Governance Committees) and strategic and operational product plans based on program defined objectives.

+ Facilitate collection, alignment and validation of sales and marketing budget ensuring alignment to the product/program strategy

+ Lead and facilitate cross-functional team meetings (agendas, minutes, tracking actions, etc.)

+ Facilitate team goal setting and tracking to ensure adherence to plan and strategy, and end of year team evaluation process

+ Coordinate communications to ensure team member alignment

+ Issue and present reports to senior management on a routine basis

+ Provide clear direction on product development requirements to meet expectations of external customers and business stakeholders

+ Be responsible for making decisions regarding the appropriate risk when there is substantial program impact

+ Lead other cross-functional projects (either strategic and/or operational) as required

+ Reinforce team operating principles to maximize alignment within the team and with other functions.

+ 80% EPT/LPT Strategy / Operations / Program Management

+ 20% Program Management Processes and R&D Initiatives

+ Demonstrated ability to manage complex cross-functional teams and processes

+ Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent proficiency a plus

+ Strong knowledge and understanding of global drug product development

+ Strong understanding and competency in planning processes and decision making

+ Demonstrated experience using standard program management tools and software including integrated development plans, timelines, risk management, and budget development and monitoring

+ Training, coaching and leadership experience

+ Demonstrated finance and business acumen

+ High level of accountability

+ Able to translate strategies into tangible deliverables for team to execute

+ Independent and creative thinker, tactful and diplomatic, requiring minimum oversight

+ Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, cultural awareness, managing meetings and group dynamics, ability to balance concerns of line management with objectives of cross-functional team

+ Ability to influence without authority and negotiate competing priorities

+ Management and leadership of complex projects

+ Strong analytical and decision-making ability, including ability to synthesize complex and diverse inputs to a problem, and recommend solutions/preferred options

+ Strong communication skills, including written and oral communication of executive level information and recommendations

+ Ability to provide insight into complex program interdependencies and assist in providing related budget and resource impact

+ Ability to adapt quickly and well to change, both organizationally and culturally

+ Ability to identify key priorities, align strategic and tactical plans and motivate cross-functional teams and drive effective partnerships across function

+ Fluency (spoken and written) in English

+ Complexity and Problem Solving

+ Guiding cross-functional product teams through program planning and execution and leading teams in issue resolution and risk management is inherently complex.

+ This requires a high level of problem solving capability and ability to balance competing priorities and quickly and objectively drive the team towards a path which maximizes value.

+ Working with a cross-functional team to develop robust arguments and tactics supporting recommendations to senior leaders and key stakeholders.

+ This role requires the incumbent to rationalize both strategically and tactically, and be able to present recommendations to senior leaders and key stakeholders.

+ Internal and External Contacts

+ Accountable to a Director or Senior Director within Global Program Management.

+ Interacts regularly with: GDL/PSL Members of the EPT/LPT, Colleagues in the Global Program Management Department, Functional representatives (R&D, Tech Ops, Finance, Commercial, etc.) across the organization

+ Leaders and members of various functions (R&D, Tech Ops, Finance, Commercial, etc.) across the organization

**Education and Experience Requirement of the** Project Manager I **includes** :

+ Bachelors degree in life sciences or related field required; advanced degree in life sciences or MBA preferred

+ Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in drug development and/or commercialization in a pharmaceutical environment

+ Minimum of 5 years of cross-functional program management experience

**Additional Information:**

+ Contract assignment, duration 6 months.

+ Work schedule: full-time, first shift.

**Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:**

+ Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchaseand the coverage is portable*

+ Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified

+ Weekly electronic pay options

+ Free online training campus available

+ Exclusive online employee community

+ Corporate discounts

**Apply Now!**

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position you must submit your resume to the Scientific Recruiter listed below:

Sandy at:

Thank you for your interest in the assignment.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at
Posted: 2019-10-25 Expires: 2019-11-25

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