Professional – US – Project Manager II


New Jersey | Princeton


All on Site

Position type

Direct Placement

Job Description

Role Description: The Project Manager tasks include:
– Supports the project teams toward implementation of the strategic and operational plans and tracks progress to goals
– Manages and tracks program progress as assigned on a continual basis, identifying and tracking both cross-project and cross-functional risks and issues related to scope, timelines and budget. As appropriate, informs Senior management and ensures timely resolution
– Manages project information for assigned projects and is responsible for developing and maintaining good relationships with other functions fostering positive interactions and ultimately support achieving desired project outcomes
– Responsible for supporting departmental and corporate initiatives to drive process improvements
– Responsible for maintenance of the project actions, decisions and risks for project team interactions
– Partners with Finance team in driving quarterly forecasts and mid-to-long term budget planning for defined programs; reviews, challenges and ensures endorsement of projections by Senior Management
– Facilitates the review of development project reviews with Senior Management and ensures appropriate follow-through to achieve approved program/project objectives
– Responsible for developing a working knowledge and understanding of the science, therapeutic area and commercial landscape of assigned programs

– BA/BS degree & MBA (PMP certification preferred) with 4 to 7 years of project management experience (Pharma experience preferred)

Required Skills Include:
– Demonstrates strong analytical & critical thinking capability
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including willingness to constructively challenge the status quo; virtual communication skills are critical
– Excellent planning, organizational skills & attention to detail
– EQ and self-awareness with ability to flex personal style to suit environment and audience
– Ability to meet business objectives, team deliverables, and timely completion of duties and projects
– Knowledge of the company s products, the competition, and the pharmaceutical industry in general
– Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
– Ability to function effectively under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity
– Ability to effectively organize and prioritize tasks, both individually and across a team to achieve established deadlines
– High learning agility with strong mental flexibility; able to quickly assimilate new information inside and outside the pharma industry
– Strong collaboration skills
– Strong work ethic, pro-active, self-starter
– Excellent meeting coordination and facilitation skills
– Excellent Microsoft PowerPoint, outlook and teams skills required
– Maintains diverse, balanced, and effective teams
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