Project Manager

  • location: North Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $45 - $50.48 per hour
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Project Manager

job summary:
  • Coordination of activities to ensure completion of multiple projects on time and within resource budget
  • Prioritize activities to ensure team goals are met
  • Lead simple process improvement activities and maintain project trackers and SharePoint sites for the function
  • Identify issues that potentially impact timelines for projects and identify potential interventions or solutions to manage the issues
  • Estimates project levels of effort and resource requirements by using standard estimation techniques and tools, and by working with appropriate staff to understand scope of effort
  • Prepares project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project
 
location: North Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $45.00 - 50.48 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Directs project execution by assigning tasks, tracking project schedules, identifying risks, and developing and executing contingency plans
  • Assures project quality by using standard development methodologies
  • Communicates project status by preparing standard project status update reports and by participating in department and customer project update meetings
  • Resolve project issues working with team members, project customers, and others as appropriate
  • Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and mentoring junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques
 
qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, typically in business;
  • 5-10 years of project management experience
  • 2+ years Pharma-related experience;
  • Process improvement experience desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • General understanding of business unit/group function
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations and data requires review of identifiable factors
  • Exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions; has broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.
  • Microsoft Access and extensive Excel experience
 
skills: Project Management, MS-EXCEL
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.

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