Sr Project Manager

  • location: Warren, NJ
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $75.30 - $88.59 per hour
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Sr Project Manager

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location: Warren, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $75.30 - 88.59 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors

Responsible and accountable for the timely and efficient development and launch of CMO Projects which require management of multi-functional teams (QA, Manufacturing Science / Technical, Regulatory Affairs, Analytical, Packaging Engineering, Supply Chain, Artwork operations etc.) and which usually involve multiple markets and potentially multiple third party contractors.

The types of projects to be managed include (but are not limited to) Manufacturing Process Transfers, Analytical Method Transfers, Cost Reduction Projects (linked to manufacturing process or packaging changes), and Process Improvement (for compliance or efficiency reasons).

The CMO Project Manager is responsible and accountable to deliver on the project deliverables throughout the project lifecycle, including:

1. Project initiation & Planning Develop and implement business case, budgeting, project planning

2. Project Execution and Monitoring Driving project timelines, risk management, leading contingency planning and the escalation process when necessary

3. Project Reporting & Documentation All project planning related documentation such as schedules, protocols, meeting minutes must be stored and retrievable as well as all documentation of technical activities such as reports, investigations

4. Project Compliance Project activities must comply to GxP if appropriate as well as internal Quality Modules and Standards

5. Project Close Handover to operations, project performance assessment and post-launch review

- Project Communication:The CMO Project Manager acts as the single point of contact (SPOC) across all stakeholders (internal and external) related to the project and is required to develop an appropriate communication plan.

- On-time, On-budget, Quality: Key deliverables are to meet project objectives in regard to scope, timing, cost and quality and pro-actively manage stakeholders.

- High-Performance Team Management: The role of the project manager is critical to ensure a high-performing cross-functional collaboration within the project team.

- The Project Manager is also responsible to champion the user of the appropriate and standardized Project Leadership Methodologies.

Education & Qualifications:

  • 4 Year College/University Degree with Technical, Science or Business degree with requisite experience.
  • Science
  • The Project Manager must understand the key project bottlenecks and risks in a consumer healthcare manufacturing environment. This requires solid understanding of the technical aspects either through study or hands-on experience.
  • 4 Year Technical University Degree (Engineering / Pharmaceutical / Manufacturing / Chemical) with business, product supply studies
  • Science (Chemistry), Engineering (Production, Chemical, Analytical), Supply Chain, Procurement
  • The Project Manager must successfully operate in an environment with a large level of autonomy and therefore the requisite experience to lead and deliver without detailed, hands-on intervention of his/her manager.
  • Communication and escalation can be sensitive, requiring a strong understanding of organizational dynamics.
  • Project Management Institute Certification is preferred.
  • It is paramount that the Project Manager display be extremely well-structured and able to clearly document and archive project documentation. The Project Manager is required to provide clear communication and at times render complex subjects in a simple, clear manner.
  • The Project Manager will need to lead the scoping and planning activities of the project which require a thorough understanding of product manufacturing / manufacturing start-up, the regulatory environment and quality requirements. While the Project Manager is not intended to be the subject matter expert, as leader of the cross-functional team he/she must understand and be able to spot the potential risks and opportunities.
  • Some solid knowledge of project management tools and processes and a track record of using these tools and processes is required to ensure smooth project monitoring and solid project follow-up and documentation.
  • Significant impact on Product Network Activities, Product quality and compliance, Cost Savings and Supplier Network simplification as the Project Manager owns and drives projects in these areas. Project Managers with key strategic initiatives (network rationalisation for example) have a significant impact on the organisation's ability to reach these strategic goals.
  • The Project Manager will have strong connections across the CMO organisation (across different Supplier Relationship Teams and/or the Category and with the Program Manager) as well as with colleagues in other GMS Functions (Regional Operations, Category) and also other functions (Regulatory Affairs, Product Development, Marketing, Packaging Development). The role will typically interact with subject matter experts across these different functions (potentially as project team members) and their management (for reporting and escalation).
  • The Project Manager will represent Consumer Healthcare at the contract manufacturer during the project and thus must have the experience and professional maturity to do so with competence.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for internal communication and escalation through senior management on status related to the project and requires the necessary experience and understanding of a matrix, multi-national organization.
skills: PMP
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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