IT Project Manager

  • location: New Haven, CT
  • type: Contract
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IT Project Manager

job summary:

  • Drive proper project chartering and setup.
  • Facilitate the definition of the project scope, milestones, tasks, deliverables and resource requirements.
  • Identify necessary management structures for projects, and secure the management involvement required.
  • Establish a communication strategy in partnership with business and IT sponsors and effectively communicate project related information to team members, IT management, and customers throughout the project life cycle.
  • Keeps user experience in the forefront of all user-facing projects.
  • Work with technical teams and business teams when developing technologies and communication plans to provide an optimal end user experience.
  • Drive project management processes (including scope, schedule, risk, issue, resource management). Develop and maintain project plans, status reports, risk and issue logs, materials and other project related artifacts.

location: New Haven, Connecticut
job type: Contract
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors

  • Ensure that assigned projects are conducted in compliance with all department standards, policies, and guidelines.
  • Efficiently identify and resolve project issues.
  • Escalate issues that require executive attention.
  • Responsible for managing and preparing the IT portfolio status report and dashboard for IT-Steering Committee
  • Track project metrics (for example, schedule variances and customer satisfaction) to drive effective project execution.
  • Continually identify, prioritize and mitigate project risks.
  • Perform team management, driving motivation, collaboration and performance.
  • Oversee and control any external resources contracted to the project.
  • Manage vendor relationships and drive deliverables to meet target dates.
  • Ensure business inclusion throughout the management of the project schedule, project decision making, training, etc.

  • Bachelor's degree Business management and/or Information Technology management
  • Understanding and adherence to PMI's or similar Project and portfolio Management methodologies
  • PMP and Agile methodologies certification is a plus


  • Minimum 6-8 years' experience in Business Transformation program and/or Project management area.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with proven track record of leading broad, complex and/or strategic projects combined with the ability to execute at tactical project-level activities and tasks.
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of business process and pain points in Commercial within Pharma/Biotech setting
  • Experience in managing Product Launch planning, MDM, CRM & Sales Analytics projects within Pharma/Biotech
  • Strong understanding of SDLC
  • Demonstrated experience with assessing, rating, prioritizing and managing IT/Business projects portfolio in biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry
  • In-depth knowledge and experience building and motivating teams, with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Broad business acumen and understanding of software development processes, outsourcing and off-shoring.
  • Proven experience working effectively in a matrix organization and ability to collaborate effectively across geographies
  • Integrate process, people, quality and commitment-centric approach to getting work done.
  • Drive for high quality and ability to collaborate with other stakeholders to achieve high goals
  • Ability to work with different cross-functional stakeholders to establish and ensure a reliable and productive working relationship
  • Good written and oral communication skills including capacity to comfortably interface with senior leaders, including executive staffStrong negotiation skills and ability to influence.

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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