Project Manager, LIMS Implementation

  • location: Boston, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $75 - $85 per hour
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Project Manager, LIMS Implementation

job summary:
Project Manager, LIMS Implementation

The Project Manager for LIMS Implementation is a role within the Technology Program Management Office reporting directly to the Senior Director, GIS Portfolio Manager, with dotted line matrixed reporting to the LIMS project leader.

The Project Manager will have execution delivery responsibilities for the LIMS Implementation. Building on the current technology strategy, the team will design, develop and deliver an implementation program for LIMS to support current and future requirements supporting cell and gene therapy.

The LIMS Implementation Project Manager will be charged with hands-on management of all PMO activities and ensuring accurate status reporting across all Technology workstreams and driving the project outcomes.

The Project Manager, Technology Program Management Office, is required to have relevant PMO-related experience specifically in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries. This experience will be critical in understanding both the process challenges and the technology being implemented, which will help the Project Manager facilitate successful delivery outcomes.

The Project Manager will work closely with various project teams, and the cross-functional Program Core Team. The Project Manager will ensure that the project is in alignment with other inter-dependent projects, programs and stakeholders.

The Project Manager will be responsible for hands-on execution of the full LIMS Implementation inclusive of system integrations. This includes responsibility for:

  • Program and Workstream Governance
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Risk and Issue Management (including cross-functional impact assessment/mitigation)
  • Dependency Management (both within the program and externally)
  • Integration Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communications and Change Management
  • Business Adoption and Acceptance / Client Satisfaction
The Project Manager should expect to be heavily involved in presenting and monitoring status, anticipating challenges, unblocking issues, managing dependencies and providing business sponsor and stakeholder transparency for the program through accurate and timely management reporting.

The Project Manager may also be responsible for collaboration with project managers from external consulting teams to ensure successful joint outcomes and accurate management reporting.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in Project Management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing large-scale, complex projects
  • Training and experience in Agile practices
  • Experience working specifically on implementing LIMS, including: Systems Integrations within the past 1-5 years
Leadership

  • Demonstrated leadership presence and drive
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to clearly and succinctly express ideas
  • Experience facilitating project meetings and effectively and respectfully holding team members accountable for status, deliverables and the timely escalation of blockers
  • Unfailing commitment to representing project status in an accurate and timely manner, weekly or in near real time when changes occur
  • Successful track record of managing collaborative projects with vendors and packaged software
Collaboration

  • Exemplify a highly collaborative mindset and actively facilitate team communication
  • Build strong relationships with peers and colleagues across the Technology organization, and with key business clients
  • Actively anticipate, track and plan for risks and issues, dependencies, resourcing and contingencies
  • Communicate status, risks and issues in a direct and timely manner
  • Escalate issues in a manner that is effective and direct
Innovation

  • Demonstrate an analytical, objective, and strategic mindset and a drive to learn new technologies
  • Analyze processes and systems, identifying potential for change
  • Possess an understanding of technology solutions implemented in the past
Skills/Tools

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience practicing project feature prioritization and backlog grooming methods
  • Experience with Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools and reports
  • Demonstrate ability to accurately track and forecast financials and provide accrual information to Finance
  • Understanding of the principles of finance and cost benefit analysis (e.g., capitalized, amortized and expensed costs, opportunity costs, soft and hard dollar benefits, payback, ROI, ROE, NPV, etc.)
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Biopharmaceutical or biotechnology experience
  • Experience with high-growth stage companies
  • Agile CSM, PSM or similar certification and hands-on experience
  • PMP or Prince2 certification
  • Experience working specifically on GxP software implementations
  • Recent LIMS implementation experience from initiate/design to go-live
  • Previous LabVantage LIMS impl
 
location: Boston, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $75 - 85 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Biopharmaceutical or biotechnology experience
  • Experience with high-growth stage companies
  • Agile CSM, PSM or similar certification and hands-on experience
  • PMP or Prince2 certification
  • Experience working specifically on GxP software implementations
  • Recent LIMS implementation experience from initiate/design to go-live
  • Previous LabVantage LIMS impl
 
qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience practicing project feature prioritization and backlog grooming methods
  • Experience with Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools and reports
  • Demonstrate ability to accurately track and forecast financials and provide accrual information to Finance
  • Understanding of the principles of finance and cost benefit analysis (e.g., capitalized, amortized and expensed costs, opportunity costs, soft and hard dollar benefits, payback, ROI, ROE, NPV, etc.)
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Biopharmaceutical or biotechnology experience
  • Experience with high-growth stage companies
  • Agile CSM, PSM or similar certification and hands-on experience
  • PMP or Prince2 certification
  • Experience working specifically on GxP software implementations
  • Recent LIMS implementation experience from initiate/design to go-live
  • Previous LabVantage LIMS impl
 
skills:

  • Biopharmaceutical or biotechnology experience
  • Experience with high-growth stage companies
  • Agile CSM, PSM or similar certification and hands-on experience
  • PMP or Prince2 certification
  • Experience working specifically on GxP software implementations
  • Recent LIMS implementation experience from initiate/design to go-live
  • Previous LabVantage LIMS impl

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