Job Description :
Job Title: MES IT Project Manager - W2 Contract
Primary Skills: Given in the JD
Location: Irvine, CA
Duration: 1 Year + Ext possible
No. of Positions: 1
Position Type: Contract

Description:
IT Project Manager (MES Implementation Experience)

The MES IT Project Manager is responsible for managing the IT implementation of Edwards'' global MES (manufacturing execution system) project. Candidates should have the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while creating an environment that motivates, inspires, and respects others. This position requires high organization and planning skills; along with an eye for detail. The MES IT project manager should also possess strong communication skills and have the ability to work both independently and within a team. This position will report into the IT Project Management Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of this position include:
Lead project teams through all project stages, from Idea to planning to transition and close
Facilitating meetings including preparing agendas, coordinating schedules & materials, documenting meeting minutes, following up on action items
Proactive risk and issue management to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved on time and within budget & scope
Financial management including budgets, forecasts, actuals, and variances
Communicate project statuses and updates to project team and business owners throughout the duration of the project; making certain all impacted stakeholders have an understanding of risks, issues, and activities related to the project.
Work closely with senior IT and business leaders to ensure that delivery expectations are developed, managed and met. Includes coordination with the business PM.
Act as point of contact for vendor contacts, which includes integration of project tasks and reviewing deliverables
Ability to tailor information to the audience - from detail to broad summaries and technical to business focused
Accountable for delivering projects on time, within budget and scope
Ensure project goals are in line with IT strategy and business objectives
Build a cohesive, high-performing project team to achieve results
Oversee the sharing and prioritization of resources among projects
REQUIREMENTS:
10 years of IT project management experience in a mid to large size global organization
Bachelor''s degree required
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
Enterprise IT system implementation and process optimization experience required; MES Implementation experience preferred
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong leadership skills and experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with management and executive stakeholders
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Working knowledge of SaaS and vendor hosted systems and implementations
Experience within a regulated environment (medical device or life sciences) preferred