Job Description :
Title: Project Manager
Location: Fort Mill, SC 29715
Duration: 4 Months contract to hire

Responsible for developing client-specific launch project plans, overall project delivery, driving projects to meet key milestones, drive accountability and removing obstacles on multiple concurrent projects.
Secures appropriate internal and external resources for execution of launch projects (i.e. Utilizing Aligned Teams, Shared Services and other resources as needed
Defines business requirements in collaboration with operations team for both Information Technology and Business Intelligence.
Identifies the need for funding and partners with Operations Director/VP, HR and facilities to secure funding for internal resources/investments.
Responsible for prioritizing IT and BI projects to ensure focus on highest priority items, coordinating IT and BI deliverables, and submitting requests for IT and BI activity
Monitors IT escalations and Production Support issues regarding impact to business
Oversight of all User Acceptance Testing to include planning, execution and sign-off
Documents, monitors, plans, and highlights anticipated risks and issues.
Formulates recovery plans or assessing impact if not recoverable and escalates as appropriate.
Records and monitors launch project actual costs vs. project budget.
Responsible for proactively identifying variances to plan and developing appropriate mitigation plans.
Leads change management.
Engages in effective brainstorming and brings creative ideas to the workplace.
Shows flexibility in changing approach when needed.
Cultivates and maintains positive working relationships with all team members, stakeholders and matrix partners.
Fosters an environment of critical thinking and process/continuous improvement.
Partners with all subject matter experts from within the organization to understand current state processes.
Partners with Quality Assurance team members (i.e. Governance, Audit, CAPA,) on quality-related initiatives when applicable.
Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
Leads and facilities meetings and workshops, ensuring timely completion of action items.
Aids in development and improvement of new or existing tools and processes.
Assesses business problems and opportunities and recommends best course of action (i.e. strategic and tactical
Utilizes structured, disciplined, and data-oriented process to identify root cause and solve problems.
Manages risk and assesses impact from a cost, efficiency, contractual, legal and/or regulatory standpoint.
Adheres to and analyzes project/program policies processes, standards, governance, and metrics.

Educational Requirements
A minimum of 7 years of applicable work experience required managing large complex projects/programs. Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent work experience will be considered. Project Management certification (PMP) or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is required.

Minimum skills, knowledge and ability requirements:
Advanced understanding of PMI project management methodologies and tools.
Advanced user of PMIS Systems (i.e. Clarity and Microsoft Project
Able to analyze target audiences, construct communication plans and artifacts that can effectively address their needs, and deliver effective communications to internal and external stakeholders, including the executive suite.
Able to use common project management tools to determine how the intersection of multiple projects impacts the critical path, baseline, resource constraints, costs and budget of the team.
Able to model different mitigation plans and make recommendations.
Able to extract the information from common tools and team members to analyze intersecting projects and team level allocations.
Able to prepare a complex schedule inclusive of dependencies and resourcing within project management tools and can use that tool to manage timelines and budget.
Able to use communication features (Timeline, Gantt charts, etc for stakeholder updates when needed.
Evaluates, plans, and implements business process improvements and practices.
General knowledge of reimbursement and patient assistance programs and database elements and functionality; operational policies and processes, particularly distribution processes / interfaces
Can use Outlook to schedule meetings with internal and external resources in multiple locations.
When needed, utilizes the information in MS Excel as part of a tool kit that communicates project level information based on the needs of the project.
Within MS Excel works with multiple worksheets, filters data, functions, pivot tables.
Able to create presentations in MS PowerPoint to present complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by the team.
Able to create documents in MS Word to present complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by the team.
Able to create diagrams in MS Visio to present complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by the team.
Able to lift up to 25lbs.
Able to work in a seated position for extended periods of time.
Able to travel up to 25% and at times with short notice.