Job Description :
Position: Senior Project Manager
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Duration: 12 months w/ possibility of extension

Notes:
Red Flags: Never worked with teams. IT centric. No process development experience. Only worked on one project at a time. Projects are not complex. Poor communication skills.
Interview Process: Phone screen and face to face interview.

Description:
Manage drug development projects with teams, communicate and escalate issues, provide high level project status and timeline scenario''s as needed.
The position offers an opportunity to learn extensive process development project management of biosimilars/large molecules/small molecules from research to launch. It includes all functions of Process Development.
Participate in cross-functional project team(s) from multiple Client sites, and external partners, to develop innovative drug and combination drug/device products.
Responsible for developing and maintaining project schedules for Client life-cycle management projects and providing general project management support to product delivery teams.
Partner with process development technical leads and other cross functional partners to identify key deliverables and ensure cross functional alignment and accountability.
Assist by driving decision making for assigned projects in alignment with Client’s decision model. Create project reports, dashboards and communications that include appropriate risk analysis.
Perform project management at a high level of professionalism for projects that utilize internal and external personnel, contract firms, and partners using structured, systematic methodologies to meet business objectives.
Follow Client’s governance processes, procedures, specifications, guidance documents, quality system, and applicable industry standards. Generate and manage detailed integrated project plans and schedules.
Negotiate and resolve conflicts among team/functional members to accomplish project and business goals. Ensure participation in functional and cross-functional management reviews.
Establish and manage collaboration and team web sites (e.g. My Teams Track delivery of and create repositories for all project deliverables.
Facilitate and incorporate lessons learned, best practices, etc. across teams. Support business process improvements initiatives.
Manages one or more high-level, complex non-technical projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost, to deliver specified requirements. Projects may be strategic in nature.
Responsibilities may include resource allocation and all phases of development life cycle (i.e. feasibility study, requirements, analysis, ROI, business plan, design, testing, and implementation planning Regularly interacts with management.
Coordinates and directs the activities of project team members. May be responsible for cross-functional teams. Ensures all project requirements and/or objectives are documented. May obtain and manage external resources required for project completion.

Requirements:
Extensive PM experience working with teams, expert with MS project; preferable science background, able to listen/learn and influence. 20% Travel required.
Expertise in running medium to large scale projects; excellent understanding of project management processes and procedures; experience with project management and analyst methodologies and best practices.
Strong analytical skills; business process development best practices, change management.
Strong MS Project, MS Word, Visio, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel skills.
Understanding of systems for sharing and collaboration; excellent communication skills to work with cross-program resources.