IT Principal Project Manager
Roche Deutschland Holding GmbH
San Rafael de Escazu (Pharma), Costa Rica
hace 7 días

This Principal Project Management position will be responsible for managing application and infrastructure projects and / or programs (defined as a collection of distinct projects).

The Principal Project Manager is accountable for successfully meeting business solutions by implementing technical and / or process solutions.

The Principal Project Manager is expected to effectively manage and enforce project and process adherence, specifically the Group Informatics Project Management Methodology (PMM) and associated governance processes across all related projects in the program.

The Principal Project Manager will be responsible for managing project / program resources, project / program budgets & financial forecasts, scope control, risks, issues and creating and tracking integrated project plans for any program assigned.

This position is expected to provide timely executive level communications and status roll-ups for programs or project clusters assigned, to all stakeholders and escalate issues to the appropriate management level.

Additionally, this position must effectively manage the projects across global locations and time zones and be able to travel internationally as needed.

2. Purpose and mission of department, role of head

The PDT Project Delivery & Transition department is responsible to establish, plan, control, execute, and transition to operations the projects within the Enterprise Shared Portfolio of GIS.

The Project Manager is responsible to scope, plan, manage and control global IT projects and to report in a timely, accurate and transparent manner by help of standardized methods to allow accurate portfolio management and project execution control withinGIS.

3. 2-3 most important contributions of this department (2-3 short paragraphs of 2-3 sentences each)

The PDT department within GIS :

  • is accountable for the successful implementation of technical solutions through effective planning and execution throughout all phases of our project management methodology (PMM)
  • is responsible for managing assigned resources, effectively tracking budgets and financial forecasts, creating and tracking detailed project plans, effectively leading and facilitating project meetings and proactively controlling project scope, risks and issues.
  • is providing timely status reports to all stakeholders on active projects and escalating issues to the appropriate management level.
  • is effectively managing the enterprise IT portfolio of projects across global locations and time zones
  • is accountable for the fulfillment of all the requirements of the responsible quality organization and standards established by the portfolio management office
  • 4. Main customers

    The position delivers professional IT Project Management Services to Project Sponsors within IT - specifically for the areas of GIS (Global Infrastructure & Solutions).

    5. Main collaborations within IT

  • The business-accountable counterpart for the project scope during project execution is the Solution Owner. The Solution Owner is the initiator and owner of the project idea, the submission of the idea into the project portfolio and the verification of the benefit realization after project end;
  • throughout the project’s lifecycle he / she is an active partner for the project manager.

    The project manager works closely with a responsible portfolio analyst from the PMO to ensure timely and accurate project reporting on project scope, schedule, cost and resources, as well as project risks, issues, action items, and dependencies.

    Depending on the individual project assignment the project manager needs to collaborate closely with all other areas of GIS to ensure delivery in accordance with the strategic roadmaps, engineered standards and the Pharma IT Operating Model (piOM) guidelines and frameworks.

    In addition the project manager needs to collaborate closely with the Finance, Quality & Procurement departments as required.

    Also the involvement of other Group Informatics functions outside of GIS (as internal project workforce) might be required (e.

    g. Roche’s Shared Service Center in Warsaw).


  • 12+ years of experience as a successful Information Technology Project Manager using structured project management processes
  • Deep understanding of various System Development Life Cycles (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Iterative, Spiral, Safe, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of technology infrastructures
  • Demonstrated experience working and delivering projects in a scientific environment and / or pharmaceutical business areas.
  • Demonstrated competency planning and tracking project schedules with clearly-defined critical paths
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects with significant potential to cause moderate to drastic business disruption
  • Demonstrated experience in managing external contractors / suppliers throughout the engagement process (RFx process) and throughout the full project life cycle
  • Ability to manage the complexity of scope, time, cost, quality, risk, team dynamics on a global level in order to deliver programs and large multifunctional complex projects across multiple global locations
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large scale, very complex organizational change and supporting high performing, large (up to 60 or above team members) dynamic teams in virtual, cross-
  • functional and matrixed project environments

  • Ability to see the interrelationship of a project across "the big picture" and understand its dependency on other projects within and outside the program as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as presentation abilities
  • Demonstrated success communicating across a variety of audiences, including
  • business partners and informatics technologists (both up and down the organization)

  • Exceptional listening, problem solving, negotiation, and facilitation skills
  • Proven leadership abilities and emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated success handling initiatives of high complexity and risk
  • PMP, Prince2 (or equivalent) certification required
  • Ability to guide, mentor and coach colleagues in the best practices of project management
  • Plus : Experience within the Pharmaceutical and / or BioTech industry
  • Plus : Scientific education
  • Plus : Experience deploying GxP validated systems
  • Plus : Prior experience managing offshore contract resources
  • Education :

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree in CS, MIS, Life Sciences, Business; or equivalent experience
  • Plus : Post-graduate work in a related field
  • MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES : List no more than 7 major responsibilities for the incumbent of this role

    Project Scope Management

    Formulates and defines scope and objectives of programs or projects in collaboration with the accountable Solution Owner / Component Owner and ensures agreement and communication of project goals, schedule baselines, and strategic direction to all identified stakeholders

    Project Stakeholder / Communication Management

    Is responsible to identify all relevant project stakeholders and to establish and implement an appropriate communication plan to manage their requirements

    Manages relationships with various technology and business communities to achieve

    business objectives

    Project / Portfolio Delivery

    Define, plan, and drive the execution of projects or a program as collection of projects (defined by technology, customer or functionality) in both application and infrastructure domains

    Primarily responsible to deliver the projects on approved (baseline) schedule, on approved (baseline) budget, within quality limits, and with the expected benefits, as defined at project entry and project baseline gates and through controlled and documented change management throughout project delivery, as needed

    Project Risk, Assumption, Issue and Dependency (RAID) Management

    Actively manages risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (RAID) by carefully assessing potential impacts in collaboration with the respective project teams and proposing appropriate mitigation actions

    Is also responsible to identify, actively manage and integrate with any dependent projects or activities

    Project Planning, Tracking, Control & Reporting

    Creates baseline project schedules and tracks the completion of project deliverables, tasks, activities and milestones

    Provides accurate, timely and fit for purpose programs and / or project status reports using established norms and reporting tools of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO)

    Plan, baseline and control costs to ensure program and / or projects are on approved baseline budget

    Team Building & Leadership

    Identify, acquire, and lead multifunctional, global project teams of up to 60 team members and above (employees and contractors)

    Organizes and supervises the appropriate involvement of project resources and actively manages and addresses the resolution of conflicts within the project team

    Acts as an opinion leader / evangelist for best practices in project delivery

    Provides guidance and mentoring to the other project managers in the community


    Ensures and is directly accountable for compliance with project management, portfolio management and CSV policies, guidelines, process tools and reporting standards of the portfolio

    These norms will include all system qualification / validation state documentation, project documentation and resource forecasting / tracking, financial forecasting / tracking and governance procedures of the portfolio for the specific projects assigned

    Manage the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, and ultimate disposition of project information and documentation necessary for successful communications across all stakeholders and any required updates to living system documents for validated systems

    Facilitate project management activities across the entire project management methodology (PMM)

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