Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where our company has codified its 125-
year legacy. Our company’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Our company’s Global Business Services division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world.
Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing our company’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.
The primary activities include but are not limited to :
Responsible for the end to end cross-functional project management of CI and IT initiatives to support the company's global business strategies.
Collaborate closely with other organizational groups to partner with the relevant business areas to effectively coordinate execution of strategic projects.
Lead the planning and reporting activities for these strategic activities and become the trusted adviser of the business Global Process Owners and Business Service Center leadership.
Ensure the company technology standards compliance and pursue integration and leveraging of platform opportunities.
Facilitate monthly project(s) review meetings to ensure open communication between project teams, sponsors, Financial and IT Leadership is achieved.
Support monthly financial reviews with CI CoE, GPO and BSC Leaders.
Review project execution readiness to ensure compliance with governance models are in place to support decision making and issue escalation.
Review financial forecasts monthly to ensure the project(s) spend is in line with allocations.
Proactively review project(s) for threats and opportunities and manage known risks
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, bioscience, finance, or related field.
Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
Experience and Skills Required :
Strong proficiency in Project Management leading global projects, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience leading CI and IT projects (>
$500K) from inception to close-out.
Strong Change Management, Communication (written, oral, presentation), negotiation, influencing and relationship building skills.
Proven ability to work in a fluid environment and comfortable in dealing with ambiguous situations.
High competency in the use of project management and analytical software tools. Knowledge of MS Project Server and SharePoint project portfolio management processes and reporting tools.
Strong understanding of Lean Methodology, Tools, Techniques and Accelerators.
Ability to make a positive contribution as demonstrated by learning new skills and making suggestions for process / procedure improvement.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, define, and solve business problems as well as developing business cases and advising business owners on managing risks.
Ability to work toward enterprise goals, using influence rather than control, and fostering a work environment based on trust, sharing, and collaboration.
Preferred Experience and Skills :
Experience working in regulated environments (Pharmaceutical, Aviation industry),
Experience leading ERP implementations.
Project Leader :
Leads projects through issues, roadblocks, and problems
Acts as a change agent to drive teams toward success
Guides team members to perform through issues and constraints
Owns projects :
Owns the timeline, budget, resource constraints, and deliverables / results
Shifts between the "big picture" and the small-but-crucial details
Be prepared to roll up her / his sleeves and work through detailed issues
Manages projects :
Ensures all appropriate tools are completed and used effectively (e.g., charter, Gantt chart, status updates)
Actively communicates with project sponsors and stakeholders
Establishes regular points of communication
Manages sponsor and stakeholders’ expectations
Delivers the expected results :
Deliver projects on time, within budget and scope to a high level of quality and stakeholder satisfaction.
Works with functional and site leaders as a thought leader to create future state improvement roadmaps with clear executable plans that are in line with the business strategies improvement needs
Works with local team members to instill effective daily project management behaviors, such as daily metric review
Coaches other employees on the use of various tools, concepts and practices to build self-sufficiency, sustainability and scalability
Knowledge of Robotic Process Automation a plus.
Working experience in complex environments, general knowledge of finance and cost accounting.
Awareness of relevant industry business, information, and technology trends.
Ability to manage globally through complexity and ambiguity along with competing priorities.
Ability to coach and mentor junior project managers.
Lean and / or Six Sigma Certification a plus
Agile Scrum Master Certification a plus
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