GBS Project Manager
San José, CR
hace 4 días


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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy.

MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an

inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.


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

MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and

technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and


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 MSD's global business


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 MSD 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

Summarize project statuses for monthly GBS

Program Management status meetings.

Education :

Bachelor’s degree in engineering,

bioscience, finance, or related field.

Project Management Professional

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.

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

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)

Communicates :

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


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


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


Lean and / or Six Sigma Certification a plus

Agile Scrum Master Certification a plus

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