• LFB USA - Associate Director Project Management

    Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
    Job ID
    2018-1316
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Program/Project Management
    Type
    Full Time
    Company
    LFB USA
  • Overview

    The AD Project Management is responsible for strategic and operational project and resource management for cross-functional project planning, including project assumptions, timelines, deliverables, and required resources. Must be able to manage, develop, design and maintain reporting standards and key performance parameters and communicate key information with all stakeholders. Primary contacts are project managers, department managers, finance, senior management team and external resources/vendors.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage a matrix-oriented teams including external resources/vendors to plan and implement project(s).Set goals and objectives. Support and direct the project team. Develop project plans that will define the tasks, timelines and resources required to successfully complete the project on time and on budget.
    • Monitor project progress, adapt to unforeseen issues and offer viable solutions should they arise. Generate meeting minutes. Maintain project tracking via appropriate tracking tool.
    • Coordinate preparation of reports through gathering, analyzing and summarizing data and information. Prepare management reports to provide information required for the preparation of financial resources and forecasting. Report to management on progress, problems and solutions.
    • Define resource constraints based on concurrent timelines and activities across projects (portfolio management) and within projects. Communicate with management, project and functional managers and work with operational and project management to define resolutions to identified constraints.
    • On an ad-hoc basis, manage discreet projects as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in pharmaceutical science, biotechnology or related field. Certification in project management desired (i.e., PMP) with a minimum of 7 years’ experience as a project lead. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Experience with CMC related activities required. Regulatory experience/background (BLA’s, FDA responses, etc.) highly desired.
    • Demonstrated expertise in all phases of the project management life cycle with a focus on project planning including project schedule development, project resourcing, budgeting, risk management and project/meeting documentation and reporting.
    • Advanced Gantt preparation skills and proficiency working with project management tools and software. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing; ideas, concepts, recommendations, technical and complex information clearly and concisely in a timely manner, at a level consistent with the audience.
    • Ability to systematically analyze situations and issues, identify options, draw logical conclusions and sound inferences, determine and recommend practical courses of action using innovation, creativity, good judgment and strategic thinking. Strong conflict resolution skills required.
    • Strong organization skills including demonstrated tenacity for following up with team members and management on outstanding items to meet project plan deliverables.
    • Strong general management skills and sound knowledge of pharmaceutical development and project planning and management.

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