Workstream Project Manager

Summit, New Jersey
Industry: Business Analyst / Project Manager
Job Number: JN -042021-63025

 Summary:

  • The business Project Manager (PM) is accountable for the day-to-day hands on management of project activities for critical business workstreams within Worldwide Patient Safety (WWPS), including project planning, directing and managing project execution, monitoring and documenting project work, and scheduling of all project activities. The PM is accountable for ensuring that all workstream plans are effectively and efficiently executed and delivered successfully against expectations, remaining on-time, within budget and within scope. The PM is responsible for providing necessary workstream updates and input into the Program Management Office (PMO) to support successful delivery of the entire project.

 

Overall Project Management Responsibilities

  • Manage critical business activities supporting assigned projects
  • Coordinate internal cross-functional resources and vendors for the execution of project activities and deliverables
  • Track finances and burn rate for project(s)
  • Define and organize workstream activities for the project and track progress
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation for workstream activities
  • Manage workstream priorities and expectations through efficient and effective planning
  • Proactively anticipate, track and mitigate project-related issues and risks
  • Organize and communicate baseline schedules and important milestones to end stakeholders, set expectations, responsibilities and follow up as appropriate to projects progress per the baseline schedule
  • Diligently maintain and communicate updates to the schedule, as required
  • Lead meetings and ensure that meeting minutes and follow ups are taken, distributed, and monitored for close out
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation on Sharepoint, including status updates and other project deliverables
  • Communicate key workstream activities and outcomes to various stakeholders
  • Facilitate decision making with stakeholders and SMEs to drive workstream outcomes
  • Provide status updates and identify cross-workstream dependencies to the Program Management Office
  • Unblock or escalate issues to the PMO in a timely manner; then drive and own mitigation

Required:

  • 8+ years of experience in Project Management, with progressively increasing responsibilities in delivery and project management
  • BS/BA; PMP (Project Management Professional) certification or similar certification
  • Experience communicating with all levels of the organization; familiar with change management principles
  • Experience working in complex, cross functional, multi-cultural and global environments
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry experience
  • Expertise in MS Project, Excel, and other project management tools. 

Preferred:

  • Pharmacovigilance / Drug Safety experience
  • Track record of successfully coordinating a decentralized network of colleagues
  • Experience in supporting process development and impact assessment.
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