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Job Code: #16483
Title: PROJECT MANAGER
Job Location: Tucson, Arizona

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Job Description:

Our client in Tucson, AZ is seeking a Project Manager for a 1 year contract position.  Please forward resumes to tucsonjobs@pdsinc.com for immediate consideration.  Thank you!
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POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Manages project information to support decision making by project teams, Life Cycle Teams (LCTs) and Life Cycle Committee (LCC).

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

–        Manages project information to support project teams, LCTs and LCC decision making

–        Tactical coordination of timelines/budgets for all projects and functions within a LCT:

a)      Manage execution of cross-functional plans and track of progress of activities;

b)      Integrated resource and budget planning;

c)      Identify gaps, potential bottlenecks or delays and challenge assumptions;

d)      Risk management incl. critical path, risk assessment, scenario creation and analysis;

e)      Proposes options to close gaps and get projects back on schedule;

f)       Single point of control for project data (collect from functions/finance; owns version management and release of changes);

g)      Compile and communicate project reports.

–        Guides team processes, ensuring consistency, transparency and optimization.

–        Implements / pulls in best practices to project teams; fosters continuous improvement by ensuring knowledge, experience exchange.

–        Guides and manages preparation for project milestone reviews.

–        Defines, measures and reports key performance indicators for their projects, enabling teams and functions to measure and improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness.

–        Meeting management (sets agenda, organizes meetings, edits minutes).

Skills:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

– Demonstrates successful problem solving and coordination of project related activities.

– Written and oral communication skills required. Knowledge of MS Project and MPM.

– Previous experience with standard project management process (PMI) desired.

– Strong negotiation and meeting facilitation skills required.

– Diagnostic and/or Pharmaceutical industry and relevant diagnostic area knowledge preferred.

– Management of complex projects with ambitious milestones in high pressure circumstances.

– Experience with projects that required activity/milestone achievement to launch the product.

– Experience of challenging management in relation to data and resources.

– Good understanding of the Diagnostic Design Control process preferred.

 

Can you give me three to four questions that you would like the recruiter to ask in the pre-screening? (1) Familiarity with Project Plan, Word, Excel (should be advance users), (2) Clinical research experience, (3) Work experience in a regulated environment (knowledge of US and Intl Regulations).

Education:

Formal Training/Education:

Minimum (required):              

BS/BA in science, engineering or business administration Or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Preferred: Master's degree. Life Sciences field of study.  

 

Specific Project Management training and/or certification.

 

Experience:

Minimum (required): 6 years project management and/or product development experience

Preferred: Experience in research & development

Languages:
English  Read  Write  Speak
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Required

  • LIFE SCIENCES
  • MPM
  • MS PROJECT
  • PMI
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Additional

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGER
  • TRAINING
  • BUDGET
  • BUDGETS
  • CLINICAL RESEARCH
  • CRITICAL PATH
  • DESIGN CONTROL
  • EXCEL
  • EXCHANGE
  • FINANCE
  • LIFE CYCLE
  • MICROSOFT EXCEL
  • MICROSOFT PROJECT
  • MICROSOFT WORD
  • OPTIMIZATION
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • PROJECT PLAN
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • RISK MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING
  • VERSION MANAGEMENT
  • WORD
Languages: English( Speak, Read, Write )
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree
 
 
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State/Province: Arizona
City/Town: Tucson
   
 
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