Under limited supervision, develops and manages planning and tracking of
designated multiple projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished
within prescribed time frame and parameters established. Manages, facilitates and maintains all
project related historical documentation, project schedules and milestone due dates, resources
requirements and identifies task relationships. Reports information to the project team,
departmental managers, directors and vice presidents as required
Essential Job Functions
This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be
required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific
Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies,
procedures, and state, federal and local laws.
Reviews project proposals or plans on a preliminary or initial basis to determine time
frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements,
and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.
Develops and implements project plans, which includes timelines, scheduling project
meetings, setting agendas, preparing and presenting project progress.
Upon approval, proceeds with project by providing and/or disseminating information to
affected constituents (Company personnel or designated consultants); coordinates/leads
project planning, project activities with the activities of affected constituents.
Prepares project and other analytical reports; provides summaries and recommendations
of projects to the appropriate person(s), throughout all phases of the project including
Coordinates the transfer of designated projects to the Customer for continued processing
or completion as determined by the appropriate top functional leader.
Manages projects and activities for accomplishment of department and organization
Assists in the management of third party project interfaces/interactions with several
departments and outside organizations.
Facilitates and leads project team meetings and responsible for building effective project
Responsible for tracking and controlling project plans and budget.
Communication of project status.
Management of one or more large portfolios of inter-related projects.
Supervises other project managers in projects or small project portfolios.
Evaluates, develops and implements appropriate historical tracking system or database
for all assigned projects.
Confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities and
scope of authority and determine project risk.
As required, participates in internal and external meetings relating to projects; provides
summaries of meeting to appropriate person(s) and makes recommendations as
Performs related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
and other regulatory requirements.
Project Management/Planning and tracking practices, principles, tools and techniques.
Company policies and procedures, including personnel and safety rules and regulations.
English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Project Management and financial modeling tools and advanced project management
financial and accounting concepts and principles.
Principles of Project Management and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Computer operations and software applications.
Mathematical and statistical analyses.
Data collection practices and procedures.
Report writing and oral presentation.
Implementing goals, objectives and practices for effective, efficient and cost effective
management of allocated resources.
Reading, analyzing and interpreting common scientific and technical journals, financial
reports, and legal documents.
Responding to common inquiries or complaints from project customers, regulatory
agencies, of members of the business community.
Presenting information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Applying advanced project management financial and accounting concepts and
Planning and managing projects and portfolios of projects, defining problems, collecting
data, establishing facts, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending methods,
procedures and/or techniques for resolution.
Interpreting technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and dealing with
abstract and concrete variables.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted
during the course of work and with third party vendors/contractors.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Communication, oral, written, presentation and analytical.
Developing/organizing project plans/portfolios, supervision and administration of other
project management personnel within department.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
: Requires the ability to stand, walk,
communicate via telephone, and use office equipment such as a personal computer, copier and
fax machines regularly during the course of work; sit for extended periods; and travel via airplane,
automobile, train and/or other means of transportation to conduct Company business.
: Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in related field from an
accredited college or university and a minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) years related experience
working with multi-functional groups or project teams, with at least three (3) years in a
management role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree
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