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Head Of Project Management

Company: Actalent
Location: Longmont
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Actalent is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial applicant to join our team as a full-time Head for the Project Management Department responsible for developing, maintaining, and executing plans across this company within the Early-Stage Development & Testing business unit. This role requires an ability to interact with technical staff and consistently translate project activities across our teams into visible project plans.Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage assigned project managers to ensure development of the PM activities and timelines and ensure proper integration and alignment of managed projects across the business unit.
  • Provide direction and oversight to cross-functional project teams. Plan, lead, and facilitate regular cross-functional project team meetings. Develop detailed task lists and work effort assessment and short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from all key players and team members.
  • Develop standards, processes, and tools used for effective project scheduling and to set and manage quality targets.
  • Perform project management functions for assigned projects, ensuring project goals, timeframe, accountability, and budget are achieved.
  • Continually review and ensure adequate resources are available to meet deliverables and milestones.
  • Develop, lead, and implement continuous improvement for assigned projects and programs.
  • Act as the key relationship manager for assigned clients; recommend courses of action regarding client management issues; gain approval and support from senior management across the organization for plan.
  • Develop relationships with subject matter experts (SMEs) and leverage SMEs knowledge to resolve new challenges.
  • Ensure that all staff allocated to assigned project(s) adheres to professional standards and SOPs, providing performance feedback to team member's respective supervisors.
  • Aid in development and maintenance of key project performance indicators for client specified metrics, ensuring that the KPIs are within scope of the project contract.
  • Define and manage project resource needs and establish succession plans for key resources.
  • Collaborate with departmental representatives to anticipate and identify project risks and develop action and resolution plans. Communicate issues and risks, develop plans to remove or mitigate them, and escalate as warranted.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels to provide accurate information to the leadership team.Additional Skills & Qualifications:
    • A BS degree in Life sciences or related; Masters or other advanced degree preferred. PMP certification also highly preferred.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in a pharmaceutical company/CDMO with 4+ years managing PM teams.
    • Experience with project management software systems. Familiarity with Smartsheet is a plus.
    • Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff within a matrix organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead by example and to encourage team members to seek solutions independently.
    • Experience successfully managing teams, setting goals, managing performance, mentoring, and coaching.
    • A self-starter with the ability to make sound decisions about scheduling, managing priorities and to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Flexible during times of change with the ability to navigate and resolve ambiguity.
    • Must be results driven and goal oriented with the ability to anticipate potential problems and resolve before cost and schedule are impacted.
    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate within cross-functional teams and to upper management.
    • Ability to comprehend the Company's overarching strategic approach to understand and addresses inter-dependencies within projects.
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment.
    • Experience with early-stage drug development is highly preferred, including an understanding of GxP. Experience Level:Expert Level

      About Actalent:

      Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
      The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Longmont , Head Of Project Management, Executive , Longmont, Colorado

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