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Project Manager- R&D Team

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Location
Frazer, PA
Job Type
Contract
Degree
Bachelor
Date
Aug 02, 2016
Job ID
2358842
Leading pharmaceutical manufacturer has an immediate need for a contractor to work as a Project Manager for the R&D team within the Frazer, PA location with 20% local travel. This role will supports general business operations by providing various administrative support activities as a generalist.The Project Manager of R&D Project Management is responsible to provide experienced project management and serve as a core project team member to drive global product development teams. The Project Manager is expected to work effectively with R&D Project Management, R&D Leadership, within assigned project teams and across functions, divisions and organizational levels to ensure that efficient and productive project management expertise is provided. 

The Project Manager is responsible to drive development according to the R&D Operating Model and serves as the project plan owner with responsibility for managing and communicating all aspects of project plans as needed by the organization. Additionally, the Project Manager is an expert user of enterprise project management systems and processes ensuring accurate information is developed and maintained and documentation is complete and secure. 

Major duties and responsibilities: 

1. Responsible to serve as a Professional member of the Core Project team adhering to the responsibilities of the R&D Project Team Operating Model including the management and facilitation of the cross-functional project team to ensure delivery of the Product Development Plan 
2. Responsible for leading the development, optimization, analysis, maintenance, and communication of integrated project work plans and project reports developed with Project Champion and Project Team 
3. Responsible to co-chair Project Submission Teams and other Subteams as required 
4. Responsible for project team administration using MS Project Server and SharePoint systems to develop, update, and maintain all team documentation (project plans, agendas, minutes, action items/logs, monthly status reports, risk registers, core documents, etc.) 
5. Responsible to support Governance planning and approval processes as part of the project team or in support of extended R&D Project Management responsibilities 
6. Support other duties as required or assigned. 

Reports To: 
Senior Project Manager, R&D Project Management 

Education and Knowledge Requirements: 
Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in a science, healthcare discipline, or industrial engineering 

Experience Required: - Experience in NDA / EMA drug development pathways with at least 5 years of pharmaceutical experience 
- Experience working with or managing global and cross-functional project teams 
- Experience interacting with technical areas to support and drive product development 
- Working knowledge of industry guidelines (i.e., ICH, GMP, GCP, etc) and applicability to product development 
- Understanding of FDA and EU based regulatory development and submission processes 

Functional Knowledge: Excellent computer software skills, specifically - Microsoft Project, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook 

Company/Industry Related Knowledge: Experience in pharmaceutical industry 

Travel Requirements Less than 20%