Project Manager III (19-00731) – AZ – Tucson

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).

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. 
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