Project Manager IV (20-00089) – CA – South San Francisco

As a Sr. Project Manager, you will assemble, guide, empower and serve the team through excellence in project delivery resulting in value creation for our business and ultimately, our patients.
You'll be responsible for leading a team to deliver project outcomes, products and services that address critical business problems in a complex IT environment by selecting the best project delivery method (i.e. Agile principles and practices or Waterfall) that best fit the business needs. Therefore the Sr. Project Manager can take on one, or a combination, of the following roles in a squad, project or program : Program Manager, Project Manager, Squad Lead, Agile Coach or Scrum Master,
As part of one or more of those roles, you will:

  • Engage with Leadership, both business and IT, to collaborate on the delivery of value at a rate that is sustainable and digestible for the team and business
  • Ensure promised business value is being earned by leveraging the value creation or value maintenance framework
  • Orchestrate the formation of a squad and once established, closely interact with the product owner, partners and the development team
  • Collaborate with and support other roles that are supplied by Pharma Informatics or other Technology partners, with development and testing activities being performed by offshore teams in many cases
  • Guide the squad on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Coach the team to learn and adopt agreed ways of working and reacting to potential challenges and questions
  • Facilitate working sessions and ceremonies as required and agreed by the team
  • Guide / lead the team through the project delivery lifecycle, using Agile or Waterfall methodologies and frameworks, managing dependencies, raising and mitigating risks and issues and communicating out
  • Communicate project status, decisions, timelines and risks to various levels of the IT and business organizations as needed
  • Establish program / project governance structures as needed to deliver the project outcomes most efficiently and effectively
  • Manage project Statements of Work (SOWs), change requests, RFPs and other activities required to staff projects and procure infrastructure as needed
  • Manage project financials, including project budgets, forecasts, and spend for the project(s)

The ideal candidate:

  • Has an agile mindset with ability to pivot between roles and approaches based on team needs
  • Champions Agile principles and practices within the squad and leads by example
  • Has a strong focus on delivering MVPs, focused on incremental value rather than perfection
  • Has strong soft skills typically required in stakeholder engagement (empowering people, influencing, negotiation, conflict management)
  • Exhibits servant leadership style towards the product owner, scrum master, development team and the wider organization
  • Has solid understanding of and experience working with applications, integrations, and deployments

Additional Requirements:

  • Track record of successfully leading business-critical complex projects
  • Track record of successfully leading virtual-teams
  • Certification in scrum-methodologies (Scrum-Master and/or Product-Owner)
  • Work experience in the Life Sciences / Pharma industry
  • Experience in Agile methodologies, validation & delivery
  • Experience in organizational change management preferred
  • Experience with Agile organizations
  • Experience with Agile ways of working
  • Experience with tools like Smartsheet, Trello, JIRA
  • Experience with gSuite (gSheets, gSlides, gDocs, gDrive, gChat & hangouts, gSites, g+, …)

Source: Job Diva – Job Listing

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