Project Manager- Research Operations  (JP4961)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 11-02-2018
Job Title: Project Manager- Research Operations  (JP4961)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 24 months with likely extensions
Business Unit:   Translational Sciences Administration
 
3Key Consulting is looking for a Project Manager- Research Operations  for a leading, international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.
 
Job Summary:

Ideal Candidate- 5-10 yrs. experience with project management, PMP cert, MUST come from the Research & Developments space, Strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include Preclinical, Clinical, Regulatory, Sourcing, Budget and Finance. Demonstrated experience in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively (verbal and written) with various stakeholders 

Key responsibilities 
-Program manager for Research’s Productivity Program, with a strong understanding of financial tracking and reporting
-Serve as the primary point of communication for assigned initiatives leveraging best practices on communication strategy and tools with the desired results to provide appropriate level and cadence to the right target audience. 
Influence a high performing team with diverse backgrounds and opinions to deliver on initiative goals 
-Manage and escalate issues that could derail the initiative goals 
-Guide implementation team to success by implementing the initiative goals leveraging project management best practices (includes risk assessment if project goes off-track) as well as a communication plan to report the initiative results to the governance team 
-Liaise with Amgen stakeholders across functions 
-Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget, aligning project tactics with project strategy
-Facilitate effective project meetings, manage change and conflict in a matrix environment Coordinate, facilitate, and motivate all project stakeholders to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables 

Basic Qualifications: 

-Bachelor’s degree in Science, Finance with 10+ years in a biotech or pharmaceutical industry 
-Strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include Preclinical, Clinical, Regulatory, Sourcing, Budget and Finance 
-Demonstrated experience in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality 
-Ability to communicate professionally and effectively (verbal and written) with various stakeholders 
-Ability to apply critical thinking, skills and knowledge to solve issues 
-Self-directed, flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, and resourceful 
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences 

Preferred Qualifications: 

-Advanced degree (MSc or higher) and 5+ year experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical industry 
-Preference for candidates with familiarity in early discovery research and translational medicine 
-Formal project management training (e.g. PMP) preferred 
-Proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines
 
Top Must have Skill Sets:
1. Ability to navigate the matrix well
2. Well versed in best practice project management tools – particularly in business case generation and managing large strategic initiatives
3. Work well independently
 
Employee Value Proposition: This is an excellent opportunity for a driven, experienced and exceptionally talented individual to join a dynamic organization passionately committed to support Amgen scientific advancement.
 
Red Flags:
Lack of solid PM skills, background not within the Research space
 
Interview Process: Telephone interview followed by in-person
  
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.**No Third-party Vendors Please**
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Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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