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Project Management Senior Associate- REMOTE (JP7931)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Project Management Senior Associate- REMOTE (JP7931)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA    
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 18 November 2020
Note: Remote
 
3 Key Consulting is hiring a Project Management Senior Associate for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.
 
Job Summary:
  • Candidate can be fully remote - must work PST (no exceptions on time zone).
  • 4+ years of PM experience within any industry (Pharma or Biotech preferred - not required)
  • Must have experience with Agile techniques
  • Bachelor’s Degree Minimum
  • This will be a team of 6
  • The client is seeking a Project Manager to join the Digital Workplace Experience services team who would support the Executive Services Owner.
  • The Project Manager will play the role of scrum master who would help the Service Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team.
  • The Project Manager would facilitate a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope, eliminate impediments – many of which would be beyond the team’s authority or may require support from other teams.
  • Project Manager actively addresses these issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration.
  • Project Manager will report on the team’s work using existing tools and systems.
  • The Project Manager will report to the Executive Services Manager, Information Systems, but needs to be independent with the ability to listen to stakeholders, follow up and be proactive in all aspects.
  • This role will be part of the client’s IS, Digital Workplace Experience team and will work closely with multiple internal project teams and partnering with key stakeholders including CEO Staff to ensure requirements are met.
 
Key Job Responsibilities for Specialist IS Bus Sys Analyst includes:
 
  • Extensive Project Management skills.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: Creating Epics, User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Agile Games.
  • Create and maintain Scrum boards as appropriate for internal teams, including updating User Stories and Epics with Agile Team’s input.
  • Conduct effective and efficient status meetings for the core team and various levels of project leadership.
  • Coordinate resources (scrum team) by facilitating their assignment to stories/tasks.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with key stakeholders and project team.
  • Work with multiple work streams and multiple internal teams to ensure the committed deliverables are met.
  • Work with scrum team to encourage completion of activities.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor user story and backlog priority with the assistance of product owner.
  • Develop and review project status and reports, including burn down charts and velocity diagrams.
  • Facilitate Backlog Grooming / Generation.
  • Facilitate Scrum and Sprint Planning Meetings
  • Facilitate Sprint Backlog Refinement
  • Attend Scrum of Scrums, as necessary
  • Integrate with Product Owners for Prioritization and Escalations
  • Integrate with Scrum Team to clarify status including advancements and/or impediments
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral and written across Business and IT.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
 

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Extensive Project Management skills
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: Creating Epics, User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Agile Games.
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral and written across Business and IT
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Opportunity to be a part of a fortune 500 company, exposure to leadership and other departments.
 
Red Flags: jumpy job history, unexplained gaps of employment, lack of Agile techniques.
 
Interview Process: Video interview
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 

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