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Engineering Project Manager - Biopharma (JP8146)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Engineering Project Manager - Biopharma (JP8146)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Remote until COVID restriction are lifted)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Mechanical Engineering Methods
Duration: 12 Months with likely extensions
Posting Date: 1/29/2021
 
3 Key Consulting is hiring a Project Manager for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
 
Job Description:
As the project manager you will assist staff in development of engineering project plans, ensure the plans are robust and current through analysis with staff, conduct amalgamation and analysis of the project schedules, and develop reports as requested. You will work with the Engineering Senior Leadership Team to conduct scenario analysis and reprioritization management.
 
You will coach engineers of all experiences to provide your experience and knowledge of handling difficult challenges to projects and their schedules. Specifically, the project manager
  • Supports the Director by providing key project support to address issues as part of a team of engineers and management professionals
  • Works closely with staff to drive complex project timeline assignments by publishing key deliverable schedules and helping to reduce roadblocks to execution
  • Provide key staff training and support on developing project timelines in Microsoft Project, including mentoring on the use of Microsoft Project Online
  • Ensures all data for assigned projects is entered promptly in project monitoring systems and ensures this data is always up to date and accurate
  • Communicates regularly to leaders through automated reports and tools
  • Works with other analysis to implement, improve and automate reporting using Microsoft Power Suite of tools, including Project Online.
  • Assist in the technical process of securing outside vendors as needed for development of tool set for project analysis
     
The project manager should have the following characteristics, background and skillset
  • Bachelor’s degree, and 3 years in the engineering project management field
    Any industry is ok, medical device is preferred
  • Vigorous attention to detail with demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including listening, written and verbal communication, with ability to clearly and professionally communicate with employees and leadership at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills and real-world experience managing projects to tight timelines and firm deadlines
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook). Excel experience should include knowledge of: pivot tables, formulas, scenario analysis and spreadsheet modeling.
  • Microsoft Project Server skills using Resource Pool or other suitable enterprise project management tools with a resource component (Workforce, SAP PPM, etc.)
  • A good sense of judgment, strong confidence and a high degree of confidentiality required


     
The following experience and knowledge are highly desired and will put you at the front of the pack:
  • Experience of 2 or more years in a Project Management Office highly desirable
  • Knowledge of bio-pharma and drug product processes is desirable
  • Knowledge of the combination products design control is desirable
  • Knowledge of test methods and testing of combination products and their device constituents is desirable.
 
Why is the Position Open?
Partner is leaving for a planned project for a year.
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Bachelor’s degree, and 3+ years in the engineering project management field
  • Demonstrated project management skills and real-world experience managing projects to tight timelines and firm deadline
  • Microsoft project is required
  • Communication skills required
 
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Supports the Director of Combination Product Quality by providing key project support to address issues as part of a team of quality engineers and management professionals
  • Works closely with staff to drive complex project timeline assignments by publishing key deliverable schedules and helping to reduce roadblocks to execution
  • Provide key staff training and support on developing project timelines in Microsoft Project, including mentoring on the use of Microsoft Project Online
  • Ensures all data for assigned projects is entered promptly in project monitoring systems and ensures this data is always up to date and accurate
  • Communicates regularly to leaders through automated reports and tools
  • Works with other analysis to implement, improve and automate reporting using Microsoft Power Suite of tools, including Project Online.
  • Assist in the technical process of securing outside vendors as needed for development of tool set for project analysis
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including listening, written and verbal communication, with ability to clearly and professionally communicate with employees and leadership at all levels of the organization
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Dynamic group of individuals. A person in this role will get to mentor and guide engineers in various projects
 
Red Flags:
No MS Project experience
No leadership experience
 
Interview process:
1 Phone and 2-3 Panel interviews (All virtual) Webex
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you are not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are welcome to also share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 

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