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Project Manager (JP8363)

South San Francisco, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Project Manager (JP8363)
Location: South San Francisco, Ca   
Employment Type: Contract
Business Units: R&D Operations
Duration: 24 months with possible extensions
Job posting date: 3/17/2021
Note: Onsite after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
3 Key Consulting is hiring a Project Manager for a consulting engagement with our client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Summary:
We are seeking a multi-dimensional Project Manager to lead various workstreams supporting the fit out and relocation of client’s Research facility in South San Francisco. The project manager will focus on managing team projects and coordinate operational activities. In addition, this role will also provide opportunities for business analysis in site operations and change management, though in-depth experience is not required.

This project manager role will be essential for the duration of the project, starting as soon as possible, and commencing on or around April 2023. The project manager will need to be local to the project location and able to be at the project site daily during the duration of the project. The project manager is expected to be available Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Some overtime may be expected with approval from all involved parties.

Candidate must have experience with the following:
  • PMP certification (Nice to have not a must)
  • Must include actual experience managing multi-workstream projects
  • Working with end-users to document and prioritize requirements
  • Good technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Good project management, meeting facilitation, negotiation, planning, and organizational change management skills
  • Able to manage activities across multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Results oriented with strong consistency to meeting delivery timelines
  • Strong teammate who can collaborate and provide leadership through influence to achieve the required results
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects in clear and concise manner
  • High learning agility, innovation, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to master new technologies and processes with minimal support.
Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Experience preparing project reviews and providing executive-level project summaries
  • Good project management, meeting facilitation, negotiation, planning, and organizational change management skills
  • Previous experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Intermediate to expert level experience with MS Office tools (e.g. Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Smartsheet and Box
Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
The project manager’s responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following responsibilities:
  • Generating and maintaining a master project schedule, providing weekly progress reports identifying any constraints impacting critical path
  • Organizing and leading large and small project workstreams for the site relocation, including but not limited to laboratory and staff relocation activities, IS/IT relocation workstreams, change management and general project management.
  • Leading the team through user-story creation, prioritization, estimation, execution, retrospectives, and all other aspects of running a project.
  • Working with the staff and leadership to prepare periodic dashboards, run business meetings, and project review presentations.
  • Communicating progress updates, at-risk activities, budget updates, lessons learned and schedule updates to applicable project leads.
  • Monitoring and analyzing progress of services and budget against project plan and recommend appropriate action to realign the critical path tasks.
  • Interacting with other project leads and key stakeholders.

Employee Value Proposition:
  • Great biotech/pharma leader to work for
  • Working on a cutting edge project
  • Growing their skill set
  • Open concept next generation lab/office

Red Flags:
  • Lack of experience with large projects;
  • No experience related to Biotech or similar industry;
  • Not located in project vicinity;
Interview Process:
Phone interview and 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.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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