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 Project Management Senior Associate – Remote (JP9438)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Information Technology
Job Title:   Project Management Senior Associate – Remote (JP9438)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Remote work, PST time zone)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: 
Office of the CIO
Duration: 1+ years with likely extensions and/or conversion to permanent
Posting Date: 11/16/2021

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Project Manager Senior Associate for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:

Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project oriented work efforts. Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the IT community to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.

Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers. Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impact the scope, budget, risk, and resources of the work effort being managed. Assists Project Manager(s) and/or Program Manager(s) in identifying and prioritizing opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise.
Must possess advanced knowledge and proficiency in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques. This is an individual contributor role without human resource management responsibilities (e.g., hiring, performance management). Manages one or more projects of medium to high complexity. More senior role has responsibility for large, complex, cross-functional or multiple projects with greater impact to the enterprise.
Ideal candidate:
  • 5 YOE
  • Education: preferred accounting, finance, business.
  • Excel - comfortable with formulas, VLOOKUP, pivot tables
  • Accounting / forecasting
  • SAP ECC for Budgeting analysis and reporting
  • Attention to detail
  • Day to day: Process improvement, assisting PMs with approvals.
  • Customer service skills Candidate will need to communicate requirements to PMs
  • Need someone with patience
  • Prioritization skills
  • Not just a task driven role
Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team

Top Must Have Skills:
  • Excel - comfortable with formulas, VLOOKUP, pivot tables
  • Accounting / forecasting
  • SAP Enterprise CC for Budgeting analysis and reporting

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Assist with preparation for Funding Approval
    • Help PMs complete Project Request for Approval (PRA) document
    • Ensure financials and project timelines tie between Business Case Document, PRA, and Service Now
    • Engage property accounting to secure advice on correct accounting treatment (Capital, Expense, Deferred Expense)
    • Individual Project Financial Tracking
  • Regular review and update to our budget tracking spreadsheets (TCM and others) with project managers ensuring compliance with accounting rules (Cap vs Exp vs DE, timing of invoices accruals) and reasonableness of estimates
    • Submit Quarterly and Year-End Accruals
    • Prepare reclasses and other accounting documentation as required
  • Project Change Controls
    • Work with PM on Asset Implementation
    • Project Close Out
    • Track project dates and ensure implementation before SAP date or submit change control form to update

Employee Value Proposition:
Upper level visibility. Cross functional role within R&D

Interview process:
Webex interviews with 3 managers.

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 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.

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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