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Associate Project Management, Supply Chain - (JP10131)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Associate Project Management, Supply Chain - (JP10131)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320 
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: LATAM Supply Chain
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions)
Notes:  Remote pending lifting of COVID restrictions
Posting Date:  04/22/2022

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

Job Description:
  • Under minimal supervision, coordinate and manage launch and life-cycle plans according to the commercial strategy for assigned programs for Latin America region
  • Communicate across a wide range of staff levels (Up and Down)
  • Develop effective relationships with cross functional teams to ensure continuous supply and launches of new products
  • Convey the regional and global aspects into actionable plans at the country level for launches
  • Create and provide multiple scenarios based on various combinations of inputs and variables, as required
  • Development and coordination of launch plans (pre-filing, pre-launch, launch, and post launch)
  • Develop strategy with cross functional teams (global, regional & country) and determine the optimal plan to ensure uninterrupted supply in alignment with the country’s approval and requirement
  • Actively participate in planning meetings (as required) to ensure that project needs, priorities, and timing are understood and met
  • Serve as the primary liaison representing the country and region with Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate & Local Planning, and Product Delivery Teams and Operations to ensure coordination of all activities necessary to fulfill the launch and supply plan
  • Lead meetings with key stakeholder and be able to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Maintains the project roadmap and associated templates and standards
  • Supports ongoing Operational Excellence initiatives for implementation
  • Ensures timely implementation of Key initiatives for the region
  • Ownership of monthly reporting dashboards with the task related to their role
  • Provides support to other Americas Supply Chain functions upon request
  • Manage portfolio & projects assigned

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience
    • Distribution/Supply Chain/Marketing is preferred
    • Flexibility to work remote and/or sit onsite (M-F) as deemed by management
  • High competence in lean manufacturing/six sigma concept/methodology, tools and analysis
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean systems training and experience
  • 3+ years experience in Project Management
  • Fluent English (oral and written)
  • Computer skills (office environment), especially PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of analyses and reporting techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with data visualization tools

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Supply Chain Operational Excellence experience
  • Supports the Life Cycle Management team in specific projects
  • Executes value stream mapping for the different affiliates and distributors across the region
  • Supports and performs specific analysis related to OE projects (e.g. benefits/ risks) and informs stakeholders and communicates requirements
  • Ensures implementation of assigned OE initiatives defining a carry out plan
  • Creates and maintains an OE database/system and related project administration
  • Presents information, analytics and recommendations to management and stakeholders
  • Seek and advice for solutions to problems during project management execution
  • Specialized knowledge within Supply Chain area
  • Deepens knowledge through exposure and continuous learning
  • Knowledge of related regulatory/industry considerations and compliance issues
  • Experience working with large data sets, data mining, and machine learning tools
  • Ability to restructure, pivot, and reform data based on current needs
  • Experience processing, filtering, cleaning, and standardizing large datasets
  • People management skills
  • Computer skills: MS Office (Excel, Power Point Project), MS Visio, MS Teams, SmartSheet, Miro
  • Multilingual preferred, Spanish and Portuguese is a plus
  • System knowledge; Tableau, Document Management Systems, SAP, Rapid Response
  • Project Management experience

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Manages tools and techniques of project management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
  • High competence in lean manufacturing/six sigma concept/methodology, tools and analysis
  • Manages Operational Excellence (OE) Initiatives ensuring timely implementation within the Americas Supply Chain organization and ensuring alignment within the region
  • Projects and continuous improvement ownership of OE related metrics and projects in Americas SC region
  • Able to work autonomously, under pressure & in teams

Employee Value Proposition:
The person in this role will work on an international team and gain experience working with teams internationally. They will also gain experience managing launches in other countries

Red Flags:
  • Gaps on resume with no explanation
  • Moving lateral from one job to the next

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person interview.

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re 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 also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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