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Project Manager, Laboratory Space Planning – (JP10123)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Project Manager, Laboratory Space Planning – (JP10123)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: R&D Operations
Duration: 2+ years (with likely extensions)
Posting Date:  05/03/2022

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

Job Description:
Client is seeking an enthusiastic and results-oriented Project Manager to lead various workstreams supporting R&D Lab Operations with laboratory space planning of their Research facilities, continuous improvement, and onsite laboratory support for lab transformation initiatives.  The successful candidate will coordinate cross-functional team projects, operations improvement initiatives, and relationship management of third-party service providers / partners and other client stakeholders.  This is an excellent opportunity for a results driven, experienced, and exceptionally talented individual to join a dynamic organization passionately committed to supporting client scientific advancement.

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

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Must have experience managing multi-workstream projects simultaneously while maintaining a focus on quality.
  • Good project management skills, meeting facilitation, negotiation, planning, communication and organizational change management skills.
  • Intermediate to expert level experience with MS Office 365 suite (e.g. Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Smartsheet and Box.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate large and small projects for the site relocation including lab and staff relocation activities, change management and general project management.
  • Partner with functional subject matter experts and key stakeholders to define project deliverables, key milestones, project timelines, accomplishments and track actions, next steps and key decisions.
  • Strong communications and partnership with Research leadership and Continuous Improvement leads
  • Liaise with internal cross functional teams, service providers and other client stakeholders to identify, strategize and implement initiatives.
  • Work with staff and leadership to identify, implement and track continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Establish and manage fit for purpose project tracking and reporting mechanisms (SharePoint, SmartSheet dashboards and project management tools, etc.)
  • Baseline opportunities and communication of results, measure improvements.

Red Flags:
No previous experience in Biotech/Life Sciences industry. No previous experience in project management. Unable to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. Not looking for applicants with degrees higher than Masters. Not looking for IS/IT project managers. This is a hybrid position where candidate must be able to access the ATO campus as necessary.

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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