Project Manager - Technical Operations

Job title : Project Manager - Technical Operations
Location : Cambridge
Job type : Contract/Freelance
Salary : £100 - £125 per hour
Contact name : John Spring
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A contract opportunity with one of the world's biggest pharma companies has arisen. Initial remote based 6-month contract offering excellent hourly rates where you will have a range of project management responsibilities including:

Manage franchise, enterprise, strategic, large, complex projects or workstreams across multiple sites, functions and regions within the Global Biologics Operations Program Management Office (PMO). Accountable for application of industry-standard project management methodology, tools, and processes to ensure successful team execution, project delivery and ways of working. Interface with other Biologics Operations and functions, manufacturing sites, site PMO leads, other PMs, CMC teams, subject-matter experts, key stakeholders, functional leads, contract manufacturing organizations, and outside testing labs. Responsible for effective project team management, governance, prioritization, resource planning, training and monthly reporting as they apply to assigned projects and new and improved processes.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

*Manages Global Technical Operations projects utilizing the PMO project methodology, tools and processes, to meet agreed scopes, timelines, deliverables, budgets, resource estimates and success criteria.
*Manages functional and cross-functional project teams to deliver successful projects.
*Interfaces with sites, functional heads, other functions and other key stakeholders to assure continuous alignment of priorities.
*Applies effective problem-solving individually and with the project team to address challenges encountered in successful project delivery. Escalates issues appropriately to the sponsor, key stakeholders or PMO management.
*Proactively identifies and shares relevant best practices to improve project delivery and PMO team capabilities.
*Actively pursues continuous improvement with focus on simplification, standardization and lean.
*Proactively manages risks to project delivery and the business. Takes appropriate risks and consults appropriately.
*Tracks and reports on the progress of assigned projects to the sponsor, appropriate governance, stakeholders and senior management.
*Provides necessary information and insight to the project sponsor to support project stage-gate reviews, approvals and project updates to appropriate governance forums, steering committees, and/or stakeholders.
*Ensures all key stakeholders are kept appropriately informed of project status as required
*Trains project teams and members as needed on project management tools and governance processes.
*Understands the larger project portfolio(s), identifying and resolving potential resource conflicts, and prioritizes appropriately to ensure successful delivery of the franchise/domain strategy
Manages project budgets, expenses and resources to meet estimates and commitments
* Works with Lean/Six Sigma coaches to gain awareness of current best practices and influence new evolving practices as appropriate

Experience Required:
BS required; preferred in Engineering, Science or Operations field
with a minimum 3 years of Project Management experience required
MS, MBA, or other advanced degree preferred

Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred