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Sr. IT Project Manager


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: 12+ Months

 

Research IT PROJECT MANAGER 

The Research IT Project Manager will oversee projects that have budgets in the range of $1-2M in calendar year 2018, and is accountable for project delivery across the program. The Project Manager will oversee multiple activities - primarily sourced in the scope of individual Statements of Work (SOWs) detailing specific projects - and the respective delivery teams. The Project Manager has responsibility for the health and success of components of the Research IT program working in a matrixed organization with direct relationships with the Functional Leads and with the Research IT Program Manager. 

This role will require the ability to: 
- Monitor, manage, and ensure predictable delivery of projects 
- Drive delivery and accountability of vendors and third party project managers 
- Work with various Biogen stakeholders from various organizations to coordinate activities and deliverables 
- Enable escalation of risks and issues that require assistance, attention, or executive resolution 
The Project Manager will monitor resources both internal to client as well as external vendors and partners. The Project Manager is accountable for ensuring that the projects are delivered according to committed scope, approved budget, and target dates. The Project Manager will ensure that vendors and third party project managers provide committed project management deliverables to the appropriate cadence and to a high level of quality. These deliverables will fully disclose all relevant aspects of budget and schedule adherence. 

Experience: 
- 5+ years project management experience, ideally including budget accountability 
- Comfortable with both waterfall and Agile methodologies, and familiarity with tools including JIRA 
- Experience in leading daily stand-ups and cross-functional meetings for nimble, fast-moving teams 
- 8+ years experience as an IT professional 
- A background in Life Sciences projects, ideally in pharmaceutical or biotech Research 
- Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills 
- Excellent communication skills – particularly organizing and presenting project information to management 
- Capable of working well under pressure; highly organized 
- Capable of multi-tasking across projects 
- Capable of working independently in a highly matrixed organization 
- Experience working with third party vendor management 
- Desirable - experience with validated GxP systems projects, including requirements gathering, planning, and execution 

Education: 
BA or BS in Computer Science, Business, or Life Sciences-related field required 
Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred 

PMP or equivalent credentials preferred


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