Project Manager - Application Development


Pennington, NJ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Not Specified years

Posted 36 days ago

  by    Hardik Patel

The Project Manager will be accountable for managing day to day deliverables associated with one or more projects within IT Projects and Programs and will work closely with the IT Program Manager and Business partners. Specific activities may include developing schedules; running project team meetings; developing and maintaining project status; organizing and leading teams to ensure deliverables and timelines are met per project objectives and schedules; and pro-actively raising key issues/risks to project stakeholders, then driving the associated follow-ups and resolutions. Individual should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively manage competing priorities.

Role Description:


Responsible for project management,

coordination, execution, and control of IT deliverables, in a rapidly changing



Work closely with business functions to:

understand their needs; ensure alignment to timelines and costs; and track

mutual dependencies


Collaborate with multi-functional and virtual

teams across BMS IT, Business functions, Vendors and Service Providers


Able to help identify and triage new issues for

criticality and ownership


Schedule and facilitate meetings and or work

sessions to ensure team alignment

Expected Areas of Competence:


Ability to conceptualize Projects/Programs from

start to finish to effectively manage and align to schedule while adapting to

sudden changes and shifting priorities


Delivers cost-effective, high quality Projects

or Programs on-time through application of PM guidelines and standards (best

practices) and effective controls while meeting requisite compliance requirements


Demonstrates effective Project Management skills

through the development of project plans, resource allocation, plan execution,

consistent communications with project team members and stakeholders, status

reviews, and delivery of agreed upon results


Achieves effective control on the Project or

Program through management of scope, estimating, accounting, budget management,

risk management and project closeout


Demonstrated ability to establish strong working

relationships with team members, creates and motivates cross-functional &

cross-departmental project teams, establishes roles and responsibilities,

provides direction and fosters effective team skills to complete tasks on time


Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous

projects with minimal supervision and prioritize incoming work appropriately


Ability to understand project interdependencies

within a program, where relevant, and drive the project level work accordingly


Strong communication skills allowing the

candidate to serve as a primary point of contact for communications across the

groups (Biopharma IT, Business teams and any third party involved in the

Project or Program), effectively communicating relevant information to key

stakeholders as per the defined Communications plan


Demonstrates innovation, flexibility,

open-mindedness, and adaptability in order to meet objectives in a rapidly

changing environment with shifting priorities


Demonstrates the ability to effectively lead


Demonstrates the ability to drive results

Desired Experience:


Experienced in managing Projects or Programs by

leveraging standard industry Project Management frameworks (e.g. - PMBOK) and

Software Development Lifecycle methodology (e.g. - Agile, Waterfall, etc.)


Demonstrated ability to manage project teams in

a complex, changing environment to deliver value-added results to the



Demonstrated ability to work with a range of

technically, culturally & geographically diverse teams in a matrixed

environment, influencing them to complete deliverables, and delivering value

added business results that meet high quality requirements within tight



Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate

to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the company through various

formats, such as presentations, written proposals, reports, correspondence,

leading meetings, face-to-face dialogue etc.,


$120K - $200K