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Project Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
    
Create and Manage detailed MS Project Plan for complex multi workstream project
Manage and escalate issues that could derail the initiative goals
Proactively manage project risk and identify critical path
Collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams, and consistently deliver on-time.
Facilitate communication with team members and timely decision making
Ability to drive prioritization based on business drivers and technical/regulatory risk.


Description:

100% remote
The R&D Results Delivery Office is seeking an enthusiastic and result-oriented Project Manager to manage key transformation initiatives that are critical to the success of the organization. The successful candidate will work closely with other project managers, business process owners and subject matter experts across R&D, Operations, Information Systems, and Finance to manage the project lifecycle. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven, experienced, tactical architect and manager of a complex project plan.

Key responsibilities

• Create and Manage detailed MS Project Plan for complex multi workstream project
• Manage and escalate issues that could derail the initiative goals
• Proactively manage project risk and identify critical path
• Collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams, and consistently deliver on-time.
• Facilitate communication with team members and timely decision making
• Ability to drive prioritization based on business drivers and technical/regulatory risk.

Basic Qualifications:

 Master's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 3-year industry experience in project management, or other role with significant partnering responsibilities
Or
 Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5-year industry experience in project management, or other role with significant partnering responsibilities


Preferred Qualifications:
 Advanced degree and 5+ years of industry experience in project management, or other role with significant partnering responsibilities
 Preference for candidates with familiarity in Research and Development (Category experience in Safety and Quality a plus)
 Demonstrated project management experience, with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality
 Experience in leading, aligning and motivating cross-functional teams
 Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences in a highly matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams
 Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to communicate professionally and effectively (verbal and written) with various stakeholders
 Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
 Self-directed, innovative and collaborative spirit, flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, and resourceful
Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative.
Distinguishes proper balance between strategic and tactical thinking.
Strong experience with Project Management tools, methodologies, and practices.


"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE" 

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