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Associate Project Management

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

• BA/BS in IT, software engineering, life sciences, or other technical discipline; Advanced degree preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new concepts and tools.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.


Requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment. In accordance with applicable law, will provide reasonable accommodations to staff augmentation external workers who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to its operations, or its staff.”

* Fully remote * possible extension.

We are looking to recruit a talented Project manager to join our Center for Observational Research (CfOR) Operations group. Responsible for all aspects of various projects of a moderately complex nature. Interfaces with all areas affected or supporting the project. Responsible for assembling project time, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project. Monitors projects from initiation through delivery including monitoring budget/spending if needed
Key Accountabilities
• Provides clear direction on project requirements to meet expectations of customers and stakeholders.
• Leads the team in defining program strategies, developing goals, assigning project tasks and ensures the team meets all goals.
• Interacts through program updates and reviews with all levels of management.
• Provides Project Management technical expertise in all phases of project execution.
• Applies Agile principles in all project management activities.
• Anticipates and resolves conflict situations in a win-win outcome.
• Contributes to study management and the development of study documents as appropriate as well as any updates/amendments, ensuring template and version compliance.
• Manages the set-up of third-party vendors, assessing initial statement of work and budget, as well as the change order process.
• Prepares presentation material for meetings and newsletters.
• Contributes to review of new/amended/unique SOPs and guidance documents.

Desired Experience

• BA/BS in IT, Computer Science, life sciences, or other technical discipline; Advanced degree preferred.

• A minimum of 5 years of project management experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.
• Experience operating in a highly matrixed & cross-functional organization highly preferred.
• Experience in Agile project management highly preferred.
• Scrum Master and/or Scrum Product Owner Certification highly preferred.
• Experienced in project management tools MS Project, Smartsheet, Jira highly desirable.
• PMP certification is highly desirable but not required.
Core Competencies

• Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new concepts and tools.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate ambiguity, complexity, and competing priorities in a matrixed and fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated aptitude for collaboration & relationship building.
• Demonstrated ability in applying Agile principles in managing projects and teams.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated capability to influence without authority, drive detailed project planning, and lead projects execution.
• Demonstrated proficiency & adaptability with related software tools (Tableau, Visio, SharePoint, etc.)    

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

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