Posted to MedZilla on 9/16/2017

inVentiv Health

Project Manager IT and Commercial Selling Solutions 66431-MZ


City Somerset
State New Jersey [NJ]
Title Project Manager IT and Commercial Selling Solutions
Job ID 66431
You re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.
You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn t cut it you ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you re known for your good nature. You ll fit right in at INC Research/inVentiv Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.
Why INC Research/inVentiv Health? Join our groundbreaking global network of more than 22,000 employees with the ability to service clients in over 110 countries. As part of the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, you ll be connected to a multitude of career paths and employment opportunities. You ll be supported with comprehensive resources based on today s emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge instead of practices from the past. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you ll gain exposure and work with endless energy in a dynamic environment to over-deliver and outperform. You ll integrate seamlessly with our clients and do what s best for their success. In a recent five-year period, INC Research/inVentiv Health has helped to develop or commercialize 82% of novel new drugs approved by the FDA and 70% of products granted marketing authorization by the EMA.
Here, there s no shortage of challenging work, learning and opportunities. Because we offer many services to varied clients, our knowledgeable professionals gain experience across a large section of the industry. Our client roster consists of more than 550 organizations including all 50 of the largest global biopharmaceutical companies.
INC Research/inVentiv Health (iVH) Business Technology (BT) Program Management Office (PMO) seeks an experienced IT Project Manager (PM) to manage various technical projects in support of the Commercial Selling Solutions business unit. The IT PM is expected to have close & continuous involvement with the project activities and be engaged with the project resources, business leads and technology leads to ensure they are fully connected and involved in project activities, decisions, risks and issues. The IT PM must be able to operate with limited oversight and will need to command the respect of a broad range of business and technology stakeholders. The IT PM is expected to be an expert at risk mitigation, being able to not just develop mitigation plans for already known risks, but continually peeling the onion to find the risks in the project that have not yet been identified. Other skills, experiences, and responsibilities for this IT PM follow below. This position will be located in Somerset, NJ. More specifically:
Commercial Functional & Technical Specialty Skills / Experiences
  • Pharmaceutical Sales / Field Sales processes and technologies
  • Experience managing CRM system projects
  • Experience managing data store / data warehouse projects
  • Experience managing Business Intelligence projects
Project Planning
  • Lead requirements gathering / JAD sessions with technology and business stakeholders
  • Drive a technology assessment (and potential RFP) based on the outcome of the requirements gathering
  • Coordinate all key project meetings, phone calls, meeting rooms, etc
  • Work with business stakeholders and vendor to finalize and get signoff on detailed scope of the project in line with the high level scope set forth in any Statements of Work (SoW) & project charters
  • Develop and get signoff on the Project Strategy document, the plan of plans , including, but not limited to, the communications plan, project team structure, recurring meeting (including steering) frequency, etc
  • Develop a project timeline / schedule using Microsoft Project, following all BT standards, working with the appropriate BT teams (e.g. Application Engineering, Information Management, Infrastructure, Security, etc), vendor teams, and business teams
  • Ensure all required deliverables as set forth in the BT RACI are included in the overall project schedule
  • As necessary for applicable projects, collaborate with the BT Validation / Compliance Manager to ensure the system s validation, SOX, or other regulatory needs are assessed and defined
  • Prepare for, and conduct, project kickoff presentation
  • Begin preparations for Service Readiness Planning (handoffs to Production Support) at the onset of the project
Project Execution
  • Manage overall scope of projects as defined in the project charter, including the scope, schedule, financials, etc of any project-related SoW
  • Effectively manage all scope changes, including obtaining required approvals, aligning stakeholder expectations, and assessing any corresponding impacts to budget or schedule
  • Manage overall project communications, including communications to executive stakeholders, BT colleagues, vendors, business stakeholders, and clients as needed
  • Manage overall financials (more below) of the project, ensuring key financial information is always up to date in the overall BT project portfolio tool
  • Maintain issues & risks logs, ensuring issues & risks are categorized and prioritized appropriately, working with project stakeholders on risk mitigation strategies and action plans for issues, and escalating / raising at appropriate times
  • Manage the project schedule, baselining it and getting sign-off on it when scope is finalized, and always managing actuals vs. forecast vs. baseline
  • Conducting regular (e.g. weekly), action-oriented, project status meetings with all key project stakeholders
  • As dictated by the scope of different projects, work in close collaboration with vendor resources, multiple business units, and all BT teams to ensure the project is getting executed and will deliver the baselined scope within budget and schedule
  • Ensure all key deliverables are being produced, stored in the appropriate repository, and when applicable, signed-off on
  • Prepare weekly status reports (Sharepoint) and monthly / bi-monthly steering committee presentations
Project Closeout
  • In coordination with Finance, ensure purchase orders are closed
  • Ensure all project deliverables are housed in the project document repository (Sharepoint)
  • Manage all activities required for production cutover including a smooth handoff to Production Support and the associated decommissioning of any legacy systems / contracts
  • Obtain business acceptance of newly released production systems
  • Conduct lessons learned / post mortem meeting with BT, business, and vendor resources
Financial Responsibilities
  • Manage overall project budget as defined in the approved appropriations request (AR)
  • In coordination with Finance, setup POs, track invoices, track actual / committed spend / accruals, etc.
Management / Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None, other than the inherent responsibility of ensuring cross-functional resources assigned to tasks for a given project are executing those tasks

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor s Degree, preferably with a technical concentration (e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, etc)
  • Ten years professional system implementation / project management experience
  • Three years managing global IT projects
  • Business Process Mapping and experience in translating customer business requirements into workable business solutions
  • Proven experience with Change Management
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project and common Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Power Point, Word, One Note)
  • Experience working with Sharepoint (or similar) project workspaces / document repositories
  • Agile / Scrum system development lifecycle experience
  • Waterfall system development lifecycle (SDLC) experience
  • Technically skilled Project Management professional comfortable managing the tasks of application engineers, database administrators, data architects, infrastructure, security, and other technical functions
  • Must have experience working with local and virtual teams.
  • Must have experience managing mixed internal/vendor and vendor-only project delivery teams
  • Preferred Systems Integration Consulting / Management Consulting experience
  • Preferred - PMP Certification
  • Preferred - Relevant Pharmaceutical / CRO industry experience
  • Preferred - Past IT experience in other, hands-on capacities (e.g. developer, database administrator, etc)
  • The drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic
Full INC Research/inVentiv Health benefits which include:
  • Competitive compensation and bonus
  • Generous paid time off and company paid holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package
  • Matching 401K
  • Dedicated training and support
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses and other personalized quality of life conveniences
Make your work matter everywhere. Be a driving force in a rapidly evolving healthcare industry.
INC Research/inVentiv Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled)
Position Type/Category Project Management
Recruiting Area Corporate Direct
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Employment/Job Type Full Time
Company [Job Posting] InVentiv Health

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