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IT Project Manager - Pharma Consultant - Remote

Deerfield, IL · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
IT Project Manager - Pharma Consultant - Remote
Location: Deerfield - IL (Prefer candidates living close to this location)
Type of role: Contract
Duration: 12+ months

Must have recent Project Management and/or Business Systems Analyst (BSA) experience in the Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology to be considered.

Job Responsibilities:

• Must have previous experience managing IT projects in a Pharma environment
* PMP certification is strongly preferred  
• Will manage one or more work streams on a major program.
• Assist in providing training/coaching on project management principles where appropriate to our stakeholders (business owners, System managers, validation engineers, etc.)
• Create appropriate project plans and work schedules to meet business objectives and priorities
• Provide an ongoing assessment and management of project risks and determine actions necessary to mitigate risks
• Track and help resolve project issues
• Provide regular project plan updates and status reporting on financial and delivery progress, including weekly executive dashboards
• Lead project communications activities to the stakeholders
• Collaborate with other IT groups involved in the project delivery process
• Assure, through monitoring and project oversight, that project delivery is on-time and within budget; identifying, tracking, reporting, and escalating issues as appropriate
• Coordinate the delivery of training with business systems users and IT
• Facilitate post implementation project reviews and the incorporation of lessons learned back into principles, policies, practices and the in-house knowledge base
Essential experience:
• 8+ years Project management experience in the application space.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills
• Must have excellent judgment and strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to manage others through influence
• Solid IT Project Management skills
• Solid Microsoft Project Skills
• Able to mentor and lead others through the use of project management best practices
• Proven track record in successful project delivery
• Experienced in CSV (SDLC, VLC)
• PMI certification or comparable experience
• Knowledgeable in Part 11/Annex 11 and electronic GMP documentation controls is desired
• Solid understanding of the principles of Data integrity as applicable in the Pharma space
• Comfortable working in a fast paced, challenging, constantly changing environment

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