Sr. ERP Project Manager

Location: Foster City, CA
Date Posted: 10-12-2017
Title: Sr. ERP Project Manager

Type of role: Contract: 12+ months
Location: Foster City, CA

*Must haves:
  • Previous experience managing ERP projects (Upgrades or Implementations) – Preferred to have Oracle EBS otherwise SAP, JDE etc. would suffice.
  • In-depth understanding of the SDLC
  • Strong ability to drive projects
  • 8+ plus years of Project Management
*Nice to haves:
  • Previous Pharma/Biotech experience
  • PMP Cert.
Job Responsibilities
• Operates as Sr. Project Manager on customer's Oracle EBS upgrade project working closely with the Sr. Management to facilitate on-time delivery of the program phases within the agreed budgets.
• Follows the corporate project management processes, IT Unity Framework, and local site procedures to ensure that required project deliverables are provided (project plan, project schedule, specifications, etc.)
• Prepares weekly status reports that include project progress, issues, risks, milestones, decisions, and status.
• Manages issues, risks and escalations as needed.
• Organizes and chair weekly meetings as necessary to facilitate the execution of sub projects within the Oracle EBS Program.
• Prepares and present project related presentation materials to program stakeholders.

Duties and Job Functions
• Develops and actively manages project plans. Manages resources, project schedule and budget to meet deliverables. Maintains all reporting requirements as needed.
• Actively manages the execution of the project, including assigning tasks to project staff, managing project scope and project finances, and ensuring the quality of deliverables.
• Ensures all deliverables and commitments are met and the project is in compliance with relevant standards and methodologies.
• Proactively leads and executes project risk management and mitigation.
• Orchestrates activities across all internal and external constituents and works comfortably with IT leadership to escalate and manage delivery challenges.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
• Possesses seasoned expertise in project management methodologies, tools and techniques.
• Possesses in-depth understanding of the SDLC and how to apply it to relevant projects.
• Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of IT functions and services.
• Is flexible, calm under pressure, highly communicative, and comfortable taking ownership in ambiguous situations.
• Has track record of successful integration across multiple and complex technologies and systems.
• Possesses strong communication skills and is savvy working with both technology and business partners across the organization in a collaborative way.

Education & Experience
Must have previous experience managing ERP projects (Upgrades or Implementations) – Preferred to have Oracle EBS
• PMP certification preferred, but prior success on the job is most critical.
Prior experience with managing technology projects in Pharma/Life Science manufacturing and qualified/validated systems is preferred but not necessary to have.
• Typical candidates will possess 8+ years of relevant experience and BS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent experience, or an MS and 6+ years of relevant experience.
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