Project Manager - Pharmaceutical Lab Systems

Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Date Posted: 04-11-2018
Role: Pharmaceutical Project Manager
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Contract: (W-2, Corp-to-Corp, or 1099)
We are seeking a highly skilled Pharmaceutical Project Manager. Must have previous Pharmaceutical project management experience. This role will be responsible for managing projects related to Lab Systems such as Empower, STARLIMS and other common Labs related systems involving CSV – Computerized System Validation / 21 CFR Part 11. Ability to develop relationships with R&D stakeholders, solicit, define, and document project requirements, and fluidly working with IT technical contributors. This role demands strong Hands-On PM with excellent track record of accomplishment of managing multiple projects and leading with authority. This role will have a vested interest in meeting all milestones and will work with external vendors, technical leads, validation team, and the business in order to accomplish the greater goals of the project on time and within budget.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Pro-actively lead requirement gathering efforts and coordinate with business SMEs, IT architect, IT Business Analysts, Developers, Validation Team to translate information into Functional and Technical requirements specifications.
  • Independently coordinate with Vendor and in-house Programmer/Administrator staff
  • Author project documentation including Business Justification, Project Proposal, Project Charters, Budget Tracker, Schedule, Status Dashboard, Timeline visuals, Lessons Learned
  • Professionally prepare presentations for IT, Business stakeholders, provide roadmaps, strategize project roadmap
  • Maintain organized, clear, focused project status, schedule to ensure project success.
  • Manage Vendor relationships and lead calls with vendors
  • Ensure GxP validated solutions comply with FDA regulations throughout the solution lifecycle, working tightly with internal IT Validation SMEs/Team, Quality.
  • Escalate issues to Sr. Management, and to vendor support as needed

Qualifications, Experience and Education Requirements:
  • 5-7 years of experience managing projects to implement system/s in GxP controlled environment including responsibility for the implementation of R&D systems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with different levels of management.
  • Project management in the Bio-Pharma, Life Sciences industry is required.
  • Skills: Project Management, SDLC, Business Analysis, Vendor Management, Computer Systems Validation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Powerpoint.
  • Systems Experience (OpenLab, STARLIMS) or relevant system exposure is a plus.
  • BA or BS degree in technical or scientific discipline required.
  • PMP certification.
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