Project Manager 2 - Novato, CA | Biospace
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Project Manager 2

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

Novato, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin's Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin's cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives.

The Technical Operations Planning Management Group (TPMG) is a service organization created for the specific purpose of supporting BioMarin's Technical Operations (TOPS) program (CMC) and portfolio management (PMO) functions. The PMO provides a foundation for consistent project success and development of a strong and pervasive portfolio management discipline within the TOPS organization.

The Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Project Manager II will support the establishment of portfolio governance and management across Technical Operation using Oracle Primavera P6 and OPPM.  This role will ensure P6 schedules are built, resource loaded and maintained in order to monitor, identify and resolve scheduling and resource conflicts across integrated portfolios, programs and projects.

• Work with Portfolio Managers to establish, enhance and sustain portfolio governance, management and reporting across TOPS
• Support the development and deployment of PMO standards and guidelines for creating, updating and resource loading project schedules using Oracle Primavera P6
• Support the development and deployment of portfolio optimization methods to achieve TOPS goals while taking into account schedule and resource constraints
• Identify, establish and maintain inter-project dependencies across TOPS portfolios using Oracle Primavera P6
• Assist project managers with aligning project schedules in accordance with PMO standards to enable portfolio reporting and analysis
• Perform resource loading maintenance, resource allocation analysis, resolve periods of overallocation, and generate resource allocation reports
• Work with Project Managers and SME's to determine schedule confidence levels and develop a risk-adjusted schedule using Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis
• Drive the overall maturity of portfolio and project management through development of tools/templates and mentoring


Required Skills:
• 5+ years of cross-functional project, program or portfolio management experience
• Superior knowledge of Critical Path Method scheduling including proficiency using Oracle Primavera P6
• Working knowledge of project and portfolio management practices either from a formal PMO background or extensive experience working as a project scheduler
• Strong facilitation skills and ability to lead and influence without having positional authority
• Must have good interpersonal skills and experience building positive working partnerships
• Strong desire to collaborate with others
• Life sciences experience is preferred
• Knowledge of CMC, Capital Projects or GMP related activities is a plus
Core Competencies:
• Customer Focus - Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
• Communicates Effectively - Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
• Situation Adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor on real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

• Bachelor of Science in a science or engineering discipline is required
• Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals certification is a plus
• Project Management Professional or similar certification is a plus  #LI-SM1