Senior IT Project Manager

Whippany, NJ, United States
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior IT Project Manager, are to:

  • Lead strategic IT programs and complex projects in the Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Management area;
  • Plan and execute ('launch') major programs by assimilating initial business demands and strategies, and working to frame-up into formal programs; e.g. scope, work-streams, program organization set-up, establish and align SteerCo, etc.;
  • Successful management of schedule, scope, cost and expected business outcomes (value - business case realization) for large and complex portfolio of IT projects;
  • Drive organizational change ('transformation') and key stakeholder engagement;
  • Address change elements including organizational change, key stakeholder management as a key element of the strategy in order to realize an impactful and sustainable change;
  • Ensure that change management is strongly lived as core transformation program element;
  • Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships and ability to influence key stakeholders to ensure decisions are made in best interest of program in order to realize expected business outcomes;
  • Manage key integration elements to ensure the needed process, technology and organizational touch-points are adequately addressed including interactions with global programs and strategies;
  • Ensure IT programs/projects deliver on commitments;
  • Facilitate senior stakeholder steering committees, program advisory boards, scope management, escalation management and proper program/project communication updates;
  • Support IT Business Intelligence and Analytics leadership and/or broader IT Operations Leadership with Portfolio Management Operations including budgeting, resource planning and sourcing strategy;
  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive project/program momentum and progress; engage and energize the program teams;
  • Manage issue escalations, clarify priorities and provide support to teams to expedite decision making.

*Domestic Relocation is available for this position.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in business or a technical field with at least ten (10) years OR Master's degree with seven (7) years of applicable business experience, with at least five (5) years of experience leading major and/or complex IT programs, preferably in the Business Intelligence and Analytics or Commercial domain including at least three (3) years of experience managing large projects in the Life Sciences Industry;
  • Expert managing multiple, simultaneous projects and programs;
  • Experience managing complex projects with many interdependencies;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a global matrix organization model and interact effectively and develop consensus with all levels of management/senior management within a multi-functional team environment; specifically to lead transformational initiatives;
  • Broad spectrum of highly developed communication, organization, planning, motivational, influencing, leadership and negotiating skills that are effective in achieving successful business results and in interacting with a diversified and complex stakeholder base (external and internal);
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills and a broad external network;
  • Broad business experience in the Life Sciences Industry (Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, and/or Crop Science sector);
  • Understanding of business processes with emphasis on Marketing and Sales;
  • Familiarity with diverse systems landscapes and integration needs (i.e. CRM, ERP, data integration technologies, data modelling, etc.);
  • Proven ability to drive major business outcomes (e.g. significant ROI through proven integrated leadership skillset;
  • At least five to seven (5-7) years of senior level experience in managing major transformation programs in multinational companies including business requirements analysis, evaluation, feasibility study, design, development, test and implementation;
  • Analyze and manage complex organizations, processes and systems in order to identify improvement opportunities;
  • Ability to address and resolve difficult situations even under time pressure;
  • Expert knowledge (ten to twelve (10-12) years of experience) of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC);
  • Extensive Organizational Change Management experience with proven ability to plan, analyze and drive sustainable organizational changes;
  • Strong planning, budgeting and cost tracking skills;
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience with software development methodologies and requirements gathering techniques such as Agile, etc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and manage the expectations of divisional stakeholders, team members, management and external partners;
  • Demonstrated ability to use structured problem solving and available tools to quickly evaluate problems, identify root cause, create action and risk mitigation plans, assess impact and develop resolution options;
  • Strong communicator via all media channels: collaboration technologies (Sharepoint, Skype, etc.) and presentations (written, emails, verbal) across wide variety of audiences;
  • Profound knowledge on business process, business data and related key performance indicators;
  • Strong integrated consultancy skillset;
  • English language fluent in spoken and written.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Additional languages.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany