Senior Specialist, PST Operational Excellence

Lake County, IL, US
Dec 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Specialist PPS, Office of the Product Safety Team, Operational Excellence manages low-to-medium complexity initiatives supporting the Safety Science sphere. Along with management support, this resource provides process management, project planning, and project management support for initiatives that may contain business process and/or technology components. This resource may also play a support role in broader cross-functional initiatives.

  • Develops project plans using departmental templates.
  • Schedules team meetings, establishes agendas, keeps minutes, leads project team meetings, and follows up on pending actions effectively.
  • Leads process improvement activities.
  • Tracks risks and mitigation plans; tracks issues and facilitates resolution.
  • Coordinates deliverable preparation.
  • Prepares status reports and dashboards using standard templates.
  • Develops and maintains processes using standard methods and tools.
  • Uses the project governance process to effectively escalate and drive resolution of project issues.
  • Communicates information regarding projects concisely and effectively to project stakeholders.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of Product Safety Team business processes and applicable regulations
  • Develops effective working relationships with team members, with a strong focus on delivering value to customers.

  • Required Education: Bachelor's degree or Equivalent
  • Preferred Education: Graduate degree. Project Management-related certifications a plus
  • Required Experience: 5 years of project management or related experience.
  • Experienceworking in a complex or Matrix environment
  • Preferred Experience: 2 years' experience in Pharmaceutical industry,
  • 2 years project planning and management experience, including successful implementatioof business and technology initiatives.

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