Project Management Associate

Redwood City, CA, United States
Sep 23, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Project Coordinator/ Project Management Associate assists with the maintenance and analysis of project plans and is responsible for providing systems and decision support services to Oncology Early Development (OED) Portfolio and Project managers (PPMs), as well as OED portfolio operations support.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide project coordination and associated services to the OED drug development PPMs and project teams, supporting project plan maintenance and reporting, scenario development, risk management and decision making (40%)
  • Provide SharePoint collaboration site maintenance and general support to PPMs and project teams, including creating draft meeting minutes, on line archiving and periodic updates of team documents (minutes, presentations, rosters, action item and decision logs, scenario analyses, reports), generation and timely tracking of team deliverables for oncology drug development projects (30%)
  • Support management of OED portfolio initiatives and operations, including reporting & dashboards, analytics capabilities, and governance.
  • Proactively identify challenges or issues for project execution and communicate to asset PPMs, managing or escalating as required.
  • Apply organizational skills, project management principles and techniques to the coordination and completion of assigned goals and tasks.
  • Assist in design and publication of ad hoc presentations
  • Develop and provide basic training and guidance on team sites and system functionality to new team members.



  • Bachelor's degree with 4+ years of work experience, Master's degree with 2-4+ years of work experience or PhD degree with 0-2+ years of work experience. Background in life sciences and experience in oncology drug development is preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to balance work across multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Technical expertise with SharePoint, Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) is required; Experience/ Awareness in the tools and techniques of Project Management is desired; Experience with One Drive, One Note, Planisware is a plus.
  • Must be self-directed and work well in a team environment, be process-oriented, able to convert goals to tasks and to define timeline estimates and requirements for completion.
  • The incumbent must be able to discern the difference between general vs. confidential/ sensitive reporting information and act accordingly.

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.