Sr Project Specialist

Location
Gaithersburg, MD, US
Posted
Nov 05, 2020
Ref
666669200
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

SR PROJECT MANAGER (PROJECT SPECIALIST)

Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Sr Project Manager (Project Specialist). We are open to candidates relocating, working remotely in Canada or in the US. The successful candidate will have a minimum of post-secondary education, preferably in Business or Science related fields and a minimum of 2 years of Project Management experience and one to three years of relevant experience in Pharmaceuticals or Biotechnology. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated solid leadership and interpersonal skills, combined with strong written and presentation skills and the ability to negotiate and positively influence peers in multiple disciplines. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.

THE COMPANY

Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission-to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.

We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Sr Project Manager leads diverse projects involving cross-functional teams focused on the successful completion of new or existing projects. This will include development of plans, providing direction of schedules, and monitoring budgets and spending. In addition, the Sr Project Manager will lead the project/program from initiation through completion. The Sr Project Manager organizes interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the management of project(s):
  • Manages single or multiple complex projects.
  • Develop project plan documents including Technical Baseline, Risk Management Plan and Gantt charts to meet long-term project goals. Identify, report, and document changes to the project.
  • Build and lead cross-functional project teams to implement the project plan to achieve project deliverables, timelines, and budgets.
  • Manage the contractual, technical and financial requirements of each project with general instructions
  • Monitor and manage day-to-day aspects of project and scope, including regular meetings, minutes and reporting with general supervision.
  • Review and evaluation of deliverables prepared by the project team, lead communication and delivery to the sponsor/client and is responsible for resolving difficult problems to meet the deliverables.
  • Lead the cross-functional teams to i dentify project issues and the development of risk mitigation strategies and implementation plans; recognize problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend solutions.

Responsible for the financial aspect of the project:
  • Manage and monitor project budgets and/or revenues, including reforecasting.
  • Review the appropriate financial reports to identify and report any variances.
  • Monitor the scope of the projects and identify and report on potential changes that may have an impact to quality, time or cost.

Responsible for regular effective project reporting to Senior Managers and internal and external sponsors/clients:
  • Develop and deliver engaging, informative and well-organized presentations.
  • Provide regular updates and recommendations on the project status, including milestones achieved, mitigation plans for identified delays or risks, and changes in project scope and project financials.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Qualified candidates will have a minimum of post-secondary education, preferably in Business or Science related fields.
  • A minimum of 2 years of Project Management experience and one to three years of relevant experience in Pharmaceuticals or Biotechnology industry is preferred.
  • Solid leadership and interpersonal skills, combined with strong written and presentation skills, and the ability to negotiate and positively influence peers in multiple disciplines are requirements.
  • Must be results oriented, flexible, demonstrate a significant level of initiative, and have the ability to comprehend detailed and complex technical, financial, and contractual issues.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.


Interested? Please visit www.emergentbiosolutions .com under the career section to apply today!

As part of our team, you'll join talented and inspiring colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. We offer highly diverse career opportunities, a supportive culture, competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and an extensive benefits package. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

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