Transformation Project Coordinator

Location
College Station, TX
Posted
Sep 16, 2021
Ref
2021-16096
Hotbed
Lone Star Bio
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are ‘Advancing tomorrow's medicines' and making a real difference to the world in which we live. At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, we partner with our clients to deliver recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies to patients. As a Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and viral vectors with world class GMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow's medicines. We seek candidates with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve optimized strategies, and execution programs with the ultimate goal of delivering products that transform the lives of patients.

Working as part of the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) Transformation Center of Excellence, the Transformation Project Coordinator will project manage and/or play a significant role in the delivery of projects which are part of the FDB Global Transformation Project Portfolio (TPP).  This will involve key strategic and large matrix projects which include, to varying degrees, global, multi-site, single site, new site, significant third party involvement, and strategic external collaborations. The post holder will manage projects encompassing both the development of systems and the delivery of business change (non-customer facing projects) and business process improvements.

To be considered for this role, qualified candidates must have the requisite years of experience in Project Management or Operational Excellence roles. Candidate must have demonstrated experience using Lean, Six Sigma, or Agile tools and methodologies to deliver a variety of projects or demonstrated experience in managing the successful delivery of a variety of global or cross-functional and high value projects. The TPP is a rolling multi-year portfolio of projects that enable achievement of the agreed FDB Business Mid Term Plan (MTP)/Long Term Plan (LTP), required for long term business success. The delivery arm of the TPP is the Transformation Center of Excellence

The ideal candidate will possess excellent influencing skills and have demonstrable experience in driving project completion and benefit realization, with the ability to resolve inter-dependencies across the company. Candidate must be skilled in the engagement and management of Sponsors, Stakeholders, and project team to influence and drive behaviors, as appropriate. The successful candidate will be meticulous, process-driven and have first class organizational skills. 

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We are ‘Advancing tomorrow's medicines' and making a real difference to the world in which we live. At Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, we partner with our clients to deliver recombinant proteins, viral vaccines and gene therapies to patients. As a Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and viral vectors with world class GMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow's medicines. We seek candidates with proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve optimized strategies, and execution programs with the ultimate goal of delivering products that transform the lives of patients.

Working as part of the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) Transformation Center of Excellence, the Transformation Project Coordinator will project manage and/or play a significant role in the delivery of projects which are part of the FDB Global Transformation Project Portfolio (TPP).  This will involve key strategic and large matrix projects which include, to varying degrees, global, multi-site, single site, new site, significant third party involvement, and strategic external collaborations. The post holder will manage projects encompassing both the development of systems and the delivery of business change (non-customer facing projects) and business process improvements.

To be considered for this role, qualified candidates must have the requisite years of experience in Project Management or Operational Excellence roles. Candidate must have demonstrated experience using Lean, Six Sigma, or Agile tools and methodologies to deliver a variety of projects or demonstrated experience in managing the successful delivery of a variety of global or cross-functional and high value projects. The TPP is a rolling multi-year portfolio of projects that enable achievement of the agreed FDB Business Mid Term Plan (MTP)/Long Term Plan (LTP), required for long term business success. The delivery arm of the TPP is the Transformation Center of Excellence

The ideal candidate will possess excellent influencing skills and have demonstrable experience in driving project completion and benefit realization, with the ability to resolve inter-dependencies across the company. Candidate must be skilled in the engagement and management of Sponsors, Stakeholders, and project team to influence and drive behaviors, as appropriate. The successful candidate will be meticulous, process-driven and have first class organizational skills. 

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MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Taking direction from the Transformation Center of Excellence Head of Transformation, Director of Global Business Change or Director of Operational and Business Excellence, lead or support the delivery of both strategic and operational and business excellence projects.
  • Follow the Transformation Center of Excellence ways of workingto deliver projects on time, on budget and to specification
  • Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Contribute to good customer service by ensuring the seamless transition of a project from initiation, through detailed planning and design, to implementation, and closing
  • Use of process thinking and skill to develop clear and concise problems statements
  • Developing a critical path of key activities, providing planning support and identifying and managing dependencies across the plans
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities. Liaise with third parties to agree responsibilities for deliverables and track progress against milestones
  • Manage project budgets and perform day-to-day control of a project including preparing and presenting progress and issues to the appropriate steering committees
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored. Track and report on project delivery and progress, and identify and manage dependencies, risks, and issues
  • Provide estimates of workload and costs for activities and tasks within a project or sub-project 
  • Analyzing dynamic situations and issues, and managing stakeholder requirements. Working in a matrix-managed environment with competing change needs and drivers. Influencing a wide range of stakeholders (up to GLT level) to manage conflicting requirements, demands and priorities
  • Matrix-managing teams undergoing substantial change as part of the global transformation effort, and building collaborative and high-performing teams through this change.
  • Communicating across a wide span: engaging internal colleagues, external partners and business stakeholders at all levels, ensuring clarity of requirements, the positioning of proposed solutions and securing the buy-in to those proposed solutions at the appropriate level of the organization

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1+ years' experience applying basic lean or six sigma tools and methodologies or experience coordinating or leading projects

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working within a Biotech/Pharma organization. 
  • Experience working within a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization
  • Green, Black, or Master Black belt certification
  • Experience delivering training
  • PMP certification
  • Experience with relevant project management software (MS Project, etc)
  • Evidence of continued professional development

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and aptitude:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and persuade, at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to coordinate activities across the project team
  • Ability to effectively prioritize
  • Ability to adjust personal style when dealing with different individuals

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company's ability to secure an export authorization.

FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.