Project Manager / Program Manager, Life Sciences Business Technology

Consulting Parsippany, New Jersey


Description

*Potential for Partial Remote Work*

*Relocation Assistance is Available*

IPM is a business consulting firm that advises on and executes companies’ most complex initiatives. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Parsippany, NJ. IPM has led more than 5,000 projects for more than 500 clients in the United States and across continents. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 100 companies to startups.

IPM was a recipient of the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In addition, IPM is a certified “Great Place to Work" company and has been named to the GPTW list of Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services.

Our Project Management Consultants are our full-time employees. They are our most important asset and the competitive advantage that sets us apart from the rest. 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Project Management Consultant is experienced in leadership, accountable for overall project implementation, and will work with clients in the life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices.

As a Project Management Consultant, your primary goals and focus will be to:

  • Integrate on-site into the client environment to effectively lead project teams while building positive professional relationships with clients and associates.
  • Define project objectives, requirements, and assumptions necessary to structure a project or activity. 
  • Plan, schedule, and control project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy project requirements.
  • Develop and drive integrated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy.
  • Establish, maintain, and lead high performance project teams, serving as the project advocate within the client organization. Lead, coordinate, facilitate, and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables.
  • Lead risk management within project teams, ensuring risks have appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget while meeting and exceeding IPM project management standards.
  • Develop and document high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives.
  • Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict, and develop resource planning estimates to manage project workload and productivity.

    DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE  

    The ideal candidate for this Project Management Consultant position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, science, or an engineering discipline. Advanced degrees are a plus
  • 5-20+ years of experience as a key project team member or project leader implementing complex, enterprise business technology initiatives or transformations
  • 5+ years of project management experience in business process assessments and/or continuous improvement efforts related to enterprise systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) , Quality Management Systems (QMS), Regulatory Information Management Systems (RIM), Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Safety Systems, Document Management Systems, Project and Portfolio Management Systems (PPM).
  • Familiarity and knowledge of documenting processes, collecting and authoring functional and non-functional requirements and establishing software & implementation vendor selections for enterprise systems.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of key software leaders (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, NetSuite, Veeva, Planisware, Workday, Infor, etc.) and their platforms and how they differ from each other
  • Familiarity with data strategy and management including the ability to develop and interpret analytics to guide business strategy and decision making
  • Knowledge and application of a disciplined project management process (Six Sigma and Project Management Professional certifications are a plus)
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum, and/or Waterfall methodologies
  • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences at all organizational levels
  • Sound technical aptitude and proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies with superior computer usage skills
  • Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality
  • Solid analytical and strategic capabilities and business acumen along with demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct and appearance.
  • Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.
BENEFITS
  • Full-time employment with a growing company
  • Bench time in between projects dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Formal new hire orientation to position you for success
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Annual performance bonus potential
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance coverage for employees
  • 401(k) matching
  • Business development incentives 
  • Philanthropy driven culture
  • Paid training and certification
  • 100% promotion from within
  • Quarterly social activities
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Assistance with relocation