Associate Project Manager, Medical Device

Consulting Minneapolis, Minnesota


Description

*Relocation Assistance is Available*

For more than three decades, premier organizations have trusted IPM to lead the successful execution of their strategic portfolios and critically important initiatives.  Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Boston, Parsippany, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, IPM has led more than 5,000 projects for over 500 clients.  Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups.

We are a certified “Great Place to Work” company and have been named to the Great Place to Work list of “Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services”.

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

IPM partners with clients in the medical device industry.

  • We lead, at the core team level, product development projects including pre-clinical R&D through commercialization, including planning for regulatory, clinical, and commercial strategies and processes, and product lifecycle management.
  • We lead the creation or improvement of operational processes including harmonizing regulatory and quality systems and building project, program and portfolio management capabilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Project Management Associate (PMA) supports the planning, scheduling, monitoring, controlling, analytical and other tactical aspects of projects, or manages straightforward projects or sub-projects with more autonomy, as assigned.  As a Project Management Associate, he/she works closely with the project manager and project team to ensure detailed planning of activities, comprehensive documentation of critical project information, and sound decision making through thorough analysis of information.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support development of project plans and schedules that represent the appropriate level of detail and task interdependency.  
  • Compile and analyze data and develop summary reports/presentations.
  • Support development of project budgets and update, as required.  Develop summary reports and analysis suitable for PMC review.
  • Research appropriate technologies and apply technical knowledge to ensure effective delivery of project requirements.
  • Manage straightforward projects or sub-projects with appropriate support of a project manager or Director, including conducting initiating, planning, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project in conjunction with the client team.
  • Produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and data analysis capabilities.
  • Ability to multitask and juggle competing priorities.
  • Strong technical aptitude and displayed ability to grasp a general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies.
  • Strong leadership potential.
  • Professional and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in core Microsoft software products (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project) and a strong aptitude for learning new software products. Visio proficiency preferred.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science or relatable field 
  • 2+ years of related experience in the life sciences industry

WHY IPM

  • Engaging culture:IPM has a caring, nurturing culture with a transparent communication approach and culture-building and team-building events, both regional and company-wide.
  • Inclusion:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have always been a part of our culture; we are a company that treats everyone with respect and dignity.  Everyone has a voice and is heard.
  • Professional development:We ensure you reach your professional aspirations by providing you with training and development opportunities.  We’ll create the bandwidth you need to further your career at IPM.  You are IPM’s future – we only promote from within.
  • Diverse projects:We lead a wide variety of projects and provide significant exposure to many clients and project types.
  • Collaborative work environment:We have a well-structured system to provide support from managers, internal teams, and our Centers of Excellence (CoE).  Our CoEs serve as a resource for specific service and industry knowledge, tools and best practices.
  • Comprehensive compensation and benefits program:including 100% employer-paid health for employees and 85% paid health for dependents; 401(k)matching, performance bonus, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, holiday, personal and sick time, among many others
  • Philanthropy:We are devoted to the communities we serve and actively promote employee involvement in community improvement projects.  We’ve created “Project Mercy” to channel our philanthropic efforts every quarter.

IPM is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.