Project Manager - IT - III in Foster City, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Job #: 860317
 

Project Manager - IT - III - Accounting

Job Posting Title: Project Manager - IT

Job Category: Accounting

Job Level: Senior


Client: Large research-based biopharmaceutical company 

Location: Foster City, CA

Schedule: Monday-Friday (except holidays, includes some weekends)
Available 7am-7pm – on site

Initial end date: 1-year contract with possible extension (contract-to-hire)
 

Role Summary
The right contract candidate will be:

-       Seasoned Experienced Senior IT Security Project Manager (minimum, 8 years of executing PM experience – initiate to delivery, experienced using Project Management Methodologies)

-       Good Network Security, Platform Security, Identity & Access Management, End-Point Security technical knowledge (foundational knowledge)

•GxP IT Qualification or Validation Experience is not required; however, strongly recommended.

-       Exhibits self-driven/take ownership behavior and drives for results/strives to excel

-       Good judgment, foresight and is able to anticipate and be proactive

-       Good RFP/ POC/Contract Management process knowledge

-       Excellent leader and motivator

-       Excellent at strategic thinking and organized

-       Excellent communication and Stakeholder Management experience

-       Good administration including timely follow up/follow through

-       Excellent MS Project skills and Work Breakdown Structure experience

-       Must have managed project budgets

This person will need to be able to work in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment, yet, bring organization and control to the projects they manage. The IT QSC Portfolio is working on very highly visible projects in support of our ITLT member in the IT Security Domain.

This candidate will also be an IT Project Manager who would be “accountable” and lead one or several projects from inception through completion, while adhering to project scope, schedule, quality and budget. The Project Manager must possess strong communication skills and must be savvy in working with both technology and business partners across the organization in a collaborative way.

The Project Manager ensures proper project planning and design, scope management, coordination of team assignment and mobilization, coordination of work efforts, monitoring of project deliverables, quality/gate reviews and issue identification, escalation and resolution, coordinating the development, testing, installation, transition to production operations and post-implementation reviews including the planning and coordination of the non-technical aspects of the project that involves organization change management, training and adoption of the solution.
 

This role is accountable to the PMO for independent project status reporting and for applying relevant “project management” practices that are consistent with GPS standards and Governance requirements.

Responsibilities :

Business Engagement

-       Participates in business customer briefings, project planning and scoping discussions with project management strategies and engage in project initiation consultations as required

-       Provides timely delivery updates, and problem–solving, responsive resolution of project issues

Solution Development

-       Leads front-end studies and Request for Proposal/Information RFP/RFI process for projects as required and work closely across business and IT teams to drive effective selection of delivery and solutions partners

-       Plans, develops and executes effective project kick-offs to properly launch project teams and project steering

-       Ensures effective project design and planning by leading/facilitating project design sessions to ascertain scope and requirements including providing project delivery strategies and an integrated project master plan

-       Defines project scope, goals and deliverables and manage scope changes with portfolio/project steering

-       Establishes and manages project/portfolio steering project updates

-       Provides project risk and mitigation plan as appropriate if relevant – escalate

-       Develops project plan and schedule

-       Monitors and ensures project is on schedule or escalate or problem-solve or secure approvals for change

-       Develops project budget, track variance and escalate accordingly with recommended corrective actions

-       Ensures compliance with Gilead IT Finance management and reporting requirements through appropriate adoption of financial management processes and reporting

-       Monitors and ensures within budget or escalate or secure approvals for change

-       Develops a plan with respective leads to include all other work-streams – business, training, change management

-       Manages the interdependencies between key work-streams

-       Ensures work-stream leads are on track or report variance

-       Develops resource plan to support project requirements

-       Manages project resources allocation, work to secure Business and IT resources

-       Develops project stakeholder management and communications plan

-       Monitors Business Stakeholder concerns and issues

-       Ensures project satisfies end-use quality requirement

-       Provides project status and timely reporting – independent assessment of project health

-       Ensures project is delivered to Business and into production as per agreed upon scope

-       Manages and ensures proper transition of the project to operations

-       Coordinates project completion review

-       Ensures that appropriate and relevant PMO acceptable processes and procedures are applied in compliance with Gilead IT Governance requirements – incorporating all required processes and procedures

-       Partners with the vendor management to review and approve SOW of vendors, create Purchase Requisitions or provide input as approval thread, ensure contract agreements are defined and adhered to and also to provide timely vendor feedback and escalate any variance or performance issues to Delivery Lead

-       Ensures effective user change management strategy and planning to ensure optimal user adoption of resulting project solution

-       Partners effectively with Quality Security Compliance QSC to ensure that all necessary QSC deliverables are in compliance with Gilead Standard Operation Procedure SOPs on testing, validation, security assurance requirements and standards

-       Applies effective project management methods and processes, project related artifacts, deliverables, and documentation, as relevant and appropriate, consistent with Gilead IT GPS

-       Deploys and provides training to project team in appropriate project management methodologies, process, procedures, and standards in the context of the System Lifecycle SLC to ensure alignment with the IT SOP and IT delivery processes for effective solution delivery

** If interested, please send up to date copy of your resume to sbaca@apexsystems.com **

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law.