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Job Project Manager Pennsylvania Project Management

Project Manager

Skills:Project Management   PMI certification   Ops PMO  |  Location:Pennsylvania  ,  United States Of America


Position Summary
The Ops PMO Project Manager (PM) manages and co-ordinates various key high visibility and/or cross-functional projects for Thermo Fisher Life Science Solutions Group (LSG) Global Operations. These projects may be contained in a single site location or may span multiple sites around the world. The Ops PMO PM will, at times, be responsible for managing multiple concurrent projects that will range from initial discussions with sponsors and key stakeholders through the development of the project specifications, scope, documentation, deliverables, and management of all project related activities from initiation through project closure.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The PM is responsible for providing data and input necessary for proper project prioritization as well as managing the full project lifecycle. The PM coordinates with the various Operations functions as well as non-ops functions, where applicable, to establish project teams, communicate and collaborate with project sponsors, and provide structure and project discipline to the initiation, planning, execution and closure of assigned projects.
The Ops PM is responsible for managing project scope, deliverables and communications to stakeholders which will include executive level reporting and presentations from time to time. The PM will work with the project team and finance team to establish project financials. The PM will work closely with functional managers to select and lead the project team members through the project lifecycle to successful completion of assigned projects.

Responsibilities may include:

Planning projects

Define the scope of the project in collaboration with the sponsor and/or senior management

Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project

Determine the resources required to complete the project

Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities

Review the project schedule with peers and then with sponsor/senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required

Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

Use of appropriate project planning tools to communicate milestones and critical path activities and responsibilities

Running projects

Execute the project according to the project plan

Develop forms and records to document project activities

Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured

Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project

Establish a communication schedule (operating mechanisms) to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project

Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

Conduct peer reviews with the Ops PMO team to share best practices and lessons learned during project execution

Controlling projects

Write/update status reports on the project for management and sponsors

Communicate with sponsors as agreed on during project initiation and planning

Identify and monitor project issues and risks; mitigate as appropriate

Monitor and report all budgeted project expenditures

Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis

Collaborate with finance partner to manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures

Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date

Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for sponsors

Closing projects

Ensure that the project deliverables are completed on time, within budget and at the required level of quality

Ensure that the project milestones are met

Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Document lessons learned during all phases of the project and conduct post-project lessons learned reviews

Other responsibilities

As part of the PMO team, you will be required to assume other responsibilities from time to time.

Coordinating and facilitating periodic operations project reviews

Coaching, guiding and mentoring new Project managers or other PMs within LSG Operations

Other activities in support of Ops PMO

Minimum Qualifications:

Two or more years leading teams, or as a project manager leading a project through all life cycle phases

Strong ability to organize and plan team activities toward specific goals and objectives.

Strong ability to effectively communicate to project teams, sponsors, and executives

Strong problem-solving skills

Travel may be required up to 50% of the time

Preferred Experience / Key Skills for success:

Degree in project management or business management preferred

Formal project management training

PMI certification is a plus but not required

Broad knowledge of Operations or in-depth knowledge of supply chain or manufacturing

PPI training

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