Scientific Project Manager

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, England
Posting date: 21 Sep 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Scientific Project Manager to join a dynamic team in Cambridge. This role will include managing franchise, enterprise, strategic, large, complex projects or workstreams across multiple sites, functions and regions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages Global Technical Operations projects utilizing the PMO project methodology, tools and processes, to meet agreed scopes, timelines, deliverables, budgets, resource estimates and success criteria.
  • Manages functional and cross-functional project teams to deliver successful projects.
  • Interfaces with sites, functional heads, other functions and other key stakeholders to assure continuous alignment of priorities.
  • Applies effective problem-solving individually and with the project team to address challenges encountered in successful project delivery. Escalates issues appropriately to the sponsor, key stakeholders or PMO management.
  • Proactively identifies and shares relevant best practices to improve project delivery and PMO team capabilities.
  • Actively pursues continuous improvement with focus on simplification, standardization and lean.
  • Proactively manages risks to project delivery and the business. Takes appropriate risks and consults appropriately.
  • Tracks and reports on the progress of assigned projects to the sponsor, appropriate governance, stakeholders and senior management.
  • Provides necessary information and insight to the project sponsor to support project stage-gate reviews, approvals and project updates to appropriate governance forums, steering committees, and/or stakeholders.
  • Ensures all key stakeholders are kept appropriately informed of project status as required
  • Manages project budgets, expenses and resources to meet estimates and commitments
  • Works with Lean/Six Sigma coaches to gain awareness of current best practices and influence new evolving practices as appropriate

Skills and Requirements

  • BS required; preferred in Engineering, Science or Operations field
  • with a minimum 3 years of Project Management experience required
  • MS, MBA, or other advanced degree preferred
  • Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies

To Apply

A full job description is available on request.