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Project Manager

North Chicago, Illinois | Professional/Business Services
Job ID: 87012
Listed on 1/18/2019

Project Manager II (non-IT)
Period: 02/18/2019 to 07/31/2019

Work Location: 1 N Waukegan Road, AP51, North Chicago, Illinois, 60064-1802


Job Description 
- Coordination of activities to ensure completion of multiple projects on time and within resource budget 
- Prioritize activities to ensure team goals are met 
- Lead simple process improvement activities and maintain project trackers and SharePoint sites for the function 
- Identify issues that potentially impact timelines for projects and identify potential interventions or solutions to manage the issues 
- Estimates project levels of effort and resource requirements by using standard estimation techniques and tools, and by working with appropriate staff to understand scope of effort 
- Prepares project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project 
- Directs project execution by assigning tasks, tracking project schedules, identifying risks, and developing and executing contingency plans 
- Assures project quality by using standard development methodologies 
- Communicates project status by preparing standard project status update reports and by participating in department and customer project update meetings 
- Resolve project issues working with team members, project customers, and others as appropriate 
- Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and mentoring junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques 

Bachelor's degree, typically in business; 
5-10 years of project management experience 
2+ years Pharma-related experience; 
Process improvement experience desirable; good communication skills; general understanding of business unit/group function; works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations and data requires review of identifiable factors; exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions; has broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment. 
Microsoft Access and extensive Excel experience