Program Manager - PBS

Rockville, MD
Apr 02, 2021
May 05, 2021
Administrative, Other
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

The Program Manager acts as a central contact for information on assigned People and Business Services (PBS) projects focused on strategic planning and oversight of operational execution. In this role, he/she ensures team and PBS Management alignment on program objectives, deliverables and timelines to support the organization's overall goals; works with teams and PBS management to create the development strategy, establish objectives, and monitor team progress

Job responsibilities and requirements:

• Responsible for supporting People and Business Services initiatives and provide program management for special projects.
• Manages and tracks program progress as assigned on a continual basis, identifying and tracking both cross-project and cross-functional risks and issues related to scope, timelines and budget. Works proactively with the project team to achieve timely resolution of issues to meet approved program objectives and timelines. As appropriate, informs senior management and ensures timely resolution.
• Manages project information for assigned projects and is responsible for developing and maintaining good relationships with other functions fostering positive interactions and ultimately support achieving desired project outcomes.
• Responsible for supporting departmental and corporate initiatives to drive process improvements.
• Responsible for maintenance of the project actions, decisions and risks for project team interactions.
• Works with the relevant functional areas/teams to develop and manage project artifacts and project plan (inclusive of timelines, milestones, interdependencies, issues, risks and actions).
• Responsible for ensuring timely, accurate and comprehensive project and program information is available to senior management for alignment; communicates accurate program information to the wider global organization through routine reports to allow strategic decision-making.
• Collaborates analytics team in delivery of projects.
• Utilize advanced analytics and data visualization tools and confirm program-level information
• Effective interpersonal communication in a remote/virtual environment; communicates in an open, balanced and objective manner.
• Diplomatically and parsimoniously identifies stakeholder groups and maintains diverse, balanced, effective teams
• Demonstrates flexibility; approaching process changes, technology and new responsibilities with and open curious mind
• Ability to focus on potential outcomes in advance of utilizing information, sourcing /processing to derive desired outcomes
• Works creatively within pre-defined standards
• Demonstrated knowledge and application of strategic change management
• Responsible for supporting departmental and corporate initiatives to drive process improvements as needed.

Experience and skills required• Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years of project or program management experience or management consulting experience; advanced degree is a plus.
• Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and human resources is a plus.
• Experience with large cross-functional teams in a management capacity - ability to facilitate cross functional, virtual, global team meetings to ensure meeting objectives are met, opinions are discussed, and alignment is achieved.
• Familiarity with portfolio approach to program management
• Knowledge of advanced analytics and visualization.
• Experience working in an agile development environment.
• Experience compiling analytics requirements.
• Strong meeting facilitation skills.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Solid computer skills with MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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