Project Management resource III

Planet Pharma Northbrook, IL
Position Summary

The Apple Global Project Management Office is responsible for best-in-class planning, execution and reporting for the companies Apple Program. The Apple Global PMO Project Manager will be a hands-on project manager responsible for managing the Apple Program and driving adoption and consistency of project management standards, methodologies, and policies across the program. Reporting and assessing the overall health of enterprise projects and assigned project portfolios is essential.

Essential Job Responsibilities

* Leads enterprise-wide projects and programs often involving development of new and complex applications & infrastructure that may also involve significant change to business processes.

* Ensures projects and programs are managed as per Program Management Office (PMO) and customer expectations

* Regularly interacts with senior leadership to develop project and program strategies and supporting business cases. Assists the business in project definition, refinement, initiation, and planning.

* Follows a disciplined project management methodology and systems development lifecycle, accountable for the detailed planning of activities and resources needed to meet objectives.

* Identifies and ensures mitigation of risks or conflicts that will jeopardize project completion.

* Ensures integration of projects and adjusts project scope, schedule, and budgets as needed, based on the needs of the business and cross-project dependencies.

* Monitors and prepares reports to ensure work is progressing to plan. Provides the Program Management Office (PMO) with program and project status communication

* Support planning and execution of the companies PMM Gates and SDLC Control Points

* Develop and execute Program Onboarding Methodology, Coordination and Communications

* Responsible for Onboarding new project managers for the Apple Program

* Maintain Key Project Reference Documents and manage organization of the Apple Program SharePoint site.

* Support Coordination across various Apple Project Management teams including Accenture PMO, Program Release Leads, 3rd Party Supplier PMs, IS PMs, DAB/BAU PMs

* Work with the Commercial PM and Regional Finance Organizations to manage and maintain the Apple program budget.

* Facilitate Apple Program Leadership Meetings and Steering Committee Meetings

* Provides day-to-day leadership and project management coaching to other project managers and core-team members through all phases of the project, motivating the team to ensure project delivery success and skill growth / refinement.

* Manages all aspects of initiation, planning and execution of programs and projects, reporting variances to scope, schedule, and budget along with planned corrective actions.

* Ensures projects close effectively through production turnover, documentation of lessons learned and provision of feedback on project performance, including customer satisfaction.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelors and/or advanced degree.

* Bachelors Degree or equivalent required. Advanced degree a plus.

* Ten plus (10+) years relevant IT experience or equivalent proven project management experience.

* 2 plus (2+) years relevant experience setting up and managing a Global PMO

* Proven history of successful project and program delivery.

* Must be able to work effectively and deliver results in a matrix environment.

* Experience leading complex global programs consisting of 2 or more releases in parallel at any given time.

* Responsible for the understanding and oversight of project and program level financial management.

* Creates project and program financial budget plans, tracking and reporting variances throughout projects.

* Excellent communication and facilitation skills with senior level audiences.

* Experience within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries preferred.

* Experience working with and managing geographically distributed teams and resources.

* Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).

Type:Temp/ContractLocation:Northbrook, IL