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Project Manager

Category: Project Management

City: Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Position ID: J0221-2863

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI is seeking a seasoned project managers to join our growing team supporting life science clients through end to end solution offerings and professional services. The successful candidate must be able to work in a cross-functional environment and interact with representatives from CGI, and our end-clients. This project manager will work at various CGI/ clients consulting and executing various life science business and IT initiatives from road map assessment architecture best practice phase implementations, and go live.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Project/Domain Overview:

The objective of this role is to serve as an IT Project Manager (PM) in support of projects within the IT Finance – Enabling Functions (IT EF) team at a large pharma client in Princeton, NJ (working virtually until further notice) These Project(s) are being launched in support of our clients continuous operational & quality improvements also seeking to optimize financial systems & processes with the objective to transfer former Oracle based applications, for a company they acquired, into their existing SAP platform. You will be working the Business and IT Partner from multiple business units as the Project Manager to manage the timelines, milestones, meetings, budget and project plan to ensure a successful implementation. The assigned project(s) may include the alignment to US and/or global markets requiring a candidate to assimilate to other time zones to support CGI clientele with flexible and fluid ways of working. .

Outline of key responsibilities & deliverables:

• The role will be responsible for defining, with their project team, the execution methodology and work break down structure of activities to deliver on the analysis and solution definition

• This role requires an experienced Project Manager with the ability to manage complex projects across a diverse group of stakeholders, including various business and IT partners.

• TBD - This project will have multiple workstreams to meet the objectives. Workstreams will include internal resources as well as external resources. Therefore, this role will require the ability to work across multiple workstreams and coordinate time, budget, and resources to complete work within the program guidelines.

• Strong organization and communications skills are a must, with the ability to structure meetings and other forms of communications to target the needs of the intended audience.

• The ideal candidate should be able to deal effectively with project ambiguity, use an analytical approach to define the project so that ambiguity is minimized, prepare and manage an integrated project plan, track financials, and effectively manage RAID items, constraints, and dependencies

• The solution involves management of multiple systems and teams both internal and external, such as Oracle, SAP, and other systems. Systems integration will be one of the most important aspects to manage the program successfully. Therefore, the ideal candidate should potentially have prior experience leading projects involving multiple complex systems integrations.

• Due to clients convergence and transformation programs, availability of key resources for the project may be impacted. As a result, this role will require an experienced project manager accustomed to managing complex projects with a high degree of risk, highly skilled at integrated project planning, and with the ability to ensure that a diverse group of stakeholders remains engaged and aligned throughout all phases of the project.

Experience and Skills:

• Knowledge of the finance and corporate function non-domain specific is not required but preferred by the hiring manager as is strong project financial management skills

• Previous experience working as a project manager that’s worked before managing implementations is a plus as is working in matrixed environments

• Alliance management experience highly desired

• Previous experience leading projects involving multiple complex systems integrations is desired

Specific Activities

  • Oversee planning and execution of project to deliver on intended outcomes while collaborating on evolving ideas and discovery of new requirements to maximize return on investments.

  • Identify dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to appropriate levels of management and stakeholders across assigned projects.

  • Ensure project deliverables, schedules, and financials adhere to established norms and are managed in alignment with departmental best practices across their assigned projects.

  • Monitor and control schedule and financial health of assigned projects and provide actionable insights to key stakeholders.

  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive assigned projects’ momentum and progress. Engage and energize the project teams.

  • Plan and engage necessary resources across the enterprise to ensure successful completion of assigned projects.

  • Potentially manage vendors who are tasked with providing services to the project ensuring they meet their execution milestones and remain within their funding estimates.

  • Prepare all project status reports and documentation to keep project sponsors informed of project progress and potential risks/roadblocks so they can take appropriate action.

  • Actively engage stakeholders of problem projects to assist with identifying corrective actions.

  • Co-lead setup of project management and governance structures in collaboration with IT Business Partner(s) and Digital Capability Managers (DCMs).

  • Advise and consistently apply Project Management best practices (including Agile, Waterfall, SDLC and PMF) and tools. Continuously improve our adoption and maturity of best practices across IT.

  • Provide support to IT BPs and DCMs in management of project financials, vendor management and procurement.

  • Collaborate with ITBPs, DCMs & Portfolio Managers on business case development for DC investments, translating PM experience & insights into improved estimates and outcomes.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Skill Set Years of Experience Proficiency Level

Project Management 10+ Expert

Pharma 5+ Expert

Finance (SAP or Oracle Ebusiness) 2-4 Advanced

Minimum Education Required: Bachelors Degree

What you can expect from us:

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