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Program Manager - Cell Therapy

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Program Manager - Cell Therapy

Category: Project Management

City: Cranbury, New Jersey, US United States

Position ID: J0122-1809

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is seeking a seasoned program manager 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 program lead 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:

• Support & enhance end user experience within the CT Business Unit’s

• Oversee planning and execution of a very large or critical assigned program and their projects in their Business Unit’s DC group/functional portfolio 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 programs and their projects.

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

• Periodically evaluate performance and develop action plans to ensure achievement of performance goals.

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

• Proactively remove obstacles to drive assigned program and their project’s momentum and progress. Engage and energize the program/project teams.

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

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

• Manage communications at Senior / Executive stakeholder level

• Co-lead setup of program management and governance structures in collaboration with IT Business Partners (IT BPs), Digital Capability Managers (DCMs) and project managers

• Advise and consistently apply Project Management best practices (including Agile, 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 program/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.

• Lead and support an entrepreneurial group of consultant project managers

• Responsible for on-boarding new contractors to minimize starting learning curve and expedite introductions to key stakeholders

• Provide informal coaching related to improving performance and removing obstacles.

• Identify and communicate major trends and challenges affecting Program and Portfolio Management internally

• Encourage innovation across projects and organize forums for cross-sharing of ideas, execution, artefacts.

• Potential 30-40% travel to Seattle site when onsite visits & travel restrictions are removed

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• MUST have 8-10+ years of STRONG Program / Project management experience in the Pharma industry and its associated regulatory processes and requirements leading large & complex projects & programs

• Must have 8-10+ years managing Enterprise Applications, Network & Infrastructure, Active Directory & SSO implementations

• MUST have 8-10+ years MS Project, SharePoint, Excel

• Experience working with external Service Providers providing hosting and network services and managing off-shore resources

• Prior experiences implementing enterprise applications such as ERP, MES, Quality Management systems

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the company through various formats, such as presentations, written proposals, reports, correspondence, leading meetings, face-to-face dialogue, etc

• Experience with managing project cost, schedule, and quality management

• Excellent program / project management track record/skills Experience in project planning tools like MS Project Ability to work in challenging situations.

• Excellent communication & team management skills.

• Good written and verbal skills & team skills Strong problem solving skills & proactive attitude

Skill Set Years of Experience Proficiency Level

Program Management 8-10 Expert

Pharma/Life Sciences 8-10 Expert

Enterprise Apps, Network Infrastructure

Active Directory and SSO Implementation 8-10 Expert

Project Management Tools 8-10 Expert

Education: Bachelor's Degree




  • Programme Management

  • Life Sciences

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