Associate, Global Program Management
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: April 5, 2021
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that
provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and
life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that
lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of
patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often
inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and
have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to
focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their
By providing a foundation for all operations company wide,
BioMarin's General and Administrative teams support our mission of
providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live
with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance,
legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and
information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful
impact on patients' lives.
Duties*** Remote work until restrictions are lifted ***Summary
DescriptionThe position within Global Program Management is
responsible for maintaining multiple systems, e.g. Worldwide
Research and Development (WWRD) timeline system and other PPD
systems, applications and tools. In addition, this role will help
support all software platforms, applications, and tools used by
PPD. The position will be expected to partner effectively within a
matrix environment, demonstrate a proactive approach in identifying
technical risks and issues, and support the development of best
- Able to liaise with stakeholders in a highly matrixed
environment to work and address system and process related
requests, issues, and troubleshooting.
- Able to independently manage technical projects.
- Understands fundamentals of the Biotech business model.
- Understands the fundamentals and process for developing user
requirements and other attendant work processes needed to support
systems/applications within a functional area(s)
- Understands the elements of change management and is able to
effectively implement change management
- Adapts and shows resilience in the face of complex, confusing
and changing environment in order to continuously develop new
responses and approaches.
- Demonstrates sound judgement in the application of
- Demonstrates workingknowledge of systems/applications in use
within PPD (e.g., SharePoint, SharePoint design (JSON, CSS, &
SPFx), Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Teams, Power BI, MS
Project Online, OnePager, etc.)
- Demonstrates knowledge of industry best practices as related to
systems/applications in use by PPD
- Understands the fundamentals of how systems/applications/tools
are used within team business operating models
- Able to independently perform majority of administrative duties
(e.g., grant permissions, add users, etc.) spanning across the team
business operating model (portfolio and product)
- Capable of system administration
- Advocate for and actively contributing to synergistic
relationships between systems/applications
- Ability to independently resolve many technical issues
- Ability to consult and influence internal IT and vendor support
Competencies Overview:Demonstrate foundational skills in
communication, problem solving and decision making as well as
proactivity, influencing, and persuasion. An ability to
successfully work within a highly matrixed environment will be
essential. Experience defining user requirements preferred.
Technical skills preferred: Advanced computer skills, MS Project
Online, MS Office, O365/SharePoint, SharePoint design (SPFx,
JSON,CSS), Adobe Acrobat, MS Teams, Power BI, OnePager
- BA/BS degree (Preferred: Computer Science, Communication,
- Minimum of 2 years total relevant technical experience
(excluding academia); Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry
WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS / TRAVEL
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus.
Some travel may be required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or
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