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Senior Program Manager

Company: Talent Software Services, Inc.
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Program Manager

Job Summary: Talent Software Services is in search of a Senior Program Manager for a contract position in San Rafael, CA. The opportunity will be one year with a strong chance for a long-term extension.

Position Summary: The Sr. Program Manager position provides key program management capabilities for a portfolio of commercialized products. A Sr. PM is an excellent communicator and advanced problem solver and decision maker, rigorous in applying a logical approach and focused on solutions. A Sr. PM can be relied on to lead PM activities on a number of more complicated projects and studies by demonstrating an advanced level of mastery of program management skills and a deep understanding of product lifecycle management. The Sr. PM is also a capable facilitator and champion of effective team dynamics.
The Sr. Program Manager will be responsible for independently executing on program management activities supporting key cross functional teams to ensure efficient team function and the achievement of key deliverables such as operational plans, timelines, budget, risk and issue management in collaboration with the respective Team Leader.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:


  • Strategy and Planning
  • Working in close partnership with the Core Team Leaders, facilitate Core Teams for multiple commercialized products including overseeing execution of an integrated global strategic plan which provides high quality data that enables efficient and effective decision making to maximize the value of assets.
  • Facilitate team development and management of Program Risk Mitigation Plan ensuring execution and alignment of risk mitigation efforts.
  • Build, maintain and control the cross functional timeline - highlight dependencies, milestones, deliverables, and critical path; create timeline scenarios as needed and facilitate cross-functional reviews.
  • Identify and leverage interdependencies in short-, mid-, and long-term program plans.
  • Operational execution
  • Ensure teams/functions are tracking to key deliverable and milestone timelines and prepare reports/dashboards.
  • Advocate and drive for overall project execution quality - propose, facilitate, and implement plans to resolve issues and execute corrective actions.
  • Organize and facilitate team meetings in collaboration with the Team Leader - develop agendas, issue minutes, and track action items to completion with cross-functional Leads.
  • Communicate objectives, plans and timelines from Core Team to partner teams.
  • Cross-functional Influence
  • Work with Team Leaders to plan and coordinate cross-functional activities in support of the program strategy.
  • Lead ad-hoc working groups that result from program teams' needs.
  • Remain current in PM best practices and propose improvements for the GPM department to enhance program management effectiveness.
  • The Senior Program Manager should demonstrate advanced skills in communication, problem solving and decision making as well as proactivity, influencing and persuasion. An ability to successfully mediate conflict, develop rapport with decision makers, and solve problems in a big-picture and stakeholder-supported way will be essential.
  • Individuals in this role are also expected to have solid strategic planning skills and advanced program management, drug development and franchise/therapeutic area knowledge, which enables advocacy for study and program team alignment to corporate goals.


    Qualifications:


    • BA/BS in a scientific or technical field. Experience in lieu of education accepted.
    • Minimum of 8 years total relevant experience (including industry, project management, or academia), with at least 5 years in a project management role. PMP certification a plus.
    • Experience with commercialized pharma/biotech products and lifecycle management.
    • 0-2 years of experience in people management.


      If this job is a match for your background, we would be honored to receive your application! -
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      Providing consulting opportunities to TALENTed people since 1987, we offer a host of opportunities including contract, contract to hire and permanent placement. Let's talk!

Keywords: Talent Software Services, Inc., San Rafael , Senior Program Manager, Executive , San Rafael, California

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