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Job Description

Job Title: Sr. IT Project Manager

Reports To: Director, IT

Group/Division: BioPharma Services Division (BSD)

Business Unit: Fisher Bio Services

Career Band: 7

Job Track: Professional

Position Location: Rockville, MDAllentown

Number of Direct Reports: 0

Day/Shift (if applicable): Day

FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Exempt

Position Summary:

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for managing and executing large IT strategic and tactical projects with distributed global teams in a fast paced GxP environment. S/he must establish strong business and client relationships, work with business analysts and development teams, and have a demonstrated record of managing large complex projects from start to finish. This role also includes creating detailed project plans, managing conflicts, communicating status, and ensuring that tasks get completed on-time and in a quality manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex IT projects in support of Government and Commercial contracts as well as in-house initiatives for Fisher Bio Services within the BioPharma Services Division.
  • Responsible for managing medium and large projects impacting diverse functional areas, clients, and contracts and crossing multiple technologies/platforms across the division.
  • Deliver projects on-time, within budget, and in a quality manner.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization, elicits cooperation from senior management, and influence cross-functional teams in a matrix environment.
  • Work closely with: local and global quality assurance organizations to ensure alignment of SOPs and policies; corporate IT and divisional PMO office to utilize best practices across the division; and portfolio management and solution delivery organizations to ensure alignment of priorities.
  • Develop project justifications, business cases, and corresponding return on investment estimates for funding requests.
  • Communicate project status clearly and succinctly to senior management by delivering complex messages in business terms.
  • Pro-actively identify potential project risk factors, communicate these to the project team, and work with stakeholders to address them
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and drive results in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Liaise between the business and technology teams.
  • Comply with company‚Äôs Global IT Policies & Procedures.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 4 year Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent is preferred
  • Relevant project management certificates a plus (e.g. PMP, PMI, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of demonstrated large, complex IT project management experience utilizing Microsoft Project or an equivalent tool.
  • Experience working in a GXP environment.
  • Experience in software project management utilizing traditional Waterfall or Agile Systems Development Lifecycle methodology.
  • Strong problem solving, negotiating, influencing, facilitation, organization, prioritization, decision making, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Self motivated and action orientated with a strong results and deliverables focus and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and follow up on issues with minimal direction.
  • Enhanced PC knowledge and skill sets utilizing Microsoft products
  • Experience preferred managing projects involving Computer System Validation

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Proven track record of successfully managing and delivering complex IT Projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated high level of project accountability and ownership from inception through completion
  • Strong attention to detail

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Relevant project management certificates a plus (e.g. PMP, PMI, etc.)

Supervisory Responsibility

  • No direct reports
  • Responsible for influencing matrix project team members
  • Responsible for providing direction for contract resources on a project basis

Work Schedule

  • Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
  • May be required to work after-hours and weekends as needed due to project demands

(This description is general in nature and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet company goals.)

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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