Project Scheduler in Groton, CT at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

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    Groton, CT
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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Project Scheduler with experience in the Pharmaceuticals Industry. This is a 06+ Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Groton, CT. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 20-21156

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for coordinating, monitoring and reporting project schedule and resource management information to enable alignment of GPD and partner line schedules and FTE/dollar resources. These schedules include:
  • The cross-functional schedules (Product Group and Candidate Plans) that integrate schedule information across all lines supporting GPD at all stages of the development continuum.
  • Clinical study plans (Protocol Development to Final Clinical Study Report) and Clinical Operation Submission activities to support Module 1 and 5 of the submission plan.
  • Identifies and raises schedule conflicts, risks, and resource peaks/troughs appropriately for resolution.
  • Directly participates in and contributes to cross-functional and functional teams to discuss, review, and optimize protocol/project/program schedules and study cost estimates.
  • Monitors progress of project activities towards next project milestone, anticipates and highlights potential variances, supports line/team in critical path analyses and understanding the impact.
  • Performs scenario planning of project timelines within and across protocols and across disease area/portfolio to enable optimum use of local, global, and outsourced resources to ensure efficient delivery of project milestones.
  • Contributes to the validation of resource information at the project level with the project teams.
  • Partners with key team members (e.g., PPM, Medicinal Sciences, CS&O, DSRD, Commercial) to manage the project and achieve key milestones according to the endorsed timeline, cost, and quality parameters.
  • Supports negotiations in the allocation of line resources to support the endorsed development plan.
  • Contributes to risk management through the identification of operational and project/program risks for discussion with appropriate team leadership. Participates in team discussions to de-risk projects and develop new options to resolve moderately complex issues.
  • Provides the Portfolio Management group with project schedule information to enable effective portfolio management activities.

Key Requirements and Technology Experience:

  • Produces what-if scenario analyses (base, optimistic and pessimistic development) based on context obtained from project team members (e.g. PPM, Medicinal Sciences, CS&O, DSRD, Commercial). Decisions taken by the team based on these analyses may impact project delivery, costs, and resource requirements.
  • Reviews own work regarding quality of schedule and resource metadata through utilization of quality reports and monitoring/management of such data with the team/line members.
  • Provides timely reporting to the Asset PM, Portfolio Management, and project teams, alerting them to the possibility of endangered/missed or conflicting milestones and critical path activities.
  • Ensures regular information updates and analysis and interpretation of planning and forecasting data to project teams, Portfolio Management, platform lines, and management teams.
  • Utilizes available reporting and visualization tools to support governance and team reporting needs (e.g. OnePager, Business Objects, Spotfire).
  • Provides context to local customers of reports generated globally and consolidates customer feedback to enable improvement of existing reports and generation of new reports.
  • Partners with project team members (e.g. PPM, Medicinal Sciences, CS&O, DSRD, Commercial) to identify opportunities and potential solutions to realize efficiency in the development process.
  •  Contributes to continuous improvement of project plans, plan generation, plan utilization, and/or report creation/development processes.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to ensure cross-team, site learnings, and best practices are shared.
  • Promotes partner lines/teams taking ownership of data within planning tools to help them manage their business.
  • Beneficial Relevant Capabilities
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred but not required
  • Experienced in end-game/regulatory submission planning and/or product launch planning
  • Experienced with planning and resource forecasting tools (e.g., MS Project, Planisware, OnePager)
  • Experienced user of reporting and office software (e.g., MS Office, Business Objects, Spotfire)
  • Trained/experienced in negotiation, facilitation and managing cross-functional team dynamics
  • Position Comments visible to MSP and Supplier
  • Must be technically proficient (Office 365 + Microsoft Project)
  • Drug development knowledge highly preferred
  • Presentation & attention to detail MANDATORY
  • Looking for rockstar candidate willing to learn, is a go-getter, and resourceful
  • Will start remote due to COVID but will be expected to be onsite at least 3 days a week
  • Must be local or commuting distance to Groton, CT- NY,NY- or Collegeville, PA
  • Possibility for temp to perm (for right candidate and based off team's needs)
  • Major preference on former client exp.
Our client is a leading Pharmaceuticals Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration. J2W:CB3


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