Shire Sr. Project Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

The Sr. Project Manager is directly responsible for the management and oversight of Manufacturing Operations projects at the Lexington site. The position is responsible for managing cross-functional project teams to on-plan completion of assigned projects, including financial performance. This position will support site and departmental goals through the alignment of projects with the organization’s vision, strategic, and capital plan


70%: Project Manager

Sets the project strategy, schedule, aligns resources and provides ongoing analysis of financial and schedule performance.

 Develops project execution plans, identifies staffing requirements (internal and external) and develops project budgets

 Drives use of Shire's Project Management Methodology throughout projects.

 Leads the project team in defining program strategies and goals, and assigns/manages project tasks to ensure the project team meets all commitments.

 Develops and maintains project schedule and budget

 Develops and manages team deliverables/documents required for successful project completion, including URS, scope of work, design documents, change controls, SOPs, commissioning and validation protocols, etc.), ensures development and approval.

 Responsible for initiation of change control or other quality system requirements associated with projects as necessary

 Manages deployment of resources to efficiently execute tasks, including project meeting management.

 Manages contract, vendor and service suppliers as necessary.

 Develops project reports and makes presentations to governance teams and project sponsors

 Provides clear direction on product/process development requirements and facility/equipment upgrades required to meet expectations of customers and stakeholders.

 Communicates project status updates to all levels of management.

 Anticipates and proactively resolves conflict situations to ensure win-win outcomes.  Manage all project requirements including engineering design, equipment evaluation and procurement, contractor selection and coordination of all project resources to ensure successful project execution, validation and handover to manufacturing.

 Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement of Lexington PMO business processes

25%: Project Planning

Works with project sponsors to build a project team and assign individual responsibility levels. Identifies project objectives and business drivers

 Collaborate with project portfolio manager, operational excellence and site leadership teams on project identification, chartering and scoping

 Presents charters and project plans to governance bodies

 Provide budgetary, resource and schedule estimates for the requirements of projects  Plan and initiate projects

5%: Develop and Maintain Project Management Standards/Templates

Utilize and collaborate with corporate project/program management offices on corporate project management standards, processes and policies

 Promotes compliance with all corporate, safety and cGMP standards, procedures and policies.

 Assists in developing and maintaining departmental policies and procedures

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and PMI certification required.

 MS, MBA, PE license or professional registration a plus.

 Degree in Engineering or Science preferred.

 Minimum 7 - 10 years of professional experience and 5+ years of project management experience required.

 Experience in FDA regulated environment preferred

Other Job Requirements:

 Limited travel (domestic and international) required.

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