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Technical Project Manager

Thāne, India | Shelton, Connecticut

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Location Thane West, MaharashtraIN Job ID JR-016507

The Technical Project Manager will also participate in the facilitation and maturation of the IT Project Portfolio Management processes, and evolving Project Management standards and practices.  S/He will lead and motivate cross functional teams and collaborate with key business stakeholders to deliver successful projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the project lifecycle including: scoping, project planning, resource planning, project kickoff, implementation, deployment, and stabilization. This will include ensuring that the project is delivered on time, meets business & technical requirements, and is within the agreed budget.

  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.

    • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team.

    • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.

    • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint.

    • Responsible to Conduct retrospective meetings.

    • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting.

  • Translate customer business capability needs into tactical plans and strategies with team support as required.

  • Drive activities and coordination across a many resource types: dedicated, shared, cross-functional, subject-matter experts, across multiple geographical locations.

  • Effectively utilizes varying project management approaches (e.g. waterfall, agile), tools, and methodologies; monitors progress and adjusts as needed to successfully drive delivery from both the IT project team and the business stakeholders.  Ensures effective team dynamics and decision-making, as well as effective interactions with all internal and external collaborators.

  • Facilitates breaking down work stream requirements into lower level requirements to enable development activities that ultimately deliver on the project goals.

  • Responsible for project tracking appropriate for varying audiences (e.g. budget and status tracking, project documentation) and communication, adjusting as needed to the project methodology being utilized (waterfall: project plans, agile: burndown charts).

  • Report on program progress across multiple work streams to key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Anticipate, manage and resolve issues and act as the point of contact for the IT program.

  • Use best practice risk management, assessing risks in an informed and considered manner and to plan for the mitigation of these risks.

  • Manage stakeholder expectations and maintain trusting and collaborative relationships.

  • Ensures compliance with company quality management systems, policies and procedures.

  • Proactively identifies any issues, concerns or challenges in regards to assigned project; develop action plans to address open issues, including escalation to key external stakeholders as necessary.  Facilitates tradeoff decisions and removes obstacles.

  • Drives and enables team collaboration; Builds high morale and team commitments to goals and objectives by creating a compelling sense of common purpose and direction.

  • Contribute to establishing, evolving, and driving adoption of project and portfolio process standards and practices.

Basic Qualification:

  • 5+ years Project Management experience in IT application/software development environment.

  • 3+ years of experience utilizing Agile Scrum and Kanban development methodologies.

  • 5yrs of hands-on experience with project management tools and methodologies (waterfall, agile); Ability to learn adapt to new tools quickly.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Prior experience in the life sciences industry or similar.

  • Proficient with project management principles (e.g. resource allocation, cost estimation, risk analysis).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively articulate complex concepts and ideas to broad audiences.

  • Experience with Jira.

  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills; can effectively drive discussions and decisions toward desired results, able to get things done without formal authority.

  • Outstanding orientation to teamwork: works collaboratively, effectively and efficiently with others.

  • Outstanding people skills – able to drive team collaboration, communication, and effectiveness.

  • Strong presentation skills; highly effective at summarizing and presenting decision points and key considerations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively articulate complex concepts and ideas to broad audiences.

  • Proven track record of effective decision-making; makes good business decisions and exercises sound judgment

  • Experience partnering with vendors and consultants.

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