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Professional Services Relocation Project Manager

Trenton, New Jersey | , Remote

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Location Trenton, New JerseyUS Job ID JR-031645

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Overview: Professional Services Project Manager Opportunity

To lead, manage and provide planning and execution direction in multiple, large-scale Laboratory Relocations, with possible expansion to Computer System Validation and Instrument Qualification Projects, while contributing to process development, improvement, and implementation, as well as new business development support. This position is on-site at our customer in Kenilworth, NJ.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Take the lead role in assessing Enterprise Professional Services Relocation opportunities as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and help coordinate activities from project initiation, planning, execution and successful closure.
  • Working on customer site, integrating into the on site PerkinElmer OneSource team, in addition to fully integrating into the customer corporate culture, driving the customer and internal facing teams using established best practices for project management, communications and financial oversight and reporting.
  • Manage and drive, with the customer Core Team, the strategy, quality, objectives, planning, and implementation of the projects including definition of the technical requirements, vendor coordination and management, including core and associated project stakeholders.
  • Management of internal resources and data via internal customer’s CRM system.
  • Work closely with ground coordinators, as well as vendors and other service providers.
  • Assurance of project’s compliance aspects based on project’s and business requirements.
  • Establishing and management of timelines, milestones, budgets and communication plan.  
  • Have full financial and operational accountability for each project.
  • Establish and chair regular internal operational team and customer facing operational team of program stakeholders to meet, review, and report on all aspects of project specific action items and provide connection to PKI back office teams.
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication across all stakeholders.
  • Monitoring progress of activities and budget against project plan.  Determining, and ensuring   appropriate action upon critical path tasks.
  • Driving decision making, inside and outside of the team. 
  • Identifying issues and work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • Continuously seeking process improvement and implementation, ensuring quality and compliance throughout the development process.
  • Ensuring scope consistency of project throughout the development process. 
  • Establish agreed risk management plan. 
  • Establish and maintain clear communication channels to provide full transparency throughout the project.
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, and key stakeholders.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle.
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication.
  • Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards.
  • Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline.
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques.

Critical Skills:

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and motivated.  Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, experience with customer interaction.
  • Ability to influence cross functional teams and various levels of professionals.
  • Excellent teaming skills; an upbeat, collegial, can-do attitude is a “must have”
  • Proven operational strength to visualize, identify and implement processes. 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a strong bias for action.
  • Track record of developing, executing, and driving planned initiatives.
  • Highly proficient with business software applications (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree AND
  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management and/or Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PM certification (i.e.: CAPM, PMI, PMP, PRINCE2) required.
  • Master’s in Business Management preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Business Management
  • Must be pliable to adapt and integrate to business parameters according to customer’s corporate culture.
  • Relevant experience in relocation activities preferred
  • Experience with Maximo CRM system
  • Exhibits leadership skills and possesses “a driving, leadership presence”

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