Senior Project Manager
Job Overview: Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients’ lives? Are you looking for an exciting career with room for growth within a supportive team? If you answered yes to these, we’d like you to consider joining Covance as a Senior Project Manager. In this global role, we’re looking for someone with the drive to take on the responsibilities of managing large multifaceted projects. In this role, the Sr. Project Manager will provide internal and external clients with a central point of contact for projects. The individual is accountable for leading the project teams to ensure that business goals and project deliverables are met on time and on budget. This involves end to end project management, including clear and effective stakeholder communication and application of the appropriate project management tools to ensure the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and completion of projects. In support of a project, the Sr. Project Manager will assist with resource/budget planning with other departments to achieve the required support on a matrixed business environment. The Sr. Project Manager is accountable for financial tracking and reconciliation of projects budget with actual project spending. What we’re looking for in you: Relevant degree and/or Minimum 5 years of relevant project management experience. Background in engineering, IT, or any other technology field is desired. Strong commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills. Ability to get things done by influencing others (both internal and external). Exceptional ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, as well as external clients, suppliers, etc. Good current understanding of the drug development regulatory guidelines is desirable. Strong computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project). Working knowledge of process excellence processes, tools and activities. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) status is preferred. Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work. Education/Qualifications: The post holder will have a relevant degree and/or Minimum 5 years of relevant Project Management Office experience. The ability to get things done by influencing others (both internal and external). An up to date knowledge of regulatory guidelines is desirable. Knowledge of capabilities and expertise of the Covance organisation and companies that may provide support services. Commercial awareness, interpersonal and negotiating skills. Be accredited to (and maintain) or be working towards Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) status. Learn and maintain knowledge of process excellence processes, tools and activities. Experience: Minimum 5 years industry experience in a relevant field. Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project). The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels with other Covance employees, as well as external clients, suppliers, etc. Proven ability to prioritize and manage time. Covance is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer: Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.