Senior Project Manager


Data : 16/08/2022

Provincia: Remote Working

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Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager will provide leadership for complex strategic projects by ensuring that there is strong alignment between strategy, goals, and execution. This individual will assemble, lead, motivate, and align the project team in client engagements within our Integrated Drug Developmentdivision. 

Responsible for managing a team of project managers and maintaining an environment that enables and encourages optimum performance.
Certara bases all employment-related decision on merit, taking into consideration qualifications, skills, achievement, and performance. We treat all applicants and employees without regard to personal characteristics such as race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, nationality, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental condition, genetic information, military service, or other characteristic protected by law.

Conduct Project Management activities for complex multi-disciplinary projects delivering quality, efficient, and timely solutions
Translate decisions into implementable projects and manage to successful execution
Optimize decision-making for budget and resource commitments. Ensure the consideration of various options according to the principles of time, cost and risk and addressing technical, regulatory, business and operational needs
Plan, develop, monitor, and track projects ensuring all functions are aligned behind the objectives and inspire the team to achieve challenging goals. Ensuring a well-functioning, efficient project team.=
Understand responsibilities within the engagement and ensure the successful steps of project management are being adhered to within each engagement
Broad understanding of drug development and the lifecycle of a project
Adept in the product offerings of Integrated Drug Development, a basic understanding of different Business Units within the organization
Manage project budget, status, deliverables and conducts invoicing throughout the project lifecycle
Identify and document scope changes, ensuring timing and budget impact are communicated to all stakeholders
Support the Account/Project Leader in all aspects of project management activities such as scoping, time, resource and budget tracking, project planning, client interactions, and reporting
Take leadership role in various special assignments, projects or teams as and when required. Quickly comprehend the business challenge or requirements, drive the exercise to identify solutions.
Collaborate with project team to ensure timely delivery and quality of all project deliverables
Lead and manage client meetings/teleconferences/client visits and quality audits
Oversee QC process of a project by tracking contributions of stakeholders and assuring full document QC according to applicable SOPs
Authors scopes of work for client engagements and supports accurate pipeline reporting by maintaining up to date SalesForce records
Leads strategic Operational Excellence initiatives aimed at improvement of business practices and processes
Collaborate directly with sponsors and stakeholders in developing business requirements, business controls and implementation plans
Produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations
Communicate issues, issue status, and issue resolution on a regular basis
Provide leadership and timely feedback to keep all stakeholders, including senior management, informed of project progress
Lead and facilitate regular client status meetings for internal and external customers
Develop and distribute daily, weekly, and monthly reporting mechanisms as needed


Undergraduate or graduate degree in project management, business administration, operations management, or relevant scientific discipline with a proven track record in integrated drug development
Science based background preferred
Professional Project Management Certification in PMP, Agile, SCRUM, ISO, Six-Sigma or ITIL preferred

Minimum of 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, or contract research organization(s) in positions of increasing responsibility in project management with at least 3 years relevant project management experience in multi-disciplinary drug development teams
Strong track record of working with sponsors to translate decisions into actions and delivering complex projects on time, under budget, and with high quality
Experience in optimizingthe trade-offs within a set of projects to maximize the ROI and reduce the risk across a potential portfolio of investment
Experience interfacing with scientists on complex, data intensive projects with a deeply analytical set of scientific stakeholders
Hands-on experience in scoping and executing complex projects
Experienced in using project and resource tracking software
Advanced in using project planning tools such as MS Project and Smartsheet
Experienced in engaging multiple stakeholders across a global and matrixed organization
In depth understanding of key business drivers globally, leveraging these insights to drive sound and timely decision making at the right organizational levels
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced deadline driven environment while delivering high quality results
Experience leading the design and implementation of Operational Excellence initiatives
A quick learner able to rapidly grasp and master new/changing business needs
Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt communication styles to varied internal and external partners
May have direct reports.Demonstrates qualities required to lead people.
Mature management skills demonstrated by calm and thorough reviewof situations. Proactively identifies and or addresses problems. Seeks to understand all contributing factors. Proposes, implements, and evaluates appropriate solutions.
Demonstrated leadership skills -successfully managed large project teams
Ability to establish and maintain positive client, project team member and internal relationships
Adept at multi-tasking and problem solving
Ability to assume position of authority in reinforcing sound operations and project management principles
Ability to work independently or within a collaborative environment, recognizing value in sharing information and responding to requests in a professional and timely manner
Demonstrate ability to recognize negotiable and non-negotiable scenarios and know what next steps will benefit the overall success of the project

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