Senior Manager, Project Management

ConvaTec - Bridgewater, NJ (30+ days ago)3.5

At ConvaTec, we exist to improve the lives of the people we touch. We are committed to helping people with chronic health conditions lead the life they want – giving them more mobility, confidence and freedom.

We hold market leading positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion devices. Our customers depend on our advanced technologies to help reduce potential complications of skin breakdown and infection, and they rely on our products and services to help manage their conditions every day. Meeting their needs is what motivates us and is a source of tremendous pride for our nearly 9,000 employees who are based in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Our vision is to be recognized as the most respected and successful MedTech company, worldwide. To achieve this, we drive for excellence in all that we do – anticipating and addressing our customers’ needs with advanced technologies and best-in-class products and services.

Our values-based culture helps drive our success.

Caring for People: We are passionate about improving people’s lives and put people at the center of everything we do.

Driving Innovation and Excellence: We are dedicated to finding innovative solutions that anticipate and address our customers’ needs and to delivering best-in-class execution.

Earning Trust: We earn trust by delivering quality products and services that our customers can rely on. Our personal actions underpin this trust – we do what we say we will do.

The Sr. Manager, Project Management will be responsible for leading and managing projects within the Commercial Organization as defined by the VP, Commercial Operations and the Sr VP & GM, USA. The projects will vary in scope and duration and at times there may be several projects to lead simultaneously. This position will best suit an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and enjoys leading and facilitating meetings and discussions. They will have strong people skills – be able to influence and persuade – and be collaborative by nature. They must enjoy critical thinking and problem solving. The successful candidate will have a strong business acumen and be interested in how the business works and how the project impacts the business. They will be detail oriented and organized. This person will have leadership qualities and be a role model for how to execute projects successfully, while upholding ConvaTec values and behaviors.

This is a full time position but we would consider a consultant.

Primary responsibilities:
Effectively lead and manage small to large scale Commercial Organization projects from initiation through implementation while leveraging best-in-class project management methodologies.
Develops and maintains project charters, detailed project plans, weekly status updates and provides problem resolution.
Proactively identity potential road blocks that may impede success and develop appropriate contingency plans to resolve the challenges
Develops communication management plans, performs stakeholder analysis, identifies risks and take necessary actions including escalation.
Ensures that all project activities are coordinated and supportive of the project scope, time and budget while allocating work and resources in a manner which best achieves project objectives.
Communicates effectively with appropriate colleagues and Leadership regarding status of specific projects.
Influence team members, peers and stakeholders to meet the objectives of the project while bringing high visibility and transparency into the team’s progress.
Effectively deal with evolving and competing objectives.
Work collaboratively across organizations and effectively leverage shared resources.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement within project; manage and resolve conflicts within the team

A Bachelor’s degree is required as a minimum and an MBA or advanced degree in Business or related discipline or equivalent education/experience is preferred.
A minimum of 7 years of project management experience with demonstrated success
Experience working in a fast-paced Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Biotech and/or other FDA regulated industry; experience within Medical Technology Disposables is strongly preferred
Working knowledge of standard Project Management tools (MS Project, Excel, Visio, SharePoint)
Knowledge and application of a disciplined project management process (Six Sigma and Project Management Professional Certifications).
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence without authority, motivate with enthusiasm and develop productive working relationships with key stakeholders.
Strategic thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to influence all levels of the company.
Innate ability to take a hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” approach toward achieving business results.
Be a problem solver – proactively able to identify and solve roadblocks and find solutions.
Possess a mastery of project management tools.
Key Competencies

Influencing Others
Process/Operational Effectiveness
Critical Thinking
Customer Focus

ConvaTec provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, military or veteran status, generic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

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