Arlington, VA 24 hours ago


Atlanta, GA

Project Manager

$75-$80 / HOUR

Title: Functional project manager (Clinical operations)/Analyst and SharePoint lead

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contract: 18 Months


Role: Functional project manager (Clinical operations)/Analyst and SharePoint lead

Job Description:

The Cambridge, MA based project manager role supports activities pertaining to functional project management, systems, reporting, SharePoint and analytics in Global Clinical Operations (GCO). This includes project management supportof a wide range of functional process improvement projects, maintaining and supporting the department's SharePoint needs, development of data integrations, and oversight of operational data quality as well as key processes related to data capture/output in clinical trial systems.

The position requires strong collaboration, communication, leadership, and change management skills

The role supports the BPM analytics and insights team within Business Performance Management (BPM). When viewed as a lifecycle BPM touches upon distinct yet interconnected areas including IT systems for clinical trial management, data analytics & reporting, resource & demand management, process improvement & innovation.

Tasks include ( but are not limited to):

o Project Management

? Lead and support end to end process improvement projects

? Provide PM support to improve operational data quality of key systems

? Lead maintancences and updates of key system training modules like IMPACT and Clarity by collaborating with key SMEs

? Provide support to various IT team and Vendor related efforts

? Responsible for documentation of project deliverables, and training materials

? Support several dashboard development efforts

? Lead meetings to gather requirements and consult SMEs

? Manage expectation and timelines on project commitments

? Working independently with stakeholders in identifying needs, process gaps, improvement opportunities, and recurring reports in a strategic way

? Working with stakeholders to ensure alignment of needs

? Testing Solutions - reporting, new process development, consideration of IMPACT updates

? Draft and follow detailed project plans to keep projects on track

? Manage multiple priroties

? Coordinate internal and external resources throughout the execution of each project

? Ensure all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget, while tracking the same throughout the course of the project

? Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

? Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress

? Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule

? Report and escalate issues to management as needed

? Manage the relationship with all stakeholders

? Manage and communicate project risks, issues, dependencies, actions

? Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

? Create and maintain required project documentation

o SharePoint lead

? Point person for upkeep, maintainance and enhancement of GCO SharePoint platform

? Leverage enterprise IT SharePoint team for significant enhancements to the sharepoint site and ensure timely project implementation

? Lead website coordinators for decentralized SharePoint management

? Responsbile for creation of new Sharepoint page and data entry on as needed basis

? Ensure training cycles to enable site owners and other GCO representatives to independently manage SharePoint needs

o Manage recurrent reporting

? Export, store and deliver key system reports

? Responsible for data gathering and reporting of several recurrent metric reporting

? Identifying opportunities to turn ad-hoc reports into self-service dashboards of recurring reports

? Support for CRO and internal data reports

? Key role in producing and supporting activities for monthly reports to stakeholders across R&D

o Data stewardship

? Support in intaking, managing and resolving issues identified with CRO and internal data

? Data stewarding across a range of systems, working with inputters to achieve targets and identifying and seeking solutions for errors, rejected report feeds, etc

o Support internal BPM collaboration tools


  • Strong project management skills with an ability to take ownership of tasks with minimal oversight
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience working in a cross-functional environment with diverse stakeholders and an ability to collaborate effectively
  • Experience gathering requirements with a clear emphasis on need vs want
  • Experience working in partnership with stakeholders in solving business needs with data and insights
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively
  • Proactive communication and Leadership skills and an inquisitive nature
  • Experience with data strategy and data best practices strongly preferred
  • Experience in biopharma industry and knowledge of clinical trial operations preferred
  • Knowledge of Clinical Trial Management (CTMS) systems
  • Strong reporting/data analysis skills.

o Ability to synthesize data across datasets

o Data mapping and data normalization

o Data transformation

  • Strong SharePoint understanding preferred
  • Bachelor of Science
  • MBA or Masters in project management and business analysis preferred