[AW242] Assistant Manager - Project Management

[AW242] Assistant Manager - Project Management

13 Nov
Syngene International Ltd

13 Nov

Syngene International Ltd


Job Description


Designation: Assistant Manager Project Management

Job Location: Bangalore

Department: Global Program Management

About Syngene

Incorporated in 1993, Syngene International Ltd. is an innovation-focused global discovery, development, and manufacturing organization providing integrated scientific services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutrition, animal health, consumer goods, and specialty chemical industries around the world. Syngene s clientele includes world leaders such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Baxter, Amgen, GSK, Merck KGaA, and Herbalife.

Its innovative culture is driven by the passion of its 4240- strong team of scientists who work with clients from around the world to solve their scientific problems, improve R&D; productivity, speed up time to market and lower the cost of innovation.

Job Purpose: Seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent project management background combined and understanding of the drug discovery value chain in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. This role is a client-facing role that will support projects in Research Informatics at Syngene and manage a portfolio of projects and operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Apply Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) principles and methodologies to drive all five levers of project management for moderate to complex projects and programs to ensure project delivery on budget, time and quality, and excellent customer experience

Manage a portfolio of projects, programs, and operations of the Research Informatics department - monitor and report portfolio health and performance, manage MIS and enterprise-level revenue risk management for the portfolio

Manage client-based portfolios as a single-point contact to the established partnership, manage expectations, monitor and report portfolio health and enhance customer experience

Manage end-to-end cross-functional project operations and multi-disciplinary activities to ensure those project deliverables are met, with minimal supervision

Create and manage dashboards from existing enterprise management database

Independently work with the Project Leader and broader scientific team to develop detailed project plans, budget and task management log, to achieve project objectives

Responsible for cross-functional implementation and delivery of the project plan

As appropriate, negotiate and manage external resources including clients, consultants, investigators, services, and contractors

Participate in project plan/study or protocol design and strategy

Participate in pre-project award activities viz. Request for X (RFX) and/or review of project contracts

Provide regular, structured updates to the Manager, business unit head, project leader, and team

Maintain project team issue log and risk log with mitigation and contingency actions

Plan, assign and track project plan with respect to the resource, schedule, and budget

Manage, document, and negotiate change control

Lead scheduling of team meetings and preparation of project team agendas and minutes

Develop and ensuring project governance and communication matrix

Identify and manage (with the project leader) all project-related issues, to ensure prompt resolution and to avoid negative impact on budget or schedule

Proactively identify project risks and propose risk mitigation strategies

Identify and ensure all documentation complies with regulatory requirements and appropriately assembled and archived

Use Microsoft-projects efficiently and proficiently to manage project plans and documents

Monitor and report project productivity and profitability

Invoicing: Raising Invoice immediately after project completion and keep track of the budget spent. Define and monitor baseline w.r.t project spend

SAP - Resource mapping, WBS maintenance, Milestone creation, and tracking

Follow environment, health, and safety (EHS) requirements at all times in the workplace, ensuring individual and lab/plant safety

Ensure environment, health, and safety (EHS) measures are imparted via training and adhered within the team

Educational Qualification:

Masters in life sciences with a background in research informatics/bioinformatics/biotechnology/ biology/ pharma or related IT life science disciplines

CAPM/ PMP certified or degree in business management

Technical/Functional Skills:

Should possess the ability to influence and work with matrix cross-functional teams with internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on time, budget, and quality.

Ability to multi-task and independently handle cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders

Strong understanding of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) principles and application of PMBOK methodologies, tools & techniques

Excellent presentation and analytical skills, effectively using Microsoft office tools

Working knowledge and proficiency in MS-projects essential

Well versed with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Knowledge of SAP project management modules desired

Possess the knowledge and exposure to the environment, health, and safety (EHS) practices


5 - 7 years of total experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical/Contract Research Organization industry, of which:

2 - 3 years experience in core project management

Behavioral Skills:

Should have excellent communication and organization skills with the ability to manage the changing client and CRO environment.

Eye for details

Driving customer satisfaction

Listening and responding skills

Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is the policy of Syngene to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and / or expression, genetic information, marital status, status concerning public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation or local law. Besides, Syngene will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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