Project Management Specialist


Summit, New Jersey

23 days ago

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Job Description

Position Title: Project Management Specialist
Work Location:  Summit NJ Hybrid- Minimum 50% onsite required and may change based on business needs
Duration: 6 Months

Position Summary :

The Project Management Specialist of CPV & CI, within the MSAT organization, will support the project timelines, to support the Summit, NJ Cell Therapy facility.

Ability to prioritize critical project timelines
Experience in tools such as project/s. MS Project, Smartsheet, Jira-like software.
6 Sigma, PMP certifications are preferred. 

The Project Specialist, provides project management support ensuring projects are executed within established quality metrics, budgets and timelines. This includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating projects, coordinating project activities, collaborating with project team members, developing measurable project goals and objectives and monitoring progress toward achievement. This also includes supporting the development of project management and continuous improvement competencies. The Project Specialist participates in project development, disseminates project information and is an active participant in project execution.

Job Description :
Execute project activities.
• Organize and conduct project team meetings and facilitate discussions.
• Participate in department and site project teams.
• Generate project documentation (e.g. schedules, status reports) and manage activities according to site objectives and timelines.
• Demonstrate basic understanding of site quality GxP systems supporting document management, change controls.
• Participate in planning project related implementation tasks.
• Interact and collaborate with internal departments, as well as external stakeholders as needed.

Execute departmental activities.
• Support development of project management and continuous improvement competencies, perform training.
• Support department staff by:
• Tracking performance against plan for project activities and deliverables.
• Compiling project related information, preparing budget proposals and reports in a timely manner.
• Documenting project risk identification and mitigation plans.
• Update project status weekly through the Tier board and iPLAN project dashboards.

Working Conditions:
• The incumbent will be required to adhere to the current client policies and procedures.
• The incumbent will be required to sit at a desk and type/view a monitor for extended periods of time.
• This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.
• This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.
Reports to Associate Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT), Cell Therapy

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Project management experience using proven methods/tools. Ability to utilize tools like MS project and Smartsheet is a must
• Excellent prioritization skills
• Able to partner with other groups and make meaningful connections. Being able to negotiate and proactively remediate and prioritize
• Basic knowledge of cGMP’s and multi-national biopharmaceutical/cell therapy regulations
• Must be detail oriented and able to oversee/manage multiple projects, with a proven track record of impeccable time management, to meet timelines
• Possess strong verbal/written communication skills to enable working with internal/external parties and/or leading cross-functional teams
• Intermediate knowledge of evaluating data using statistics and statistical tools, to make data driven decisions
• Ability to think strategically and to translate strategy into actions

Education, Experience/Licenses/Certificates
• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Science or Engineering.
• 4 years’ relevant work experience required, preferably in a regulated pharmaceutical environment.
• Experience within a PMO (Project Management Organization) and/or PM (Project Management) preferred
• An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.
• Experience with Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing is a plus


About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $40.00/hr.

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