195784 - Sr Program Manager
Up to $75.00 DOE
6 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Program Manager for an assignment in Needham, MA.

Independently leads the program management and execution of multiple procurement strategic imperatives and initiatives. With minimal supervision, operates as an internal consultant cross a global network of divisions, groups, functions and categories to ensure successful program delivery. In conjunction with relevant business partners leads and delivers large, complex initiatives that identify, design, and implement novel business solutions for Procurement. Initiates and leads the project planning, business case development, management and budgeting. Mobilizes and leads distributed project teams; identify key stakeholders. Directs on-time, quality delivery of work products; leads implementation economics, risk and communications.

Defines the deliverable structure and content; facilitates agreement of proposed solutions from functional, business unit and site leadership, site operations, and other key partners. Leads multiple projects at a time with well-documented and organized project management methodologies to problem solve and support enterprise and functional objectives. Develops effective communication strategies and deliver executive-level presentations to propose key initiatives, provide critical implementation updates, operational line-of-sight, and demonstrate delivery of value within the organization. Identifies and monitors key risks and the impact of those risks on the project and through scenario planning. Performs analysis to identify value and business case development, through financial and options analysis, identification of required achievements and deliverables, implementation plans and resources required to achieve and ensure projects add value to the organization. Tracks confidentiality commitments and clearances for the project. Reports on key targets, projects, pipeline (with Group/Category visibility), and AOP financial targets, including adoption of a standard tool and processes. Coordinates data inputs across the function to enable key reporting visibility and insights. Utilizes business partner inputs and knowledge of existing systems and constraints to develop standard reporting requirements and drive process improvements

Technical Responsibilities
Applies consistent project management approaches and processes, identifies and reports roadblocks and variances to project plans, ensures projects are on schedule and achieve stated objectives. Tracks and monitors timely completion of project milestones within the portfolio, plan vs. actual and report that progress as required. Orchestrates project governance, including regular cadence of PMO sessions (schedule, prepare for, run and drive follow-ups for key meetings) Leads overall project plans, overall schedules, budgets, resources, timelines. Detects and facilitates issue resolution including appropriate escalation to address program risk. Maintains document repository and file structure as well as access rights; own cataloguing and monitoring version control on key documents. Uses PPI business systems and processes to drive continuous improvement.

Leadership Responsibilities
Leads global, cross-functional, geographically distributed teams to achieve desired outcomes. Coordinates with team members to identify and document resource constraints
Influences key partners in order to achieve key milestones on time and within plan, develop relationships within the company to complete assigned projects. Facilitates breakthrough thinking by integrating diverse views while participating in targeted content deep dive sessions to enable problem solving. Collaborates with Procurement Enablement on reporting cadences to achieve a single source of truth for the savings pipeline and inflation

Eight plus years experience leading complex, global programs and project initiatives, preferably within the Procurement function. Life Sciences, BioTech, or Pharma industry preferred. Experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Category Management preferred. Process improvement background (PPI, Lean, Six Sigma, etc) preferred. Robust project management skills and capabilities (Gantt charts, dashboards, key deliverables, business case and baseline development) Exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Ability to efficiently organize forums and coordinate communication with team members. Excellent communication skills for structuring ideas in a clear and concise manner. Strong ability to effectively communicate with and present to Senior Leadership. Strong proficiency in MS-Office tools (specifically, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to make recommendations on and deliver assigned projects. Can work independently, within a team, and collaboratively across teams. Ability to lead matrix project teams of peers and other stakeholders and navigate within a matrix environment. Ability to work across multiple sites and platforms in a virtual office environment. Solid Financial acumen. Multi-tasking skills and planning for prioritizing personal workload. Able to lead change effectively and frequently. Ability to travel between 20% on an annual basis. Need strong technical PMO skills.

Accredited Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, or Science. MBA desirable.
Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, or Science. MBA desirable.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Leila Morrow
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x232 or (800) 927-9318 x232

To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, the client is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process. Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.