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VP Program Management

Nottingham, United Kingdom | Parexel

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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The Vice President Program Management is responsible for global client programs and project success in terms of schedule, quality, cost, scope and risk across the companies service portfolio. S/he leads the program management office supporting the companies global project management community in terms of planning, resourcing and service transition. S/he is responsible todefine, manage and optimize the Program Managementprocesses, Tools and governance and oversees cost and budgets of the global Program Management function, ensuring flexibility and competency of staff across all service lines across the globe.


The main areas of responsibilities and activities of the Vice President Program Management for Parexel Informatics are:


Customer success Management of client project portfolio through full project life cycle (initiation to decommissioning) across service lines for schedule, scope, cost, quality & risk.


Planning, scheduling & resourcing, Ensuring client projects are planned and scheduled with the correct resourcing to deliver on-time, in-full to client. Ensure load and capacity is balanced across service portfolio


Transition Management Ensure projects are effectively transitioned through all internal and external project gates through service transition management


Performance improvement Proactively monitor business metrics and identify improvement and transformation opportunities to drive reduction in variability/defects in critical business processes.


Training & development Training & develop of PM community to recognized standards, ensure qualified individuals are available to be deployed thought the function across service lines.


Functional excellence Ensure that PM processes, tools and governance are optimized and maintained to deliver highly effective project management function meeting quality and regulatory standards.


Learning organization Ensuring feedback loop and learning is embedded into future processes, platform development requests an innovation opportunity.


Collaboration Build and maintain relationships with operational functional and service line heads as well as other key business stakeholders to deliver customer


success.


Location: The position is office based. We are open to hire either in the UK, Nottingham or in Romania, Bucarest.


Qualifications


Required skills and qualification to be successful on the job:


Planning & control, scheduling


Load & capacity planning, resource management


Risk management


Broad financial knowledge for budgeting, profit plan obtainment etc.


Scope management


Conflict management & client relationship management


Service transition management


Continuous improvement


Critical thinking


Business and commercial acumen


Analytical skills


Required knowledge and experience:


Must have 15+ years of overall experience in Program/Project management and at least 10 years of experience in leadership position


Formal PM certifications e.g. Prince2, PMI, MSP, P3O, APM


Experience in professional service or consulting project management


A broad business unit view and understanding of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies and governance


Ability to drive and inspire change, and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization


Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with and present to a variety of audiences including Senior Management


Required educational background:


Bachelor’s degree in business, project management or science


10-15 years of experience with notable progression in Project Management/Professional Services.


Formal project Management Certifications and / or accreditations


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