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Project Manager at Cognizant

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Job Description:

Cognizant is hiring "Project Manager (Pharma) for Whitehouse Station, NJ location”. Interested candidates who are local and willing to relocate can apply.


Job Title: Project Manager (Pharma)

Job location: Whitehouse Station, NJ

Mandatory Skills


·         Under general direction of the Program Manager, oversees high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.

·         In addition to duties of Project Manager II, takes projects from original concept through final implementation.

·         Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.

·         May communicate with a company executive regarding the status of specific projects. (PMI definition)


Preferred Skills


·         Project Manager II Hard Skill set

·         Six Sigma Belt (Recommended)

·         PMP certification (Recommended)

·         Managing Global projects

·         GxP experience preferred


Job Roles/Responsibilities


·         Provide project management expertise to drive execution on intended scope

·         Develop and maintain overall program timeline that incorporates critical milestones and key deliverables for  .

·         Conduct   risk identification, mitigation and escalation throughout the project execution and close out.

·         Participate in project meetings drive   progress & support  project change management.

·         Maintain  project plan, action and decision log.

·         Monitor  site remediation progress against objectives and targets and provide mitigation support as required.

·         Proactively communicate progress, achievements and areas of concerns to   sponsors, team members and key stakeholders.

·         Interface with key stakeholder to ensure all issues are addressed and plans are adjusted to reflect decisions made.

·         Collaborate and align with communication and change management resources as needed.


Technical Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Project Systems PL1 Desired
2 MS Project PL1 Required


Domain Skills

SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd.
1 Documentation-LS NA Desired


* Proficiency Legends

Proficiency Level Generic Reference
PL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
PL3 The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.
PL4 The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.