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Category: General Management, Operations and Administration
Education: Bachelor
Experience: 4-6 Years
Employer: Sanofi Pasteur Ltd
Location: Toronto, ON
Posted: September 2, 2021
Closes: September 10, 2021

Job description:

  • iMove, the Sanofi VIE Program, is available to citizens of the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28.
  • PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE that applications that are only submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking partners at Sanofi worldwide.

Therefore, only applications that are submitted in English will be considered. Please make sure to apply with your personal email address.

  1. At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and is embedded in our Core Values. We respect the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our employees, patients and customers.

We are looking for: Project Manager – VIE Contract (W/M)

Target start date: 01/11/2021

Main responsibilities throughout project life cycle:

Manages project schedule, project cost and project resource plan 30%

  • Defines project activity plan, monitors and controls adherence to the plan (schedule, cost, resource plan; Document the project’s critical path.
  • Anticipates gaps or deviation, identifies discrepancies and proposes remediation plan as applicable through robust financial and business analyses to explain variances versus target
  • Ensure that the project plans are ambitious but achievable by ensuring that they are set up with necessary elements and the relevant connecting milestones between functions/work streams and verifying that the linkages are consistent with the project strategies
  • Work with the cross-functional project team members to ensure that resources are anticipated, planned/budgeted and allocated to meet the demands of the project plan
  • Coordinate the cross-functional project teams on cost and schedule to ensure it is up-to-date by reporting true and faithful status of the project and provide project teams, Project Management Office management, steering committees, site leadership, and global leadership with consolidated financial and timeline information (forecasts and actuals)
  • Challenge the key underlying assumptions on work stream budgets, timelines, and resources with function/work stream leaders
  • Perform financial and business analyses, as / when needed, either on project or operational matters and report / explain variances versus target
  • Consolidate, monitor, challenge and ensure reforecasts with project team members: cost, schedule, resources, and risk
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement, such as timeline acceleration while balancing cost and without compromising on quality
  • Collect, enter into Planisware (Project Portfolio management software), and maintain / update all information (cost, schedule, resources) from workstreams

Manages risks throughout project life cycle 10%

  • Leads risks identification, quantitative & qualitative risk analysis, definition, implementation and monitoring of mitigation plans
  • Identifies inter-dependencies among work stream activities and lead the project team on risks prioritization and mitigation

Plans, manages and monitors project communication 10%

  • Communicate lessons learned across the corporate project management function
  • When scope change is required (by the Steering Committee or other drivers), prepare and coordinate the necessary elements supporting the decision making by site and global governance committees – with particular focus on financial and regulatory impact
  • Ensure the follow-up and communication of project scope changes and execution changes
  • Organize and manage Steering Committee meetings
  • Manages project quality requirements 10%
  • Defines and implements quality measurements in order to control project quality
  • Define project Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and measure and report project progress to the project team, PMF management, steering committees, site leadership, and global leadership
  • Ensure timely and consistent planning, forecasting, analysis, and reporting on budgets and timelines to enable business decision making
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement, such as timeline acceleration while balancing cost and without compromising on quality

Ensures deployment of project management standards and best practices 40%

  • Applies VIA Project Management Handbook standards and Sanofi Pasteur project management standards and best practices
  • Coaches work streams leaders / team members on project management best practices and tools.
  • Contributes to site-wide improvements of project management standards and methodology.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL (HSE ) REQUIREMENT/STATEMENT

  • Works within the policies, procedures and regulations as required by the Company and under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

CONTEXT OF THE JOB/MAJOR CHALLENGES

  • This role will require negotiating with senior leaders of the organization to ensure adequate budget and resource is allotted to the project while being flexible and adaptable to possible refinements of strategy. This requires solid understanding of business impact in alignment with priorities of the company.

DIMENSIONS/SCOPE

Project management for middle size strategic projects of Toronto site:

  • Responsible for managing cost for project budget 200K CAD to 5 M CAD ( Canadian dollars)
  • Responsible for consolidating and controlling project activities / schedule, budget and resources for projects
  • Interact and foster collaborative relationships with work stream controllers, project team members, Finance, site leadership, global Project Management Function (PMF), and the leadership from external partners.
  • Contribute to site-wide improvements on project management standards and methodology.

Key “MUST HAVE” competencies, skills & experiences

Education/Certifications

  • Master’s Degree in Science, Engineering or Business
  • Project Management Professional and Project Management Professional Agile certification or equivalent is a plus

Experience

  • 1-3 years experience in managing projects in challenging environment preferably in pharmaceutical industry and/or manufacturing environment.
  • Project Management processes, project schedules, project cost estimation and forecasting
  • Ability to develop business cases, change orders, collating/consolidating work-stream financial information
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile / Lean project management and Scrum agile methodology and visual management

Competencies

  • Experience in project management (respect project constraint such as time, cost, scope, quality to achieve project success)
  • Experience in project risks management (risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, remediation plan development and monitoring)
  • Outstanding organizational skills, time management and dealing with conflicting priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills (with demonstrated stakeholder management, conflict management / resolution in group dynamic)
  • Advanced skills of Excel and MS Office applications and efficient use company tools such as SAP, TrackWise, QeDoc, Excel etc. with the ability to adapt to new tools

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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