Senior Project Manager

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26387

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

This role will maintain an advanced portfolio of complex projects that meet the emerging needs of the department. This individual will work with departmental leadership to develop project plans that align with the strategic goals of the organization, with a focus on process improvement and change management.


The Project Manager will also serve in a consulting role in cross-disciplinary projects that leverage the department’s expertise.

Job Responsibilities

This role will manage projects as assigned through the Research Institute Project Management Office (PMO).  The Project Manager will lead and implement projects that support key strategic initiatives across the research institute.


  • Manage assigned PMO projects including the planning, scope, accountability, deliverables, timelines, communication and training, both within the team and across the institute. 
  • Assist to develop, implement and support strategic department plans.
  • Assist in planning and execution of project improvement initiatives.
  • Manage request for proposal (RFP) activities that include deliverables; financial assessment, project charter, project plan, bidders list, reference call questions, and final recommendations.
  • Assist in the education of PMO methodologies and processes to stakeholders across the institute.
  • Plan, direct and optimize activities, interdependencies and resources across projects.
  • Assist in the creation and use of measurement activities required to report on project effectiveness, return on investment (ROI) and other success metrics.
  • Manage all project documentation based on the needs of each project.
  • Manage risks and issues, lead corrective actions and ensure policy compliance.
  • Utilize educational materials and opportunities for stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and PMO team members to improve the quality of project and program delivery across the institute.
  • Perform on-going learning and training related to project/program management, business analysis and stakeholder activities
  • Lead Business Analyst(s) activities as needed.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Project Identification

  • Identify and organize projects by defining project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Perform needs analyses to ensure that institutional needs are met
  • Identify key stakeholders and appropriate project team members


Project Initiation and Planning

  • Secure project approval, determines resource availability, timeline and financial commitment, and manages project progress
  • Facilitate discussions to meet mutually agreed upon goals
  • Coordinate complex customer input, ideas and feedback
  • Complete detailed project plan documents, including project work breakdown structure, schedule, roles and responsibilities
  • Manage and communicate project objectives and goals to the project team
  • Present project plan documents to key stakeholders and audiences


Project Execution

  • Manage project execution from start to finish including tracking progress, identifying issues and mitigating risks
  • Establish rapport with collaborating departments and teams
  • Meet regularly with project sponsors including to communicate progress toward project milestones and project status, provide insights into project health, proactively escalate issues and provide recommendations for bringing projects back into alignment with expected outcomes when needed


Project Closure

  • Complete post-project evaluations to determine project outcomes
  • Ensure project outcome is in alignment with desired impact and results
  • Complete lessons learned and present outcomes and findings to key stakeholders and audiences
  • Assemble and archive project documents
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience

Required education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience:

  • Five (5) years of project management, quality or process improvement experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience managing cross-functional teams
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Advanced degree

Preferred Experience:

Seven (7) years of project management, quality or process improvement experience.

Seven (7) years of business analysis experience.

Three (3) years of experience in a healthcare or research related environment                                                                                                                    

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:

Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) or Black Belt (CSSGB) Certifications

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge guidelines (PMBOK) including productivity tools, project charters, work plans and budgets.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Business Analysis Body of Knowledge guidelines (BABOK)
  • Intermediate knowledge of quality improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma)
  • Advanced knowledge of change management principles including organizational dynamics, change theory, and improvement methods / tools
  • Advanced knowledge of risk management principles
  • Intermediate knowledge of healthcare / research operations and systems
  • Advanced proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation & diagramming software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to gather, analyze and make recommendations/decisions based on data
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to influence others to accomplish tasks outside of the direct span of control

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