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Project Manager

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Rockville, MD

Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager

Internal Job Title: Client Services Project Manager III

Reports To: Supervisor / Sr. Project Manager

Group/Division: Pharma Services Group / Clinical Trials Division

Job Family: Project Management

Career Band: 6

Job Track: Professional

Position Location: North America

Number of Direct Reports: 0

Day/Shift (if applicable): Day, 8am to 5pm, additional hours as required

FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Exempt

Relocation (if applicable): No

Position Summary: The Project Manager manages and co-ordinates across all technical and service aspects of a project. This will range from initial discussions with clients, development of the project requirements, documentation aspects of setting up the project and management of all project related activities through to study completion. Project Managers act in a consultative role to offer clients solutions to complex projects and services and will collaborate and coordinate internal teams to meet client expectations as well as company goals.


  • Manages the delivery of all technical and service aspects of projects and studies for clients.
  • Determines the preliminary design of the study and evaluates and understands the study.
  • Serves as the internal link within the company and will have direct contact with all internal departments and direct one on one contact with external customers.
  • Initiates the involvement of appropriate departments, maintaining continuous communication with those departments, and ensures the work delivered to customers is of a consistently high standard.
  • Attends Project Meetings at the business or customer site. Leads and represents the business at kick off meetings as required by the customer.
  • Leads and facilitates customer teleconferences, visits and audits as required, and provides timely provision of customer reports and updates.
  • Interacts with Quality Assurance/Regulatory personnel to drive Problem Reports to closure.
  • Ensures customer needs are properly translated into quotation, and has responsibility to monitor and amend the quote and budget as required.
  • Provides accurate and timely financial forecasting and reporting.
  • Responsible for revenue recognition for projects and verifies final information for Accounting Department prior to invoices release.
  • Participates in cross-functional business process improvement activities as required.
  • Works closely together with the account manager to gain overall customer satisfaction.
  • Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision.

Key Global Project Lead (GPL) responsibilities (if applicable):

  • Manages and leads operational aspects of large scale projects with the client and project management teams to ensure timely, coordinated risk mitigated delivery of projects and services.
  • Serves as the Central Point of Contact for the customer at a project and/or program level.
  • Defines joint project goals and objectives with the client.
  • Provides end to end project management globally and cross-functionally across all services and is accountable for project delivery.
  • Acts as the point of escalation and coordination for the customer and the project team members ensuring appropriate issue identification, resolution and risk management.
  • Defines and tracks metrics; maintains unified Dashboards and reports on global project / program progress.
  • Provides global financial information (forecast revenue, reporting).
  • Leads project close out activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires understanding and competent use of SOPs required by company Quality standards.
  • Requires excellent organizational, planning, verbal, written and numerical skills with the ability to analyze and define solutions and manage multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines.
  • Requires strong and effective communicator with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and clients.
  • Requires ability to develop strong customer management skills; proactively anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of clients to meet or exceed their expectations.
  • Requires knowledge of all internal systems associated with projects (i.e. Salesforce, Master Control Trackwise, IN-TRAK II and GPM, if applicable per site).

Education/ Experience:

  • Requires accredited college, university or recognized professional degree, preferably in a health related field. Prefer advanced degree in a health related field.
  • Requires 3 years of successful experience in clinical trial project management as an Associate Project Manager or Project Manager.
  • Requires in depth understanding of clinical trials.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to include excellent relationship building.
  • Requires proficiency in personal computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).
  • Requires proven experience with customers in a dynamic environment.
  • Requires excellent communication, organizational skills and project co-ordination skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer proficiency in appropriate project planning tools e.g. Microsoft Project to communicate milestones and critical path activities and responsibilities.
  • Mastery of basic Project Management concepts as a recognized institution in project

Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Some locations require ability to work, on occasion, in a cold environment with exposure to dry ice, liquid nitrogen cryogenics, hazardous and infectious agents, marked changes in temperature.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., on occasion.
  • Must be able to use a computer up to 8 hours per day.
  • 10 - 25% Travel, as needed.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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