IT Project Manager III

Location: Foster City, ca
Title: IT Project Manager III
Location: Foster City
Job Type: Contract

The right contract candidate will be seasoned Senior Information Technology PM who has strong PM core skills, including leadership, taking the initiative, and driving for results with little support from other PM team members or IT Lead. This person will need to be able to work in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment, yet, bring organization and control to the projects they manage. The IT QSC Portfolio is working on very highly visible projects in support of our ITLT member in the IT Security, Quality, and Compliance domain.

The Project Manager ensures proper project planning and design, scope management, coordination of team assignment and mobilization, coordination of work efforts, monitoring of project deliverables, quality/gate reviews and issue identification, escalation and resolution, coordinating the development, testing, installation, transition to production operations and post-implementation reviews including the planning and coordination of the non-technical aspects of the project that involves organization change management, training and adoption of the solution.  This role is accountable to the PMO for independent project status reporting and for applying relevant “project management” practices that are consistent with GPS standards and Governance requirements.

  • Leads front-end studies and Request for Proposal/Information RFP/RFI process for projects as required and work closely across business and IT teams to drive effective selection of delivery and solutions partners
  • Ensures effective project design and planning by leading/facilitating project design sessions to ascertain scope and requirements including providing project delivery strategies and an integrated project master plan
  • Develops project budget, track variance and escalate accordingly with recommended corrective actions
  • Ensures compliance with IT Finance management and reporting requirements though appropriate adoption of financial management processes and reporting
  • Ensures that appropriate and relevant PMO acceptable processes and procedures are applied in compliance with Gilead IT Governance requirements – incorporating all required processes and procedures
  • Partners with the vendor management to review and approve SOW of vendors, create Purchase Requisitions or provide input as approval thread, ensure contract agreements are defined and adhered to and also to provide timely vendor feedback and escalate any variance or performance issues to Delivery Lead
  • Ensures effective user change management strategy and planning to assure optimal user adoption of resulting project solution
  • Partners effectively with Quality Security Compliance QSC to ensure that all necessary QSC deliverables are in compliance with Gilead Standard Operation Procedure SOPs on testing, validation, security assurance requirements and standards
  • Applies effective project management methods and processes, project related artifacts, deliverables and documentation, as relevant and appropriate, consistent with Gilead IT GPS
  • Deploys and provides training to project team in appropriate project management methodologies, process, procedures and standards in the context of the System Lifecycle SLC to ensure alignment with the IT SOP and IT delivery processes for effective solution delivery
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