Senior Manager, IT Program Management, Commercial & Medical IT

Biogen in Weston, MA

  • Type: Full Time
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Job Description

The Senior Manager, IT Program Management will lead moderate to complex projects and programs within the Commercial and Medical IT organization. He/she will also lead specific portfolio management activities within the function. This role reports to the Director of Portfolio Management for Commercial and Medical IT.

Project/Program Management Responsibilities:

Lead moderate to complex projects and/or programs
Manage the timelines, budgets and resource scheduling needed to deliver new or enhanced systems and capabilities
Manage and ensure predictable delivery of projects and/or programs – driving accountability of work stream owners and enabling escalation of risks and issues that require assistance or attention.
Ensure timely and accurate completion and maintenance of SDLC deliverables throughout the project/program lifecycle, and adherence to PMO standards.
Ensure resources, either internal or external, are secured to meet project needs.
Ensure projects are delivered at a high level of quality according to committed scope, approved budget and targeted dates.
Lead various program governance meetings including routine core team / program office meetings as well as escalation, steering and sponsor reviews.
Demonstrate thought leadership with business partners to ensure delivery of the most effective solutions for the identified business objectives
Ensure all aspects of the program’s success are contemplated and addressed.
Enable and enhance cross functional interactions between Solution Delivery, Project teams, IT functional leadership areas, and multiple business units (i.e. – Commercial, Medical, R&D organizations).

Portfolio Management Responsibilities:

Oversee and ensure adherence to the principles, tools, and processes related to Commercial and Medical IT portfolio governance, in accordance with Enterprise IT PMO standards.
Facilitate the project request intake and ideation process.
Facilitate review of Business Case submissions for new project proposals to ensure they are complete, accurate, and in compliance with IT Governance expectations.
Gather and report metrics related to the state of the Commercial and Medical IT Portfolio.
Ensure Project Management compliance with reporting standards, and communicate bi-weekly portfolio updates to the team and to leadership
Ensure project teams are demonstrating a proper level of schedule, estimating, and cost control oversight.
Proactively raise execution concerns to project teams and leadership.
Drive monthly Financial reviews with IT Functional Leads to ensure accurate financial tracking. This includes appropriate budget forecasting; month-end reporting of actuals and accruals and variance analysis; reconciliations with Finance.
Represent Commercial and Medical IT in Enterprise PMO discussions and process decisions.
Facilitate and manage the agenda and minutes for Commercial and Medical IT Leadership Team meetings.
Liaise with Finance and Procurement to support portfolio planning and management activitiesAdminister the Medical and Commercial IT Team knowledge management and collaboration platforms

Qualifications

10+ years’ experience working as an IT professional managing projects, programs and/or portfolios in the Pharma-Biotech industry.
Program leadership with significant experience in Pharma-Commercial and/or Pharma-Medical IT projects will be preferred.
8 years’ experience implementing complex, cross-functional projects solutions within established software development life cycle methodologies.
Demonstrated ability to work and influence at multiple levels within multidisciplinary and matrixed organization.
Technical proficiency and strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, advanced degree in business or information technology desirable or a combination of degree and related experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications.

Additional Information

The Senior Manager, IT Program Management will lead moderate to complex projects and programs within the Commercial and Medical IT organization. He/she will also lead specific portfolio management activities within the function. This role reports to the Director of Portfolio Management for Commercial and Medical IT.

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