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Senior IT Applications Project Manager

Company: Akorn, Inc.
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Akorn Inc is seeking a Senior IT Application Project Manager who would be responsible for managing the implementation of IT driven projects within the company. This position will be focusing on application projects in a pharmaceuticals environment but may also include infrastructure or other areas as needed. This role will be required to develop a close partnership with business stakeholders to understand business process, objectives, and driving efficiencies through IT solutions. In addition, this role will be engaged in vendor management, vendor product assessments, application deployments and application upgrades. The PM will be responsible for driving the full lifecycle of project delivery, from requirements definition through implementation and roll out, working with a cross functional team of business and technical resources. The project manager will be ultimately accountable for the success of the project and work closely with the business clients of the project to ensure objectives are delivered as expected.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops project plans specifying goals, strategy, dependencies, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources.
  • Consults with management and reviews project proposals to determine goals, time frames, budgetary requirements, process and procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allocation of resources.
  • Monitors performance to ensure that project commitments meet contractual specifications. Determines need for and impact of changes in scope of project and makes recommendation based on determinations.
  • Gains concurrence, approval, and consensus from stakeholders regarding the various project aspects, adjusts accordingly.
  • Identifies appropriate resources and staffs projects. Organizes project team members to ensure communication and understanding of deadlines, assignments and objectives. Acts as the point of contact with client project management.
  • Manages costs, schedules and quality by overseeing project deliverables. Ensures schedule and budget are met. Identifies need for changes and revises within established guidelines/policies as appropriate.
  • Performs ongoing review of project status; identifies project risks. Develops, recommends and implements risk mitigation solutions as approved and as appropriate.
  • Interfaces with team members and stakeholders to anticipate and manage changes to projects such as but not limited to, technical requirements, business requirements and schedule. Determines when additional resources are need and implements same.
  • Manages to all levels of management clients, company management and project team expectations for agreed upon project performance by obtaining and providing project metrics.
  • Oversees assigned personnel for projects. Assigns work and provides direction with regard to timeliness and completion of project objectives. Addresses performance issues within prescribed guidelines. Provides performance input upon completion of project. Qualifications
    • Experience with quality and regulatory compliance requirements in the healthcare or pharma industry
    • Experience in managing application projects from conception to production managing all aspects of solution delivery including; requirements gathering, scope definition, resource planning, budget management, status reporting, risk management and change control.
    • Proven experience managing medium to large scale projects.
    • Bachelor's degree in business administration, information technology, engineering or related field preferred
    • Ten or more years of project management experience
    • Experience working with project management methodology including budget development, project planning, control and assurance methodologies, project management software and finance and accounting concepts and practices
    • Experience working with productivity and methodology tools that increase project efficiency and effectiveness
    • Experience working with administrative processes
    • PMI/PMP, ACP CSM or other PM certification preferred
    • Six Sigma and quality continuous improvement experience a plus. Company Overview Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies. EEO Statement Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Akorn, Inc., Lake Forest , Senior IT Applications Project Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Lake Forest, California

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