Strategic Project Manager

Posted 01 Jul 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 193659


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

This role develops, implements, and reviews both strategic and tactile plans associated with the growth and/or creation of various business segments.  Initial coordination and implementation of R&D, valuation of projects, internal awareness, market intelligence, go to market strategies, commercial tactics, and operational readiness will be driven by this role on a global basis.  Long term business plans must be created and modified throughout the project to align with changing business and market trends.  They will lead and influence team members to execute the strategic plan while managing the project team to meet project milestones, flag potential deviations from the plan, maintain budget, and identify potential actions to get the project back on track.  This position acts as the project owner, champion and spokesperson, helping establish a positive working atmosphere within the organization.  They are capable of simultaneously managing/supporting several assigned projects.


Who you are:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant Scientific discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with post graduate business degree.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience managing complex business, commercial, or operations projects in Life Science or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent fundamental project management and process improvement skills: planning, organizing, attention to detail, managing competing priorities, analytical and systems thinking.  Preference will be given to candidates with an existing project management certificate (PMI or equivalent).


Preferred qualifications:

  • Action oriented, self-motivated, and highly-organized with a high-level drive for results and perseverance while acting in a professional and positive manner at all times with minimal direction
  • Clear communicator with strong ability to influence, lead, and manage a team of diverse stakeholders, including executives

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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