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Project Manager
Contract assignment for 3-4 months (phase 1 of project) with possibility to last 7 months (for phase 2)
Onsite in Ipswich, MA

Our client is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage a phase two implementation of in their Marketing department. This individual will also assist senior members of Marketing with generating ideas and defining what is needed for another Sales/Marketing program they are working on. They need someone with extremely strong listening skills and someone who is very organized.

The client has "freezer programs" they sell to universities, labs, etc. and they need someone to head up the marketing for that. This person will work closely with IT.

There are 2 phases to the project; the first phase ( is quite neatly defined – the second phase is a bigger, automatic interactive consignment program (Next Generation Freezer Program) This phase is a bit ambiguous and some expectations of project are still loose.

Looking for a PM who will be able to balance these two opposite ends of spectrum. Ideally, someone more experienced in commercial marketing space (preferably in life sciences field) This person will need to be able to bring teams together around the ideas of project phases and being able to look at 4th - 5th month from a marketing standpoint or fulfillment or chain supply standpoint. The PM needs to be able to develop and maintain relationship with their 3rd party vendor and other various relationships – and then introduce to the team, all while acting as a liaison at the same time.

Ideal background: Strong commercial/supply chain/marketing experience

Primary Objectives:
 New England Biolabs is seeking an experienced, adaptive Project Manager with
applicable leadership and visionary competencies, complemented by strong
organizational skills. The selected candidate will lead and coordinate the company’s two
customer-facing projects: Phase 2 of, with emphasis on customer support,
and Phase 2 of NEB’s automated, interactive, consignment program.

Desired Experience:
 Proven experience in the life sciences commercial and marketing environments.
 Experience in supporting management of CRM deployment or upgrade projects.
 Experience in customer support, supply chain, and consignment projects.
 Strong listening, communication, and presentation skills.
 Ability to foster working relationships with project teams.
 Competence in developing collaborative relationships with all functional departments
involved in the projects.
 Exceptional organizational skills and collaborative teamwork attitude.
 Thorough knowledge of project management concepts, best practices and techniques.
 Project management certification preferred, although not necessary.
 Proven track record delivering projects on time and within budget.

Primary Responsibilities:
 Manage projects by effectively applying project management best practices; including
project scoping, requirements gathering, and project planning.
 Establish working relationships with the solution vendors selected by NEB.
 Guide projects along their critical paths and effectively manage all interdependencies.
 Communicate effectively with external and internal resources, third party vendors, and IT
management to provide transparency and understanding of the projects.
 Work closely with project sponsors, the project leads, and all stakeholders, to facilitate
decision making, and to resolve any issues impacting project delivery.
 Ensure the team executes predefined test plans and successfully completes them on time.
 Monitor project progress and prepare periodic project status reports for all stakeholders.
 Administer day-to-day operational aspects of the project management SharePoint site:
o Project tasks, issues, changes, and risks.
o Project resource allocation and schedules.

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