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Senior Associate Director, Strategic Project Manager

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Athens
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Project Manager for large, complex, strategic investment projects exceeding 50M euro overall project phases such as project development, feasibility studies, technical planning, execution, commissioning, qualification / validation and documented handover to users.Special focus on Project Governance, Project Finance, Sourcing Strategy, Quality, Architecture, MEP, Process, Quality, Validation, IT & ERP, Automation.Responsible for approval processes in different committees (Steering Committees, CapEx Board, Capital Investment Committee, Peer Review, Capital Expenditure Management Committee etc.).Responsible for the final project approval (facility approval by authorities and handover to the users.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
Duties & Responsibilities\:

  • Ensure effective execution of strategically important, highly complex projects and programs (50+M EUR). Responsibilities include\:
  • Development of the entire project organization and participation in the composition of the Steering Committee.
  • Monitoring and controlling, change, risk and claims management.
  • Early detection of any deviations from the project (costs, deadlines, quality) and taking corrective measures.
  • Develop, structure and lead cross-functional streams / projects aligned with BI project methodology
  • Define and manage scope, budget, schedule, and associated risks to deliver fully-functional deliverables / projects meeting Customer requirements
  • Project Scoping\: Development of alternative concepts for heterogeneous and highly complex tasks with possibly conflicting project goals.
  • Creation & preparation of decision basis for senior management.
  • Scoping the project with the project team in cooperation with the client and in coordination with senior management.
  • Management of the entire execution process for the investment project.
  • EHS and quality management for all project phases in cooperation with the specialist trades.
  • Organizational responsibility for the correct and full delegation of specialist responsibilities for EHS and Quality for the transferred projects.
  • Setting up, leading, organizing and motivating large project teams with modern, cooperative management tools.
  • Matrix responsibility / functional leadership for project team members and engineering members in particular.
  • Adaptive and Cooperative management tools within the project team.
  • Active participation in culture change (mindset and thinking, people growth, learning orientation) in the project team.
  • Adopt and further develop project management tools.
  • Application and further development of agile methods in project management.
  • Effective stakeholder management from scoping to handover to the user.
  • Structure of the entire reporting system.
  • Establish & maintain communication tools (e.g. project charter, monthly reports) to effectively communicate with all relevant stakeholders
  • Recipient-oriented communication in the internal relationship and negotiation skills as well as assertiveness in the external relationship e.g. in negotiations and claim management.
  • Ensure and measure customer satisfaction along the project lifecycle
  • Expand and maintain the network (also globally).
  • GMP, EHS, Department SOP's, Good Engineering Practices, Controlling Guidelines, Local Authorities / Engineering Guidelines and Laws, Industrial Standards (country specific)
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Scientific or Business related field. Master's degree from an accredited institution preferred.
    • In addition to a degree, at least eight (8) years' relevant of experience in engineering, project management or operations within a cGMP environment.
    • Experience must be inclusive of leading people, teams, and moderate to complex projects.
    • Professional track record of experience in Scientific and Operational functions (Research, Development, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering) with increasing skills and responsibilities.
    • Longtime experience in a combination of these areas.
    • Professional track record of direct management or project management experience with increasing responsibilities and/or complexity.
    • Excellent ability to lead directly subordinate and cross-functional teams, teamwork, motivation and further development, communication skills, good comprehension, diligence, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
    • Persistence and resilience, confident demeanor, customer orientation.
    • Fluency in English required - additional skills in German, French, Portuguese or Chinese are an asset.
    • Strong international/intercultural negotiations skills
    • Proven experience in working in international / multi-cultural teams required.
    • Extensive professional experience of leading project teams
    • Proven experience in Negotiations / influencing with Local Site Heads on project prioritization.
    • Professional track record of management experience with increasing skills or responsibilities.
    • Professional track record of project management experience with increasing scope, complexity, and scale.
    • Good knowledge of CapEx project financial controlling, scheduling, etc.
    • Excellent knowledge about roles, responsibilities, governance structures and decision-making processes within AHBU and Corporate Functions
      Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities\:
      • Professional Certification in Project Management preferred
      • Additional qualification in Business preferred
      • Professional Certification in Scientific field or Project Management preferred
      • Preference for demonstrated complex management challenges (e.g. organizational change / change management).
        Eligibility Requirements\:
        • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
        • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
        • Must be 18 years of age or older
        • This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Click here for more information on the vaccine mandate and COVID-19.
          Who We Are\:
          At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.
          Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.
          Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person's actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Boehringer Ingelheim, Athens , Senior Associate Director, Strategic Project Manager, Executive , Athens, Georgia

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