Open position for a Project Manager in the CMCi Project Management group at Amgen in Newbury Park, CA.

This is for a 12-month contract which could be renewed up to 3 years, but which may lead to a full-time position before then for the right candidate.

Job Details: Manages one or more high-level, complex non-technical projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost, to deliver specified requirements. Projects may be strategic in nature. Responsibilities may include resource allocation and all phases of development life cycle (i.e. feasibility study, requirements, analysis, ROI, business plan, design, testing, and implementation planning). Regularly interacts with management. Coordinates and directs the activities of project team members. May be responsible for cross-functional teams. Ensures all project requirements and/or objectives are documented. May obtain and manage external resources required for project completion.; Skills: ; expertise in running medium to large scale projects ; excellent understanding of project management processes and procedures ; experience with project management and analyst methodologies and best practices ; strong analytical skills ; business process development best practices, change management ; strong MS Project, MS Word, Visio, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel skills ; understanding of systems for sharing and collaboration ; excellent communication skills to work with cross-program resources.

Preference will be shown for candidates with a current PMP, experience developing combination products under design controls, or experience developing biologic drug substance or product or the associated attribute sciences. This position requires the ability to utilize 1000+ lines plans to evaluate different scenarios and determine critical path activities for multiple intertwined objectives. Proficiency with MS Project is required.

Previous work as a contract worker is not required. Candidates will be expected to work through a current approved vendor.

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