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MMS Holdings Inc. Project Management Associate in Canton, Michigan

MMS is an award-winning, data-focused CRO that supports the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with a proven, scientific approach to complex trial data and regulatory submission challenges. Strong industry experience and a data-driven approach to drug development make MMS a valuable CRO partner, creating compelling submissions that meet rigorous regulatory standards. With a global footprint across four continents, MMS maintains a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating and was named as the Best Global Biotech CRO in the 2018 International Life Sciences Awards. For more information, visit www.mmsholdings.com or follow MMS on LinkedIn.

Project Management

  • Provide support to cross-functional teams including project management on assigned projects (may include meeting scheduling, creating agendas, minutes, etc.)

  • Complete project setup steps as requested by Project Managers

  • Serve as subject matter expert on process workflows including providing training on systems during colleague orientation

  • Run weekly and monthly metrics and resourcing reports for project and resource planning as established by business lines

  • Responsible for project archival upon project completion

  • Maintain a working knowledge of regulations and guidance as they pertain to regulatory documents

  • Will serve as primary point of contact for client on projects with limited scope included QC projects or projects limited to one service area (as identified by Director PAM)

  • Maintain a solution-focused mind set when challenges arise on a project identifying opportunities for improvement and making constructive suggestions for change

  • Ensure project management documents are complete, current, and stored according to procedure

  • Review project hours against estimates

  • Will escalate issues regarding project variance to senior staff/mentor

  • Will assist in reviewing project budget on routine basis

  • May participate in the review of project invoices

  • Identify potential out of scope work and notifies senior staff/ mentor

  • Will provide input to senior staff/ mentor at project close for preparation of analysis of project budget and operational variance

  • Communicate effectively with clients through email; May lead team meetings with support from senior staff/ mentor as needed

  • With input and support from senior staff/mentor, sets and manages client expectations

  • Seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships

  • Seek to learn the client?s business, organization, and objectives as they pertain to larger drug program

  • With support from mentor/ senior staff, facilitate project kickoff meetings and periodic status meetings with internal/ external project team (as required per contract)

  • Keep project team informed of changes within the client organization or changes to project scope or requirements

  • Acknowledge and recognize team member?s contributions during the project and at project close according to company practice

  • Motivate team to work together in the most efficient manner

  • Possess general understanding of one or more core services areas, inputs, outputs and types of deliverables

Proposal and Contract Management

  • Assist in maintaining business proposals, contract amendments and initial contracts in MMS databases/ secure repository

  • Complete quality checks as per QC checklist; elevating deviations from standard costing, language to Director, Project and Acct Management.

  • Track and follow-up on pending proposals, contracts and amendments as needed

  • Maintain project tracking tools and project plans in collaboration with Project Management Staff

Requirements

  • Bachelor?s degree in science, health, or administrative area or related experience

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Detailed knowledge of one or more services areas

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills are highly desired

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