IT Project Manager

  • Cork
  • Contract
  • JO-1908-64716_1567690834


Senior IT Project Manager

Our client is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.


The position is a 12-month contract opportunity for an experienced Senior IT Project Manager based at in Cork, Ireland. The candidate must a strong leader who can quickly assimilate into the organisation, can work independently and can hit the ground running.


  • Ownership for the oversight and governance of all approved IT projects
  • Financial management oversight of all approved IT projects
  • Management, guidance and coaching of the IT project management team
  • Identify IT project management needs, hire and on-board contractor PMs as required
  • In conjunction with Business Engagement and Solution Delivery teams, initiate approved IT projects, define resources, refine budget forecast and setup governance structure
  • Review and refine idea forecasts to ensure accurate financial forecasting for IT Portfolio
  • Audit and govern IT project managers and project teams to ensure adherence to the Unity IT project management methodology
  • Act as point of escalation for project risks and issues
  • Step in to support project managers with project troubleshooting, impact assessment and resulting actions to bring projects back on track
  • Work with project managers to deliver projects on time, to budget and quality
  • Work with Global IT Portfolio Manager to provide accurate, timely and transparent status updates for all projects
  • Provide support and partnership to the Business Engagement and Solution Delivery teams for their role in demand management and project execution
  • Deliver accurate, concise and high-quality project/ portfolio documentation
  • Manage risks and project change requests
  • Support project managers with the procurement of 3rd party products and services for approved projects
  • Support project managers with coordination and management of vendor activities
  • Work with project manager and Solution Delivery Lead to ensure the correct support organization is defined prior to deployment of each project


  • Professional Senior IT Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering complex, cross-functional projects
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Excellent financial management experience
  • Solid experience in delivery of application-based projects
  • Proven experience with management of IT project managers
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder management - dealing with senior management up to executive level
  • Ability to work with dispersed and global teams and locations
  • Experience in the life-science industry required
  • Experience in the delivery of GxP projects required
  • Experience in the delivery of MES EBR projects is advantageous
  • Relevant professional qualification would be advantageous if combined with practical experience
  • Fluency in the English language is required

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