About the role
We are seeking for an exceptional Project Manager to drive the technology driven change agenda during a journey of multi-year investment in our IT systems. The Project Manager will support the IT Business Partner and business leaders and will be accountable for the delivery of a complex project. A key part of this role is to work closely with Abcam stakeholders, Business Analysts and Architects as well as other IT and 3rd party teams to drive forward projects to successful conclusions. Furthermore, as a Project Manager, duties such as project resource management, project administration and budget/cost management are also required.
About the department
Within IT we follow both a Waterfall and Agile methodology, Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration. The Project Manager will be a part of the Business Systems Team whose focus is the demand management, shaping and delivery of all projects that require IT enabled change.
The Business Systems Team comprise a diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience including Business Partnering, Business Analysis and Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, together with Test Management. All of which help support the business areas and the IT function in delivering the technology roadmap and value-added services to Abcam.
Roles & responsibilities:
Successful delivery of projects to time, cost and quality
- Scope definition and management
Creation and management of project plans (primarily in MSP)
- Risk, issue and dependency management
Manage blockers, resolve conflicts and support the Product Owners and Stakeholders
- Governance & Reporting
Project resource & cost planning, escalating issues where appropriate
Management of the supplier selection process (with procurement - if applicable within the scope of the project)
Management of 3rd Party suppliers and internal delivery teams within the project scope
Support the Business Analyst(s) in their project tasks
Change management, ensuring any changes to scope are assessed for impact and follow a clear and documented approvals process
Liaise with Finance to ensure accurate budget management and forecasting.
5 years’ experience as a Project Manager and hold a recognized Project Management certification such as PRINCE2/PMP
- Advance Microsoft project skills
Experience working with multiple project disciplines and methodologies, and within a business with both a web application development and SaaS software implementation focus.
Prioritisation and time management must be a strong point, as must multi-tasking.
Be able to join a fast-paced environment and must be comfortable with hitting the ground running
Experienced within the Life Sciences industry would be ideal but is not essential.
Experienced in the full project management lifecycle, including shaping the project brief.
Experience managing 3rd parties and, ideally, have experience of supporting supplier selection.
Risk and dependency management will be a strength, together with excellent stakeholder management.
Comfortable with leading group discussions, governance forums and workshops.
Comfortable escalating where appropriate and be confident to influence and engage stakeholders to reach common goals.
Prioritisation and time management must be a strong point, as must multi-tasking
If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!
Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.
It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.
Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.
Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.