Research Program Manager I (Req# 9065-1)

Infotech Sourcing - Redmond, WA

Job Description:

The main function of Research Program Manager is to plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as engineering, research and development, financial systems and product roll-out, etc

Job Responsibilities:

* Tracking tasks to identity individuals responsible for their portions of work and follow-up on a week-to-week basis

* Preparing minutes of meetings of detailed technical records or what was discussed in team sync meetings

* Creating and updating project management plans for mid-level schedules as estimated arrival dates shift

* Identifying task dependencies and bottlenecks and adjusting critical path as required

* Processing procurement requests for new hardware and software following established processes, entering the request and tracking of status to completion

* Tracking and distributing hardware and software for internal and external distribution

* Entering and tracking progress of tasks for research paper submissions

* Following processes to obtain legal approvals for negotiated contracts

* Logistical support for team meetings including following agenda, taking and distributing technical notes and tracking completion of action items

* Maintaining schedules for booking rooms ensuring availability when needed

* Posting documentation for internal wiki and updates to processes

* Reporting on status, progress and issues as needed to management and dependent teams

* Tracking of progress of own work items and deliverables

* Maintaining up-to-date parts and equipment lists, tracking incoming orders and escalation appropriate personnel in the team for any shortage or excess

* Leveraging established inventory processes or developing new processes, if needed, to accomplish above task

* Identifying, documenting and delving deeply into challenges immediately impacting a project plan, especially blockers, and establish a path to correct as quickly as possible

* Escalating as needed and notifying dependencies of anticipated schedule shifts

* Working directly with vendors and partners to maintain clear and consistent communication, set clear expectations and do follow-up to ensure deliverables are received as anticipated

* Ensuring delays are propagated in the schedule and project documents are updated

* Identifying needs for new processes or tools to help the team run and communicate more smoothly and continue to iterate on that process to balance overhead with effectiveness

Skills:

• Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.

• Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time.

• Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.

• Strong knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

• Strong knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.

• Strong knowledge of computer software, such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio etc.

Education/Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field.

• PMI or PMP certification preferred.



Posted On: Monday, May 17, 2021



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