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The Project Associate Manager is responsible for managing aspects of technical projects assigned within the dental business unit. This role will utilize strong technical expertise to help the dental business unit achieve goals of executing projects on time, on budget and within scope. In performing these responsibilities, this position will work closely with business leaders and functional project leaders to assess and track the various activities and resources required in day-to-day project management.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitate project initiation, define project scope, and development of the project plan.
Hold kick off meetings and regular team meetings after initiation as required to advance the plan.
Develop master schedule.
Collaborate with team members and other stakeholders to achieve consensus on the project plan including the resource needs, resource availability, resource loading, project tasks and project task interdependencies.
Develop resource plan.
Manage the project plan to assure tasks are completed and the project completion date is maintained.
Protect the plan by identifying risk and working with the team to develop contingencies and mitigations.
Elevate significant risks appropriately to assure visibility to the status of the project.
As required, prepare and present on project status to stakeholders including company leadership.
Many of the projects in scope of this position are for international regulatory registrations; others are for product introduction or sustaining of existing products.
Communication to project stakeholders with an appropriate knowledge of regulatory registration requirements and technical product knowledge is a requirement.
Collaborate with and where appropriate mentor other project managers employed by the company in best practice, project management techniques, software applications for project management (such as MS Project) and other relevant topics.
Expected Areas of Competence
Broad knowledge of project management methodologies and tools.
Possess excellent skills in communications (both oral and written)
Maintains strong working relationships with business and other project leaders.
Strong problem-solving skills; able to take action and make decisions
Presentation skills. Able to clearly present information through the spoken work; influence or persuade others through oral presentations in positive and negative circumstances, listens well.
Must be able to emit a level of confidence and expertise to effectively train other employees
Good communication, teamwork and organizational skills are essential.
Must be able to work with people in varying time zones and where English is not the primary language in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment to goals and objectives.
Computer skills including proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and project management software such as MS Project or SmartSheet.