BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Procurement Portfolio Project Manager in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe Senior Procurement Portfolio Project Manager (“Sr. PMO”) is responsible for facilitating the successful management/completion of Procurement’s portfolios of projects supported by the PMO team, including: tracking and reporting against defined schedules and budgets, issue/risk identification and mitigation, resource analysis, project prioritization, and related PMO activities. The Sr. PMO will also coach Procurement Portfolio Project Managers on the PMO team in best practices and help resolve complex issues. The Sr. PMO may also participate in project management on occasion.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Procurement Operations, the Senior Procurement Portfolio Project Manager (“Sr. PMO”) is responsible as the PMO team leader for driving and collaborating with a team of procurement colleagues, other professionals from multiple functions/regions, and external partners, on the execution of Procurement focused program(s).

In coordination with the PMO team and in support of senior Procurement Leader(s), the Sr. PMO associate will be responsible for program/portfolio tracking, reporting of program data, providing resource utilization data, confirming compliance to defined schedules and budgets, project prioritization methodology, program governance and complete program management for assigned portfolio(s) of projects, and oversight of the portfolios of projects assigned to PMOs on the PMO team, from initiation to successful completion.

The Sr. PMO may take a lead role in planning and project management for select small scale projects, and/or assisting program leaders in coordinating and facilitating projects from start to finish.

Additionally, the Sr. PMO coaches PMOs in their assignments, and works collaboratively with the PMO team to share and build best practices, provide cross-coverage, and balance work across the PMO team.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinates and drives accountability, schedule development, resource and other planning, and the review of progress on projects

  • Identifies the baseline of procurement resources and provides data for leaders to optimize utilization across the portfolio of projects

  • Program governance and compliance to process

  • Conducts periodic briefings / status updates, raises issues or concerns as needed, communicates effectively and efficiently while providing recommendations for corrective actions

  • Responsible for category-specific PMO activities particular to merger synergy work

  • Coaches and collaborates with the other members of the Procurement PMO team to provide consistent high-quality PMO support to the Procurement function

  • Develops the service level of the PMO team to best-in-class performance

  • Builds best practices, identifies improvement opportunities, and executes changes to the PMO ways of working to continually improve PMO support

  • Other projects as assigned; may include periodic M&A activities and other duties as required

Scope Of Responsibilities

  • Manages the reporting and tracking of a portfolio of projects

  • Builds best practices, identifies improvement opportunities, and executes changes to the PMO ways of working to continually improve PMO support and develop team performance to best-in-class level

  • Provides guidance for the successful mitigation of issues/delays and the completion of projects

  • Accountable for communicating program/portfolio status to the Procurement Leadership Team

  • Leads project reviews, including meeting preparation, facilitation, and follow-up notes/actions

  • Provides templates and logs to facilitate the communication and confirmation of action completion

  • Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication across the team and other functional areas

  • Identifies needs and implements solutions to improve tracking, planning and collaboration

  • Tracks progress against plan and savings targets; manages the project budget (if applicable)

  • Identifies program level risks and provides plans to mitigate those risks

  • Reports project delays and risks of delay; works with project managers as needed in development of action plans to address delays and mitigation plans for at risk phases of the project

  • Maintains all program level documents and document repositories related to the projects

  • Drives efficiencies through discrete internal based projects and process improvements

  • Executes small scale projects of low complexity and/or leads small teams to execute projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience, including at least 4 years of project or program management

  • Expertise in project management and change management best practices.

  • Proven experience in establishing and driving stakeholder management plans, risk/issue management plans

  • Experience leading a team, including coaching team members and developing capabilities

  • Strong influencing and communication skills within a highly matrixed and multi-cultural organization

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to identify root causes and corrective actions

  • Proficiency in using standard project tools (MS Office, MS Project, MS SharePoint, etc.)

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent project / program management with demonstrated experience in managing scope, schedule and budget from initiation through closure.

  • Experienced establishing and implementing controls to manage scope change and reporting project schedule/budget performance

  • Merger integration experience, including develop reports for recurring IMO updates

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, complexity and working under pressure with tight timelines and moving targets

  • Strong team player able to work both collaboratively and independently

  • Master’s degree in Business or related field desirable

  • Project Management certification(s) desirable

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status