The Project Manager manages, plans and coordinates the full life-cycle of projects for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food Applications Regulatory Management (FARM) project. This position ensures that all project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer’s satisfaction. The Project Manager provides project team leadership necessary to meet defined project deliverables and maintains positive working relationships with the customer and key stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Maintains a solid customer relationship, and assures customer satisfaction with the successful execution of the project.
Interfaces with internal project teams, management, customers and suppliers. Maintains timely communications, and develops collaborative rapports with solutions-oriented approaches.
Seeks opportunities to expand business. Participates in proposal and solution development for additional project opportunities.
Manages project scope, deliverables, cost, profitability, schedule, quality and resources. Meets both on time delivery and budgetary objectives.
Develops project plans and budgets to guide the execution and control of the project.
Communicates project plans, objectives, timelines, schedules, job assignments, responsibilities and reporting relationships.
Sets, manages and communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
Ensures staffing levels / skills are appropriate for the project scope and deliverables. Actively participates in the hiring of new and replacement project staff. Provides performance assessments and feedback to employees.
Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
Collects and disseminates performance information, such as project review data, status reports, progress measurement and forecasting.
Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.
Proactively manages changes in project scope. Identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.
Develops Statement of Work. Assigns, manages and monitors activities for subcontractors. Performs time collection, invoice approvals and status reporting.
Oversees the conduct and delivery of the Primary Project Objectives as defined in the contract Statement of Work. Identifies relative quality standards, and ensures the highest quality of services are met.
Performs overall project management and reporting functions related to multiple activities being performed across multiple task areas.
Implements industry best practices, project management tools and methodologies.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and minimum years’ relevant project management experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience as listed below:
Project Manager – Level 3 (required degree + 6 years’ of experience)
Project Manager – Level 2 (required degree + 4 years’ of experience)
Project Manager – Level 1 (required degree + 2 years’ of experience)
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Strong working knowledge and proficiency in MS Project
Ability to provide complete Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting to the client / company
Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals
Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner
Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposals
Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills
Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies
Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings
Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.