Senior IT Project Manager – Transition Specialist

Date: 18.1.2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: PRO018922

Have you heard about MSD?

MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader committed to improving health and well-being in 140 countries around the world. Our product categories include heart and respiratory health, diabetes, infectious diseases, consumer products and women's health. We continue to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world - diseases like Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Cancer - while further expanding our strengths in areas such as vaccines and biologics.  We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions for tomorrow.

As Senior Transition Specialist you will:
  • Accountable for realization of project, business, cost and schedule objectives
  • Responsible for management of highly complex programs or business initiatives consisting of multiple related projects
  • Transition applications under standard support provider
  • Monitoring project execution plans, resource deployment and overall coordination efforts to ensure that the projects are completed on schedule, on budget and on scope; management of pre/post approval of changes impacting scope, schedule and cost according to the agreed upon change process
  • Track risks, meeting minutes, decisions, actions and issues for resolution
  • Manage points of intersection and coordination between work streams
  • Communication management, status reporting and stakeholder management
  • Partner with affected stakeholders to ensure agreement on scope and priorities
  • Manage budget, purchase orders and invoicing
  • Manage the people reporting to you – coaching, development and objective fulfillment


What we need

• MSc Degree or BSc Degree or equivalent with relevant experience required in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
• Ability to build, work and manage global and diverse teams and vendors
• Skilled in transitioning work/services from or to an outsourced vendor
• Excellent facilitation, consultation ,and Influence skills including experience with outsourced service providers
• Experience working on complex IT projects with international span
• Knowledge of PMO & governance, tools, systems and processes
• Knowledge of budgeting and reporting controls and analysis
• Demonstrated ability to lead multiple diverse resources and establish training and development plans
• Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills
• Experience working across countries in a multi-cultural environment
• Fluency in English language is a must

However we will be happy if you know or heard of one of these

• Application transition and support
• ITIL, Lean,  Six Sigma
• Vendor management
• Qualifications in the field of Project Management (PMI PMP, Prince2, ) is an advantage

What you will learn

• Application management in a global company
• Specifics of IT in the Pharmaceutical world
• Basics of DevOps culture

Our benefits
• Competitive remuneration
• Position in a leading global healthcare company
• Challenging career
• Professional growth based on performance
• Innovative and flexible working environment
• Wide range of benefits

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.            

Job: Program/Project Management
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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