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Project Manager, Life Science Lab Design (hybrid)

Company: Avantor
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryParticipates in negotiations with internal or external clients; assisting clients in the development of business plans, strategies and approaches to take advantage of business opportunities.

Manage vendor relationships including conducting planning session with vendors and service providers to define project scope and performance expectations.

Provides subject matter expertise in areas including project management, setup of local project offices, project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on professional knowledge and background.Avantor is uniquely positioned with expertise in supply chain, product offerings, scientific expertise, technology, and a global footprint to set science in motion by designing and building laboratories for the science our customers do.At Avantor we continually look for opportunities to innovate on behalf of our customers to provide a world-class experience catered to solving their problems. As a critical member of this team, you will be the business partner to these customers, understanding their initiatives, and bringing forward a solution using our capabilities.WHO YOU ARE:

  • A transformative, creative professional who seeks innovation and continuous improvement
  • You are a self-starter who adapts to customers' needs in an ever-evolving market through collaboration within a matrix environment including, but not limited to, sales, operations, portfolio, finance, supply chain
  • You are excited about the opportunity to shape the development of our growing team and strategic expansion
  • Highly motivated to drive results through a keen ability to position value by uncovering business problems and matching them to our solutionMAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Responsible for all phases (planning, scheduling and managing) of the design and construction process of a complex construction or refurbishment projects
    • Develops, updates and communicates detailed project plans with internal partners and external customer teams to ensure success of Lab Design, construction installations.
    • Sets and Manages Client expectations
    • Make recommendations to alert leadership team of impending business issues. Execute process improvement tools and methodologies as part of customer solutions to provide customer value
    • Compile, analyze and share cross-functional and customer data for business reviews
    • Communicates goals and project status with facility leadership
    • Evaluates and provides guidance during all planning stages of lab project, including making economic comparisons of development schemes, recommending options in conformance to master plan
    • Leads internal stakeholder team(s) in establishing scope, budget and schedule, and maintains such commitments through programming, design, construction, and close-out processes
    • Adherence to standard work, on-time completion rates and customer satisfaction
      QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
      • Bachelor's degree required
      • Project Management Professional (PMP) degree preferred
      • 5+ years in customer facing project management within construction industry; labs preferred
      • Six Sigma certification or formal training preferred
      • Experience working in supply chain, procurement or distribution required
        KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
        • Excellent attention to detail; must be analytical process oriented, and highly motivated with results driven leadership abilities
        • Set Priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines. Manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision
        • Understanding of change management challenges associated with process improvement and implementation
        • Excellent presentation and selling skills
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
          ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
          • Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
          • Travel to VWR, supplier and customer locations.
          • Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.
          • A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.
          • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.DISCLAIMER:
            The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
            Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Seattle , Project Manager, Life Science Lab Design (hybrid), Executive , Seattle, Washington

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