Project Manager – VIE Contract (W/M) in Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Group

iMove, the Sanofi VIE Program, is available to citizens of the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28.

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE that applications that are only submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking partners at Sanofi worldwide. Therefore, only applications that are submitted in English will be considered. Please make sure to apply with your personal email address.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and is embedded in our Core Values. We respect the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our employees, patients and customers.

We are looking for a candidate for a VIE mission:

Project Manager – VIE Contract (W/M)

Target start date: 01/08/2024

About your role:

Project Manager VIE responsibilities (90%)

  • Project Cross functional integration, bridging the boundaries, removing siloes and enabling the flow of information among the various workstreams. The project manager will leverage the cross functional gate mapping and associated deliverables to perform the cross functional integration and document it in various project documents such as project charter & PEP.

  • Coordination of the Resource Management process, Scope management Risk management process, Lessons learned, Communication / reporting (executive summary), Shine updates (Cost, FTEs and PKMs), support the governance process (Steerco prep, Funding request prep).

  • Core team Coordination / meetings / Action tracking etc. and adherence to PM Best Practices, Standard, etc.

  • Attends schedule performance reviews; Drive opportunity analyses identification, supporting schedule execution.

  • Contributes to Cost month-end reviews; HC planning & management; FTEs forecast & variance analysis for internal & external resources.

  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement, such as timeline acceleration while balancing cost and without compromising on quality.

  • Shine updates: Collect, enter into Planisware (Project Portfolio management software), and maintain / update all information (cost, schedule, resources) from workstreams.

Ensures deployment of project management standards and best practices (10%)

  • Applies VIA Project Management Handbook standards and Sanofi Pasteur project management standards and best practices.

  • Lead site-wide improvements of project management standards and methodology.

Key “MUST HAVE” competencies, skills & experiences :

  • Master’s Degree in Science, Engineering or other Business studies.

  • 1-3 years of experience in managing projects in challenging environment preferably in pharmaceutical industry and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Project Management processes, project schedules, project cost estimation and forecasting.

  • Ability to develop business cases, change orders, collating/consolidating work-stream financial information.

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile / Lean project management and Scrum agile methodology and visual management.

  • Experience with Planisware Portfolio and Project management solutions is highly desirable.

  • Experience in project management (respect project constraint such as time, cost, scope, quality to achieve project success).

  • Experience in project risks management (risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, remediation plan development and monitoring).

  • Outstanding organizational skills, time management and dealing with conflicting priorities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills (with demonstrated stakeholder management, conflict management / resolution in group dynamic).

  • Advanced skills of Excel and MS Office applications and efficient use company tools such as SAP, TrackWise, QeDoc, Excel etc. with the ability to adapt to new tools.

  • English and fluent French is a must.


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