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LIMS Project Manager

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

  • The LIMS Business Project Manager will support a dynamic project team, focused on delivering Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) solutions within the Eurofins Discovery mission to enable scientific discoveries that advance human health.
  • The project manager is responsible for creating and managing the project plan, including scope, budget, timelines, resources, and communication. This role will work with the IT Project Manager to ensure the full implementation of LIMS solutions to global laboratories, according to the business objectives.
  • This position will work closely with Business Sponsor, Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts, IT Development team, and Quality Assurance to standardize and lead change management in the implementation of the LIMS business solution.
  • Responsible for managing all project activities, including scope, budget, risks, timelines, deliverables and communication to support project delivery in a global and dynamic environment;
  • Provides strategic leadership and consultation throughout the project life-cycle, including activities such as planning, designing, documenting, testing, deploying, integrating, communication, reporting, change management, incident management, and configuration management;
  • Defines priorities, establishes roadmaps, and ensures that project deliverables are in line with the business requirements, delivered on schedule, and meeting the quality standards defined;
  • Coordinates and facilitates work groups, involving other Project Managers, Business Analysts, Functional Analysts, Solution Architects and Subject Matter Experts to elicit and document business and user requirements, perform gap analysis, define and reengineer processes based on internal and industry best-practices;
  • Daily management of project team(s) and the project(s) activities, tracks progress, and ensures activities are performed as expected, promoting clear ownership for project tasks and contributing to remove any impediments across the project(s);
  • Selects, coaches, and develops staff to form a project team. Measures performance, develops improvement plans, and implement solutions to drive continuous improvement of project(s) activities and resources. Sets clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team;
  • Delivers frequent and concise communication, and reports project status updates to the relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensures project activities aligns with Eurofins policies, procedures and methodologies;
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision, is accountable with regular attendance and punctuality;
  • Applies GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate;
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Performs other duties as assigned; and owns the accountability and responsibility of delivering to project needs and timelines;
  • Provides cross-functional support to other departments as required and adjusts work hours as needed to meet project deadlines;
  • Adheres to site environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements.
  • Role requires the ability to travel to global Eurofins facilities as a basic requirement, up to 25% of the time.
  • Successful completion of the company's safety program is required, including ability to shadow processes in a biological and chemical laboratory.

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • IIBA Business Analyst certification or similar;
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM environment.
  • Understanding of software design/architecture processes
  • Ability and/or Skills (BMQ):
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal relations skills at all levels of the organization, with capability to influence decisions and lead others to achieve results
  • Competency in project management applications, tools, concepts, and methodologies (software development and integration is a plus);
  • Demonstrates above average oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness, and experienced in team management and leadership on projects that span multiple time-zones and different cultures;
  • Capacity to conceptualize creative solutions, document processes and present/sell solutions to all levels of the organization, including senior management;
  • Skills and aptitude for troubleshooting, problem solving, and proactivity to support with minimal oversight and direction;
  • Consistently demonstrates organization, detail-orientation, analytical and investigation skills;
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask within organization and manage time effectively.
  • Strong customer focus and ability to modify communication and tactics to manage (internal and external) client expectations;
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health.

Basic Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors' degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Engineering, Computer Science or Management Information Systems, Life Sciences, or any other equivalent degree or experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with business process design and improvement, in the scope of large systems implementation, preferably in a laboratory, clinical bioinformatics environment (LIMS/ Analytical Software);
  • Globally recognized project management certification (PMI, PRINCE2, or equivalent);
  • Familiarity with software development process, including requirement gathering, analysis/design, development tools/technologies, release/version control, contemporary testing methodologies and deployment management.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of St. Charles, MO are encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: EUROFINS SCIENT., Saint Charles , LIMS Project Manager, Other , Saint Charles, Missouri

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