Research Program Manager I (Req# 9065-1)

Research Program Manager I (Req# 9065-1)

Infotech Sourcing
– Redmond, WA

Job Description:The main function of Research Program Manager is to plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as engineering, research and development, financial systems and product roll-out, etcJob Responsibilities:* Tracking tasks to identity individuals responsible for their portions of work and follow-up on a week-to-week basis* Preparing minutes of meetings of detailed technical records or what was discussed in team sync meetings* Creating and updating project management plans for mid-level schedules as estimated arrival dates shift* Identifying task dependencies and bottlenecks and adjusting critical path as required* Processing procurement requests for new hardware and software following established processes, entering the request and tracking of status to completion* Tracking and distributing hardware and software for internal and external distribution* Entering and tracking progress of tasks for research paper submissions* Following processes to obtain legal approvals for negotiated contracts* Logistical support for team meetings including following agenda, taking and distributing technical notes and tracking completion of action items* Maintaining schedules for booking rooms ensuring availability when needed* Posting documentation for internal wiki and updates to processes* Reporting on status, progress and issues as needed to management and dependent teams* Tracking of progress of own work items and deliverables* Maintaining up-to-date parts and equipment lists, tracking incoming orders and escalation appropriate personnel in the team for any shortage or excess* Leveraging established inventory processes or developing new processes, if needed, to accomplish above task* Identifying, documenting and delving deeply into challenges immediately impacting a project plan, especially blockers, and establish a path to correct as quickly as possible* Escalating as needed and notifying dependencies of anticipated schedule shifts* Working directly with vendors and partners to maintain clear and consistent communication, set clear expectations and do follow-up to ensure deliverables are received as anticipated* Ensuring delays are propagated in the schedule and project documents are updated* Identifying needs for new processes or tools to help the team run and communicate more smoothly and continue to iterate on that process to balance overhead with effectivenessSkills:• Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.• Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time.• Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.• Strong knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.• Strong knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.• Strong knowledge of computer software, such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio etc.Education/Experience:• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.• PMI or PMP certification preferred.
Posted On: Monday, May 17, 2021

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