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Project Manager Associate

Round Lake, Illinois


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Project Manager Associate

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Job ID SR0051888 Date posted 07/31/2020 Location Round Lake, Illinois

This position is located in Round Lake, IL. Our Plant is expanding! Come join our team!

This Project Manager Associate role will be responsible for successful execution of projects and key initiatives, within budget, on time, and meeting business objective(s). The Project Manager Associate is accountable for all aspects of project performance including; planning and execution of project activities, managing project resources, overseeing financial performance and acting as liaison for senior management and other stakeholders. The Project Manager Associate provides input to the program prioritization process and participates in other key strategic business portfolio processes to ensure funding for the objective. These projects and initiatives will be highly cross functional in team make-up and scope, depending on business needs.  This will require a Project Manager Associate who can lead diverse scopes of work from traditional capital projects, to initiatives related to key business objectives of Safety, Quality/Compliance, Supply Assurance (i.e. capacity, yield, fulfillment), and Value.


  • Provides clear direction on project requirements to meet expectations of customers and stakeholders
  • Leads the team in defining project strategies, developing goals, assigning project tasks and ensures the team meets all goals.
  • Interacts through program updates and reviews with all levels of management.
  • Sets the program strategy, schedules, resource alignment and financial analysis.
  • Approves team deliverables for project completion
  • Provides Project Management technical expertise in all phases of project execution.
  • Anticipates and resolves conflict situations in a win-win outcome


  • Must be well versed in Project Management tools and must possess knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Must have knowledge of such principles as GMPs, FDA guidelines and purchasing practices.
  • Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience, as well as, project management tools.
  • Ability to manage multiple cross-functional teams simultaneously.
  • Ability to design and implement projects/studies outside area of expertise.
  • Must demonstrate strategic leadership, strong financial acumen, and proficient supervisory skills.
  • Display ability to communicate effectively using a wide variety of skills and vehicles.
  • Must be willing/able to work occasionally in controlled manufacturing environment where Good Manufacturing Practices are followed.

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or other related technical field and Minimum of 3-5+ years of related experience.
  • Leadership Experience Preferred.
  • PMP (project Management Professional) Certification is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 20 lbs.

    •    In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

  • General office environment
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Inside working conditions.

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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