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Project Manager
North Chicago, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on September 29, 2021
Job Id #50153 Posted August 27, 2021


  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Define the business results expected from a project. Is responsible for making recommendations for achieving those results: where results may be in terms of compliance with Design Control and/or Change Control policies; quality; time; scope and cost.
  • Manage large complex projects; or several smaller projects of low or moderate complexity

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple large projects or small portfolio of medium projects using Project Management Body of Knowledge best practices. PMP certification is a plus.
  • Lead the team through the translation of management and customer needs into project goals, define schedules, milestones, cost and resource requirements with management support.
  • Coordinate input from multiple areas on related projects, negotiate project outcomes and deliverables to meet the conflicting demands of time, money and deadlines.
  • Monitor actual vs planned variances/expenditures.
  • Implement process improvements to accelerate current and future project progress.
  • Level load work to ensure effective use of available resources.

Position Accountability / Scope

  • Accountable for the successful completion of project tasks on time and within budget.
  • Accountable for managing resources (direct and matrix) assigned to project regarding project tasks.
  • Resources could be up to 5-7 team members from different operations and technical functions.
  • Includes mentoring and providing feedback within a team and across other groups.
  • Reports to Program Manager (depending on project complexity; project impact and program organizational structure).

Minimum Education

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.
  • Bachelor degree in a discipline appropriate to the project environment. Degree in a technical or scientific
  • discipline or equivalent experience relevant to the project arena preferred. Advanced degree; Project
  • Management Professional (PMP) or Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification considered a plus.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience (or equivalent) with at least 3 years’ experience leading projects involving the application of general business principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a large/complex company environment preferred.
  • Technical, manufacturing, quality, or supply chain experience in a health care/medical company considered a plus.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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