Senior Project Manager

Updated: May 4, 2021
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 132032

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You know that the outcome of a project hinges on two things: the plan and the people.

You are the glue that holds these two together. You easily maneuver the precarious path of maintaining the strategy and pace of a project, while keeping your team engaged and enthusiastic. You know what needs to be done, and your penchant for strategic delegation and problem-solving makes you a natural fit for this Senior Project Manager position with Kinetic.

The senior project manager (SPM) is the subject matter expert for delivery processes and PMO standards. They are the primary internal liaison for project tactics and are accountable for project execution. Their primary role is to lead complex, high-risk, high-profile, or multivariable projects from conception to launch. The SPM has expert-level project management skills that would allow this person to lead any type of delivery project with limited supervision.  


Delivery Responsibilities

  • Delivery and management of technical and strategic projects
  • Drive the definition of project scope, deliverables, and milestones for project implementation
  • Identify project staff needs and work with resource managers and PCs to ensure accuracy and updates of resource plans
  • Lead the estimation process and provide project budget and staff plan parameters
  • Collaborate with SME teams to define project activity and key deliverables to develop project schedule and author project charter
  • Monitor project scope and critical path, identify potential bottlenecks, and work with PC to make schedule adjustments
  • Work with project team to identify project risk, plan for risk response and mitigation, and proactively monitor project risks and resolutions
  • Resolve conflicts, including scope, schedule, resource, budget, quality, and communication 
  • Accountable for adequate project documentation (FRD, BRD, etc) 
  • Accountable for application of Intouch delivery processes and PMO standards across their projects
  • Mentor and assist with training of Project Managers and PCs
  • Project Finances: In conjunction with PMO Lead, owns the overall health on assigned projects.  Manages project financial lifecycle, including estimates, revenue forecasts, invoicing, payables, receivables, etc.  Provides accurate and realistic cost-to-complete estimates and forecasts for assigned projects.

Deliverable Ownership 

  • Project plan creation
  • Author and communicate project charter
  • Review and distribute meeting recaps
  • Lead project kickoffs and status meetings




  • Interpret and distribute project burn analysis
  • Inform team of portfolio forecast plan
  • Project change impact analysis
  • Contribute inputs to project status

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree and 5-8 years of experience

Leadership Skills:

  • Effective communicator (written and verbal)
  • Planning and sequencing experience
  • Experience leading a wide range of different project teams
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong personal organization
  • Professional maturity
  • Strong decision-making and facilitation skills
  • Drive collaboration across teams



  • Develop relationships with leadership, resources, and stakeholders, including negotiation, influencing, communication, facilitation, and trust
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with ability to anticipate and assess risk
  • Emotional intelligence – self-awareness, professional maturity, ability to keep calm when situations escalate, filter issues from trickling down to the team – based on 360 review


Project Management:

  • Experience managing and leading delivery of technology-based projects and/or strategy-based projects
  • Understanding of Intouch systems and processes
  • Accountable for change requests with understanding of budget and scope
  • Experience in communicating project status, risk, scope, etc to client



  • Facilitate meetings to secure decisions and identify next steps
  • First touchpoint of escalation for Project Managers and PCs
  • Knows how to develop a strategic or technical heavy project plan
  • Adept and experienced in producing marketing assets (varies by portfolio/program)

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re empowered to exceed your sales goals with the autonomy you need to over deliver. We’re dedicated to creating better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. Syneos Health has launched more sales teams in the last 5 years across all major Therapeutic Areas than the top 25 pharma companies combined. By joining Syneos Health, you’ll be connected to our multitude of career paths and pipeline of employment opportunities.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate pharmaceutical sales?

Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

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