Design Manager

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Almac Group is currently seeking a Design Manager for our Lansdale, PA location. The Design Manager’s level I-IV primary function includes the gathering and documentation of user requirements and facilitating with the internal Almac team to ensure successful and on time delivery of quality Almac CT systems.
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Requirements gathering:
    • Collect, analyze, organize, and write system requirements for both initial and subsequent builds.  Ensure proper and clear understanding of requirements by client and internal team members. 
      • Lead requirements review meetings. Elicit requirements through use of interviews, document analysis review (protocol / supporting documents), requirement meetings with client teams (teleconference and in person as needed), business analysis, and client need.
      • Identify key stakeholders and define their responsibilities related to requirements definition, assessment, and approval.  Communicate with the client and other stakeholders to understand their project objectives.
      • Critically evaluate requirements gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, act as consultant by providing best practices and lessoned learned, and separate user ‘wants’ from the true needs.
      • Write clear, concise, and detailed system requirements to meet the client’s needs while supporting Almac goals.
  • Systems Build:
    • Ensure the internal team has a full understanding of the project requirements. Ensures the internal team delivers a quality system that meets the requirements documentation.  This will be done by the Design Manager by leading requirements review meetings, attending functional and test case reviews, and participating in regular status meetings.
  • Systems Implementation:
    • Perform and support client user acceptance testing. Participate in any other required implementation activities on a project specific basis.
  • Project Scope Assessment:
    • Understand initial project scope and initiate conversations about scope during requirements gathering with Project Manager and client.  Provides estimates for level of effort for requested changes to scope during initial and subsequent builds.  
  • Risk Management:
    • Actively participates in identifying, mitigating and managing risk and raises concerns to client and internal team as appropriate. 
Qualifications:
Required Experience / Education:
  • Associate’s degree with a minimum of two (2) years of industry related experience OR Bachelor's degree
  • 1+ years of experience communicating directly with clients 
  • 1+ years of experience managing multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • 1 year of experience understanding client requirements
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Experience / Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ year working experience with clinical trials, or in pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment
  • 1-3 years of experience gathering and writing technical requirements
  • Experience understanding and writing client requirements
  • Experience gathering IXRS requirements
  • 3 years of experience communicating directly with clients 
  • Experience managing multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • Use of Requirements Management Tools and Processes, e.g. Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), SharePoint, Wireframing Tools, etc.
  • Experience within the clinical technology, life sciences or software industries setting
  • Understanding of use of IXRS in Clinical Trials
  • Knowledge of the clinical trial process
  • Knowledge of system development life cycle (SDLC)
What Almac Group can offer YOU!
  • Full medical, vision & dental benefits the 1st of the month after start date
  • 20 days of PTO to start plus 12 holidays per year
  • Company paid long and short term disability along with life insurance
  • 401k company match
  • Professional development programs/ continuous learning opportunities
 
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Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 50 years now employing almost 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide. Our US Headquarters is located at Souderton, PA with additional operations scattered around the US and Europe. ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a tagline – it is our way of life.
 
RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Almac will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through our portal. Candidate Resumes/CV’s not submitted through our portal or directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Almac Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled - Proudly embracing diversity in all of its expressions.
 
 
Almac provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities who need assistance completing the application process.  Please email us at [email protected] to request assistance.
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