Principal IT Project Manager

Job description

Leader of information technology system project/program, directing all phases from inception through to completion.  The role is in the Commercial IT team supporting the EMEA region, delivering IT programs in support of European business strategy.


  • Estimates IT programs/projects to drive business value: Understanding priority of strategic initiatives and projects that support optimized cost of ownership and business outcomes.  Establishes estimates and ensures clear project definition, charter, proposal and plan
  • Manages projects: Develops project plans and estimates outlining work plans, timelines, roles and resources; Identifies and leads cross-functional project team functional experts and business partners; Manages team progress to ensure achievement of all milestones and deliverables while managing risks and issues; Provides updates to management and all stakeholders of progress through frequent communications of findings at regular intervals via reports and meetings
  • Develops recommendations: Develops and delivers project recommendations to management and all stakeholders; Presents changes in IT strategy/programs including technology selection and development, total cost of ownership and ability to drive business outcomes; Develops implementation strategy
  • Manages implementation of projects: Develops implementation plan outlining work plans, timelines, roles and resources; Identifies and leads implementation team including local business and IT representatives; Works with functional team members to ensure that all supporting infrastructure including program guidelines, processes, training programs, organizational structure and new roles are developed and communicated
  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the project from technical and business partners to build a high performing team
  • Develops and manages budgets, schedules and performance standards, tracking accountability of team to objectives
  • Consults with internal project groups by sharing project management knowledge and assisting or mentoring more junior project leaders in project management processes and techniques
  • Participates in external project management organizations, conferences and seminars to keep current with industry best practices in project management by joining professional associations and implementing a professional development plan with focus on project management


Quality system Requirements:

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures

For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable:

  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy
  • Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System

Typical Experience and Education Guidelines:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus minimum 6-8years of related work experience in information systems in an SAP centric environment
  • Previous people management experience an advantage
  • Experience in a medical device or similar regulated industry required
  • Self-starter with strong, proactive work ethic and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle and the specific requirements for maintaining systems in a regulated environment
  • Project management skills and experience preferred


To apply for this position please contact Catriona Coogan at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 455306 E:   

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