IT Program Management Intern in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 1/6/2023

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    Basking Ridge
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Job Description

The Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) is currently seeking an Information Technology Intern for June 2023 – May 2024. This part time position works for approximately 20 hours per week.  The EPMO plays an essential management role in key Enterprise and IT projects for Corporate, Oncology Business Unit (OBU), and R&D. In order to support the growth of the organization, this graduate level intern position will manage projects as well as help create and evolve the processes and systems used to manage projects and portfolios in DS. They will be accountable for (1) serving as a Project Manager for IT and business projects, (2) contributing to the strategy and operations of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) systems, and (3) evolving PMO processes and toolkits


  • Project Manager of cross functional IT and business projects
    • Coordinated project planning, management, implementation, and financial management of assigned business and technology initiatives through the entire project lifecycle
    • Partner with business and IT stakeholders and vendors to deliver projects within constraints at the appropriate level of quality
    • Deliver all key project management deliverables and including charters, project plans, budgets, project communications, status reports, dashboards, issues/risks, action logs, etc.)
    • Proactive identification and mitigation of project risks
    • Strong issue management to monitor for and quickly address project level issues
    • Plan for and deliver project communication to the project governance (e.g. Executive Sponsors, Steering Committee) and extended internal stakeholders
    • Establish and foster relationships with project leaders and team members
  • Project Portfolio Management (PPM) – System strategy & operations
    • Assist in the creation of PPM system strategy
    • Provide subject matter expertise to configure and evolve PPM systems and processes to help execute strategy
    • Establish operational best practices and provide support to ensure high accuracy of project information to help support data driven decision making
    • Manage onboarding of new projects and project teams onto PPM systems
    • Assist in the operation of project/portfolio decision making processes for global and regional projects
  • PMO process and toolkit evolution
    • Contribute to the PMO by helping to evolve formal methodologies and processes for effective execution of programs and projects
    • Help define key performance metrics to measure program outcomes
    • Evolve and maintain the extensive PMO toolkit of project templates

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • Education
    • Enrolled in an accredited MBA, Masters in Technology Management, or similar graduate level management program
  • Experience
    • Managing the delivery of projects in a professional or academic setting using Waterfall and/or Agile methodologies  
    • Leading diverse, virtual project teams, building project plans, authoring project communications
    • Preparing for and facilitating project team meetings with strong post-meeting follow-through
    • Collaborating with a variety of cultures and communication styles
    • Conducting Business Analysis and/or Business Process Engineering
    • Working in a global corporate setting, preferably at a life sciences company
  • Preferred skills or traits
    • Self-motivated and confident to work independently
    • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail
    • Ability to establish strong relationships and build rapport across the organization
    • Effective at influencing project team members without authority and managing upwards
    • Appropriately holding self and others accountable
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Exemplary presentation skills to all levels of leadership, management, and project team members
    • Skilled at producing high quality and engaging presentations, project documentation, and communications
    • Able to proactively anticipate and effectively mitigate risks
    • Strong Issue management and tracking to resolution
    • Understanding of Business Analysis and/or Business Process Engineering
    • Confident financial abilities in support of business cases and budget management
    • Highly proficient in MS Office and ability to quickly learn enterprise systems