Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Project Manager India - SightLife (Apply by: February 10, 2016)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Project Manager India, SightLife, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Manager, India, SightLife, New Delhi
2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Headquartered at Seattle, WA-USA, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization, focused solely on eliminating corneal blindness.
Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and its Global Partners restore sight to more than 20 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banks, which are centers for the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants.
SightLife’s mission is to eliminate corneal blindness globally, through partnerships with eye banks in developing countries, where 90% of the world’s 10 million persons, estimated to suffer from curable corneal blindness, live.
SightLife constituted a small team of senior management and distribution professionals in India in 2010 for this purpose and building on the organization’s global expertise, has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to support the development of eye banks and corneal surgeons, across India.

This is an exciting opportunity to come on board an ambitious social initiative which has already begun to beneficially impact millions of Indians suffering from reversible blindness.
For more information please visit, http://www.sightlife.org

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
SightLife is looking for a Project Manager, who shall be initially tasked with overseeing the planning,building, and launching phase of the organization’s new eye bank dedicated to eliminating corneal blindness in India, being established in Lucknow.
The Project Manager shall be responsible for creating and managing the schedule for the build-out phase of the eye-bank, including, but not limited to, planning for real-estate and facilities, hiring and training staff, managing marketing, communications and contracts. In addition s/he will also project manage the pipeline of other potential eye banks SightLife is exploring to build. Project sites will primarily be within existing structures which will need to be built-out.
The incumbent should have experience in the multi-faceted design of projects and coordinating with geographically dispersed stakeholders. S/he should have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, cutting across medical, facilities, marketing and business groups.
Key Responsibilities:
(1) Create and manage a detailed project plan for building and launching SightLife’s first eye bank in Lucknow, including major milestones, deliverables, and dependencies;
(2) Oversee different workstreams, led by SightLife Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), covering people, operations, marketing and IT and serve as the lead for real-estate and facilities and hospital relations, workstream efforts. 
(3) Work closely with SightLife’s Director of BOT Operations
(4) Manage regular status meetings and reports, covering all involved in the project;
(5) Manage project risks, including contingency planning and making corrections for errors;
(6) Create a financial plan for the build and launch phase, ensuring that project financials and spending are in accordance with the plan;
(7) In addition to the build phase, manage detailed planning of the “launch” or grand opening, including but not limited to, opening day invites, events, and receptions, in conjunction with the marketing and communication lead;
(8) Drive executive reviews;
(9) Package up all project management and build phase supporting documents (eye bank blue prints, hiring job descriptions, training plans, marketing and communications plans and materials, etc.), with the outcome of creating a hard copy and virtual repository (on sharepoint), that can be used for future eye bank build outs, on completion of the project.
(10)Collaborate with SightLife and partner staff from the US, India and elsewhere.
4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
Qualification: 
Applicants should be Post Graduates in Business Management, or equivalent, from a reputed institute.
Experience: 
(1) Minimum six years of complex project management experience comprising exposure to coordination across multiple business processes (viz. Marketing, IT, Operations, etc.);
(2) Experience leading a team of staff through the build-out and operations of a business.
Skills and Attributes: 
(1) Well versed in project management templates and tools;
(2) Ability to manage operations under strict medical guidelines and operating procedures;
(3) Familiarity with marketing and PR components of project related work which shall comprise ability to work with marketing and PR leaders;
(4) Demonstrable skills in financial planning and related project management;
(5) Excellent communication skills;
(6) Strong team player;
(7) Excellent negotiation skills;
(8) Ability to communicate with and motivate a cross-functional, geo-diverse team;
(9) Proven capability of coordinating dependencies and driving for results against timelines.
5. COMPENSATION OFFERED: 
Gross annual compensation for the position is Rs.17 lacs and up, depending on experience. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
6. LOCATION: 
New Delhi (with frequent travel to Lucknow and future project sites).
7. CONTRACT: Estimated duration for the contract is likely to be one year, with possible extension.
8. REFERENCE: PMIL-SL
9. CONTACT INFORMATION:     
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House
Bharat Nagar, New Friends Colony
New Delhi 110 025
Email: pmil-sl@sams.co.in
Website: http://www.sams.co.in

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to pmil-sl@sams.co.in with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before February 10, 2016.

For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in

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