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IT Project Manager

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

IT, Operations
Roseville, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.

The Information Technology Project Manager is tasked with leading, planning, coordinating, and implementing projects in alignment with the specified requirements, deadlines, and budgets. This role involves driving the execution and operationalization of all assigned projects, adhering to established project management methodologies and IT PMO processes. The IT Project Manager is responsible for defining project charters and objectives, creating schedules, and providing oversight throughout the entire project lifecycle.


  • Project Management: Oversee assigned IT projects to ensure they adhere to established budgets, schedules, and scopes.
  • Understand, comply and execute all assigned projects, tasks and activities in full alignment with Ferring company standards including relevant SOP's and relevant GxP Compliance requirements. Support entities during Health Authority inspections as required.
  • Proposal Development: Create, update and revise project proposals to outline objectives, technologies, systems, specifications, timelines, funding, and staffing requirements.
  • Milestone Tracking: Set, monitor, and track project milestones: address and manage unforeseen delays, adjusting schedules and expectations accordingly.
  • Communication: Develop and implement communication plans to keep all stakeholders informed. Provide regular status updates to team members and stakeholders.
  • Reporting: Collect, analyze, and summarize data to prepare comprehensive project status reports.
  • Strategic Analysis: Conduct and guide strategic analysis to support project objectives.
  • Project Phases Management: Coordinate and manage all project phases to ensure timely completion.
  • Team Coordination: Assemble and coordinate project team members, assigning individual responsibilities to ensure cohesive team effort.
  • Technology Maintenance: Update and maintain all production technologies, ensuring their proper maintenance and installation.
  • Additional Duties: Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field required.
  • Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience in project management.
  • 3 years' experience in pharmaceutical or med-device industry regulated work
  • Project Management Knowledge: Proven understanding of project management processes, strategies, and methods.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Project, and familiarity with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Organizational Skills: Exceptional time management and organizational skills, with a track record of establishing effective guidelines for others.
  • Leadership: Strong sense of personal accountability in decision-making and team supervision.
  • Collaboration: Experience in a high-level collaborative environment, fostering a teamwork mentality.
  • Analytical Thinking: Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive Problem Solving: Ability to anticipate challenges and proactively address obstacles.
  • Additional Skills: Experience with ERP & MES systems, IT room build-out projects, and PMP certification is a plus.

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $110,000 to $120,000, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance.

Benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees, a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, 40 hours of sick time, vacation time for full time employees to accrue up to 150 hours in the first four (4) years of employment, and 187.50 hours in the fifth (5th) year of employment as well as 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Roseville, Minnesota