R&D Project Manager – Valent U.S.A. LLC
?Valent U.S.A LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, engages in the development, registration, sales and marketing of integrated technological solutions for crop production and pest management that deliver value for our customers and stakeholders. A leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America, Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.? The corporate motto, Products That Work, From People Who Care?, describes the company's business philosophy. Valent seeks out and provides customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges.? Our vision is to be the best company delivering integrated solutions of biorational and traditional crop protection solutions to our customers.? Valent is dedicated to creating a world that is healthier and more comfortable, and that has a sustainable abundance of quality, affordable food, helping crops to be the ultimate renewable resource. We are currently searching for a R&D Project Manager with the Technology Operations team to be based in Walnut Creek, CA.?General Description:The purpose of this position is to support the demands of Valent?s R&D function in North America? for long-term access to quality information from specialized tools and databases, and from external sources needed to support R&D projects and scientific/regulatory document archival needs.? This position also provides database administration, training and consultation to study/project managers on software tools and strategies supporting efficient workflow and management of R&D projects.??Principal Responsibilities:Provides database administration, training, documentation and user support to scientists and R&D managers for specialized project management and records administration software tools.? As the expert user, works with IT and software vendors to ensure that tools are configured and deployed so as to maximize their value and utility to scientists and R&D management.? Establishes standard procedures and controls for use of such systems.?Consults to R&D project managers on best practices for project management including alternatives assessment, risk and change management, and metrics for project success. Stays current with advancements in the project management field?Cost effectively provides indexing, archival and retrieval services for business-critical scientific and regulatory documents (physical and electronic).? Ensures high standard of quality for external vendor support, and compliance with records retention schedule. Coordinates archival procedures with SCC records managers.? Develops and recommends plans for improving records management strategies based on technological advancements and business needs.??Cost-effectively supports company needs for scientific and technical information searching, using both own skills and external resources. Maintains subscriptions to scientific and regulatory journals and databases?Serves as departmental user expert on use of Sharepoint for file and workflow management, providing guidance on organization and administration of Sharepoint sites and subsites.?Qualifications:BA/BS required, additional education or certifications desired.Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required for interactions with all levels of management and staffDemonstrated ability to work in and lead productive and future-focused teams.??5 to 10 years project management experience including setup and configuration of project management software tools.? Project management certification preferredStrong attention to detail required.? ?Records management experience is desirable.Ability to read and comprehend technical and scientific documents, and/or experience in a regulated industry, preferably life sciencesDatabase software user experience requiredStrong Microsoft Office suite skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNoteStrong Microsoft Sharepoint user skills, including permissions administration and workflow developmentApply for this job.