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Project Manager (Madison, WI)

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Forte is the industry-leading provider of software and services in the critical areas of clinical trial management, clinical data management and research administration for cancer centers, academic medical centers and health systems.

Essential Job Duties 

Lead customer OnCore implementations by:

  • Orchestrate and drive the successful and timely completion of tasks to achieve customer organizational goals, including the identification and mitigation of risks and issues which may impact the project
  • Work with the customer to understand their current state processes, goals, and priorities in order to provide implementation strategy, scope, rollout, and staffing recommendations
  • Communicate effectively and build strong relationships with all project stakeholders, including project sponsors, subject matter experts, and project team members in a timely and consistent manner
  • Review and monitor project work to ensure forward progress is made and work is completed on time and within budget
  • Identify, monitor, and communicate project-related issues including scope changes that may arise during the implementation
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and arbitrate cross-functional discussions and decisions with subject matter experts within key functional areas
  • Ability to understand the organization’s strategic priorities and adapt project timelines and tasks accordingly
  • Lead onsite and offsite meetings and training events
  • Work with customer to review and validate application configuration options and lead workflow and process development conversations
  • Drive data migration activities, including data mapping, validation, and issue resolution

Lead internal project management efforts by:

  • Drive internal projects to completion, ensuring team members stay on track, risks are identified, and issues resolved in a timely manner
  • Share and encourages others to share and use the lessons learned from project work in order to identify and implement process improvements
  • Contribute to our implementation and software documentation
  • Act as expert resource for Product Support Specialists, Business Analysis, and other departments in all functional and content areas associated with a project
  • Contribute project experience to the knowledge library
  • This role will also have the opportunity to own and drive process improvements, internal projects, implementation, and software documentation, and solicit input of product improvement

Job Qualifications & Job Evaluation

Documentation:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • 5-10 years of experience managing medium to large-scale implementation projects using a standard project management methodology
  • Demonstrate accountability in project ownership and solution-oriented work approach
  • Experience identifying and implementing process improvements
  • 2 years of experience in the clinical research industry highly preferred
  • Prior experience managing teams, tasks, and prioritization

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and build consensus with various audiences and manage project activities
  • Proven organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using MS Project and MS Access is preferred
  • Business analysis experience in process definition, gap analysis, and workflow design is preferred
  • Data migration experience including data mapping and validation is preferred

Licenses & Certifications

  • Project Management Certification (PMP) highly preferred

Job Requirements

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Forte Research Systems is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


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