The Senior Project Manager works cross-functionally and collaboratively to support product development and life cycle management activities. Incumbent will ensure consistent and effective project management leadership of global drug development project teams.
Creates, coordinates and maintains an integrated program/project plan.
Develops and maintains a full project plan for all assigned projects.
Proactively identifies potential issues that would affect project timelines and liaises with cross-functional team and team members to ensure timely and proactive action to address deviations or potential deviations which could affect meeting project plan goals.
Manages traditional project management deliverables such as project reports and presentations, team agendas, team meeting minutes, and team budget summaries with close discussion with functional heads.
Ensures that alternative, backup and risk mitigation scenarios are prepared as requested for appropriate programs and available to implement.
Identifies and ensures resource needs for the product development team are addressed and managed
Ensures alignment of team activities with the project plan and ensures communication of progress.
Builds strong, open and collaborative working relationships characterized by mutual respect with superiors, peers and subordinates within and outside the company.
Demonstrated expertise in formal project management and facilitation methodologies.
Thorough understanding of the drug development process and familiarity with relevant regulations (e.g., FDA, ICH).
Flexible and able to cope with ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities.
Strong written and verbal communication, formal presentation and interpersonal skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and MS Project).
Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree in a scientific discipline or related field is preferred. 3 5 years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience with a minimum 3 years of project management experience.
3+years managing cross-functional project teams in a drug development company.
Experience actively managing resources, staff, integrated timelines and budgets for one or multiple assets in development.