Director Project Management - Global Drug Development
Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
PMP (Project Management Professional)
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: R305
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!
Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.
This position is responsible for providing project management, drug development expertise to Global Project Teams including strategic development and execution of an integrated product development plan. This position is accountable for partnering with the Global Team leader as the Project Management lead on drug development projects. This position can be assigned to any therapeutic area and work on projects at any stage of development. As a member of the GMP&L function this position is also accountable for supporting divisional and departmental level objectives and may also lead a non-project initiative in support of these objectives. This position will report to the Sr Director, Group Leader, GPM&L or the Executive Director, US Head GPM&L.
Project Responsibilities: Independently manage or lead strategy development on Global Project Teams (GPT) for drug development projects in any phase of development. Develops and maintains a high performing team. Manages the GPT in partnership with the Global Team Leader in driving strategy development and ensures the execution of the integrated product development plan. Partners with the Clinical Team Leader to ensure a high performing Clinical Sub-team and to drive the development and delivery of the clinical development plan in alignment with the product development strategy. Manages the team meetings including developing the agendas and documenting decisions and action items. Identifies organizational gaps and influences the project environment to address gaps that impact the program/project. Manages the planning and use of program/project resources and works to secure adequate resourcing and budget alignment in close collaboration with finance and functional team members. Maintains global integrated project plans, project timelines, risk management plans and communication plans. Resolves complex problems and manage difficult stakeholder situations. Can generate critical path analyses and support scenario planning. Maintains project status in the project management information systems. Prepares scope change proposals and stage gate proposals for formal presentation to senior management. Is comfortable working independently within a matrix environment and can coach, influence and mentor more junior PMs, team members and project team stakeholders. Identifies and implements PM best practices for the broader GPM&L organization. Ensures Project Team awareness of the Global Development Processes
Actively contributes to progressing the GPM&L department as an SME or leader of a departmental initiative.
10 or More Years preferred
4 or More Years in a PM or related role in a biotech or pharmaceutical company. preferred
Demonstrated success as a project manager/leader in planning and executing strategies for global drug development, commercialization and life cycle management. preferred
Proven track record as a leader/influencer. preferred
Direct people management experience preferred
Licenses and Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and/or training in project management preferred
Daiichi Sankyo is a global pharmaceutical company with corporate origins in Japan. We provide innovative products and services in more than 20 countries around the world. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise, our company draws upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help patients. Through the outstanding knowledge and commitment of our 15,000 employees worldwide, we create innovative new and generic medicines, and new methods of drug discovery and delivery. We share a passion for innovation, as well as compassion for the patients around the world who are in need of our medicines.