Director serves as a key driver for high-priority complex programs and provides program-level oversight to Program Managers with keen focus on strategic planning and oversight of operational execution. . In this role, he/she ensures team and management alignment on program objectives, deliverables and timelines to support the organizations overall goals; works with teams and management to create the development strategy, establish objectives, and monitor team progress; and makes recommendations regarding project priorities, resource requirements, and strategic considerations to established governance committees for endorsement. As a Director, he/she has direct responsibility for the review of portfolio-level information and the accuracy of reporting in the organization and across affiliates. A Director provides leadership in the department helping to define key departmental initiatives and providing proper oversight of PM team activities. In addition, he/she is expected to have a particular focus on talent development and management.
Understanding of the clinical, regulatory, and commercial requirements for early and late stage drug development Knowledge of clinical operations and the regulatory process.
Knowledge of global drug development, registration, and market launch requirements. Thorough understanding of each functional areas role and contribution to the development process.
Ability to develop and drive implementation of cross-functional global drug development plans (GDDP), including strategic assessment of budgets and timelines.
Demonstrated contribution to the development of IT solutions in the healthcare/pharmaceutical business resulting in increased value.
Advanced meeting facilitation skills, specifically with Executive and Sr. Mgmt, and demonstrated ability to lead brainstorming / whiteboarding discussions.
Demonstrated flexibility; approaching process changes, technology and new responsibilities with and open curious mind.
Diplomatically and parsimoniously identifies stakeholder groups and maintains diverse, balanced and effective teams.
Ability to drive teams to focus on potential outcomes in advance of utilizing information, sourcing /processing to derive desired outcomes.
Ability to foster an environment where creativity within predefined standards is acknowledged and encouraged.
Served as a change agent on organizational, departmental and team initiatives. Leads team in the development and execution of strategic change management plans.
Solid computer skills with MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Effective interpersonal communication in a remote/virtual environment; communicates in an open, balanced and objective manner. Bachelors; 12 years of PM in pharmaceutical or biotech, specifically drug or product development; people management experience.
Advanced degree, Agile Methodology and global drug development, alliance management and/or business development is a plus.
Experience with Planisware is a plus.
Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is a plus.
Travel (approximate percentage): 20%
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