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Director, Project Management Palo Alto United States,  

Posted on : 19 May 2017

Project Description

This individual will provide project management leadership to global drug development project teams primarily in the Hematology/Oncology Franchise.  The incumbent will work closely with the Senior Director, Project Management, Development Team Leader, and Therapeutic Area Head in the Hematology/Oncology Franchise to ensure successful completion of project goals on schedule and within budget.  The incumbent will also participate in project management process improvement initiatives.   Essential FunctionsManage global, cross-functional drug development project teams/sub-teams primarily in the Hematology/Oncology FranchiseOrganize interdepartmental activities to ensure completion of assigned projects within scope, on schedule and within budget constraintsIdentify project risks and prepare mitigations and contingency plansEnsure accurate tracking and reporting of project milestones and deliverablesIdentify and communicate resource constraints to senior managementEnsure team conflicts are resolved in a professional and timely mannerPrepare project updates for governance meetings and clearly communicate status in written documents and presentationsParticipate in implementing improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure to ensure ongoing efficiency across the R&D organization and company wideRequired Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesApproximately 6 years (Associate Director)/10 years (Director) of experience independently managing or leading cross-functional project teams in a drug development companyProven track record of success in Project ManagementExperience creating and actively managing integrated timelines and budgetsThorough understanding of the drug development processesAbility to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities under tight deadlinesAbility to effectively manage multiple diverse cross-functional teams in a matrix organizational structureStrong written and verbal communication skillsProficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project)Required/Preferred Education and LicensesB.S. in a life science / pharmaceutical R&D, MBA is a plusProject Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plusDescription of Physical DemandsOccasional mobility within office environment.Routinely sitting for extended periods of time.Constantly operating a computer, printer, telephone and other similar office machinery.Description of Work EnvironmentWork indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes.Frequent computer use at workstation.May move from one work location to another occasionally.Responsibilities may require a work schedule that includes working outside of “normal” work hours, in order to meet business demands.Occasional public contact requiring appropriate business apparel.Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


Palo Alto California

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