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Director, Project Management Palo Alto United States,  

Posted on : 08 June 2017

Project Description

This individual will provide project management leadership to global drug development project teams, including development core teams, submission teams, and launch teams. The individual will work closely with Project Management Leadership, Global Development/Development Team Leader(s), and Therapeutic Area Head(s), as well as critical functional area leaders, to ensure successful and timely completion of project goals and objectives - on schedule and within budget. The individual will also participate in Project Management operational and process improvement initiatives. Essential FunctionsIn collaboration with team leader, manage global, cross-functional drug development project teams/sub-teamsDevelop and maintain comprehensive strategic project plans and budgetsFoster communication and coordination between functional groups on interdepartmental activities to ensure completion of assigned projects within scope, on schedule and within budget constraintsPrepare meeting agendas in collaboration with team leader, prepare minutes and track action items.Identify 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 presentationsLead teams in preparing project objectives that ultimately support corporate objectivesProvide leadership to guide and motivate project team membersParticipate in implementing improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure to ensure ongoing efficiency across the R&D organization and company wide Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Approximately 10 years of experience independently managing or leading cross-functional project teams in a drug development companyProven track record of success in Pharmaceutical, Biologic, or Combination Product Development 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 structureDemonstrated strength in written and verbal communication skillsProficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project,– Visio a plus)Required/Preferred Education and LicensesS. in a life science / pharmaceutics / engineering, or related technical field;Advanced degree (MS / PhD / Pharm D / MBA) is a plusProject Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus Description 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 may include 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.


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