AD/Director, Global Project Management & Leadership - Portfolio Mgmt. in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 7/17/2021

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Job Description

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. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, 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.

Job Summary
Working under the broad guidance of the Senior Director GPM&L the successful candidate will be accountable for leading the GPM&L Project Management Office and will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of strategies for project and portfolio management including decision analysis, project planning, scheduling, resource planning and cost management within Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development (DSPD). This role will also include staff management responsibilities.

Responsibilities
Project Planning and Portfolio Management: Proactively identify improvements to project and portfolio management systems and reporting mechanisms. Ensure Project Managers are trained on Project Management systems. Collaborate with Sr Management and line functions to develop and implement strategies for project prioritization and portfolio modeling, project trade-off analyses and resource and capacity planning.

Portfolio Management: Implement best practices including development and use of qualitative and quantitative methods for portfolio prioritization, decision tree analysis, and assigning probability of success to support decision making. Working in collaboration with the Global Project Teams, related Functions and Finance develop and implement strategies for decision and resource analysis (e.g., Target Product Profile, Go/No Go decisions, valuation, etc.).

Project Planning, Scheduling & Cost Management: As a member of the GPM&L leadership team evaluate PM best practices and lead implementation for planning, scheduling, cost management and project reporting. Responsible for maintaining the project REDMAP and Project Portal (DSeCO). Represent Daiichi Sankyo at pharma benchmarking forums CMR and KMR. Lead and/or co-lead the development of Annual Project and Divisional Goals.

GPM&L Leader and staff manager: Provide leadership to the GPM&L org as a member of the Leadership team through effective budget and resource management, setting annual goals and strategic direction. Develop GPM&L talent through assignments, performance management and establishing clear expectations. May also manage a drug development program.

Governance Support: Support executive decision making by providing relevant portfolio reports and actively participating in governance meetings. Develop agendas and minutes and provide advice to teams on presentation preparation.

GDP: Collaborate with the Japan GPM&L team to ensure that Daiichi Sankyo’s Global Development Process (GDP) is well understood and implemented by members of GPTs and relevant functions through training and awareness initiatives. Recommend and implement continual improvements to the GDP.

Strategic Planning: Lead and/or direct projects related to R&D strategy.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred (i.e., MS, MBA or PhD) in a scientific discipline with additional relevant experience.

Experience

Associate Director Level:
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in pharma industry and at least 3 years drug development project management experience or equivalent
  • Industry experience: Direct, global pharmaceutical or drug development experience required

Director Level:
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in pharma industry and at least 5 years drug development project management/leader experience

Demonstrated success as a project manager/leader in planning and executing strategies for drug development, commercialization and life cycle management. An understanding of portfolio management, decision science and drug development with a minimum of 3 years in a dedicated portfolio planning and management role. Proven track record as a leader/influencer. Proven track record in supporting governance and decision making bodies.

Competencies

Demonstrated experience leading, influencing and supporting global project teams or line functions to develop and implement strategies associated with project prioritization, portfolio management, and resource management.
Excellent communicator (written and oral) and ability to interface with all levels of management and departments within the company.
Strong interpersonal skills and able to build relationships across organizational boundaries and cultures.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and/or training in project management strongly preferred.

Ensure Project Managers are trained on Project Management systems.
Collaborate with the Japan GPM&L team to ensure that Daiichi Sankyo’s Global Development Process (GDP) is well understood and implemented by members of GPTs and relevant functions through training and awareness initiatives. Recommend and implement continual improvements to the GDP.

Advanced knowledge of MS Project, Planisware, and/or other project and portfolio planning and tracking software programs or relational database management required.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.