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Associate Director/Director, Global Project Management & Leadership in Basking Ridge, New Jersey at DSI

Date Posted: 6/1/2019

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About Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise

The mission of Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise is to leverage our world-class, innovative science and push beyond traditional thinking to create meaningful treatments for patients with cancer. We are dedicated to transforming science into value for patients, and this sense of obligation informs everything we do. Anchored by three pillars including our investigational Antibody Drug Conjugate Franchise, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Franchise and Breakthrough Science, we aim to deliver seven distinct new molecular entities over eight years during 2018 to 2025. Our powerful research engines include two laboratories for biologic/immuno-oncology and small molecules in Japan, and Plexxikon Inc., our small molecule structure-guided R&D center in Berkeley, CA.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic management of high complexity teams through meeting management, strategic development planning, timeline management, stakeholder management, risk/issue management, finance and resource management, and conflict resolution. This position may manage IPT and/or IST projects and provide PM leadership in establishing development strategy.


1. Independently leads, organizes, and provides management of strategy development to teams for high complexity projects (within the context of the Global Development Process and Functional Procedures) and establishes and maintains high performing team.
2. Manages independently IPTs/ISTs, including management of agenda development, documentation of meeting discussions, decisions and action items. Ensures independently the completion of agreed action items. Ensure appropriate archiving of project documentation.
3. Leads, develops, and manages strategy development and operational activities. Identifies gaps in GDP and FPs that (potentially) impact program delivery and escalates appropriately to program or functional leadership.
4. Manages the planning and use of resources and works with finance, functional team members, and stakeholders to secure adequate resources and budget alignment and to ensure that the project remains within agreed budgets.
5. Generates and maintains strategic integrated project plans, project timelines, high quality risk management plans (as needed), and communication plans. Generates critical path analyses and supports scenario planning. Leads issue resolution meetings. Leads risk identification, prioritization and mitigation planning processes. Maintains project status in the project management information systems. Maintains project status information for communication to senior management. Supports the team leader in the preparation of scope change proposals, project decision point proposals, and progress/issue communications for formal presentation to senior management.
6. Manages within a matrixed environment. Coaches, influences, and mentors junior PMs and team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree (ideally in science, engineering, or management) with relevant professional experience or equivalent; advanced degree desirable. PMP or similar professional project management certification is a plus

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
  • Industry experience: Direct, global pharmaceutical or drug development experience required
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All 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.