Manager, Global Project Management-Resource & Portfolio Planning in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 3/17/2021

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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:

The Manager, GPM&L is expected to contribute to the drug development process by providing portfolio & project management (PPM) support to the Global Project Management & Leadership (GPM&L) department within Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development. This position will be integral in ensuring the smooth operation of the R&D global project management function and working with project managers in organizing, analyzing and reporting project and portfolio level activities.

The Manager, GPM&L will bridge PPM business requirements into technical specifications and will have frequent, in-depth interactions with PPM platform service providers on implementation and continuous improvement efforts, developing, customizing and maintaining PPM analytical reports, generating visuals by extracting the full value of PPM systems and applications (e.g., Time Reporting, Planisware, and other analytical platforms) to facilitate the effective tracking, modeling, forecasting and analysis of portfolio resources and other insights. Proactively plan the resources required to support portfolio priorities and identify risks at portfolio level. Align with Finance, IT and other functional areas as appropriate. She or He will become a subject matter expert in use of the PPM tools, support training of Project Managers and develop training materials.

The successful candidate has a solid understanding of the drug development process and is skilled in the use of Project Management tools such as Planisware, MS Project, etc. Experience working on cross functional teams is desired as well as an understanding of facilitating high functioning teams. She or he will be partnered with other Portfolio Manager/ Project Manager on assigned deliverables.

As a member of the GMP&L function, the Manager, GPM&L may also support divisional and departmental level objectives and may be assigned to a non-project initiative in support of these objectives. The Manager, GPM&L must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable interacting with many different functional groups and leaders.

Responsibilities:

Resource Management
  • Develop a good understanding of project budget and resource needs for drug development programs through partnering with R&D functions on their resource and budgeting requirements.
  • Partner with R&D functions to design, develop and maintain resource and cost estimating assumptions (algorithms), drivers and templates for use in generating algorithmically derived demand forecasts.
  • Update project management software such as Planisware or similar project management software with resource and budget data.
  • Provide ‘real time’ support and analysis, is a trusted adviser to R&D functions and creates value for the business.

Analytics
  • Translate portfolio, budget and resource data into consumable information for stakeholders by creating storylines in the context of the business.
  • Conduct data analysis to generate visual outputs utilizing project management and data analytics software such as Excel or Business Intelligence tools.
  • Develop management reports and dashboards.

Portfolio and Project Management Support
  • Develop strategic analysis relating to resources and impact on project prioritization.
  • Train project managers on the use of project management tools and managing project schedules.
  • Support project management software through troubleshooting, issue resolution by the vendor and system improvements.
  • Develop training materials for project management software and define overall process.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, Information Technology, or other analytics-related disciplines. Advanced degree (MS or MBA) is preferred.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree, plus at least 5 years relevant business operations, portfolio or resource management experience, including 3 years in pharmaceutical or relevant industry required. With an advanced degree, a candidate must have at least 3 years relevant business operations, portfolio or resource management experience, including 1 year in pharmaceutical or relevant industry required
  • Prior experience in business operations, resource management and/or project management disciplines with proven data analysis and visualization skills.
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience with project and/or resource management systems and reporting applications (e.g., Planisware, Microsoft Project, Power BI, etc).
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and customer service skills with ability to build productive and positive relationships and work collaboratively with business partners to achieve objectives.

    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.