Manager, Global Project Management & Leadership in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 6/19/2020

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years & Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise & a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo & its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation & a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension & thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research & development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart & kidney diseases, & other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

The Manager, GPM&L is expected to contribute to the drug development process by providing project & portfolio level support to the Global Project Management & Leadership (GPM&L) department within Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development. This position will be integral to ensuring the smooth operation of the R&D global project management function and working with project managers in organizing and reporting project and portfolio level activities.
Responsibilities include extracting the full value of resource management systems and applications (e.g., Time Recording, Planisware, Spotfire, etc.) to facilitate the effective tracking, modeling, forecasting and analysis of organization resources. Partners with senior business managers and leaders to analyze and interpret relevant workload and resource information to proactively plan/allocate the resources required to support portfolio priorities and identify potential resource related risks. This position will become a subject matter expert in use of the Project Management tools used at DSPD and support training of Project Managers on these tools. May also be responsible for analyzing metrics across projects.

The candidate should understand the drug development process and be 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. This position will be partnered with a more experienced Project Manager / Portfolio Manager on assigned deliverables in any therapeutic area and/or projects at any stage of development.

As a member of the GMP&L function this position 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.


Support specific task or sub-team of a Global Project Team to plan milestones in support of development compounds. Proactively anticipate issues, challenges assumptions, and identifies contingencies or opportunities to circumvent potential delays. Follow-up on assignments and report progress to the team.
Translates complex resource data and analytics into consumable information for stakeholders by creating storylines in the context of the business. Conducts data analysis and resource management to generate visual outputs utilizing project management and data analytics software.

Develop a good understanding of the integrated project budget and resource requirements for development programs and updating the project management software.

Assist with training Project Managers on the use of project management tools, managing project schedules and updating the project management software.

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


Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree in science or business preferred.

5+ years direct experience in pharmaceutical industry.

Prior work experience as a resource manager, project coordinator/junior project manager or similar role in pharmaceutical drug development or business operations 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.