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Director, Project Management

Depomed, Inc.

Newark, CA
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

City Newark
State California [CA]
Title Director, Project Management
Job ID 1012XX
Date Added 9/8/2017
Department Marketing


The Director, Project Management will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the highest priority strategic initiatives across Depomed and its business units. This high-profile role reports directly to the head of Marketing with a dotted line to the President & CEO. This position will work closely with other executive team members within Depomed. The role will have high visibility across the organization and will be responsible for leading and influencing broad, strategic, and mandated initiatives and programs. The position will be responsible for influencing multiple stakeholders that span: internal businesses, business units, corporate teams and external partners.

Essential Functions:
•Works directly with the CEO and Vice President of Marketing to drive key priorities and projects across the Depomed portfolio.
•Will lead a project responsible for transforming the Depomed Pain Franchise.
•Lead commercial projects inclusive of assessing the needs, defining and documenting the solutions, and working with various organizations to roll out projects. This will include leading all aspects of the project including scheduling, resourcing, development and implementation
•Provide leadership for the ideation and development of key initiatives that better support Depomed business goals
•Prepare commercial presentations for internal and external audiences
•Lead Leadership Team meetings inclusive of agenda development, action item follow up and driving for decisions when necessary.
•Manage the Business Planning Process with both internal and external partners
•Collaborates to lead a cross-functional team on a project basis
•Is responsible for writing clear and detailed project documentation including project scopes, estimates and schedules, etc.
•Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
•Lead cross-functional core teams in achieving project objectives- ensure cross-functional thinking and appropriate analytical rigor in the development of project team strategies
•Analyze risk and implement risk management strategies. Establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating corrective action.
•Track actual performance against the plan and make adjustments consistent with plan objectives.
•Keep all stakeholders informed of progress and issues.
•Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities.


•Bachelor’s degree preferred
•5+ years project management experience preferred

•Experience in project management for a full range of commercial tactics, both offline and online.
•Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphases on Power Point and Excel.
•The ideal candidate for this role must be versatile, multi-functional and have the ability to work on a wide range of projects, varying in size and complexity.
•You must possess strong organizational, documentation, and communication skills with experience developing and managing milestone schedules/timelines preferred
•Recognizes the simultaneous need for rigorous adherence to process and the flexibility to adapt to changes along the way
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Physical Requirements
•Ability to travel via airplane
•Ability to sit for long periods of time
•Ability to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.
•Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
•Standing: Remaining upright on the feet.
•Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust
•Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position of up to 20 lbs. on occasion

Mental Requirements
•Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
•Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and written instructions
•Ability to organize and prioritize own works schedule
•Ability to apply common sense in performing job
•Ability to understand and follow instructions

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

About Us

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Founded in 1995, Depomed has successfully executed on strategy of acquiring, integrating and growing differentiated therapeutic products and building each into a strong market presence. The result is a broad portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals currently comprised of five FDA-approved products. These include Gralise® for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, Zipsor® for the relief of mild to moderate acute pain, Lazanda® for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and our most recent addition, the company’s flagship asset, the NUCYNTA® franchise.

Acquired in April 2015 and re-launched in June 2015, the NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER for the extended management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and NUCYNTA® for immediate management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

Depomed’s successful execution on strategy and has resulted in solid product revenue growth over the past three years. Located in Newark, California in the East Bay of San Francisco, Depomed is listed on the NASDAQ market under the ticker DEPO and employs approximately 500 people, of which approximately 350 are part of the Commercial organization.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.