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Global Program Manager - Companion Diagnostics

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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Location:
Cambridge, MA
Posted Date:
7/29/2014
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
141074BR
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Under guidance of the Global Head of CDx Program Management and program specific Global Program Diagnostics Director (GPDD), the CDx GPM provides daily operational support to the CDx Sub-team, particularly in the development and maintenance of accurate program plans, budgets and documentation. Identifies and helps resolve program issues, supports ad-hoc cross functional task forces, and helps facilitate alignment across functions. Contributes to the overall integrated strategy and scenario generation of the program. Responsible for elaborating and establishing accurate development plan (activities, timelines and resources) for the program to enable execution according to the approved Global Program Team (GPT) Strategy Responsible for quality, accuracy and maintenance of the integrated program plan, budget and documentation using the respective Novartis systems and tools (OPX2/SUCCEED, Goalkeeper, SharePoint, MS Project, etc.) Responsible together with Program Finance Officer in collaboration with the Program Finance Team for forecasting the CDx program budget (external costs and headcount) by liaising with the CDx Sub-team members. Responsible for the timely flagging and communication of budget deviations with accompanying rationale. Support GPDD during budget process and preparation for Finance board meetings. Supports Global Program Diagnostic Director (GPDD) in day-to-day operation of program to facilitate teamwork and positive team dynamics and to maximize team output. Provides project management expertise to CDx Sub-team working to ensure excellent execution of the program and ensure cross functional alignment of integrated program goals/strategy. Leads cross-functional program task forces as agreed by GPDD. Responsible for developing CDx Sub-team meeting agendas and for preparing clear and accurate meeting minutes. Responsible for identifying and capturing action items and for liaising with program team members on follow-up activities and deliverables. Responsible for proactively identifying issues and potential bottlenecks within the program plan and budget, and proposing solutions for review by GPDD, CDx Sub-team, and GPT. Responsible for challenging the program timelines and resource requirements. Aids the CDx Sub-team in the identification of strategic risks and the development of mitigation strategies along with contingency options Support GPDD for communication to upper management. Support Head of CDx Program Management in CDx GPM continuous improvement efforts.
EEO Statement  The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Minimum requirements  Masters or Doctoral in life sciences/chemistry or Bachelors of Science plus Masters in Business Administration Fluent English (oral and written) =5 years developing in vitro molecular diagnostic assays =3 years leading cross functional teams Demonstrated track record of success working on an international multidisciplinary diagnostic development team, preferably in a complex matrix environment Advanced knowledge of design control, requirements management, and the diagnostic development process Knowledge of molecular diagnostics technology, competitors, and market space. Intermediate knowledge of international regulatory and business requirements. Intermediate knowledge of basic science. Expert planning and tracking skills, with the ability to capture details and summarize in an integrated cross-functional plan. Proficient with MS Project. Knowledge of resource (budget and headcount) planning and management. Well organized, focused on results, capable of managing multiple projects, excellent time management skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) for bridging across highly diverse, cross functional, multi-national and geographically dispersed teams. Experience in Design for Six Sigma is preferred.

Requirements

Masters or Doctoral in life sciences/chemistry or Bachelors of Science plus Masters in Business Administration Fluent English (oral and written) =5 years developing in vitro molecular diagnostic assays =3 years leading cross functional teams Demonstrated track record of success working on an international multidisciplinary diagnostic development team, preferably in a complex matrix environment Advanced knowledge of design control, requirements management, and the diagnostic development process Knowledge of molecular diagnostics technology, competitors, and market space. Intermediate knowledge of international regulatory and business requirements. Intermediate knowledge of basic science. Expert planning and tracking skills, with the ability to capture details and summarize in an integrated cross-functional plan. Proficient with MS Project. Knowledge of resource (budget and headcount) planning and management. Well organized, focused on results, capable of managing multiple projects, excellent time management skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) for bridging across highly diverse, cross functional, multi-national and geographically dispersed teams. Experience in Design for Six Sigma is preferred.

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