Director Project Coordination & Resource Management GPM&L

Basking Ridge, NJ
Aug 09, 2019
Pharm Country
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 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 hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo research and 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 and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the R&D portfolio through expert capacity planning and analysis, strategic planning and use of various analytical tools. As a member of the Project Management Office within Global Project Management and Leadership, this position will be responsible for the overall maintenance and development of the project model and project management tools and systems used to generate portfolio and resource analyses reports. This position may also lead high complexity process and/or infrastructure projects in support of the R&D portfolio. This position may also be assigned to a drug development project as a lead project manager, and depending upon the future needs of the group, may manage direct reports.

  • Lead the maintenance and development of REDMAP (Research, Development & Manufacturing Plan) project timeline templates, PPMI (Project and Portfolio Management Integrator) systems, and other systems required for project planning and FTE resource management. Work closely with PMs, track and monitor REDMAP timelines for projects and utilize critical insights to optimize timelines.
  • Lead the cross project and benchmark evaluations, lead FTE demand and capacity analysis for portfolio prioritization, and lead resource projections to forecast FTE demand. Work closely with the functions to develop and maintain global FTE demand algorithms for functional resource assessments. Prepare reports for senior management and global development leadership team members and committees, as necessary. Provide recommendations on best practices for resource management.
  • Lead high complexity process and/or infrastructure projects; lead implementation of solutions in cross-functional and global settings.
  • Coordinate and provide process/systems training to PMs and other functions as appropriate.

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

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred (i.e. MS MBA or PhD in a scientific discipline with additional relevant experience)
  • 10+ years of relevant experience. At least 5 years cross-functional drug development coordination/resource management experience or equivalent.
  • Industry experience: Pharmaceutical, life science, clinical trials management, healthcare.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or training in project management strongly preferred.
  • Ability to recognize areas for improvement (e.g., processes, tools, reporting), conceptualize potential solutions and lead successful execution/implementation.
  • Adept at collaborating in a matrixed, multicultural environment and actively participating on project teams.
  • Comfortable working independently with minimal direction.
  • Possesses executive presence and can work equally well with junior to senior -level colleagues.
  • Is inquisitive and takes initiative to challenge the status quo and offer innovative solutions.

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.

Job Title
Director Project Coordination & Resource Management GPM&L

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Project Management & Leadership

New Jersey