Associate Director Companion Diagnostics - Project Manager

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Sep 08, 2019
Quality, Quality Control
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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:

The Associate Director, Companion Diagnostics Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that objectives of projects are set in alignment with the therapeutic and diagnostic team needs, are implemented and are accomplished within the defined time-frame and budget. The CDx Project Manager will in partnership with the CDx Leader serve as the main facilitator of interactions between the external Diagnostic Partners and the internal Daiichi Sankyo stakeholders.

  • Creating and executing enterprise wide CDx project work plans with Diagnostic partner and internal teams, and modifying as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Tracking project scope, costs, expenses, budgets against defined metrics in active alignment with CDx lead and key functional stakeholders
  • Providing complete tracking of all project phases and activities - communication of timelines, milestones and goals to project team and department leadership
  • Ensuring that project documents are complete, current, and available to team in a centralized location
  • Participating in preparation of slides and alignment of communications and decision processes in partnership with CDx Lead
  • Communicating issues and minimizing risks as well as creating associated mitigation strategies for all ongoing CDx projects
  • Organizing and facilitating global CDx team meetings and interactions with Dx partner

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

  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Candidate will have a degree in biological sciences or a related discipline. A BS or MS degree, or PhD.
  • Experience in Companion Diagnostics strongly preferred.
  • Completion of Project Management Training is a plus.
  • Minimum 7 years (w/BS), 5+ years (w/MS), 3+ (w/PhD) relevant experience in pharmaceutical/diagnostics setting and managing complex development projects
  • Demonstrated track record of success working on a multidisciplinary pharma/diagnostic development team.
  • Knowledge of design control, market and product requirements management, and the IVD development process is a plus.
  • Knowledge of molecular diagnostics technology, competitors, and market space is preferred.
  • Established expertise and hands-on experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint and remote meeting tools such as WebEx, Live Meeting
  • Expert planning and tracking skills, with the ability to capture details and summarize in an integrated cross-functional plan
  • Well- organized, focused on results, capable of managing multiple projects, excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment globally with stakeholders from multiple functional areas
  • Solid interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills

Domestic and international travel may be 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.
Job Title
Associate Director Companion Diagnostics - Project Manager

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Oncology R&D

New Jersey