Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
  • Establishes and implements improvement methodologies and techniques to be used, governance structure, project management structure and progress reporting
  • Develop and assess integrated project plans, resource projections, risk plans, and effectiveness metrics for each initiative
  • Accountable for helping team navigate the change management process effectively and efficiently
  • This position is responsible for problem solving, risk mitigation and contingency plans at a global level
  • Providing program management leadership across a program of projects or a large project with a broad implementation. This role will be integral in setting and ensuring alignment across a set of integrated initiatives
  • Actively shares learning and collaborates with other Initiative PMs to apply best practices to supported teams
  • Supports high performing project teams through monitoring and assessing the team's performance
  • This is the first level position (of 2 levels) within a job family which responsible for overseeing the management of projects that are cross-functional, highly complex, have high impact and are top priority for the organization
  • This position will report into a director level and will manage matrix teams. This position may have 1-2 direct reports

  • Bachelor's degree (or ex-US equivalent) is required, typically in scientific field. An Associate's degree/R.N. (or ex-US equivalent) with relevant experience is acceptable
  • 8+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles associated with drug development (research and development, commercial, project management, operations) Minimum of 2 years supporting cross-functional teams in a core function (Program Management, Development, Regulatory, Operations)
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong project management experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Preferred: Experience with both global and regional teams in the pharmaceutical industryDemonstration of leading a global teamPMP, Change management, Lean Six Sigma or process improvement experiencedesirable