Associate Director, Portfolio Resource and Capacity Management Lead, R&D Portfolio Operations

Employer
CSL Behring
Location
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Posted
Sep 15, 2020
Ref
R-109602
Hotbed
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~ 22,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The Associate Director, Portfolio Resource and Capacity Management Lead is a critical position that sits at the intersection of portfolio strategy and project delivery. This individual will be responsible for establishing and maturing global R&D resource and capacity management capabilities that will support portfolio planning and execution. As a resource management expert, this role will drive the discipline and practices across R&D functions, and will implement fit-for-purpose tools, systems, and processes to achieve resource and capacity management excellence. In collaboration with project teams, functional leads, and enabling business partners, this role will ensure optimal resource plans, assignments, and allocations to deliver CSL Behring's drug development portfolio in alignment with strategic priorities as defined by senior leadership. The Director, Portfolio Resource and Capacity Management Lead will report into the Head of Global R&D Portfolio Operations.
• Develop and implement resource and capacity management processes and tools that align project, resources, and costs to achieve increased efficiency in portfolio planning and execution.
• Coordinate strategic alignment of resources by working with project teams, functional line managers, and business operations teams to allocate and assign resources to project-based work in alignment with portfolio priorities.
• Support functions in conducting long-term resource needs analysis by aligning on assumptions for annual business planning including portfolio progression, capacity strategies, and financial targets.
• Conduct periodic resource assessments to identify risks and coordinate proposals for resolution of resource constraints.
• Coordinate proactive analysis of resource impacts of portfolio and project scope changes including investment decisions. Create clear, aligned understanding of resource needs at portfolio decision-making committees.
• Develop resource demand models and forecasting algorithms to support long range planning.
• Provide leadership as business process expert for Resource Management and drive consistent resource management processes across R&D functions; Identify and lead changes to processes and tools in order to drive continuous improvement.
• Ensure enterprise and project and portfolio (PPM) systems accurately reflect resource capacity and project demand across the entire portfolio.
• Drive systematic improvements to data quality and work with systems teams to improve data and reporting to better support resource management.
• Develops and leads training sessions on specific Resource Management topics related to systems, tools and underlying processes.
• Collaborates with other members of Portfolio Operations and Project Management and partners with the Portfolio group and Functions to support portfolio performance tracking and reporting.
• Supports and strengthens PM Community of Practice and PM competencies/skills training.
• Contributes to the definition of project management methodologies and standards that govern project planning, execution, and reporting.
• Provides mentorship and guidance to junior members. In some cases, may provide oversight or formal supervision of Portfolio Operations Specialists.



  • Job Summary

    The Associate Director, Portfolio Resource and Capacity Management Lead is a critical position that sits at the intersection of portfolio strategy and project delivery. This individual will be responsible for establishing and maturing global R&D resource and capacity management capabilities that will support portfolio planning and execution. As a resource management expert, this role will drive the discipline and practices across R&D functions, and will implement fit-for-purpose tools, systems, and processes to achieve resource and capacity management excellence. In collaboration with project teams, functional leads, and enabling business partners, this role will ensure optimal resource plans, assignments, and allocations to deliver CSL Behring's drug development portfolio in alignment with strategic priorities as defined by senior leadership. The Director, Portfolio Resource and Capacity Management Lead will report into the Head of Global R&D Portfolio Operations.

    Job Description

    • Develop and implement resource and capacity management processes and tools that align project, resources, and costs to achieve increased efficiency in portfolio planning and execution.
    • Coordinate strategic alignment of resources by working with project teams, functional line managers, and business operations teams to allocate and assign resources to project-based work in alignment with portfolio priorities.
    • Support functions in conducting long-term resource needs analysis by aligning on assumptions for annual business planning including portfolio progression, capacity strategies, and financial targets.
    • Conduct periodic resource assessments to identify risks and coordinate proposals for resolution of resource constraints.
    • Coordinate proactive analysis of resource impacts of portfolio and project scope changes including investment decisions. Create clear, aligned understanding of resource needs at portfolio decision-making committees.
    • Develop resource demand models and forecasting algorithms to support long range planning.
    • Provide leadership as business process expert for Resource Management and drive consistent resource management processes across R&D functions; Identify and lead changes to processes and tools in order to drive continuous improvement.
    • Ensure enterprise and project and portfolio (PPM) systems accurately reflect resource capacity and project demand across the entire portfolio.
    • Drive systematic improvements to data quality and work with systems teams to improve data and reporting to better support resource management.
    • Develops and leads training sessions on specific Resource Management topics related to systems, tools and underlying processes.
    • Collaborates with other members of Portfolio Operations and Project Management and partners with the Portfolio group and Functions to support portfolio performance tracking and reporting.
    • Supports and strengthens PM Community of Practice and PM competencies/skills training.
    • Contributes to the definition of project management methodologies and standards that govern project planning, execution, and reporting.
    • Provides mentor-ship and guidance to junior members. In some cases, may provide oversight or formal supervision of Portfolio Operations Specialists.


Education
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Engineering, Business, or a related field.
  • An advanced degree (MSc, PhD), PMP certification, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent is preferred.


Experience
  • 7-10 years' experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry (or where relevant a biomedical research organization).
  • Working knowledge in drug research, development and manufacturing processes of pharmaceuticals (CMC, non-clinical, clinical, and regulatory).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing resource management capabilities consisting of large global resource pools (1000+) supporting complex portfolios, preferably in R&D drug development.
  • Experience designing, deploying, and supporting PPM, reporting, or business operations solutions, with an emphasis on resource capacity planning; PMO team member experience a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of enterprise Project Management, Business Intelligence, (BI), and reporting tools such as Microsoft Project, CA Clarity, Qlik Sense, or similar. Experience designing, implementing, and supporting such systems strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience as a project manager leading cross-functional project teams in a matrixed, global environment, including those with complex technical, geographic, and/or regulatory elements.

Competencies
  • Ability to lead projects and achieve expected results with minimal guidance from supervisor
  • Experience translating customer needs into systems requirements to deliver fit-for-purpose, valuable solutions.
  • Experience identifying risk and developing appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills in front of senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to think creatively and decisively and thrive on new challenges.
  • Ability to have resiliency in the face of adversity.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and enable others.