Associate Director / Director, Global Project Management & Leadership

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Nov 18, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 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 cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

The purpose of the Associate Director/Director Global Project Management & Leadership is to provide strategic management of high complexity teams through meeting management, strategic development planning, timeline management, stakeholder management, risk/issue management, finance and resource management, and conflict resolution. This position may manage IPT and/or IST projects and provide PM leadership in establishing development strategy.

  • Independently leads, organizes, and provides management of strategy development to teams for high complexity projects (within the context of the Global Development Process and Functional Procedures) and establishes and maintains high performing team.
  • Manages independently IPTs/ISTs, including management of agenda development, documentation of meeting discussions, decisions and action items. Ensures independently the completion of agreed action items. Ensure appropriate archiving of project documentation.
  • Leads, develops, and manages strategy development and operational activities. Identifies gaps in GDP and FPs that (potentially) impact program delivery and escalates appropriately to program or functional leadership.
  • Manages the planning and use of resources and works with finance, functional team members, and stakeholders to secure adequate resources and budget alignment and to ensure that the project remains within agreed budgets.
  • Generates and maintains strategic integrated project plans, project timelines, high quality risk management plans (as needed), and communication plans. Generates critical path analyses and supports scenario planning. Leads issue resolution meetings. Leads risk identification, prioritization and mitigation planning processes. Maintains project status in the project management information systems. Maintains project status information for communication to senior management. Supports the team leader in the preparation of scope change proposals, project decision point proposals, and progress/issue communications for formal presentation to senior management.
  • Manages within a matrixed environment. Coaches, influences, and mentors junior PMs and team members.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Bachelor's degree (ideally in science, engineering, or management) with relevant professional experience or equivalent; advanced degree desirable. PMP or similar professional project management certification is a plus

Associate Director Level:
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in pharma industry and at least 3 years drug development project management experience or equivalent
  • Industry experience: Direct, global pharmaceutical or drug development experience required

Director Level:
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in pharma industry and at least 5 years drug development project management/leader experience
  • Industry experience: Direct, global pharmaceutical or drug development experience 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 / Director, Global Project Management & Leadership

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Project Management & Leadership

New Jersey