Manager, Global Project Management & Leadership (GPM&L)

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Mar 14, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
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 Manager, GPM&L is expected to contribute to the drug development process by providing project & portfolio level support to the Global Project Management & Leadership (GPM&L) department within Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development. This position will be integral to ensuring the smooth operation of the R&D global project management function and working with project managers in organizing and reporting project and portfolio level activities.

The Manager, GPML will bridge PPM business requirements into technical specifications and will have frequent, in-depth interactions with PPM platform service providers on implementation and continuous improvement efforts, developing, customizing and maintaining PPM analytical reports, generating visuals by extracting the full value of PPM systems and applications (e.g., Time Reporting, Planisware, and other analytical platforms.) to facilitate the effective tracking, modeling, forecasting and analysis of portfolio resources and other insights. Proactively plan the resources required to support portfolio priorities and identify risks at portfolio level. Align with Finance, IT and other functional areas as appropriate. She or He will become a subject matter expert in use of the PPM tools, support training of Project Managers and develop training materials.

The successful candidate has a solid understanding of the drug development process and is skilled in the use of Project Management tools such as Planisware, MS Project, etc. Experience working on cross functional teams is desired as well as an understanding of facilitating high functioning teams. She or he will be partnered with other Portfolio Manager/ Project Manager on assigned deliverables.
As a member of the GMP&L function this position may also support divisional and departmental level objectives and may be assigned to a non-project initiative in support of these objectives. The Manager, GPM&L must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable interacting with many different functional groups and leaders.


Translates complex portfolio data and analytics into consumable information for stakeholders by creating storylines in the context of the business.

Conducts data analysis to generate concise visual outputs utilizing project management and data analytics software.

Develop a good understanding of the integrated project budget and resource requirements for assigned development programs and updating the project management software.

Assist with training Project Managers on the use of project management tools, managing project schedules and updating the project management software.

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


Bachelor's Degree: Emphasis preferred in science or engineering, Information Technology, or other analytics-related disciplines required

Master's Degree preferred

4 or more years relevant business operation, portfolio or resource management, including 3+ year data-centric responsibilities in pharmaceutical or relevant industry

Prior experience in management consulting in pharma/Biotech and/or enterprise application implementation preferred

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
Manager, Global Project Management & Leadership (GPM&L)

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Project Management & Leadership

New Jersey