Director, Portfolio & Project Management

Horizon Pharma   •  

Lake Forest, IL

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 57 days ago

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Program Management - lead

  • Planning and operational oversight for the preclinical and early clinical R&D programs
  • Define and use processes and tools to ensure the successful planning and delivery of preclinical R&D programs
  • Identify, escalate and assist with managing risks to timing, cost, and resourcing of programs
  • Develop and execute communications of status, risks, and resolution solutions for assigned programs
  • Manage PPM support resources (i.e., functional project managers) as required

Portfolio Planning – partner

  • Partner with Development Science Lead and TA Lead to support portfolio planning activities for the assigned programs
  • Plan and facilitate key cross functional meetings – including but not limited to PDTs, preparation for Portfolio Review, and others as assigned
  • Outside of meetings engage other R&D, Commercial or other areas as needed to complete planning activities

Strategy Development – support

  • Support Development Science Lead and TA lead in identifying opportunities and formulating strategy utilizing internal and external resources as required
  • Assist Development Science Lead and TA lead with planning and facilitation of a strategy development process in collaboration with other R&D leaders, and other areas as required (Tech Ops, BD, Commercial)

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience with Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • 5-7 years' experience in program/project management and reporting including strong familiarity and experience with MS project and power point
  • Minimum 3 years of preclinical research program management and strong understanding of pharmaceutical/biotech industry, clinical and regulatory requirements for development assets and programs
  • Experience implementing and enhancing consistent program and project management best practices to ensure delivery aligned with company initiatives and expectations
  • Background in the assessment of processes and practices for improvement opportunities and supports continuous improvement initiatives to ensure high quality, compliance and gain organizational efficiency
  • Be able to work cross functionally across all areas in the organization and with all levels of management and staff

Essential Core Competencies:

  • Action Oriented with a drive for results
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Strategic Agility
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Adept within an environment of ambiguity