Daiichi Sankyo Inc. Manager Global Project Management & Leadership in Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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About Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise
The mission of Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise is to leverage our world-class, innovative science and push beyond traditional thinking to create meaningful treatments for patients with cancer. We are dedicated to transforming science into value for patients, and this sense of obligation informs everything we do. Anchored by three pillars including our investigational Antibody Drug Conjugate Franchise, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Franchise and Breakthrough Science, we aim to deliver seven distinct new molecular entities over eight years during 2018 to 2025. Our powerful research engines include two laboratories for biologic/immuno-oncology and small molecules in Japan, and Plexxikon Inc., our small molecule structure-guided R&D center in Berkeley, CA.
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.
Responsibilities include project management duties (managing scope, time, cost and quality) and ensuring that key project milestones are defined and met and that appropriate communications occur with stakeholders across multiple projects. The candidate should understand the drug development process and be skilled in the use of Project Management tools such as Planisware, MS Project, team sites etc. Experience working on cross functional teams is desired as well as an understanding of facilitating high functioning teams.
This position will be partnered with a more experienced Project Manager / Portfolio Manager on assigned deliverables in any therapeutic area and/or projects at any stage of development.
This position will become a subject matter expert in use of the Project Management tools used at DSPD and support training of Project Managers on these tools. May also be responsible for collecting, collating and analyzing metrics across all projects.
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.
Support specific task or sub-team of a Global Project Team to plan milestones in support of development compounds. Proactively anticipate issues, challenges assumptions, and identifies contingencies or opportunities to circumvent potential delays. Follow-up on assignments and report progress to the team.
Assist in the coordination of key GPT deliverables including but not limited to: senior management presentations, Project updates and timelines, meeting agendas and minutes as assigned
Develop a good understanding of the integrated project budget and resource requirements for assigned development programs and updating the project management software.
4.Assist with managing the project schedule and updating the project management software
- Perform other tasks necessary to keep a project running smoothly, such as maintaining the project team site, budget and resource review, and ensuring compliance.
Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. Advanced degree in science or business preferred .
5+ years direct experience in pharmaceutical industry.
Prior work experience as a project administrator, project coordinator/junior project manager or similar role in pharmaceutical drug development required. Project Management qualification, certification or diploma is highly desired.
Project Planning and Management: ability to break down projects into manageable tasks and set timelines and goals
Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry/ drug development preferred
High level of technical proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Knowledge of project management software such as Planisware, MS Project
Adept at learning new computer applications
Superior organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Able to understand the business and cultural differences between US and Japan
Comfortable working in a collaborative environment and working with multiple team members to ‘get the work done’
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to handle confidential information
Takes pride in delivering high quality work and is accountable for the outcomes
Seeks ways to continuously improve to their work
Punctuality, professionalism and strong time management
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All 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.
Manager Global Project Management & Leadership
R&D Global Project Management