Senior Global Program Manager

Posted 2 years ago

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Global Program Head(s) and Global Project Leaders (GPLs) to support/contribute to the development of the program strategy and its integrated development plan
  • Contribute to and/or coordinate the development of strategic documents and prepares for phase transitions in collaboration with the Development Teams
  • Responsible for strategy implementation and operational execution of the program (quality and accuracy of program plan and forecast in enterprise planning systems)
  • Coordinate team objective setting, prioritization, and tracking, collaborate with teams to identify key program issues; may lead or participate in ad-hoc cross-functional sub-teams and task forces to address and resolve issues
  • Contribute to risk assessment and contingency planning and communicates program status
  • Support Global Program Head(s) and Global Project Leaders in preparation of comprehensive program recommendations, board meeting presentations and updates for governance boards
  • Report on projects progress and deliverables
  • May manage/support external partnerships/collaborations
  • Support program management excellence and foster an enterprise mindset
  • Provide operational leadership to assigned teams, prepare and manage the effective coordination and facilitation of cross-functional team meetings from a program management perspective (agendas, minutes)
  • Contribute to functional excellence by supporting implementation of PM standards, team objectives, project documentation and communication
  • Provide Program Management expertise and leadership in the areas of planning, tracking, scenario-generation, contingency development, critical path analysis, and risk management
  • Develop and manage global, integrated cross-functional plans (Identifying key deliverables for each function)
  • Actively establish and maintain a close partnership with the Clinical Study teams and program extended teams to ensure alignment and overall program execution
  • Assure that functional deliverables are completed on time, on budget and according to quality standards; you take a hands-on approach if required to support the various teams
  • Prepare and present monthly reporting to team and stakeholders to show progress, results; anticipate risks and provide recommendations and solutions
  • Play an active role in driving process improvement & best practices on the program and in developing Project Management tools, templates, processes
  • Coordinate, elaborate and consolidate the writing of monthly, quarterly or annual reports of multi-projects progress and portfolio views
  • Actively contribute to promote the values of project management within the company

Team management:

  • Support Global Program Head(s) and Global Project Leaders to role model a leadership style which is inclusive, proactive, change agile and results driven with a collaboration focus
  • Partner with R&D team members to derive high performing team spirit with a trusting relationship, sharing responsibility and working towards joint goal
  • Support driving a continuous improvement mindset across the organization

Your profile:

  • Master or PhD (preferred) in Life Sciences
  • At least 6-7 years of experience in multi-cross-functional & multidisciplinary drug development teams within international pharma or biotech companies
  • Intermediate knowledge of special requirements of Oncology or Anti-infectives disease area specific drug development, including regulatory and business requirements
  • At least 3 years of experience in Project Management for preclinical and clinical development with Pharma or Biotech company, with hands-on project management skills, including project plans, timelines, budgets, resources, risk assessment and reporting
  • PMP or equivalent certification is an asset
  • Excellent planning, anticipation, and organizational skills, and good analytical thinking
  • Ability to anticipate & troubleshoot problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills for bridging between scientific and business participants
  • Team player with an open mind, able to constructively accept feed-back and suggestions for improvement.
  • Ability to handle multiple programs and responsibilities simultaneously on short notice and meet requirements in a fast-paced, high-expectation environments
  • Technology-savvy in all Microsoft Office applications; proficient in MS Project or similar planning tools
  • Fluency in English (C1), French is an asset

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