• Posted on: Jul 12, 2022
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • Job ID: 87bd2752
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive, Management
  • Posted on: Jul 12, 2022
  • Location: Saint Louis, MO
  • Job ID: 87bd2752
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive, Management

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We are searching for a Senior Director to develop and lead a project management office for a highly regarded pharmaceutical company. The Senior Director will be responsible for managing cross functional teams executing projects primarily focused on new product development and manufacturing.
Requirements for the Senior Director – Project Management
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline.
  • 15+ years’ experience in project/program management, portfolio management, research and development, pharmaceutical new drug development or related areas. Candidates with relevant experience in biotech or med devices will be considered.
  • 10+ years’ experience in manufacturing operations, preferably pharmaceutical operations
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs totaling greater than $50M project budgets with significant contributions to EBITDA or equivalent budget responsibilities.
  • Extensive experience managing cross-functional teams in developmental and program management contexts.
  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology professional with diverse leadership and technical skills, preferably in oncology, companion diagnostics as well as therapeutics.
  • Project Management Professional/PMP certification strongly preferred.
  • Experience in septic – terminally sterile operations; isolator technology a plus
  • Strong communications skills and negotiation skills, conflict management, priority setting, strategic agility, building effective teams, managing vision and purpose. Executive presence.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and experience with Project Management software.

Responsibilities of the Senior Director – Project Management

  • Drive the strategy and ensures alignment across the product workstreams; manages the overall program scope, budget, schedule and timeline and escalation of risks.
  • Lead a team of project managers executing new product development projects, maintenance of business projects and provide oversight and ensure execution of the PMO governance and stage gate process for all projects.
  • Present projects status to senior leadership teams and provide recommendations on project direction. “Executive presence” a must.
  • Direct programs through corporate governance to ensure that projects have adequate resources and technical expertise to meet strategic objectives; coordinating across projects, maximizing synergies, and resolving resource conflicts.
  • Responsible for all project team documentation: agendas, minutes, timelines, development plan, discussion aids, risk logs, and decision logs.
  • Work with the Marketing team to gather, organize, and prioritize customer/market needs that become part of product development and product lifecycle
  • Manage external vendor relationships, as appropriate, coordinating the requirements across the functional groups and ensuring the vendor’s successful execution
  • Through project management systems, capture and share information from each project to drive continuous improvement and best practices.
  • Work with the PMO group during concept phase to provide scoping, scheduling, and cost information for requirements for new product

Occupational category: 11-1021 General and Operations Managers

Application Instructions: Please apply using the form or send your resume to Debbie Winkelbauer.