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Associate Director Global Project Management Strategic Initiatives

Company: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Location: Basking Ridge
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

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. 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.SummaryThe Associate Director Global Project Management Strategic Initiatives, supports development and execution of programs, projects, and strategic initiatives for Daiichi Sankyo global R&D function. Work directly with program leads to support analyses and project management on complex, cross-functional, global teams and workstreams, ensuring comprehensive planning and optimal execution of plans. Assignments may include project management, process improvement, change management and detailed analysis.Ensure interactions and timely collaboration across R&D, key stakeholders and supporting functions. Proactively identify and facilitate risks, mitigations, resolution and escalation of issues, tracking and communicating status to stakeholders and group leadership. The successful candidate has a solid understanding of the drug development process and is skilled in the use of project management tools. Experience working on global, cross-functional teams as well as an understanding of facilitating high-functioning teams.As a member of the GMP&L function this position may also support divisional and departmental level objectives. The Associate Director, GPM&L must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable interacting with many different functional groups and leaders.Project Management--- Collaborate with global, cross-functional project teams to define project scope, deliverables, responsibilities and timelines--- Prioritize work effort and lead project teams to drive completion of deliverables--- Develop and manage project plans, risk and issue logs--- Create documents and Executive presentationsProcess Improvement--- Ability to define and document processes, critically analyze and define areas for improvement--- Facilitate workshops to define current state, future state and process gapsAnalytics--- Develop models in Excel or Business Intelligence tools for project needs--- Develop management reports and dashboardsStrategy--- Develop strategic analysis / modeling for various areas--- Perform research analysis such as external benchmarkingChange Management--- Identify requirements for change management and communications for the implementation of business initiatives--- Create content to support change management, communications and training needs (e.g., stakeholder analysis, training requirements, stakeholder communications)Qualifications:Education Bachelor's degree in science, engineering or business. Advanced degree in science or business preferred.Experience 10+ years relevant project management, process improvement, business analysis or consulting experience.Prior work experience as a top tier management consultant, project manager or similar role in pharmaceutical drug development desirable. Project Management or Process improvement qualification, certification or diploma is highly desired.Competencies (Optional)--- Experience in project and program management, process improvement, change management and business analysis of complex projects involving cross-functional, multi-site, international teams.--- Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry/ drug development preferred--- Scientific background desirable--- Able to understand the business and cultural differences between US and Japan--- Ability to work independently with high level of accountability.--- Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills and have the ability to deal effectively with all levels of management.--- Ability to develop business analysis and reporting.--- Superior organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously--- Comfortable working in a collaborative environment and working with multiple team members to 'get the work done'--- Proficiency with project management and Microsoft tools, e.g., Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Power BI, Visio--- Takes pride in delivering high quality work and is accountable for the outcomes--- Seeks ways to continuously improve their work--- Punctuality, professionalism and strong time managementDaiichi 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.

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