Oversees and enhances the executional certainty of the entire GDO portfolio of transformation, innovation, change initiatives and lighthouse programs such as MOTION and STRIDE.
Accountable for managing and executing programs (portfolio of projects) through expert knowledge and consultative methods, thereby enabling the organization meets its objectives.
Program management leadership of cross-functional, strategic, high-business value projects for Global Development Operations with measureable added business value outcomes and benefits
Drive strategic, centralized operational excellence improvement initiatives on process re-engineering
Producing deliverables such as the project charter, project, plan, change management plan, integrated risk register and business benefit case
Drive business transformation in a heavily matrixed environment
Apply disciplined, best-in-class project management methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, or equivalent) to the delivery of complex and high visibility projects providing rigorous project planning, risk management, project controls and re-porting following Project Management framework
Act as Scrum Master overseeing daily standups, sprint planning, demos, and retrospectives
Provide senior level, cross-unit and function (up to DCN - 1 level) stakeholder management to effectively manage change and proactively identify risks and mitigations
Understand vision, strategic imperatives, business drivers, and changing landscape.
Challenge assumptions of senior stakeholders in order uncover hidden risks and build realistic plans
Lead cross-functional, global teams in support of initiative objectives
Develop ideas for changes in process, methods, organization, location, tools and measures of success for achieving business excellence
Utilize process improvement methodologies and best practices (e.g. IQP, Lean six sigma, etc.)
Help develop and maintain core team processes
Prepare roadmap reports for projects to all stakeholders, including engaging with Senior management stakeholders
Postgraduate degree in technical or business discipline
PMP certification with clinical development background
3+ years’ experience managing teams of 10+ associates
Further education in Change management, Facilitation /Coaching
Second major European language preferred
Successful, on-time delivery of operational excellence projects across GDO
Adherence to GDO Program Management Framework and project methodology
Timely progress reporting, risk, and issues reporting as defined in GDO Framework
Ability to define a project business benefit case with support from GDO Finance, and an efficient benefit realization plan
Implementation of an efficient stakeholder management and Business Readiness plan as defined in GDO Business Readiness methodology
Ability to identify project interdependencies within and outside of project remits, and actions to manage these value-add beyond traditional metrics
Able to facilitate and drive change in a heavily networked environment.
Strong interpersonal and networking skills are necessary
Ability to make progress in an environment where there can be significant ambiguity.
Ability to work within the organization at all levels, working in a “hands on” and practical way.
Ability to multi task and manage multiple (2-3+) projects at one time
PMI, PRINCE2, SCRUM or other relevant certifications
5-10+ years of project management experience, delivering cross-functional technology solutions in a variety of different styles (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
Management consulting in Pharma development organizations
At least 3-5 years senior level experience in drug development or related experience.
Familiar with both operational and scientific aspects of drug development.
Proven track record in working across a matrix organization and demonstrates expert skills in building partnerships, negotiating agreements
Excels at collaboration with diverse internal and external organizations.
Able to naturally bridge scientific and business participants
Track record in enabling effective international collaboration.
Strong understanding / competency of new technologies, data science, and digital
Proven ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment and motivate the team to do the same.
Strong results driven leadership style and data driven decision making
Ability to develop bold ideas and take calculated risks
Ability to communicate, motivate with a persuasive, credible presentation style
Strong delivery oriented
Strong leadership and ability to manage and influence matrix organizational teams in global setting
Proven ability to develop high performing teams and diverse profiles
Significant experience and proven ability to effectively engage and manage associates from widely varying backgrounds and functions within a dispersed and highly matrixed organization
Strong relationship building skills that can influence and negotiate with, and motivate senior leaders
Strong tolerance for ambiguity
Willingness to adapt
Willing to speak-up and challenge
Excellent presentation oral skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Must possess critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills
Strong tolerance for ambiguity, willingness to adapt to change, willing to speak-up and challenge