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Associate Director, Project Management

Company: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition . At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America, Inc. (MTDA), we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach - and one of Japan's oldest and most respected companies. MTDA is rapidly expanding our operation across all functional areas to assist in the research and development of new products for the U.S. market. The Associate Director, Project Management is an integral member of the Product Development Teams at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America (MTDA). The incumbent, in collaboration with the project leader and team, generates a comprehensive New Drug Integrated Development Strategy. As a senior, highly experienced team member, the Associate Director, Project Management is responsible for monitoring the execution of the Drug Development Project Goals on timeline, budget, scope, risk identification and analysis and quality and will manage a project portfolio of greater complexity and/or volume than less senior colleagues. As a key member of the Development Teams, the Associate Director, Project Management will seamlessly interact with team members, functional areas, and the Project Approval Committee (PAC) for information sharing, issue escalation, resolution and decision-making. The incumbent will schedule and facilitate standing and ad-hoc team meetings to enable discussion and decision with the objective to achieve project goals. The Associate Director, Project Management, will be responsible for updating the Drug Development Management System (DDMS) on the current status of the project with regards to timeline, resources, and budget. Additionally, the Associate Director will support the Senior Director/Head of the Department, filling in for the Senior Director during travel or other leave, and supporting a number of initiatives designed to enhance Project Management, Project Management Office (PMO), and PAC Office at MTDA. The Associate Director, Project Management will also assist in the generation of metrics, analytics, and reports to gain operational excellence in drug development across MTDA. Responsibilities

  • As a senior team member, fills in for the Senior Director/Head of Project Management department. May perform one or more of the following duties:
    • supervises project management staff
    • leads day-to-day activities of the Project Management function
    • represents Project Management to senior leadership and at various formal meetings
    • Assists Senior Director/Head of Project Management in achieving department goals
    • Takes proactive leadership role in assisting and guiding the Project Team and individual team members and the Project Management Office (PMO)
    • Manages a project portfolio of greater complexity and/or volume than less senior project managers, commensurate with greater experience and skills
    • Works with cross-functional teams to define project strategy, scope, goals and deliverables to support business objectives in collaboration with senior management.
    • Leads cross-functional development teams to achieve product development goals
    • Serves as the point of contact on all operational aspects of the project
    • Generates high quality integrated development, risk management and communication plans
    • Develops and maintains detailed timelines, budgets, and resource utilization and develops presentations, analyses and recommendations for the executive leadership and stakeholders
    • Maintains Project Team related documents, e.g., agendas and minutes, TPP, CDP, Timelines, etc. in the appropriate repository
    • Updates the DDMS database with current status on timeline, resource, and budget
    • Updates project, functional area, and PAC leadership on critical issues that affect development goals
    • Develops and maintains high-performance teams
    • Resolves conflicts and issues within teams
    • Identifies and participates in the creation and updating of processes and procedures in drug development management Qualifications
      • Minimum BS/BA degree in life sciences, pharmacy or related field
      • MS or PhD preferred
      • PMP Certification is preferred but not required
      • Minimum of 10 years of combined functional and project management experience in new drug development
      • Experience should include successful management of a challenging project portfolio (e.g., complex, concurrent projects at various stages in the project lifecycle)
      • Strong background in basic or clinical sciences is preferred
      • Experience in rare diseases, neuroscience or inflammation preferred
      • Experience with Windows and MS Office including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio
      • Experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
      • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
      • Willingness to travel up to 15% both domestically and internationally Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America Inc., Jersey City , Associate Director, Project Management, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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