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Scientific. Clinical. Software Engineering

Global Program Lead

New Jersey All, NJ

Job Type: Clinical Job Number: JN -052020-26842 Region: New Jersey All

Job Description

  • Program management leadership of cross-functional, strategic, high-business value projects for Global Development Operations with measurable added business value outcomes and benefits
  • Drive strategic, centralized operational excellence improvement initiatives; 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 matrix 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 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
  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple (2-3+) projects at one time
  • 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

Experience/Professional Requirement

  • Bachelor s Degree
  • PMP, PMI, PRINCE2, SCRUM or other relevant certifications
  • Management consulting in Pharma development organizations
  • At least 3-5 years senior level experience in drug development or related experience
  • 5-10+ years of project management experience, delivering cross-functional technology solutions in a variety of different styles (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • 3+ years' experience managing teams of 10+ associates
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to naturally bridge scientific and business participants; track record in enabling effective international collaboration
  • Data-driven decision making, with a 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
  • Ability to develop bold ideas and take calculated risks
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications
  • Ability to communicate, motivate with a persuasive, credible presentation style
  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma
  • Strong delivery oriented, results driven leadership style with experience in Agile methodology
  • Strong leadership and ability to manage and influence matrix organizational teams in global setting and proven ability to develop high performing teams and diverse profiles
  • Significant experience, and proven ability to effectively engage & manage associates from widely varying backgrounds & functions within a dispersed and highly matrixed organization
  • Strong relationship building skills, can influence, negotiate with and motivate senior leaders
  • Strong tolerance for ambiguity, willingness to adapt, willing to speak-up and challenge
  • Excellent presentation oral and written communication 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
  • Further education in Change management, Facilitation/Coaching

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