Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Senior Manager, Project Management

UK-Oxford | IE-Dublin
3 months ago(10/19/2017 5:36 AM)
# of Openings
Research & Development


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

A member of the Project Management department responsible for assisting in management of cross-functional drug development teams in a matrix organization. Key responsibilities include establishing and maintaining project plans and budgets, organizing and leading project team meetings, fostering communication and coordination between functional groups, ensuring adequate resourcing to meet goals, identifying risks and mitigations and providing updates on project status to project team leaders. The incumbent will work closely with the Senior Director/Director, Project Management to ensure successful completion of project goals on schedule and within budget.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in management of  cross-functional drug development project teams and sub-teams 
  • Work jointly with team leadership to guide and motivate project team members
  • Lead teams in preparing project objectives that support the corporate objectives
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans and budgets
  • Organize interdepartmental activities to ensure completion of the project within scope, on schedule and within budget constraints
  • Identify project risks and prepare mitigations and contingency plans
  • Communicate project status and resource constraints to senior management 
  • Ensure that conflicting functional needs are recognized and resolved in a professional and timely manner
  • Prepare meeting agendas in collaboration with team leader, prepare minutes, decision logs and track action items
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of project milestones and deliverables
  • Ensure team conflicts are resolved in a professional and timely manner
  • Prepare project updates for governance meetings and clearly communicate status in written documents and presentations
  • Participate in implementing improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure to ensure ongoing efficiency across the R&D organization 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Proven experience in project management, which should include independently managing or leading cross-functional project teams in a drug development company
  • Proven track record of success in Project Management
  • Experience creating and actively managing integrated timelines and budgets
  • Strong understanding of the drug development process
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple diverse cross-functional teams in a matrix organizational structure
  • Experience creating and managing integrated timelines and budgets
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project)

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • B.S. in a life science, pharmaceutical science, or business; MBA a plus
  • Description of Physical Demands
  • Responsibilities may require working outside of “normal” hours, in order to meet business demands.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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