Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Senior Manager, Project Management

1 month ago(12/21/2017 10:01 AM)
# of Openings
Min. Exp. (Yrs)


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

The Sr. Manager, Project Management, Technical Operations, provides project management expertise as a member of the Technical Operations Project Management Team. The individual is part of global, cross-functional teams supporting development and commercial projects. The individual will work closely with the Project/Product Team Leads to establish and maintain project plans and budgets, organize and lead team meetings, foster communication and coordination between functional groups, ensuring successful completion of the project deliverables on schedule and within budget. Additional responsibilities include identifying risks and mitigations and providing status updates. In addition, the individual will participate in ongoing project management process administration and process improvements within Technical Operations.

Essential Functions

  • Work jointly with Project/Product Lead to manage assigned global, cross-functional teams
  • Work jointly with Project/Product Lead to guide and motivate project team members
  • Lead teams in preparing project objectives that support the organizational goals
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans and budgets
  • Manage budget processes for assigned projects including detailed reporting
  • Organize cross-functional activities to ensure completion of the project within scope, on schedule and within budget
  • Identify risks and prepare mitigation and contingency plans
  • Communicate project status and resource constraints to management
  • Facilitate team meetings including setting agendas, providing meeting minutes and drive action item follow-up
  • Create and maintain consistent project documentation including keeping project tackers up to date
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of project deliverables and milestones
  • Ensure team conflicts are resolved in a professional and timely manner
  • Participate in identifying and implementing improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science  or Engineering with experience in project management, including independently managing or leading cross-functional teams
  • Proven track record of success in Project Management
  • Pharmaceutical Development and or Technical Operations experience preferred
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity in resolving project management related issues
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects including  work plans, timelines, budgets and action item follow-up in a global, cross-functional team setting
  • Strong and proactive team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (e.g. Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

Required/Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus

Description of Work Environment

  • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal” work hours in order to meet business demands

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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