Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Associate Director Project Management

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/27/2018 10:06 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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

    This individual will provide project management leadership to drug development project teams supporting global expansion and registration of approved and pipeline products. Including core development teams, submission teams, and launch teams. The incumbent will work closely with Project Management Leadership, Development Team Leader(s), Core development teams, and critical functional area leaders to align submission and expansion strategies with molecule strategies. This individual will be an integral part of the global drug development project teams, to ensure successful completion of project goals on schedule and within budget.

    Essential Functions

    • Manage cross-functional development teams
    • Work jointly with team leader to guide and motivate project team members
    • Lead teams in preparing project objectives that support the corporate objectives
    • Establish and maintain comprehensive project plans and budgets
    • Organize and facilitate interdepartmental activities to ensure completion of the project within scope, on schedule and within budget constraints Prepare meeting agendas in collaboration with team leader; prepare minutes and track action items
    • Ensure that team conflicts are resolved in a professional and timely manner
    • Communicate project status and resource issues to senior management
    • Identify project risks and prepare mitigations and contingency plans
    • Lead the team in preparing background material and presentations for internal governance boards.
    • Provide project management support for corporate projects and initiatives if requested
    • Identify and implement improvements to project management processes and infrastructure as appropriate

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong understanding of the drug development process
    • Significant experience in project management including a track record of independently managing or leading cross-functional project teams in a drug development company
    • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
    • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience creating and managing integrated timelines and budgets
    • Proficient in MS Project or other timeline planning and management tool. Planisware experience a plus.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project); Visio a plus

    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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