The Executive Director, Global PM&L leads R&D Project Management and is a liaison to Governance committees in a key region and reports into the function globally and senior management regionally. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing processes/initiatives for the GPM function to increase efficiency, effectiveness and quality of project execution. The role leads a team of US R&D Global Project Management professionals that provide PM support to drug development teams across the portfolio and ensures that Daiichi Sankyo global drug development programs are organized and managed according to the Daiichi Sankyo Global Drug Development Process (GDP) and industry best-practice. The Executive Director, Global Project Management embeds methodologies designed to enhance team effectiveness, coordinates the overall development, compilation, and monitoring of project team goals, creates and maintains KPIs and reports on status to Executive Management. This role continuously builds and maintains a network within Global Project Management across regions, proactively generates and maintains integrated business plans with associated goals, risks and risk mitigation plans to meet project team goals, manages prioritization conflicts, challenges assumptions and identifies contingencies or opportunities to circumvent potential delays, resource constraints or budget overruns. The Executive Director, Global Project Management is accountable for leading project portfolio planning and driving decision analysis capabilities to support quality decisions by R&D decision making bodies and project teams.
MD and/or PhD degree preferred; undergraduate degree in scientific or technical field a must.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred
Minimum 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience with at least 10 years global project management experience with demonstrated knowledge of drug commercialization and marketing. Minimum 10 years of proven experience as a people leader, manager, cross-functional coach. Proven experience hiring, training and developing global project management professionals.
In-depth knowledge and experience in Oncology a PLUS with experience in other relevant therapeutic areas a must. Track record of project managing drug development teams from IND to NDA submissions and approvals. Understanding of key research and drug discovery processes. Prior experience and successful track record leading Project Management function in a global pharmaceutical/biotech company.
Experience in a cross-functional drug development setting. Deep leadership and understanding of drug development teams and providing tools for assisting senior leadership with identifying risks early.
Cross-company and cross-functional collaboration skills; proven ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and partners.
Superior influencing skills; strong track record of delivering results through team and peer leadership.
Strong ability to operate in a global environment. Proven experience as successful, decisive leader in a strategic business environment.
Demonstrated ability to build and drive a high performing team by setting clear expectations, identifying/defining roles and responsibilities, promoting cohesiveness to optimize functional performance, serve as a mentor and lead by example.
Ability to manage complex projects with aggressive milestones. Oversee and direct the various stages of development, registration and life cycle management (this includes coordinating integrated drug development plans, project team meeting minutes, project budgets and schedules).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Yearly Bonus and LTI included
Established in 2006 by the merger of two 100-year-old Japanese pharmaceutical companies, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. inherited a rich legacy of innovation and scientific expertise across therapeutic categories. Today, we're just as dedicated to improving quality of life for the patients who need our medicines as our founders were a century ago. Our scientific expertise, robust pipeline and collaborative ...and ethical culture make a world of difference in the lives of patients and employees, and in the communities where we live and work.