Job Details

  • Title: Director, Portfolio & Project Management
  • Code: RCI-PFE-16845-1
  • Location: Lake Forest Illinois (IL) 60045
  • Posted Date: 10/10/2019
  • Duration: 2 Months
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  Job Description

  • The primary function of the Director, Portfolio and Project Management, in the Upjohn Research, Development and Medical (RDM) organization is to manage a portfolio of global RDM pipeline projects that drive growth both organically and inorganically.
  • From a portfolio management standpoint, the incumbent is responsible for achieving key business objective in the areas of resource management, business performance/metrics reporting, Op Plan process support, and planning and operational continuous improvement initiatives.
  • The portfolio director collaborates cross-functionally to develop, implement, and optimize portfolio processes and ensure consistency in evaluation of opportunities and representation to Upjohn RDM governance forums.
  • The portfolio director is also responsible for managing individual projects that require a high level of project management proficiency serving as the single point of accountability for driving the project to completion while adhering to the approved timeline and budget.
  • The project may involve various therapeutic areas and teams comprised of cross-functional members including other RDM functions (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Regulatory, Clinical, and Medical) and functions outside RDM, (Commercial, Global Supply, Legal, Compliance, etc.).
  • Many of the portfolio projects this individual manages are strategically important and complex and require a both strategic and tactical project management competence.
  • The project teams will be comprised of globally-dispersed members and involve both developed and emerging markets.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar discipline; PMP and Six Sigma certification a plus
  • Minimum 8 years of experience; 12+ years preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical R&D processes, especially life cycle management (LCM) and post loss-of-exclusivity (LoE) activities
  • Ability to anticipate obstacles and manage risks through effective scenario analysis and contingency planning
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information both verbally and in writing to a broad array of team members and stakeholders, including senior leaders, in a manner that facilitates understanding and decision-making
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional presence
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize new information quickly and adapt approaches to new situations and environments
  • Experience leading cross-discipline teams with internal and external members to deliver objectives per required timelines and within defined budgets
  • Ability to situationally apply project management tools and techniques to plan, track, manage, and report activities and assess team health
  • Ability to lead and influence without direct authority and manage conflict to find win-win solutions among stakeholders