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James Cassidy
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Director Device Program Lead


Reference:JCAEQY-001283 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:10+ Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Director Device Program Lead

Our client a major multinational healthcare company who have established a Global Device Development group in Dublin is currently seeking a Director Device Program Lead. The Director Device Program Lead is focused on the design, development and commercialisation of a diverse portfolio of device technology solutions to enable delivery of a large and growing range of generic and branded products around the globe. The successful candidate will be required to provide Project Management/Planning leadership to the Global Device Development organisation. Accountable for leading specific device projects including leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development to drug-delivery devices. Lead and manage core team responsible for device program, generate & maintain integrated project plans, resource forecasts, technical and business risk registers and budgets to enable the Programme Team to meet strategic imperatives.

Role/Responsibility

Provide technical project management, leadership and planning expertise to Global Device Development programmes.
Partners with cross-functional teams across Global Device Development, and other team members in partner organisations, to lead the creation of Integrated project plans.
In partnership with Programme team, drive generation of development options, assess value, cost and time. Lead the team to optimize options.
Drives the team to deliver to project timelines to meet/or exceed key milestones, decision points with a full understanding of critical path activities.
Well-developed communication skills to lead or facilitate effective technical and project discussions. Is able to communicate technical and/or project information to key stakeholders.
Works with the team to manage schedule conflict issues and resource peaks/troughs, and where appropriate escalate to in a timely fashion.
Directly participates in and contributes to project and protocol teams to discuss, review, and optimize protocol and project schedules.
Works with partner lines/disciplines within Scientific Affairs, Commercial Operations, Commercial Development to identify opportunities and solutions to enable the development programme.
Manages budgets and forecasts ($) against targets and actuals.
Leads team in preparation, implementation and maintenance of integrated project risk management plan.
Continuous improvement of project plans, plan generation, plan utilization, and report delivery.
Provides training & mentorship to new and established users of resource and planning systems, and associated operating procedures and reports.
Responsible for quality of schedule data through review of monitoring/management of the plan with the team members.
Provides timely reporting to the programme team members, alerting them to the possibility of endangered/missed or conflicting milestones, as well as critical path activities.
Ensures regular information updates, analysis and interpretation of planning data to programme teams etc
Leads project what-if scenario analyses (base, optimistic and pessimistic cases) based on information provided by members of the programme team in an effort to negotiate and reach agreement on a realistic, yet aggressive, plan or schedule.
Responsible for contract management with partner organisations to enable delivery of the project with the most appropriate use of internal and external resources.

Skills/Experience

Bachelors’ Degree in a pharmaceutical science or engineering discipline is essential.
Higher Degree, PhD, MSc or MBA is desirable.
Experience as Project Manager and/or Senior project planner on complex drug development programmes
Knowledge of drug-delivery technologies within the pharmaceutical industry such as pen-injectors, auto-injectors, diagnostic kits, DPI, pMDI’s,
Has experience of working at team level where leadership and influencing skills have been applied. Ideally has experience working in and leading multidisciplinary teams across multiple products, sites and operating cultures.
Experience of working across the full project development cycle, from discovery / in-licensing through to registration, launch and post-market support.
Well-developed oral and written communication skills to lead or facilitate effective technical and project discussions with technical teams and stakeholders.
Experience of working with external partners (project providers / CROs / licensees). Evidence of problem solving and influencing when with 3rd parties.
Able to demonstrate a track record of competence in leading technical problem solving groups.
Proficient user of project management planning software (MSP), and able to demonstrate experience of using project management methodologies (Resource management, risk management, budget management etc)



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