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Sinead Cullen
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Project Manager

Reference:SCA012519 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:4-5 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Project Manager
Our client, a global pharma company, are currently recruiting for a number of Project Managers to join their team due to a strategic expansion. As Project Manager you will drive the application and integration of key project management processes and tools across teams and/or subsets of teams to deliver operational value with quality, on time, within budget, and within scope; ensure cross-functional needs are reflected in final project output, in alignment with the prevailing strategy for their assigned area, which could be Business Process Management, Vendor Management, Systems Management, Decentralised Trials, Systems Implementation and Emerging Technology Implementation; ensure quality and organizational excellence of the assigned team; support performance of cross-functional/corporate processes, alliance management, affiliate relationships and influence team culture; and effectively manage cross-functional communications, anticipate and resolve issues with the team and the enterprise in mind, ensure documentation of key team/asset information and decisions, and ensure project tracking systems and metrics are up to date.


  • Facilitate and support the groups objectives through Project Management Tools and Processes
  • Ensure approved project scope is aligned with objectives and/or relevant program (charter, resources, etc.)
  • Ensure scope is proactively managed via collaboration with project sponsor(s)
  • Ensure a change control process is in place to gain alignment with peers and leaders in managing modifications to plan timelines, deliverables, milestones, resourcing needs
  • Independently develop and oversee execution of the project plan and delivery of project milestones; ensure realistic timelines for deliverables
  • Develop and implement project communication plans to ensure alignment with strategy and goals
  • Facilitate development and delivery of project-specific training plans to support effective, timely implementation
  • Provide or drive immediate and accurate communication of key decisions/results that have team, asset and/or organizational impact to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Work with Senior Leadership, Legal, and Privacy to clear materials for external sharing or scientific disclosure to external collaboration partners; may include vendors, consortia, patient advocacy groups, and regulatory agencies
  • Drive development of a project valuation and/or budget that ensures alignment with the group and cross-functional leadership
  • Understand the drivers in your valuation/budget and be able to communicate to various audiences
  • Optimize project value/budget for the project and develop further value or savings
  • Enable cross-functional results through people utilizing influence rather than direct or positional authority (influence without authority) and by reaching across boundaries
  • Lead teams with judgment-based decisions
  • Adapt quickly to change and assist others in aligning with the changes
  • Provide quality and timely insights using project management tools (Project plans, MS Project reports, Jira boards, reports from project-specific systems, risk management tools, decision logs, meeting minutes, status updates, etc)
  • Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to monitor and control the project (e.g. Metrics, dashboards, and scorecards)
  • Maintain relevant Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer site(s) and ensure appropriate access for team members
  • Anticipate, monitor and prioritize risk with the team and communicate status of potential risk to sponsor(s) and line management as appropriate Suggest ways to avoid/mitigate risk and initiate contingency plans as needed
  • Manage governance and documentation needs for assigned area
  • Ensure quality and operational excellence of teams, support performance of processes, and create and/or manage operational metrics
  • In partnership with team members, collect needed data, complete analyses, and provide summaries for assigned area.
  • Lead the creation, integration, and maintenance of process and business documentation for assigned area, including maintenance of team collaboration sites
  • Manage vendor financial requirements as needed, including requests, contracts, purchase orders, change orders, reports, invoicing, etc

Basic Requirements
  • Pharm. D/Master's degree or four-year degree preferably in a health-related, scientific or engineering field
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, drug development, and/or project management
  • Higher degrees or certifications (e.g. MS., MBA, Masters in Project Management or PMP, Six Sigma Black/Green belt)
  • Applied knowledge of project management tools and processes (e.g. management of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholders as defined by Project Management Body of Knowledge)
  • Previous experience with or knowledge of drug development processes
  • Experience with application of critical chain project management principles
  • Previous experience with managing vendor and procurement processes
  • Previous experience with business management processes, quality systems, process management
  • Previous experience leading implementation of emerging technology, automation, system changes or upgrades
  • Proficiency with project management/finance systems and tools (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, TEAMS, Sharepoint, SAP, Jira, etc.)
  • Experience developing, managing and maintaining metrics, reports and data visualisations (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate clearly and succinctly with team members and leadership
  • Strong problem-solving skills; able to anticipate and recognize problems, diagnose root causes and take corrective action to prevent recurrence within the team
  • Excellent self-management and organizational skills; able to manage workload, set personal and team priorities and adjust as needed
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills; able to develop effective teamwork between team members with diverse interpersonal ss; able to deliver effective coaching and feedback
  • Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities.
  • Previous experience with or knowledge of drug development processes.
  • Experience with application of critical chain project management principles.
  • High learning agility
  • Strong business acumen
For more information, please contact Sinéad Cullen on +353879500821 or [email protected]