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Associate Director, Program and Project Management

Horizon Therapeutics

Horizon Therapeutics

Wilmette, Illinois, US.



Management Occupations

Published on 2022-03-10 19:45

Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.


  • Lead and manage team operational activities while developing & maintaining high performing teams
  • Ensure alignment between project and program strategies and plans, working with cross-functional teams to perform scenario analysis to mitigate risks, develop contingencies and provide insights into portfolio recommendations, continuously interacting with all functions ensuring effective ongoing communications across teams and stakeholders
  • Interacts through program updates and reviews with all functions and levels of management ensuring effective ongoing communications across teams and stakeholders.
  • Generate high quality global strategic integrated project timeline, risk management and communication plans
    • Lead collection of project information and other data collection, establish harmonized/standardized reporting and tracking tools, manage shared site(s) for information dissemination
    • Develops and implements portfolio and project management tools and project/portfolio reports/dashboards
    • Implement frameworks, tools and techniques for development portfolio analysis and optimization to drive program plans, allocation of resources and on time or better project performance
  • Drive adherence to operating model processes and portfolio governance, including delivery of timely and quality team deliverables
  • Apply best practice project management tools, methodologies, principles, and practices
  • Support life cycle management opportunities and due diligence assessments as needed

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in life sciences or a relevant field
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MS) preferred or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training
  • 6 or more years of industry experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or other healthcare related field required
  • 3 or more years of drug development project management experience required
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects and teams and working across all areas in the organization and with all levels of management and staff
  • Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Pre-Clinical, Clinical, Manufacturing & Operations, Commercial, and Regulatory
  • Clinical research therapeutic area knowledge preferred
  • Experience with project management tools, methodologies, principles, and practices as related to the biopharmaceutical Industry, PMP certification preferred and experience in an FDA regulated environment highly desirable

Horizon Core Values & Competencies:


  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Develops Talent


  • Drives Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Decision Quality


  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Instills Trust

Horizon requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated, as a condition of employment, with Pfizer that has been fully approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or one of the vaccines currently granted emergency use authorization by the FDA such as Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your final dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will provide medical and religious accommodations as required by law.

Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

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