Job Title: Sr. Manager, Research Portfolio Management

As a Senior Manager-Research Portfolio management, you will be responsible for managing multiple Discovery teams through all stages of project life cycle. The scope of the role could encompass project management across multiple therapeutics areas, across the same or different indications.

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible for independently managing multiple Discovery Project Teams

Work in partnership with project leader to ensure timely, efficient, and effective meetings, and to ensure adequate progress on research activities between meetings.

Collaborate with the discovery team and functional area heads to anticipate and identify project issues, which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals.

Lead or co-ordinate team operations and communications.

Inform research leadership of critical new data and changes in strategy.

Organizes Project Management support for various functional areas on the Project, attends sub-team meetings; organizes ad hoc working groups.

Task management of employees is required.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

Provides clear and timely communication to project team.

Must have a strong understanding applications, principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical project management and must have strong scientific background.

Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

Understand and communicate scientific and business elements associated with the therapeutics (areas) of the assigned projects.

Must be well organized and have a strong attention to detail.

Possess advanced knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office suite and other reporting and tracking tools

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

8+ years of relevant experience and a BS in science or; 6+ years of relevant experience and a MS or MBA. Experience should include 3 years of participation in cross-functional project management activities. 2+ years of relevant experience and a PhD in a scientific field. A scientific background is preferred.

Relevant experience consists of work in a scientific field or equivalent experience in association with R&D project teams and/or in cross-functional project management activities.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Work under minimal supervision, determine personal work plan, schedule tasks and activities

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