Project Management Director, clinical

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
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Job Description

Associate Director, Project Management, Drug Development

Our client has a strong pipeline of drug compounds at an advanced stage in research. This newly created Dublin based role requires an experienced Project Manager in drug development for a highly rewarding permanent appointment.

The Associate Director/Director of Project Management will be responsible for driving key projects for drug development programs. The position requires excellent communication and leadership skills, in addition to, a strong technical understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of drug development and commercialization. The position will collaborate closely across all functions within the organization to develop and maintain key objectives and timelines.

Job Spec
  • Drive key project objectives from clinical development through registration and commercialization
  • Provide operational leadership and support to cross-functional teams throughout all phases of development, registration, and commercialization by driving assigned projects to completion
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive integrated project plans in accordance with project goals including a focus on registration pathways and launch readiness
  • Identify and determine project scope, deliverables, working group members, team charters, key milestones, and timelines
  • Ensures all project requirements, risks and deliverables are identified, integrated, tracked, and managed successfully from project initiation through implementation
  • Proactively identifies resource constraints, risks, and conflicts that could impact project timelines and collaborates with teams to develop appropriate solutions
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration across functions within the organization to ensure goals and timelines are aligned and implemented
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings, including the preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and follow-up on action items
  • Support program teams on short- and long-term planning strategies
  • Establishes and maintains project and department electronic and physical files according to corporate standards
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts in project management practices

Person Spec

  • Ability to work independently on assigned program tasks and drive for results in a team environment
  • Strong experience facilitating team meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring alignment with stakeholders
  • Skilled in developing collaborative relationships, with the ability to foster open communication with the project team, external vendors/consultants, and key stakeholders
  • Strong time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional problem solving, analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the overall drug development process; Experience in and knowledge of the requirements for late stage clinical development and registration activities globally
  • Product launch experience and market readiness strongly desired
  • BS/MS in biological sciences; Advanced degree preferred
  • 8-10 years or 10+ years of industry experience; preference with minimum of 5+ years in program management
  • Certification or professional training in project management would be a plus
Skills and Competencies:
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive results that are needed to achieve the company objectives in accord with the core cultural values.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of ICH/GCP and regulatory guidelines a plus
  • Depth of familiarity with Drug Development and Lifecycle Management of pharmaceuticals