Pharmaceutical Project Manager - FDE

Employer
Location
Indianapolis
Salary
Competitive
Posted
March 09 2017
Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Other
Responsibilities
Purpose:
  • Drive the application and integration of key project management processes and tools across teams and/or subsets of teams to deliver asset and portfolio value with quality on time, on budget and within scope.
  • Ensure marketing, medical, manufacturing, clinical and regulatory needs for the molecule/new indication/line extension are captured into a single global integrated plan.
  • Facilitate and enable delivery of global, integrated plan deliverables for the asset in alignment with the global strategy and plan (including oversight and tracking of direct and indirect resourcing)
  • Ensure quality and organizational excellence of the assigned team; supporting performance of cross-functional/corporate processes, alliance management, affiliate relationships and influencing team culture.
  • Effectively manage cross-functional communications, anticipate and resolve issues with the team, asset and portfolio in mind, ensure documentation of key team/asset information and decisions, and ensure project management systems are up to date.

Facilitate and Support Asset Strategy and Delivery through Project Management Tools and Processes (85%):

Scope Management:
  • Support development of the molecule/indication strategy (leveraging quality decision making principles) and ensure alignment and integration of strategy (including the Asset Strategy) with the approved molecule scope (indications, resources, etc.).
  • Ensure scope is proactively managed via the Change Management Process. Support creation of a global plan that articulates the strategy for the molecule and provides the foundation for operational objectives (integrated development and functional plan).

Schedule Management:
  • Facilitate the execution of project plan and delivery of project milestones
  • Hold functions accountable for achievement of key project deliverables in alignment with the agreed to project plan and in compliance with corporate quality standards.
  • Facilitate and/or lead critical chain network builds for assigned molecule/indication


Communication Management:
  • Develop and implement a team communication plan to ensure alignment with molecule/indication strategy
  • 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 corporate affairs and/or the issues strategy team to manage asset related external communication.
  • Proactively communicate change in scope via the change management tool.


Cost Management:
  • Drive development of an integrated project budget that ensures alignment with functional representatives and business unit leadership.
  • Understand the drivers in your budget and be able to communicate to various audiences.
  • Optimize your budget and develop overall cost savings to your asset.
  • Effectively utilize resource modeling and forecasting processes and tools.

Leadership:
  • Enable cross-functional results through people utilizing influence rather than direct or positional authority (influence without authority)
  • Lead the project teams with judgment-based decisions
  • Adapt quickly to change and assist others in aligning with the changes.

Project Management Tools/IT Management:
  • Provide quality and timely content using project management tools e.g. Critical Chain reports, Orion status reports, Board of director slides, etc.
  • Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to monitor and control the project, including but not limited to: SAP, Orion, Prochain Enterprise, Critical Chain, Budget Monitor & Control, Risk Tool, etc.
  • Maintain team navigator site and ensure appropriate access for team members.

Risk Management:
  • Monitor and prioritize risk with the team and communicate status of potential risk to governance, the business unit and senior leadership as appropriate.
  • Suggest ways to avoid/mitigate risk and initiate contingency plans as needed.

Application/Improvement of Processes (Shared Learning) (10%):

The project management associate plays a leadership role as a resource to the business with regard to shared learning, process improvement, and identification of special/complex needs as they pertain to their primary responsibilities.

  • Seek opportunities to capture and share learning cross-functionally
  • Identify and bring forth areas for continual process improvement to team and function; identify methods to decrease drug development cycle times and cost
  • Participate in retrospective project/process review meetings (i.e. after action reviews) to identify issues and strengths and help capture learning
  • Liaise with Project Management Office (PMO) and with the Resource Modeling and Forecasting Team to identify, share, and incorporate best practices into future iterations of processes, tools, training, or guidance
People (5%):
  • Reach agreement with supervisor on the alignment of the performance and development goals with the objectives of the department and the corporate business priorities
  • Model key leadership behaviors (i.e. establishing credibility, high integrity, good judgement and influence, getting results through people, conflict resolution, etc…)
  • Contribute to the development of others by being an active source of coaching and feedback to coworkers
Leadership:
  • Consistent, successful demonstration of leadership behaviors.
  • 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 styles; able to deliver effective coaching and feedback.
  • Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to frequent change and altered priorities.
Basic Qualifications
  • Pharm. D/Master's degree OR Bachelor's degree preferably in a health-related, scientific or engineering field with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, drug development, and/or project management
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Previous experience with or knowledge of drug development processes
  • Higher degrees or certifications (e.g. MS., MBA, Masters in Project Management or PMP).
  • Critical chain project management certification or experience with application of critical chain project management principles.
  • 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).
  • Strong computer skills; skilled at using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and capable of maintaining the appropriate project documentation in SAP.
  • Practical experience performing project management for a cross-functional project.
Additional Information
  • Day shift located at Lilly Corporate Center.
  • FDE Only-This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. .