Pfizer

Director, Asset (s) / Region (s) Project Management Translational Research, MDSCA (Non-MD)

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 04 2021
Ref
4814985
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
The Asset / Region Project Manager provides leadership and facilitates others to continuously update and deliver the Asset (s), Region (s) Research Agenda. The PM provides organization, tracking, budgetary rigor, timeline management, non-study project support to the asset in a global and regional scope. The Project Manager enforces governance and process. The role includes the medical strategy, finance for the asset, research strategy timelines, asset meetings, asset communication, driving and facilitating all the lines involved with asset deliverables to deliver.

The Project Manager holds a comprehensive knowledge of vaccine/drug development, resource management concepts, associated business processes, and project planning software and applies skills and general epidemiology and vaccine development knowledge to contribute to the achievement of team objectives.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Primary efforts will be assigned to support and oversee all project management needs associated with the execution of the asset (s) or region (s) research agenda in Translational Research, inclusive of all individual MDSCA Vaccine assets assigned.
  • By leading the process, ensures deliverables are created with the proper involvement of stakeholders in a robust and efficient way. Includes the Medical Plan, Annual Ops Plan budget in the integrated Portfolio & Project Management (iPPM) Tool and any other Asset deliverable related to Translational Research scope.
  • PMs will collaborate to lead additional efforts across franchise assets dependent on business needs.


  • Project management responsibilities will include innovation and technology specific initiativesand customer engagement program support.
  • PM must work seamlessly with the Medical Asset Leads, the Medical Excellence, Portfolio & Project Management Lead, the Clinical/Medical Quality and Compliance Lead, the Clinical Affairs Lead as well as Regional Leads to effectively generate and manage the deliverables of the Asset /Region research agenda.
  • Actively leads and project manages the annual strategic medical plan update process. Drives the meeting planning and ensures participation of the key lines needed to update the medical plan annually. Ensures a complete plan with associated slides and budget in accordance with MDSCA timelines.
  • Serves as a Liaison between several groups the, the Translational Research Group, the Global Medical Asset Lead, Regulatory and Vaccine R&D, to ensure transfer of knowledge regarding the progress of research project overseen.
  • May be required to lead sub-teams to drive ad hoc asset level objectives forward. Ensures that the operational deliverables of projects covered by medical plan (s) regarding asset level support are achieved on or ahead of schedule and within cost standards and key decision required.
  • Serves as project management champion, effectively collaborating with stakeholders so that there is Asset level ownership and leadership of driving asset level objectives forward.
  • Ensure good communication across colleagues involved in an asset are informed.
  • Collaborates and stays current with Glocal PM on relevant asset objectives and issues; coleads the MSC and is responsible for the Translational Research component of the MSC.
  • Ensures clear cross-functional goals are established & agreed to.
  • Supports the global medical team so that projects (non-study) overseen are fully supported and establishes focused partnership with regional teams/colleagues for their adequate conduct and completion. Owns the the integrated Portfolio & Project Management (iPPM) Tool at the asset level.
  • Coordinates with the Medical Excellence, Portfolio & Project Management Lead for MDSCA roll ups and with the Clinical Affairs Operational Manager to ensure current status (i.e. q2 weeks) in iPPM is maintained. Prepares asset iPPM for monthly and ad hoc Economic
  • Council meetings. Ensures communication and resolution of any action items related to budget. Includes coordination of inclusion of regional data.
  • Works with Translational Research functional leads and their delegates to create and operate the Translational Research MDSCA the integrated Portfolio & Project Management (iPPM) Tool.
  • Provides any asset related reporting/tracking required.
  • Provides support and helps tracking ISR/Research Grants.
  • Ensures SOP compliance, liaises with the GNT01 Vaccines colleagues to keep the integrated Portfolio & Project Management (iPPM) Tool current.
  • Works collaboratively with other PMs in TR and MDSCA to create process improvement, tools to ensure efficiency, communication and consistency across all Pfizer Assets including regional interests. Ensures consistency across assets with colleague PMs
  • Attends PSC.


Responsibilities
  • Project Management Translational Research / MDSCA: support all planned and ongoing project management needs associated with Translational Research MDSCA Clinical Epidemiology projects.
  • Creates and Maintains Master timeline Gannt charts. Including each major study from the Medical Plan and all major country regulatory and VTC milestones.
  • Coordinates with study teams, VRD and Commercial groups to gather data necessary for Master Asset Timeline.
  • Coordinates and plans the "quarterly" Asset F2F project strategy meetings or other regular strategic asset meetings.
  • Applies technical, team and line knowledge along with comprehensive scheduling knowledge.
  • Supports translation of team's strategic objectives into operational plans; provides insight into operational feasibility of proposed strategies.
  • Monitors progress of project activities towards next project milestone, anticipates and highlights potential variances, supports line/team in critical path analyses and understanding the impact, and partners with the Medical Excellence, Portfolio & Project Management Lead/Medical Asset Lead/Clinical Affairs Lead and the Medical Affairs team to identify/recommend solutions to schedule risk
  • Ensures operational plans align with and support strategic plans. Ensures that cost, time and quality parameters are clearly outlined in the Medical Plans
  • Supports creation of the medical plans, ensuring distinct deliverables are well associated timing, resources, quality parameters, interdependencies across lines, and risk and mitigation plans in collaboration with Medical Excellence, Portfolio & Project Management
  • Lead/Medical Asset Lead/Clinical Affairs Lead.
  • Partners with Medical Excellence, Portfolio & Project Management Lead/Medical Asset Lead/ Regional Lead/Clinical Affairs Lead to develop the budget for the Asset and annual Operating plan.
  • Understands the asset strategy and components enough to converse about them and participate at least minimally in content. Is not involved in conduct of studies but knows what studies are happening and general status for purposes of maintaining the integrated Portfolio & Project Management (iPPM) Tool.
  • Organize and facilitate effective meetings. Identifies and takes on action items as well as delegates action items, follow-up/track action items to resolution, updates project plans & deliverables, as required, identifies issues and ultimately resolves issues (to ensure effective meetings at all levels) - Coordinates and publishes agendas, minutes, and gives general meeting support.
  • Ensure that Asset Activities (emphasis on ISRs, internal governance MSC, ESC, Economic Council) are compliant with all Pfizer Policies, Pfizer`s Standard Operating Procedures and GCP/ICH guidelines. Can help with SOP reviews and compliance trouble shooting.
  • Contributes to risk management of Asset or Projects through the identification of operational and project risks for discussion with appropriate team leadership. Propose or work for solutions or options to remove risk.
  • Is a member of the Publications Subcommittee (PSC).
  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs global colleagues on key governance committee to support development of a strategic global and regional publication plans, supported by projects overseen, participate in data analysis efforts, and lead or participate in manuscript, abstract, and poster development.
  • Translational Research Co-Chair of the Medical Subcommittee Membership (MSC) and Chair of the Epidemiology Subcommittee (ESC): Schedules, Organizes and Runs the ESC and research relevant aspects of MSCs. Collaborates with Scientific Affairs and Clinical Affairs global colleagues to conduct these governance meetings.
  • Internal Communication: For PM related topics represents the Translational Research Group in internal for ensuring the group`s needs are considered and represented in global strategies and plans. Develops and strengthen partnerships among key stakeholders.
  • Build organizational capability: Builds trust among team members and broader stakeholders by setting a highly visible example of Project Management to deliver medical excellence.
  • Contribute to the productivity of Pfizer vaccines by responsibly exploring novel initiatives that can improve the performance of MDSCA.
  • Provide expertise and enforce SOPs and MDSCA specific processes during participation in all aspects of governance, committees and teams. Provides education and guidance to MDSCA colleagues.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines related to drug development or business management. An advanced scientific (eg. MS, PhD, PharmD) or business degree (eg, MBA) is preferred.
  • Project Management education.


Technical
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills first. Vaccine experience
  • Main required skill is the ability to manage a significant volume of projects, while exhibiting the capacity to prioritize, provide oversight, demonstrate excellent judgmental skills and work in a continuous improvement environment as well as experience in financial and communication aspects of PM in a complex matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a Matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading complex and highly skilled teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead across diverse cultures and geographies. Significant cross-functional leadership/management experience.
  • Vaccine and disease area training and expertise.
  • At least 10 years of experience in vaccine-related medical/scientific activities including research, clinical and epidemiological programs
  • Knowledge of the project management discipline and its application to vaccine/drug development.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and articulate global strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple parallel projects.
  • Experience in leading clinical developments and/or lifecycle strategy plans.
  • Desirably, having contributed to a major phase development or post-approval vaccine program.
  • Capable of comprehending and communicating in a clear, concise manner a large amount of information.
  • Very strong strategic skills including creativity and effectiveness in proactively identifying and addressing challenges.
  • Ability to discuss scientific aspects of drug development, also comfortable in discussing commercial and regulatory issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including scientific writing skills; includes strong inter-personal skills.
  • Proven ability to influence and succeed through others and to form excellent relationships with key cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to facilitate open discussion and debate among key stakeholders and build internal and external relationships through partnering, anticipating needs, fulfilling expectations. Ability to bring divergent views together.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, and proven track record of delivering high quality within timelines.
  • Knowledgeable of the commercial, regulatory, policy and environmental issues that drive immunization.
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated track record of high performance and producing outstanding results.
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership behavior.


Financial
  • Experience in financial reporting, budget control and allowable cost
  • Prior accountability in tracking and actively managing large budgets ($10MM+) across multiple projects


Compliance
  • Extensive knowledge of the company Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Extensive Knowledge of GCP/HCP guidelines and other external regulations required


Experience
  • Expertise in Vaccines and Disease area. 10+ years Pharmaceutical experience preferred.
  • Direct high-level Project Management Experience - 10+ years


Other job details

Last Date to Apply for Job: June 11, 2021

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Additional location information : this is a US based role

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