N&I Franchise Project Manager

As a key team member of the Global Business Franchise Neurology & Immunology, the Franchise Project Manager is accountable to:
Actively manage multiple GBF projects as Project Manager
Provide the global cross-functional team with project management and assist project team members in fulfilling their tasks efficiently
Establish and maintain a project plan (with meaningful timelines and check points, logical links between activities, internal/external resources, and assumptions) that depicts the activities in line with the approved global strategy and the input from the respective line functions
The role would be split 75:25 between Pipeline assets and Marketed brands. There would some common workstreams across marketed and pipeline workstreams such as medical conferences (e.g. ECTRIMS), other external facing events (e.g. World MS Day) and internal planning processes such as annual long term strategy development process (SD)
Within the pipeline the role would involve (75%):
Managing workstreams related to ongoing commercial assessments, scientific communication, etc
Would require close coordination with cross functional stakeholders in GSI, GMAP, GMA, R&D, Portfolio management
Within the marketed brands, the role would involve (25%):
Supporting project management during Brand Planning
Would require close coordination with stakeholders in GSI, GMAP, GMA and Regional/Country organizations
The role requires hands on involvement to support GBF asset leads to prepare for internal and external presentations
Track and forecast tasks, budget (in collaboration with project controlling) and project timelines and provide team with early warnings on possible variances.
Schedule project team meetings and develop meeting agendas. Lead project team meetings for routine operations, take minutes and ensure follow-up of action items from the minutes.
Prepare presentations as needed
Communicate significant variances to the respective governance bodies and work with GBF to develop mitigation/Acceleration plans
Organize efficient information flow within the GBF, which can be spread across different functional sub-teams.
Ensure alignment with other initiatives within Functional Sub-teams/areas
Create transparency on pipeline budgets for the franchise
Bachelor's or Masters' degree (preferred) in a scientific discipline and/or in economics with significant previous experience in the life sciences industry (including consulting)
Highly developed written and verbal communications skills in English
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience within in the pharmaceutical industry or consulting companies working in healthcare
Previous working experience in cross-functional and international teams
Cross-functional knowledge of the Drug Development Process and Launch success factors a definite plus
Experience of working in Multiple Sclerosis is desirable
Knowledge of and /or experience in project management is desirable
Excellent interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment
Clear leadership skills
Excellent project management skills
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Strong communication (verbal, written & presentation) and influencing skills
Facilitation skills
Intermediate-to-advanced level of skill in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Normal and routine office duties
Position requires both domestic and international travel up to 20% of time
Job Requisition ID: 181876
Location: Rockland
Career Level: C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model: full-time

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