Associate Director, Project Management

Irvine, California | Freelance | Job ID #58762 |
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Our client, a healthcare organization, is looking for an Associate Director, Project Management to join their team for a long term, fulltime contract role!

Associate Director, Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Manage the cross-functional integrated project plan and drive the execution through cross-functional teams, building the global project strategy, ensuring milestones, goals, risk and budget are achieved
  • Effectively collaborate with R&D governance boards, communicate project status to management and provide resolution options/recommendations for project issues
  • Provide decision analysis expertise and tools to the project teams for strategic planning and operational execution
  • Provides training and coaching of project teams on processes including product development process, project governance, development plans, critical path, decision trees and project financials
  • Will take a leadership role in managing the overall project financials and incorporating forecasts from core team members

Associate Director, Project Management Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree is a minimum requirement
  • 8-10 years’ experience in Pharma R&D environment, including 6+ years as Project Manager or equivalent
  • A passionate project manager with strong experience in pharmaceutical product development pathway
  • Expert in pharmaceutical product development and the interdependencies of individual development activities. Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for product registration on global basis
  • Expert in the application of project management software and ability to utilize internal R&D project and portfolio management systems
  • Proven negotiation, issue resolution and team building skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve project issues, including those related to timing, resources and funding, to prevent delays in project milestones
  • Excellence in communication, stakeholder management, facilitating and managing meetings.
  • Expert in facilitating team decision making
  • Ability to encourage intelligent risk taking and a bold culture
  • Master of Science in Life Sciences discipline is preferred but not required
  • PMP certification is helpful but not required

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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