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Manager, Platform Project Management

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.Join Takeda as a Manager, Platform Project Management where you will support business operations activities in collaboration with Research Platform Leaders and teams that provide cross-functional support to Research Area teams. You will also drive financial planning and tracking for Research Platform teams to ensure alignment of spending with platform and Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) goals, as well as support research planning, forecasting, and portfolio reporting to ensure alignment and visibility to portfolio progression in alignment with department and Research level goals. In this role, you will provide expert support for procurement, contract, and invoice management and issue resolution for Research Platform teams and manage non-pipeline projects in collaboration with scientific leads to ensure program disciplines on contracting, reporting, and documentation. As part of the GI DDU, you will report to the Head of Business Operations and energetically engage with the entire DDU team to assure visibility of all department goals and objectives and make critical contributions to project operations to accelerate delivery to performance goals by supporting communication efforts via key department meetings and communication channels and developing and implementing new operations processes to enhance operational processes to increase efficiency.How you will contribute:

  • Collaborate with research and translational teams to enable and support planning and logistics, establish and manage contracts, CRO management, data delivery, and final disposition.
  • Manage contracting and procurement process to enable rapid contract drafting, review, initiation, and resolution.
  • Resolve and troubleshoot internal and external accounting and payment issues associated with contracted work.
  • Support project teams to enable achievement of project objectives and maintain focus on critical path timelines with Scientific Project leaders for projects assigned to this role.
  • Set project planning disciplines and deliver all planning work products required to manage GI DDU projects assigned to this role.
  • Support and manage cross-functional meetings, including scheduling logistics, the creation and distribution of meeting agendas and minutes, and drive completion of action items.
  • Ensure good meeting disciplines are continuously maintained (with supporting documentation) so that there is a clear logical record of events for each project or partnership.
  • Support and maintain project infrastructure - including library and repositories of data and actions, project Gantt Charts, and Budgets.
  • Ensure data integrity to support accurate reporting and communications.
  • Track progress against project plans and ensures project teams and stakeholders have the tools necessary to deliver assays, contracts, decisions, etc.
  • Implement, support and maintain operations infrastructure - including library and repositories of contracts and procurement documentation, reporting and curating financial data, etc.
  • Support project reporting via DDU, Research, and Enterprise-wde reporting functions including Interact, ImPact, PowerBI, etc.
  • Manage stakeholder communication in support of project execution.
  • Coach and support Scientific Project Leaders to drive projects to stage gates and ensure KPIs are met. Highlight and resolve project risks and issues with project team.
  • Ensure smooth cross-functional liaisons with critical functions for project success (Legal, Finance, Sourcing, HR, and across all scientific functions as necessary). Be accountable for good budgetary disciplines and adherence to contractual commitments.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities for all project management processes.Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Focused on problem solving, troubleshooting, and issue resolution. Demonstrated track record of taking initiative to resolve problems rapidly in large cross functional environments.
    • Structured thinker, strong organizational bias. Ability to implement structure without impacting efficiency of team.
    • Core planning skills with high level of discipline and thorough attention to detail.
    • Solid analytical thinking with preference for analysis to support decisions and a good process orientation.
    • Focus on results and ability to focus upon bigger picture and departmental objectives.
    • Self motivated and self directing to deliver the core responsibilities of the role and motivated to learn and expand skill-set beyond the scope of the role.
    • Solid financial knowledge of cost-based budgeting (internal and external costs) and ability to seek out savings/efficiencies.
    • Strong communication skills with excellent written and verbal proficiency to communicate information succinctly, in English (required).
    • Strong competence in using PowerPoint, Project, and Excel to above average proficiency.
    • Sound scientific knowledge with Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Science or Management related discipline with 2-4 years experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry or research focused academic environment, with a demonstrable broad understanding of drug discovery and development practices.
    • Experience with CRO and/or project management skills with solid process orientation.
    • Entrepreneurial: Demonstrates perseverance, identifies and actively pursues potential opportunities
    • Past experience in Translational Medicine/Science research a plus, but not required.
    • Use of video/Teams from home out of hours occasionally to link with global team for project meetings in differing time zones.
    • Occasional travel to project team meetings may be required (San Diego/partners), What Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Work Paths
      • Tuition reimbursementMore about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.#LI-SGMEEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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