Associate Director, Resource Management in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 4/20/2024

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.


This position is responsible for supporting the Global R&D organization and will partner with the Head of Resource Management to drive the establishment of expert capacity planning and analysis, strategic and scenario planning and use of various analytical tools. Analytical Resource Management will focus on implementing a data driven approach to optimizing resource deployment, productivity and costs through establishing advanced functional algorithms, metrics and modeling to forecast resource demand alongside effort tracking actuals and headcount. As a member of the Global R&D Finance & Procurement team, this position will be responsible for driving the development and implementation of the project and non-project FTE algorithms, Planisware (TRIDENT) Time-Card tracking, resource analyses reports and functional business partnering. This position may also lead high complexity process and/or infrastructure projects in support of the R&D portfolio.


- Strategy Business Partnering
In partnership with the Head of Resource Management:
- Support evaluations of operating models and their impact on costs and headcount
- Establish linkages/line of site between functional and geographical differences/opportunities along with connection point to other Non-RD functions and Corporate
- Partner with functions within Global RD to support capacity management based on current capacity, headcount/budget constraints and demand. Identify optimal staffing plans between permanent employees and contingent workers. Identify new capabilities within functions.
- Execute with strong project management skills, including monitoring work-plans and managing against milestones, knowing what to prioritize and why, knowing who to keep informed, why, and how often, and knowing when to escalate
- Establish strong relationships cross-functionally, globally and with key established committees
- Analytical Resource Management
- Establish and manage metrics around Resource Productivity, Cost, Capacity, Alerts
- Oversee the development of advanced algorithms using machine learning based on historical data and LF input
- Enable talent skill mapping, leveraging skills of associates and promoting opportunities of growth
- Partner with Head of RM to drive and/or lead or co-lead high complexity process and/or infrastructure projects as well as implementation of solutions in cross-functional and global settings.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)

- Bachelor's Degree required
- advanced degree (i.e. MS MBA or PhD in a scientific discipline with additional relevant experience) preferred

Experience Qualifications

- 7 or More Years relevant experience required
- 4 or More Years cross-functional drug development coordination/resource management experience or equivalent required
- Industry experience: Pharmaceutical, life science, clinical trials management, healthcare preferred
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or training in project management preferred


Ability to travel up to 10%. Domestic and international travel for business meetings and conferences as required

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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