Sr Director, Global Project Management & Leadership in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 7/18/2024

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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 15,000 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.


The Sr Director GPM&L is accountable for delivering an integrated drug development strategy and tactical plan including options analysis of team's proposals in partnership with a Global Team leader for high complexity projects/programs. Works effectively across organizational lines to ensure delivery of projects within cost, time and quality requirements. As a leader in GPM&L this position is also responsible for developing PM talent and may also manage a team of PMs. This position may be assigned to provide leadership to a therapeutic area (TA) or significant business collaboration and ensure effective PM resourcing to projects within the portfolio. As a member of the GMP&L leadership team this position is also responsible for developing and executing departmental objectives as well as supporting the global R&D organization in identifying organizational process gaps, developing and implementing solutions to help improve or optimize organizational efficiency and decision making.


Project Responsibilities

  • Independently manage or lead strategy development for high complexity drug development projects/programs. Manages the Global Project Team(s) in partnership with the Global Team Leader to drive strategy development and create an integrated product development plan and timelines. Ensure execution of overall plan and annual goals.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a high performing team.
  • Generate critical path analyses and lead scenario planning with GPT to select best option understanding cost and timeline implications.
  • Resolve complex problems and identify gaps in the project or organization.
  • Mobilize others to gain alignment with the most Sr leaders and secure resources for the project.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of project status in the project management information systems, for preparing scope change proposals and stage gate proposals for formal presentation to senior management. Can step in, as needed, on behalf of the Global Team Leader to deliver presentations to Sr Management.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Work independently within a matrix environment and coach, influence and mentor more junior PMs, Team members and project stakeholders.
  • As a TA lead or Lead on a Business Collaboration, will contribute to portfolio management by participating in global TA strategy committees and have an in depth understanding of project strategies/plans.
  • As a staff manager, responsible for coaching PMs on project-related issues including review of their Monthly Project Summary Reports and governance presentations. Responsible for talent development and ensuring that staff have actionable development plans and receive ongoing coaching and feedback.
  • Provide leadership to the Global PM function by supporting budget and resource management, annual goals setting as well as strategic direction for the department. Identify and implement PM best practices for the broader GPM organization. Ensure organizational awareness of the Global Development Processes.

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 Bachelor’s degree (ie MS, MBA or PhD) in a scientific discipline with additional relevant experience is required
  • Advanced degree (i.e., MS, MBA or PhD) in a scientific discipline with additional relevant experience preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • 10 or More Years in a drug development PM role or related role In Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • 10 or More Years Demonstrated success as a project manager/leader in planning and executing strategies for global drug development: early stage, late stage and life cycle management preferred
  • 10 or More Years Proven track record as a leader/influencer in a global role preferred
  • 10 or More Years Direct people management experience with ability to identify and recruit talent preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)-PMI and/or training in project management preferred


Ability to travel up to 10%

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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