Purdue Pharma Canada's is investing in our pipeline which will diversify and add multiple products to our portfolio over the coming years. Our portfolio diversification strategy is gaining momentum and the strong foundation we have built over the last 60 years in Canada, allows us to forge ahead with bold plans for the next 60 years.
You have an opportunity to play a key role in this success story as our:
DIRECTOR, PROJECT AND ALLIANCE MANAGEMENT
Reporting to the President & CEO the Director, Project and Alliance Management, will play an integral part in creating and establishing the Enterprise Project Management Office [“EPMO”], and maximizing the performance of the project management team through strong leadership, training and mentoring. Projects within the scope of this role are commercially focused, examples of which will include new product launches, business development in-license product integrations and research and development. This role will also include the responsibility for the ongoing management of long-term 3rd party alliances created through the in-licensing of new products for the Purdue Canada portfolio. Your experience in project management in the pharmaceutical industry will enable you to be successfully lead the team managing projects in an effort to deliver on target with uncompromised quality and high stakeholder and client satisfaction.
You will also work with cross-functional key stake holders and senior management in Manufacturing, R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Commercial, Supply Chain, IT and Finance to ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule while maintaining high product quality. This role requires a high degree of transparency, team leadership, master organization and a high degree of effective communication within your team, across functional groups and with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team. As the Director of Project and Alliance Management, you will lead the team by focusing on developing and implementing best practices and specific performance improvement initiatives and become an integral part to change management within the organization.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage the long-term end to end relationships with 3rd party alliances created when signing licensing deals for new Purdue in-licensed products
- Ensure contract terms and processes (i.e. Regulatory Approvals, Joint Commercialization Activities, Product Supply, Payments, etc. ) are effectively established, managed and monitored by both parties, working across functions, proactively addressing issues / risks and resolving through win-win negotiations
- Lead the annual and ongoing governance processes required to manage the intake, prioritization, feasibility, approval, resourcing, monitoring, and closing of all projects within the scope of the EPMO
- Design and manage an ongoing communications plan to ensure alignment across the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, Executive Sponsors, Project Managers and project teams as it relates to project governance, status, risks, opportunities and change controls
- Establish the EPMO organizational structure by hiring and leading a team of project managers thereby establishing the EPMO vision, performance management processes and targets, individual employee performance targets and talent development goals across the team
- Plan/design and manage budgets, resources, timelines, status reports and dashboards for projects leveraging existing tools and processes, such as MS Enterprise Project Management
- Create and execute project plans and alliance management activities in collaboration with R&D, Regulatory, Commercial, Business Development, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain and other IAC’s for new and in-licensed projects across different therapeutic areas
- Develop strong internal relationships with key stakeholders across R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Commercial, Business Development, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, IT and Finance
- Understand, communicate and provide perspective to the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, Executive Sponsor and Project Managers on the views of external experts / regulatory agencies, relevant to the project’s development strategy – highlighting risks and risk mitigation strategies
- Manage the risk, issue and change control and resolution processes working across relevant stakeholder groups and through the governance committee to manage and take corrective action as necessary
- Oversee Project Managers by delegating work and managing the delivery of projects/programs on time, within scope and on budget
- Set standards for project management capabilities - certifications and qualifications of project managers (e.g. PMP), methodologies, success measurements (e.g. earned value measurement, which integrates measures of scope, schedule and costs to forecast project performance), and tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel or Project to create Gantt charts, which summarize a project schedule timeline and events)
- In partnership with existing IT PMO create a “Center of Excellence” to develop standardized project management processes and methodologies, leveraging tools and platforms to share knowledge and industry best practices
- Monitor compliance with policies and standards, updating or implementing as necessary based on organizational processes and requirements
- Provide ongoing motivation, coaching, guidance, feedback and mentoring support to the team