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Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management
Ref No.: 19-11535
Location: South San Francisco, California
Sunrise System Inc. is currently looking for Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management in South San Francisco, CA with one of our top client.
Job Title: Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management
Job Id: 19-11535
Location: South San Francisco, CA 94080
Duration: 12 months
Position Type: Hourly contract Position (W2 only)
  • Client plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma.
  • Client is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.
  • Client markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories.
  • With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Client is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.
  • Client is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition.
  • Where you can build bridges all over the world.
  • Where you can power ideas that drive change.
  • And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients.
  • Power your future & join our bold team.
Position Overview
  • Our South San Francisco, CA office has an exciting temporary opportunity available in the Project & Portfolio Management Department for an Associate Director, Pharma R&D Project Management.
  • As a member of a global project core team, assist/support the core team leader in the management and leadership of the development and lifecycle process of compounds within the corporate portfolio.
Main Areas of Responsibilities
  • Work with project teams globally to develop strategic and tactical plans for compounds within the corporate portfolio.
  • This includes but is not limited to Global Development Strategies with costs and timelines
  • Facilitate communication within and outside the project team
  • Arrange and attend project related and departmental meetings
  • Prepare draft agendas, meeting minutes, presentations for project related meetings to varied stakeholders, including governance boards
  • Work with project teams to identify and communicate project risks, benefits, issues, contingency planning
  • Prepare project and departmental reports
  • Review and ensure that all required project databases and files are up to date
  • Review relevant project specific documents
  • Participate in meetings, teams or committees as they relate to assigned projects
  • Work with the project team and sub-teams to track and optimize project plans
  • Coordinate quarterly estimates for annual budgets and long-term budget planning including both external costs and FTEs
  • May assist core team lead with invoicing for projects with partner shared costs
  • May organize and participate in partner meetings as they relate to the position
  • May participate in special projects to increase efficiencies and enhance business practices
  • Under guidance of direct manager may act as a project lead for assigned projects
  • 4 - 6 years' experience in a pharmaceutical research organization; drug development experience (CMC, clinical and/or preclinical); 3-5 years’ minimal project management experience
  • Experience in GI and/or Liver Therapeutic Area an asset
  • Preferred Skills/Qualification
  • Attention to detail consistently
  • Proactive/self-starter consistently
  • Initiative and accountability
  • Understanding of drug development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including an ability to synthesize information to accommodate different audiences
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Ability to easily adapt to a changing environment
  • Proven ability to function well in cross-functional, matrix environments
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making, judgment, and problem solving
  • Familiarity with project management software, Excel, PowerPoint, Word processing software and overall good computer skills
  • LIBS degree in life sciences (Minimum), advanced degree in life sciences preferred
  • PMP certification preferred, not required.
Soumya Subhadarshni
Direct: (732) 272-0277 | Email:
Michael Peng
Direct: (732) 272 0265 |