Research Project Manager @ Pfizer

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Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage strong project management and facilitation skills to optimize team meetings and drive effective governance interactions and decision making.
  • Responsible for building cross-functional matrix relationships and navigating the organization to integrate various functions as a cohesive effort to drive projects and enhance team dynamics.
  • Manage project timelines, ensuring timelines are aligned with functional activities across the organization (individual project plan, operational portfolio).
  • Monitor and report on project execution and progress against milestones and deliverables.
  • Organize and facilitate regular or ad-hoc meetings with project teams, key stakeholders/SMEs preparing and distributing agendas, minutes, and other materials as needed.
  • Lead cross-functional collaboration that will deliver projects on time with agreed standards.
  • Drive planning for stage-gate decision points; guide teams through creation with functional input, governance approval, and execution of project plans.
  • Proactively identify potential risks and help manage and solve the challenges/issues through close collaboration with different parts of the organization.
  • Identify, develop, and implement new processes to facilitate continued evolution of the operations and improve efficiency of the Research organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Experience should include 2+ years in a direct project / program management role
  • Strong knowledge of the drug discovery activities especially research and development experience for small molecules required.
  • Solid understanding of drug development and commercialization.
  • Project management foundation and relevant experience on matrix management, budget management, metrics, and leadership communication.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information to a broad audience and demonstrated ability to interact directly and productively with team members and management and to manage and prioritize multiple competing priorities is also required.
  • Ability to lead and engage in complex scientific discussions to develop/summarize clear follow-up/action plans and execute.
  • Strong experience with building relationships, leading strategic initiatives, and programs, and collaborating across divisions with people of diverse business backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly organized and motivated individual with the ability to work independently/effectively with cross functional matrixed teams.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, driving change and innovation across a matrix.
  • Experience using Project Management software to manage complex program timelines and resources (MS Project, Smartsheet).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Oncology background strongly recommended.
  • PMP certification is a plus.
  • An advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD, MBA) preferred – if an advanced degree is held then at least 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development is required.

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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