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NTT Data, Inc. Drug Development Project Manager in Plainsboro, New Jersey

Position: Late Development Project Manager

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Plainsboro, NJ

The Senior Drug Development Project Manager partners with the Late Development Program Lead (DPL) to lead the Late Development Program Team (DPT) to successfully shape and execute the project and drug development strategies, as well as appropriate lifecycle planning.

Sr. Project Manager is accountable for the cross-functional execution of one or two more integrated development plans including management of timelines, cost, quality, and risk mitigation.

The Sr. Project Manager provides an independent voice to shape the project strategy and drive optimal decisions for the broader portfolio value. This position can be assigned to any therapeutic area and work on projects at any stage of development, but the focus for this position will be emphasis in late development (post-Proof of Concept to commercialization).

Roles & Responsibilities:

• The Senior Project Manager leads project management for one or more DPTS focused on our most complex, and high priority programs. In this capacity, they may provide oversight to other PMs.

• Partners with the Late Development Program Lead (DPL) to foster a high performing team and monitor the health and operating efficiency of the team as a unit

• Leads creation of team norms and operating principles with a focus on cross-functional input and accountability, and robust analysis of vetted options

• Acts as an integrator within the Development Program Team (DPT) and across the enterprise to ensure alignment and connect best practices for programs entering Phase 3 to commercialization.

• Facilitates effective, science-based business decisions including development of scenarios as needed. Ensures all decisions are assessed as to their impacts and communicated to stakeholders in a transparent and timely manner

• Highlights interdependencies and downstream impacts of strategic decisions

• Proactively identifies risks and ensures mitigation plans are implemented

• Develops and coordinates resource planning across functions to assure adequate resources are applied to the project

• Advise on governance expectations with focus on cross-functional input and rigorous debate

• Coaches project team members and others to drive excellence and accountability, and develop talent pipeline for DPT membership

• Change Agent for continuous improvement and transformational initiatives

• For projects that are being jointly developed, works closely with a key strategic alliance partner

• Acts a leader in the PM organization to help build cross-portfolio capability by sharing best practices, connecting across the portfolio, and coaching more junior PMs

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Physical sciences or relevant discipline, advanced degree preferred

• Five (5) or more years of demonstrated drug development project management experience with 7+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry

• Functional experience in BLA/NDA submissions, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, life cycle management etc.

• Breadth of drug development expertise with solid understanding of project interdependencies and disease content to contribute to strategic discussions

• The ideal candidate will have experience with operational study start-up into Registrational/Phase 3 trials with a deep understanding of the necessary steps required for NDA/BLA submissions in the US, EU and Japan for marketing approval.

• Broad range of leadership skills including situational leadership and ability to influence without authority

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a cross-functional environment

• Strong communicator able to integrate and succinctly summarize the various parts of a project and effectively tailor messages to audience incl. senior leaders

• Ability to resolve complex problems and manage difficult stakeholder situations

• Ability to lead the development of critical path analyses and support scenario planning to achieve goals/timelines

• Excellent Project Management Skills - drives execution while balancing speed, quality, and cost. PMP certification desirable.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.

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