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Associate Director, Project Management Program Management Office (PMO)

Company: Vertex
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description:
The Associate Director, Project Management is a global Program Management Office (PMO) role within the Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) organization. The PPM PMO is responsible for delivering projects that mature or improve cross-functional drug development processes at Vertex. The PMO's scope includes cross-functional project and portfolio management, technology and automation, and team effectiveness capabilities across the drug development lifecycle (Research through Commercialization). The Associate Director will be integral to the identification, definition and implementation of PMO projects and programs.
This role is a key leadership position within PPM and is responsible for:

  • Successfully partnering with diverse functional areas to understand cross-functional inputs and interdependencies for drug development including, but not limited to, Finance, Corporate Development, Preclinical, CMC, CDE, Regulatory/Safety, Medical Affairs, Real World Evidence, Commercial, Pharm Ops, and Global Information Systems as well as throughout Research, Clinical Development, and Commercial.
  • Matrix leadership and facilitation of cross-functional team workshops to map current state processes, identify opportunities and define solutions.
  • Effective stakeholder management and change management for buy-in and integration of processes, deliverables, technologies and roles/responsibilities into existing teams and infrastructure.
  • Well-developed presentation skills, executive presence and confidence in communication and delivering messaging at all levels within the organization.
  • Understanding information systems, reporting and portfolio management best practices.
  • Project management excellence that includes appropriate scoping, reporting, risk management and issue escalation.
  • Performance management, metrics design and measurement, success criteria and outcomes realization.
  • Doctorate degree & 4 years of Project Management experience OR
  • Master's degree & 5 years of Project Management experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree & 8 years of Project Management experience AND significant experience with project management tools and technology in the healthcare industry.
  • MBA or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience in Life Sciences or healthcare industry
  • 5+ years experience in management consulting, business transformation and/or change management
  • 5+ years of matrix project management experience within a project management office (PMO) or equivalent
  • 2+ years of portfolio management experience or comparable experience as a contributor to portfolio management (i.e. finance, sales forecasting, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cross-functional drug development processes
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles, practices tools, technology and methodologies.
  • Proven experience leading change management efforts
  • Relationship management and demonstrated influencing skills for critical projects in a large organization
  • Excellent written, presentation and communication skills
  • Proven commitment to stakeholder satisfaction and the highest ethical standards #LI-KF1

Keywords: Vertex, Boston , Associate Director, Project Management Program Management Office (PMO), Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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