Astellas Pharma Senior Project Manager Medical Affairs in Northbrook, Illinois
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Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.com .
This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.
Purpose and Scope:
The Senior Manager, Project Management is responsible for providing logistical and tactical project management support for assigned projects across one or more Therapeutic Areas. The Senior Manager provides project management leadership and operational expertise to cross functional teams. The Sr. Project Manager collaborates with the Therapeutic Area Leader and product leads to ensure implementation and execution of project activities and quality deliverables as defined by the Medical Affairs Plans.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Provide project management expertise for Astellas Medical Affairs, US (MA-US)
Work closely with the designated Therapeutic Area Leader and Medical Affairs Product
Team Lead to ensure project success through execution of key project activities as defined in the Medical Affairs Plan.
Enable active cross-functional communication within team through appropriate methods; set meeting logistics, prepare meeting agendas and minutes, and provide meeting facilitation of appropriate Teams (M2AST, Regional Medical Teams, Working Teams, etc.) and Sub-teams (as appropriate), possibly including teams with external partners.
Ensure project plans and activities are available to be integrated into higher level planning documents and calendars.
Create, manage and monitor project timelines and milestones. Collect and report on product-level metrics.
Monitor product-level contracting activities, such as Medical Affairs advisory boards, ISR's, consultants, and external vendors.
Coordinate and Facilitate the Core Medical Plan, MTP and Budget development processes.
Facilitate working meetings for plan and budget development, obtain input from necessary functions (HEOR, Clinical Ops, IME, Pubs, ISR, etc.), consolidate input, and coordinate cross-functional review processes.
Ensure the plan and budget are maintained and updated as needed; identify, track, and report variance to budget / forecast.
Create and maintain documents based on project, medical strategy and budget plans.
Provide project management support for other non-TA related projects or initiatives in support of the Medical Affairs Americas organization.
Assist in the creation of process improvements and help lead organizational change
Share and adopt best practices to continually improve PM maturity in Medical Affairs
Manage, monitor and report project tasks and milestones
Manage, monitor and report project budget and spend status
Measure and report team performance metrics
Reports to Director Project Management
Interface and support Medical Affairs Global, Marketing / Health Systems / Sales, Corporate Planning, Finance, APGD, and external partners
Communicate and report to MA-US management, Corporate Planning and joint partnership committees
Help to drive continuous improvement efforts to raise project management competency
- Bachelor's degree. Minimum of 8 (BA, BS), 6 (MS), or 3 (PhD, PharmD) years of experience
in the pharmaceutical industry or related fields.
Proven Project Management / Operational Management experience.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple complex/layered projects
and competing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to influence without supervision.
Demonstrated high level of competence with MS Office applications and Project Planning
- Excellent collaboration and communication skills to facilitate team discussions and drive
optimal team performance.
Demonstrated ability to operate in a global matrix environment
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down
401(k) match and annual company contribution
Company paid life insurance
Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions
Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
Referral bonus program
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.
Category Medical Affairs
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans