Associate Director R&D Project Management-Oncology
P Associate Director R&D Project Management-Oncology
Why Patients Need You Pfizer Global Product Development supports
clinical and late stage development of medicines to deliver
breakthroughs that change patients' lives.
What You Will Achieve You will be part of Pfizer's Portfolio &
Project Management Team. Your project management skills will be
leveraged to ensure alignment and execution of research,
development, medical, and commercial strategic and operational
objectives . You will ensure that the projects are completed within
time, budget and scope.
As an Associate Director, your advanced knowledge of the
principles and concepts in the discipline and comprehensive
knowledge of other disciplines will enable you to lead complex
projects across the division. Your ability to develop and manage
plans will facilitate in achieving objectives, interpreting
internal and external business challenges and recommending best
practices for improvements. While managing complex project
environments, you will be able to anticipate and troubleshoot
roadblocks and influence teams to achieve targets for the
It is your problem solving ability and patience that will make
Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the
How You Will Achieve It Asset Program Development, Strategy, and
Working with Asset Team leadership, leads development of
integrated program plans (e.g., Development, Lifecycle, and
Operating plans) and ensures alignment with the overall candidate
strategic plan and operational and Partner Line plans for the
program scope, which may span from Lead Development to Loss of
Drives decision point planning and the associated deliverables
across all functions of the team and contributes to the planning
process for the project.
Offers leadership in asset-level planning, including development
and assessment of scenarios and options, robust decision criteria,
risk management, and internal/external communication and
stakeholder management strategies.
In partnership with the Asset Team Leader, Finance Lead, and
Partner Line representatives, accountable for developing and
maintaining an integrated program level budget and accurate updated
Recommends and implements new processes, approaches, or tools to
manage the program or team.
Provides timeline and budget inputs for asset valuation.
Drives creation/maintenance of asset-level integrated
development plans in partnership with the Asset Team Leader,
recognizing and driving delivery of key interdependencies across
Leads development of the program critical path, decision
criteria, and milestones/stage gates.
Leads the oversight of the program level plan (schedule) in
collaboration with the Project Planner and proactively identifies
and manages opportunities to optimize delivery of the asset-level
Facilitates scenario planning including the development and
assessment of options.
Project Execution and Delivery
Leads the development and coordination of program level goals in
partnership with the Asset Team Leader and closely monitors
progress against these goals for operational efficiency ensuring
the program delivers on time, within scope, and on budget.
Monitors activities across all team members and line functions
involved in the program to ensure achievement of key decision
points and milestones according to time, cost, and quality
parameters of the endorsed plan. Influences leadership across
functional lines to ensure efficient delivery of projects.
Reviews and/or approves operational activities and costs;
monitors and manages program activities against the approved
budget; leads the team to manage exposures through internal
tradeoffs or seek approval through appropriate processes for
additional budget as necessary.
Negotiates the allocation of Partner Line resources to support
the endorsed strategy and development plan.
Partners with the Asset Team Leader to prioritize asset level
deliverables and align across functions.
Drives team process for preparation of governance presentations
(in some cases creating slides and/or integrating inputs to prepare
Program Risk Analysis and Management
Leads the team in the preparation, implementation, maintenance,
communication, and management of integrated asset risk management
plans, including risk assessment and risk mitigation
Proactively identifies operational and program issues,
facilitates development of team recommendations and action options,
and ensures appropriate escalation to senior leadership and Partner
Information and Communication Management
Responsible for the development and management of the
communication plan for the program, including stakeholder
management plan. Ensures effective, accurate, and timely
communication of program information to meet the needs of the asset
team and stakeholders.
Participates in representing the asset team in governance
presentations, Operating Plan reviews, stakeholder discussions, and
Provides complete, accurate and timely timeline, budget and
resource information in appropriate Pfizer systems to enable
effective portfolio management and decision making.
Drives development of project level goals that contribute to the
overall goals of the business and monitors progress against these
goals, working in close association with the Portfolio Directors to
ensure alignment. Provides project information necessary to support
portfolio-level decision making and prioritization.
For Proof of Concept or pivotal study readouts (and as
appropriate data monitoring committees and interim analyses),
coordinates internal and external communication plans.
Conducts lessons learned and after action reviews.
Utilizes negotiation, facilitation, meeting management, and
conflict resolution skills to enhance cross-functional team
Understands and communicates team roles/responsibilities; helps
new team members get up to speed on the project, and ensures all
team members have access to project information necessary to be
Identifies team performance issues and partners with team
leadership to recommend and develop appropriate actions.
Ensures cross-functional process efficiencies are identified and
maximized in accordance with team project goals.
Leads team chartering process.
Leads implementation of team health survey.
Training & Education:
Bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines related to drug
development or business required. Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD,
7 or more years of relevant experience
Professional PM Certification (Project Management Professional
[PMP] or equivalent) desirable.
Oncology experience desirable.
Track record of performance on cross-functional teams and
results through effective implementation of project management
methodology, tools, and techniques.
Knowledge and experience in drug development, medical, and/or
commercial disciplines with proven performance in business
performance and project delivery.
Strong leadership, negotiation, interpersonal, communication,
and meeting facilitation skills.
Experience with stakeholder management, governance management,
and communicating key messages to senior-level stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to utilize project management tools and
techniques (such as developing integrated project plans, critical
path management, project change control, project risk management,
and decision analysis).
Familiarity with clinical trial execution, working with contract
research organizations, budget management, and related areas highly
Proven ability to succeed in a fast-paced, challenging and
complex matrix team environment.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of Project Management and its
application to drug development.
Displays flexibility, problem-solving, and resourcefulness to
drive path forward in ambiguous and constrained circumstances.
Understands and has demonstrated ability to manage a budget;
history of staying on or under budget.
Evidence of driving team to ensure execution against plan based
on time and cost criteria.
Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into effective
operational goals and tactical plans.
Proven ability to develop and implement team structure and
Supports team effectiveness and delivery
Able to influence team through personal credibility and track
record of delivery of personal and team goals.
Proven ability to develop a network within the company to
facilitate decision making and overcome barriers to delivery.
Some occasional travel may be required
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age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin,
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and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.
Job ID: 54613764
Position Title: Associate Director R&D Project
Company Name: Pfizer
Job Function: Other
Job Type: Full-Time
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