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Senior Director - Project Management OfficeSt Louis, MO
A VIDEO MESSAGE from Alvin Doss, Vice President, PMO
As Curium transitions from a diagnostic pure-player towards an innovative and diverse pharmaceutical producer, the Senior Director, Project Management Office will be responsible for championing cross-functional teams and development projects in the context of this change. Reporting to the Senior Director, Project Management Office of the North America, the Senior Director will lead a team of project managers and team members to execute Curium’s 10-year strategic plan. This individual will have full accountability forexecuting new product development opportunities for the North American market from project feasibility to product launch and reporting monthly outcomes, risks, opportunities to the Steering Committee and senior leadership.
•Drive the strategy and ensures alignment across the product workstreams; manages the overall program scope, budget, schedule and timeline and escalation of risks.•Lead a team of Project Managers executing New Product Development projects, maintenance of business projects and provide oversight and ensure execution of the PMO governance and stage gate process for all projects.•Present project status/issues/risks/opportunities to the Steering Committee and senior leadership teams and provide recommendations on project direction.•Direct programs through corporate governance to ensure that projects have adequate resources and technical expertise to meet strategic objectives; coordinating across projects, maximizing synergies, and resolving resource conflicts.•Responsible for all project team documentation: agendas, minutes, timelines, development plan, discussion aids, risk logs, and decision logs.•Work with the Marketing team to gather, organize, and prioritize customer/market needs that become part of product development and product lifecycle•Manage external vendor relationships, as appropriate, coordinating the requirements across the functional groups and ensuring the vendor’s successful execution•Through Project Management systems, capture and share information from each project to drive continuous improvement and best practices.•Work with the PMO group during concept phase to provide scoping, scheduling, and cost information for requirements for new products
•Bachelor level degree in a related science or business discipline or equivalent training and formal experience.
•Minimum 15 years of experience in project/program management, portfolio management, research and development, pharmaceutical new drug development or related areas.
•Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing operations, preferably pharmaceutical operations
•Demonstrated experience managing programs totaling greater than $50M project budgets with significant contributions to EBITDA or equivalent budget responsibilities.
•Extensive experience managing cross-functional teams in developmental and program management contexts.
•Pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology professional with diverse leadership and technical skills in oncology, companion diagnostics as well as therapeutics.
•Project Management Professional/PMP certification preferred.
•Knowledge/experience in aseptic/terminally sterile operations; isolator technology a plus
•Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, conflict management, priority setting, strategic agility, building effective teams, managing vision and purpose.
•Proficiency in computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and experience with Project Management software.
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