Project and Operations Manager, Oncology Global Medical Affairs

Project and Operations Manager, Oncology Global Medical Affairs
The project manager is directly responsible for the planning and execution of all project related activities carried out for medical teams and functional heads. This includes working closely with team leaders and team members, the Global Group Medical Director, and the Franchise/Functional Head.

Major Accountabilities (Describe the main results of the job to be achieved )
1.Accountabilities include all aspects of project management and operations management that includes the following:

Responsible to set the agenda for all team meetings, run the team meetings, take meeting minutes, upload meeting minutes in a timely manner in Sharepoint, and en-sure meetings are scheduled and conducted with regular cadence

Lead the team goal setting process annually and manage the progress and timely de-livery of objectives

Partner with GFH / IDMT Leads to drive the development and execution of medical strategic & tactical planning (e.g. IDAPS). Align with other Program/Project management teams where appropriate within the OBU (e.g. GMVA) and GDD for execution of yearly business planning activities

Support leadership on budget and resource planning. In partnership with Finance co-ordinate the forecasting of team budgets (costs and headcount) for main planning cycles (LF1, LF2, Budget)..

Support preparation of team presentations, follow-up on key action items, and lead regular business reviews

Responsible for monthly team update of project plans to monitor progress and be a strategic thought partner to the leader

Responsible for resource forecasting and management for the program, including FTE and outside dollar spend/variable cost

Responsible for ensuring team members participation in all planning cycles through-out the year

Responsible to communicate and educate teams of all action items and deliverables from the MBO office

Responsible for change management efforts and roll out of new processes, deliverables from a portfolio perspective, including systems.
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•Advanced degree, such as MBA is an advantage
•Further Education in e.g. Educational Sciences, Change Management, Project Management, Coaching
•PMP certification

•Minimum 8+ years relevant pharmaceutical industry experience preferably across several fields
•Knowledge of the Medical Affairs activities spanning from IITs, Phase IV studies, Medical Engagement and Market Access
•Proven track record of project and program management
•Strong communication skills
•Ability to lead complex international multidisciplinary teams with a pragmatic approach
•Ability to think strategically and communicate complex information in simple terms
•Strong leadership presence with the ability to present and interact with senior management
•Facilitation skills for bridging between scientific and business, and for managing effective international and cross-divisional collaboration
•Proven self-starter with experience in building capabilities based on defined business needs across geography and functions
•Able to influence decision making and drive project teams for superior results
•Proven ability to build strong, effective relationships with internal partners at all levels of the organization
East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Research & Development
Full Time