Deadline: July 31, 2024 Senior Director R&D Project Management Office (PMO)

Join Pharmacosmos in a newly established role, where you will shape the strategic direction of the project management office and lead cross-functional R&D projects.

As the new Senior Director R&D PMO it is expected that you will lead and develop the function according to current and future requirements. Being the first in the PMO function, the Senior Director R&D PMO will therefore take a highly active approach and be hands on in projects concerning Pharmacosmos investigational drug portfolio.

Ensure the advancement of Pharmacosmos investigational drug portfolio

As the Senior Director R&D PMO for Pharmacosmos, you will report to the EVP, CMO, and provide strategic and operational guidance for the PMO, defining its direction, developing structures, and implementing advanced project management systems and tools. In this role, you will lead high-priority R&D projects and supervise other R&D project leads. This includes steering cross-functional R&D project teams through all stages of drug development, ensuring alignment with goals and strategies, and facilitate the transfer of investigational drug projects into Pharmacosmos from Business Development activities. Moreover, you will collaborate with clinical development, regulatory affairs, CMC development, medical affairs, and marketing teams to align project objectives and strategies. The role also encompasses monitoring and reporting on project progress, providing executive management with essential insights and updates as well as managing risk assessment, mitigation, budgeting and forecasting processes for R&D projects, ensuring timely issue resolution. As a member of the corporate R&D Product Development Committee, you will ensure the development team's perspective is represented in strategy discussions. Finally, you will promote a culture of continuous improvement within the PMO, enhancing project management capabilities, effectiveness, and value delivery.

Experienced R&D Project Director

We expect you to hold a Masters degree within the Life Science field and possess 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically focused on project management of R&D projects. Likewise, you have a robust understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process, encompassing Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC), pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory approval processes, and commercialization. Moreover, your expertise includes utilizing project management systems and solutions such as MS Project, and you excel in leading without formal authority and effectively navigating a matrix organization.

Personally, you possess strong negotiation skills as well as substantial leadership qualities. Your ability to foster strong cross-functional teamwork facilitates the building of collaborative relationships to achieve common goals. Demonstrating excellent organizational and planning skills, you can work independently to drive complex organizational processes. Lastly, you are characterized by being adaptable and efficient, which enables you to prioritize work in a fast-paced and growing environment.

Play a crucial role in an exciting international growth journey

This is your chance to embark upon a personal and organizational journey in a dynamic company where your know-how is greatly needed for the future development of Pharmacosmos. 

Contact and Application

We process applications and arrange interviews continually. Hence, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible here. The recruitment process is carried out by Venaris Executive Search. For more information regarding the position, please reach out to Sr. Executive Search Consultant, Lars Nordlund on +45 3123 3018. All requests will be handled confidentially. If this position is for you, do not hesitate to apply by uploading your CV - it is not necessary to include a cover letter.

About Pharmacosmos

Headquartered in Denmark, Pharmacosmos is a family-owned, international healthcare company with more than 50 years of innovation and leadership in iron- and carbohydrate-based treatments and solutions for human and animal use.

A research-based company, its ongoing R&D programme focuses on improving the lives of patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia. More than 1 billion people live with iron deficiency anaemia and it is the leading cause of death for an estimated 180,000 people every year. This makes it one of the largest global health challenges of our time.

Pharmacosmos has subsidiaries in US, China, UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Norway and its products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world. Its manufacturing facilities are approved, among others, by the Danish Medicines Agency and the US FDA.


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