The Drug Development Project Manager acts as a central contact for information

on a particular program and manages activities to develop programs. Ensures that concurrence

between the team and management is achieved for program objectives and meets these

objectives to achieve goals. Works with management staff and teams to create the development

strategy, establish objectives, and monitor team progress. Makes recommendations regarding

project objectives, resource requirements, and scientific direction to the team and senior


Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

● Provides professional program management for 2 or more complex development


● Organizes, manages, and supports cross-functional compound-level project teams

(including day-to-day team management and stakeholder interactions) toward

implementation of the strategic and operational plans and tracks progress to goals.

● Develops and supports the maintenance of drug development plans (including timelines,

milestones, deliverables, budgets, etc.) to ensure on-time delivery of the plan.

● Is responsible for maintenance of the project actions, risks, decisions, and issues.

Maintains or oversees management of project schedules using Microsoft Project.

● Facilitates the review of development projects with Senior Management, makes

recommendations for action and ensures appropriate follow-up by management to

achieve approved objectives.

● Manages project information for assigned projects and is responsible for developing and

maintaining good relationships with other functions.

● Is responsible for ensuring smooth transitions between action points.

● Supports quarterly forecasts, manages scopes, timeline, and financial changes through

tracking variances at the program level.

● Works with relevant areas/teams to lead the development of strategy and project plan

(inclusive of timelines, milestones, interdependencies, issues, risks, and actions).

● Manages and tracks program progress as assigned on a continual basis, identifying and

tracking both cross-project and cross-functional issues, scope issues at the project and

program level, timeline issues, and budget issues. Works proactively with the manager

and the project team to achieve timely resolution of these issues in order to achieve

approved program objectives.

● Is responsible for ensuring timely, accurate and comprehensive project and program

information is available to senior management and the wider organization.


● Bachelor’s degree in science or relevant field

● MBA desirable

● PMP certification desirable

● At least 5 years of pharma experience

● At least 2 years of project management experience

● Experience and sound working knowledge of the drug development process

● Awareness and familiarity regarding the execution of clinical trials, especially Phases


● Experience and knowledge to assist teams to prepare for regulatory interactions,

submission experience preferred but not required

● Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Project