CMO/GMA Program Manager Job at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Zürich, ZH

Job Description

Job Description

Provides project management and leadership skills to the Medical Strategy Teams (MST) in the successful delivery of multiple projects within a single or across therapeutic areas for Global Medical Affairs

Responsibilities include leadership of MSTs and/or other teams, in strategic direction and translating project strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve successful operational execution; driving the team to achieve clarity on issues and focus on effective contingencies; interfacing with senior management and supporting decision-making on projects.

Will partner closely with the Medical Franchise Head (MFH), Global Medical Unit Head (GMUH) and CMO / GMA team members as well as other global, regional and local Medical Affairs, Commercial and R&D functions, as required, to ensure that the medical and functional strategy is integrated into an operational plan

Serves as a partner to GMA functional team members to manage project priorities, identify resource needs; lead key strategic planning activities; report program progress; oversee program budget, in close collaboration with PMO Project Coordinator and execute communication / change management plans.

Participates in process improvement initiatives and takes on, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include project management process and system improvement / development.

Leads the program and project planning efforts of MSTs, in maintaining oversight for the operational plans, execution strategies & critical path for the product.

Responsible for coordinating governance approvals for the key project deliverables and holds self and team members accountable to deliver on the agreed upon program objectives

Manages project and resource priorities that align with the business objectives.

Addresses and resolves project challenges, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance concerns). Provides clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations.

Establishes, communicates and executes plans resulting in achievement of project goals

Manages the creation of project strategies and supports the MST in presenting these strategies to key stakeholders and decision makers.

Adjusts project strategy and priorities in response to changes in strategic direction.

Provides direction and obtains buy-in from relevant internal stakeholders and team members to therapeutic, functional, or operational strategy.

Identifies ways to accelerate the project execution where possible while maintaining high quality standards.

Develops strong logistical skills to manage activities across functions and regions

Facilitate the MST and/or other group meetings and/or other group meetings and ensure agendas are appropriate to enable key discussions and decisions within the team.

Manage the planning, operational and reporting logistics of the MST and PMST (including but not limited to: meeting schedule management, meeting facilitation, development of meeting materials with contributors, capture and follow up of action items and deliverables, distribution of minutes and maintenance of relevant SharePoint site (or equivalent))

Partners with the GMUH to lead and manage the global, cross-functional MST through the project plan execution and holds to the highest standards for operational excellence and compliance in all GMA activities.

Responsible for building quality relationships with key stakeholders, in both R&D and Commercial, that result in valued and trusted partnerships and program support.

Proactively identifies potential issues or obstacles and achieves resolution or plans contingencies and follows issues through to resolution, ensuring that MST arrives at a singular conclusion or recommendations

Provides financial oversight for program budget. Includes consolidation, vetting and prioritization of MST spending risks and opportunities, in partnership with the GMUH and in collaboration with GMA functional teams.

Leads the project risk management process in the team and generates the cross-functional project risk register for assigned MSTs. Ensure that the risks identified for GMA activities at the MST are reported up through to the Global Program Manager at the GPT for consolidation into the Global Risk Management Plan for the asset.

Works closely with the MST cross functional team members to balance operational execution with GMA strategy.

Manages project status reporting and dashboards for a given program, including scheduled as well as ad-hoc updates.

Participates in regular project portfolio reviews with the Medical Franchise for a given TA to ensure accurate information, timelines, and budgets are completed to support project recommendations to Senior Management.

Generates collaboration, cooperation and communication globally across divisions and functions and between regional representatives in the team ensuring that team goals are achieved.


Zurich, Switzerland

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Full time

Job ID R0024912

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Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Company Location:  Zürich, ZH

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