Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

  • Project Mgr - R&D

    Job Location US-OH-Columbus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/6/2019 2:33 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Function
    Research and Development
    Columbus First Shift
  • Overview

    Manage the ideas to launch process and NPD Project Management Team with an approach focused on cross-functional team coordination.  Support CSO with general process and budget management for the R&D function.


    Portfolio management of idea to launch projects or other types of projects as required.

    • Direct and manage the project portfolio project from beginning to end within the company’s gate process. Responsible and accountable for the delivery of projects commercial outcome according to the approved business case on time, expected quality and within budget.
    • Define portfolio/project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
    • Ensures the execution of the portfolio, managing the time schedule, budget and resources allocated. Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis.
    • Set and continually manage portfolio expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
    • Identify and manage project/portfolio dependencies and critical path
    • Pro-actively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
    • Define portfolio success criteria and disseminate them to senior management on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis or as the business requires.
    • Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the portfolio.
    • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.


    • Key portfolio tasks and milestones are completed on time. Each project stage and overall portfolio budget is achieved, outcomes are realized as per ideas to launch or program KPIs.
    • All documents are written, reviewed and subsequently approved with agreed time frames.  Changes are approved and notified to all relevant recipients.


    Leadership in ideas to launch process.

    • Coaches, direct, mentors and motivates the project management team to achieve best outcomes.
    • Effectively communicates portfolio expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.  With the Core Team, makes decisions within the project terms of reference.
    • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
    • Manage portfolio expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
    • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervisor project team members and contractors and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
    • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project management team.
    • Pro-actively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
    • Measure the performance of the Project team, and feeds key learning to the Process Manager and R&D Manager. Schedule and chair Core Team meetings.  Prepare and distribute minutes, action lists and updated project plans for Core Team meetings.
    • Manage the ideas to launch gatekeeper meetings, schedule meetings, chair meetings and follow up on action items.


    • Delivery in full and on time for business requirements.
    • Feedback from Senior Management, Functional Managers and Core Team member via post project review feedback.
    • Feedback from idea to launch process sponsor (VP Product Development), and Core Team members via post project review feedback.


    Planning and Reporting

    • Develop full-scale portfolio plans and associated communications documents.
    • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
    • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
    • Plan and schedule portfolio/project time-lines and milestones using appropriate tools.
    • Track portfolio/project milestones and deliverables.
    • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations
    • Conduct project post-mortems and create a recommendation report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
    • Present portfolio statistics to the gatekeepers and recommend corrective actions.  Communication is clear, comprehensive and correct.


    • Ensure timely completion of all reporting and associated administrative requirements.
    • Gatekeeper meetings held on time.
    • Gatekeeper decisions not relegated.
    • Feedback provided VP Product Development.
    • Accuracy of budgets prepared and actual realized.
    • Continuous improvement initiatives tabled.
    • Poor performance identified and reported to Senior Management, VP Product Development and other appropriate key stakeholders.



    • Maintain an environment of cooperation and team work.
    • Interface with all related functions and teams as required.
    • Liaise as required for the project with external contractors, client or business partners.


    • Feedback from VP Product Development, Functional Managers and Core Team members via post project review feedback session.
    • Communication and documents are accurate and distributed in a timely manner to the relevant recipients.
    • Able to pro-actively manage and resolve conflicts that may arise.


    Health and Safety

    • Ensure that in all circumstances, there is adherence to all environmental, health and safety guidelines and procedures in an effort to protect employees and to provide a work environment that is safety-focused.


    • No preventable accidents, no lost time injuries.
    • Compliance with company EH&S policies, procedures.


    Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in scientific or technical discipline.
    • 1 – 3 years of experience in project management (any industry) and/or a technical role which demonstrates a knowledge of the development process within the pharmaceutical industry. Prefer experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Project Management.
    • Solid understanding of Manufacturing, Research & Development and Quality Operations.
    • Solid technical writing skills.
    • Understanding of GMP, GLP and FDA requirements for drug product development, process development and commercialization.
    • Understanding of budget and resource planning.


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