1+ months

Project Manager, China PPM

Hedgesville, WV 25427
**Role Summary:**

The Project Manager (PM) serves as an operational leader for project teams who is responsible for ensuring delivery of team plans. The responsibilities encompass resource management, risk management, and asset project-level planning through team, partner line, and governance interface and alignment. The role also supports optimal team functioning through establishing and managing the structure for team operations, management of team meetings, communication, team effectiveness intervention, and continuous improvement in team operations/processes.

Scope of Responsibility

The PM position is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the China development activities and to ensure the plan is in alignment with global and local strategy. PM at Sr Manager level is competent to be responsible for category level project management, providing liaison to China category core team members.

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to Development China PPM Head or Senior PM

Interacts with governance and functional line leaders on topics related to project delivery.

Partners Asset Team Leader and core team functional representatives from clinical, medical affairs, regulatory, clinical operations, drug production, commercial and enabling functions responsible to ensure appropriate valuations, budget management and robust decision making for capital allocations.

Central point of contact with Global Project Managers to ensure China programs are aligned to global development strategies.


Project Planning:

Translates team's strategic objectives into operational plans; provides insight into operational feasibility of proposed strategies.

Drives cross-functional and cross-geographical alignment to strategic plans and goals.

Recognizes and flags internal or external impacts to strategies and plans; leads team in characterizing the impacts and revising plans, as appropriate.

Coordinates inputs into asset valuation and prioritization evaluations.

Ensures China asset plan is in place and kept current

Ensures operational plans align with and support strategic plans.

Ensures that cost, time, and quality parameters are clearly outlined in the plans.

Ensures plans are kept current at all times; drives team to timely updating of plans.

Drives creation and maintenance of China asset plan, ensuring discrete deliverables are well characterized with associated timing, resources, quality parameters, interdependencies across lines, and risk and mitigation plans.

Ensures plan is realistic in terms of time and resources required.

Leads the process for evaluation, optimization and planning of alternative operational options.

Ensures cross-functional team commitment to the plans.

Negotiates the allocation of line resources to the plans.

In co-ordination with the global Op Plan process drives development of the asset budget, in partnership with the matrix team and Finance. Ensures local plan and budget is agreed to by the global asset team.

Project Execution and Delivery:

Accountable for delivery of the China asset plan in alignment with the overall asset team strategies.

Works in close partnership with key team members (e.g. Development, Clinical, Medical, Pharm Sci TL, Dev Ops, Drug Safety R&D, Regulatory, Safety etc.) to manage the project to achieve key milestones within time, cost and quality parameters.

Proactively drives and monitors the delivery of the plans, anticipates and manages issues that arise, and utilizes business/content knowledge and problem solving skills to bring forward options for resolution

Ensures proactive operational risk/opportunity identification and mitigation is conducted regularly by the team, and that the risk plan is documented and communicated to all stakeholders and applicable governance/oversight structures.

Guides local team in escalation pathways (Local/Global), escalating risks to governance as appropriate

Monitors and manages progress against the approved budget, ensuring accurate financial forecasts. Manages the process for managing new funding requests through appropriate governance

Ensures effective, accurate and timely communication of project information to the matrix Asset Team, governance, Portfolio Operations, and leadership.

Manages key documents for the asset team, ensuring plans are kept current and accessible.

Team Function:

Facilitates and supports team functioning.

Organizes internal asset team meetings and leads the discussion.

Leads process of annual team goal setting and monitors progress against team goals.

Monitors team performance, identifies issues and partners with leadership to recommend and develop appropriate action.

Understands local and global governance requirements and facilitates team interactions with governance, as appropriate.

Central point of contact with Global PMs.


Drives to Results:

Evidence of driving Team to ensure execution against plan based on time and cost criteria.

Ability to quickly focus a team on the critical elements of the project and motivate them to deliver.

Demonstrated ability to build networks across organizational and functional lines in order to secure commitment.

Evidence of using own initiative to overcome obstacles to execution.

Evidence of holding team (including partner lines) accountable to commitments to the plan and escalating as necessary when commitments are not met.

Evidence of consistently and proactively managing operational risk and implementing contingency/mitigation strategies.

Translates Strategy into Execution:

Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into effective operational goals and tactical plans.

Ability to drive cross-functional and cross- geographical alignment to strategic plans and goals.

Demonstrated ability to understand how internal and external influences affect strategy and operational plans.

Drives Team Effectiveness:

Proven ability to develop and implement team structure and process.

Evidence of ability to recognize areas for continuous improvement in team function and influence change.

Ability to represent feedback of team members to broader team without bias.

Ability to drive team consensus around difficult issues.

Ability to represent views of management to team without bias.

Evidence of supporting organizational change and acting as a leader in helping team to adapt to change.

Demonstrated ability to challenge team members to higher levels of performance.

Communication Skills and Influence:

Supports team effectiveness and delivery through excellent communications (written, verbal and presentation skills).

Is able to influence team through personal credibility and track record of delivery of personal and team goals.

Proven ability to develop a network within the company to facilitate decision making and overcome barriers to delivery.

**Qualifications (Training, Education & Prior Experience):**

Training & Education Preferred:

Bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines related to drug development or business management is required. An advanced scientific or business degree is highly desireable.

Previous experience in a project management role.

Prior Experience Preferred:

Level is determined by:

o Qualifications of the individual (based on experience and competencies).

o Business need (based on the complexity of the deliverables).

Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

For all candidates, preferred experience includes:

Managerial level candidate strongly desired.

Excellent leadership and collaboration skills.

Strong track record of performance on cross-functional teams and results through effective implementation of project management tools and techniques.

Demonstrated success in negotiating in an environment of highly matrix-based organization.

Experienced with stakeholder and governance management.

Strategic and creative in mindset

Demonstrated experience in managing projects. (i.e. Coordinating and negotiating with relevant department, internal process management or project timeline/budget management)

Knowledge and experience in drug development, medical, and/or commercial disciplines with proven performance in project delivery.

Able to communicate in English (TOEIC 750 or equivalent)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.



Posted: 2020-04-16 Expires: 2020-08-22

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