Job Description Summary:
At PTC Therapeutics, the position of Project Manager provides technical and operational guidance to the framework, processes and tools that enable teams to effectively plan, execute and report on PTC’s programs across all stages of drug development. This is a unique opportunity to impact the design, development and management of breakthrough technologies and groundbreaking research to develop drug therapies. Using a hybrid of traditional and Agile methodologies, Project Managers support cross-functional project teams to ensure projects meet objectives and deliverables. PMs are also accountable for driving department initiatives to completion.
The incumbent leads and facilitates cross-functional teams and meetings comprised of both internal and external resources including but not limited to: clinical operations, data management, biostatistics, medical writing, medical monitoring, safety, clinical supplies, regulatory affairs, quality, pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, medical affairs, commercial development, marketing, finance, and legal, etc. Earlier stage projects may also involve participation from discovery research (e.g. biology, medicinal chemistry, pre-clinical pharmacology, toxicology, etc.) while later stage projects may involve participation from the commercial organization (e.g. medical affairs, marketing, patient advocacy, etc.) PMs serve as the primary point of contact for project teams on status of all study related issues, both on-going and potential, as appropriate. The incumbent will directly support the development of project backlogs, integrated project plans, review progress and ensure alignment among multiple stakeholders and collaborates with other project managers and planners for optimal alignment and visibility of deliverables. Project Managers are expected to draw on their knowledge and expertise in small molecule, biologics and/or gene therapy development to guide key stakeholders and partners in facilitating progress, removing impediments, and fostering a mindset of continuous improvement. Project Managers work with diverse groups of employees at all levels, and support teams working on projects of different types and stages. The incumbent will leverage the PM toolkit that includes agile and scrum methodologies, where appropriate.
Project Managers at PTC are agents of change, pioneering the application of Project Management values and Agile principles in biopharma, while adhering to relevant regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate. For those successful candidates, this will be a challenging opportunity to both transform a business and set a new precedent in the industry.
Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects
Independently create detailed work breakdown structures for project deliverables that identify and sequence activities to be completed to support a project or program
Encourage autonomy and exemplify a “team first” mentality
Guide team during periodic check-ins with key stakeholders to elicit feedback on output
Guide the team and the organization on the best use of Agile/Scrum tools and frameworks, where appropriate
Proactively identify potential problems and remove impediments to individual and team performance
Foster a trusting, safe environment where problems can be raised without fear or judgment
Facilitate project and team meetings to emphasize problem solving and process improvement
Maintain program documentation and ensure aligned communication internal and external to program team. Capture and communicate key actions and decisions.
Maintain open lines of communication to improve transparency and reduce conflict
Coach and educate new team members in their role on teams
Lead and execute department initiatives
Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Minimum of 6 years' of progressively responsible Project Management experience in a cross-functional drug development role
Experience in rare diseases, a plus
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including MS Project)
Proven ability to establish strong working relationships and achieve measurable results
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong facilitation and presentation skills
Ability to influence without direct authority
Determination and resilience when faced with challenging situations, obstacles, or individuals
Strong situational/social awareness and conflict resolution skills
Change management experience, particularly involving continuous improvement, team empowerment, and transparency focused initiatives
Managerial courage, maturity, and perspective when working with senior leaders and experts
Experience with the application of Agile values, Scrum framework or tools, a plus
Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a plus
Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification, a plus
Up to 20%
PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.
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