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Project Manager, Global Patient Safety

Company: BeiGene, Ltd. APAC
Location: Ridgefield Park
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

BeiGene continues to grow at a rapid pace with challenging and exciting opportunities for experienced professionals. When considering candidates, we look for scientific and business professionals who are highly motivated, collaborative, and most importantly, share our passionate interest in fighting cancer.

This position is responsible for driving the timely and successful execution of strategic projects and change initiatives across the Global Patient Safety (GPS) department. The individual will be accountable for applying best-in-class project management approaches to facilitate planning, budget & resource management, and governance. The Project Manager may provide an independent voice to help influence overall project strategy and optimal decisions. Viewed as a key liaison to the business, the individual will be expected to proactively build relationships across various functions and levels across the organization to ensure effective stakeholder management.

The ideal candidate should bring experience planning and managing global, multi-site, large-scale projects and programs within a regulated GxP environment.

Essential Functions of the job:

  • Build and maintain integrated project plans, support stakeholder management, and provide appropriate escalations to drive timely and successful execution of strategic projects and change initiatives across the Global Patient Safety function.
  • Closely monitor and track project schedules against agreed milestones, including supporting identification and management of relevant critical paths and dependencies.
  • Proactively identify project issues and risks, support issue resolution, and develop risk mitigation plans in close partnership with project teams and relevant business partners.
  • Apply problem solving skills to innovate, challenge assumptions and create novel practices when appropriate.
  • Proactively build relationships across various functions and levels across the organization to ensure effective stakeholder management. Represent the Safety Project Management Office (PMO) confidently in interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead project team meetings, including agenda development, meeting facilitation, and documentation of meeting minutes.
  • Create and present project updates to communicate status, issues and risks.
  • Support the advancement of the Safety Program Management Office (PMO) through development and optimization of project management tools, templates and processes.
  • Support delivery of project management training to non-project management professionals within the Global Patient Safety function.

Required Education & Experiences:

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences, pharmacy, nursing or equivalent
  • PMP certification strongly preferred

Computer Skills:

  • Must be highly proficient with business standard project management applications (e.g., MS Project, SmartSheet), flowchart applications (e.g. MS Visio), MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and collaboration tools (e.g., O365, Zoom).
  • SmartSheet certification is a plus.

Other Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry. Experience within clinical development, drug safety functional areas is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years of dedicated project management experience.
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and negotiate to achieve business strategies, drive accountability, and deliver results.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to liaise with senior leaders.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and deliver against objectives within a complex evolving environment.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and directed.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Competencies:

Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written

information.

Adaptability - Able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions and responds to management direction.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Travel: 15% International and Domestic (post COVID)

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. BeiGene does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: BeiGene, Ltd. APAC, Tenafly , Project Manager, Global Patient Safety, Other , Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

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