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Associate Director, Project Management Engineering Sciences

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Engineering Sciences Project Manager is a role based at the VCGT Providence site who will report to the VP Engineering Sciences to drive departmental objectives in the VCGT Engineering Center of Excellence. The incumbent will support the delivery of cross-functional project management excellence across Engineering Research, including coordination of internal activities in Device R&D, Translational Engineering, and Prototyping and Instrumentation with cross-functional areas such as CMC, Pre-Clinical, Clinical, and other departments. This incumbent is expected to apply project management best practices to enable the execution of integrated project plans and deliverables for cross-functional device development teams and portfolio operations initiatives, with an immediate focus in overseeing and managing tech transfer activities from R&D to CMC. The Preclinical Safety Assessment, Bioanalysis, and Comparative Medicine (PSA/BA/CM) Program Management Associate Director will be responsible for the integration, creation, and execution of multiple complex PSA development plans. By partnering closely with Project Leaders and cross-functional Project Team members, the incumbent develops and maintains fully integrated project plans to ensure that deliverables are successfully executed, are in accordance with project and disease area objectives, and are within budget. The incumbent is also responsible for comprehensive communication, including status reporting, risk management and escalation of issues to cross-functional stakeholders and Senior Management. Key Responsibilities: Develop project timelines, project dashboards, trackers, and tools to support program execution Generate and maintain high quality integrated project plans, manage inter-dependencies, and identify scheduling constraints Plan team meetings by drafting agendas and partnering with stakeholders to collate meeting materials Provide active meeting management by capturing minutes and tracking action items Engage team members to understand stakeholder needs and incorporate feedback into deliverables Methodically track all high-level program deliverables, and seek out innovative ways to stay abreast of this multi-dimensional task, such as new operational practices or advanced technology Communicate complex project information including timelines, status, risks, and issues Ability to independently facilitate team discussion Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree, with preference for Life Sciences or a relevant field, and 10 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience Good understanding of project management principles, best practices, tools, technology, and method. Experience with Microsoft project, smartsheet, or any other project management software Excellent written and oral communication skills Pharmaceutical drug discovery and development understanding across one or more disciplines, preferably with experience in medical and/or combination device experience Organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple priorities Strong collaboration skills to effectively interact with teams and stakeholders Company Information Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation. Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com. Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has three approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) - a rare, life-threatening genetic disease - and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust pipeline of investigational medicines in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, such as sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, pain, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and APOL1-mediated kidney disease. Founded in 1989 in--Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's--Innovation District--and its international headquarters is in--London, UK. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in--North America,--Europe,--Australia--and--Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including nine consecutive years on--Science magazine's--Top Employers list and top five on the 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list by--Forbes. For company updates and to learn more about Vertex's history of innovation visit-- www.vrtx.com --or follow us on-- Facebook ,-- Twitter ,-- LinkedIn ,-- YouTube --and-- Instagram . The diversity and authenticity of our people is part of what makes Vertex unique, and we recognize that each employee brings diverse perspectives and strengths. By embracing those strengths and celebrating differences, we are fostering an inclusive culture where each of us can bring our authentic selves to work, inspire innovation together, and change people's lives. Our vision is clear: to be the place where an authentic, diverse mix of talent want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

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