The Sr. Specialist, Project Management is a global Portfolio Operations & Effectiveness (PO&E) role within the Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) organization. PPM PO&E is responsible for delivering projects that mature or improve cross-functional drug development processes at Vertex. PO&E's scope includes cross-functional project and portfolio management, technology and automation, and team effectiveness capabilities across the drug development lifecycle (Research through Commercialization). The Sr. Specialist will be integral to supporting implementation of PO&E projects and programs.
This role is a key position within PO&E and is responsible for:
* Successfully partnering with PPM and PO&E to build and improve standards for cross-functional drug development including, but not limited to, templates, toolkits, and GIS solutions. * Support for cross-functional team workshops to map current state processes, identify opportunities and define solutions. * Effective stakeholder management to understand user feedback and requirements to improve processes, technologies and existing teams and infrastructure. * Well-developed presentation skills and confidence in communication when delivering messages to PPM leadership and cross-functional stakeholders. * Working knowledge of information systems, reporting. * Project management excellence that includes appropriate scoping, reporting, risk management and issue escalation. * Performance management, metrics design and measurement, success criteria and outcomes realization.
* MBA or equivalent * 2+ years of experience in Life Sciences or healthcare industry * Knowledge of cross-functional drug development processes * Strong cross-functional collaboration skills * Strong knowledge of project management principles, practices tools, technology and methodologies. * Proven experience leading process improvement projects * Excellent written, presentation and communication skills * Proven commitment to stakeholder satisfaction and the highest ethical standards
* Doctorate degree & 2 years of Project Management experience OR * Master's degree & 3 years of Project Management experience OR * Bachelor's degree & 5 years of Project Management experience AND significant experience with project management tools and technology in the healthcare industry.
About Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases.