(IH-56) Associate Project/Program Manager- Safety Assessment

(IH-56) Associate Project/Program Manager- Safety Assessment

13 Nov
Syngene International Ltd

13 Nov

Syngene International Ltd


Job Description


Designation: Associate Manager

Job Location: Bangalore

Department: Global Program Management

About Syngene

Incorporated in 1993, Syngene International Ltd. is an innovation-focused global discovery, development and manufacturing organization providing integrated scientific services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutrition, animal health, consumer goods and specialty chemical industries around the world. Syngene s clientele includes world leaders such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Baxter, Amgen, GSK, Merck KGaA and Herbalife.

Its innovative culture is driven by the passion of its 4240- strong team of scientists who work with clients from around the world to solve their scientific problems, improve R&D; productivity, speed up time to market and lower the cost of innovation.

Job Purpose: Manage projects in Drug Discovery domain. Manage Safety assessment portfolio including operations, projects and revenue.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage Safety Assesment portfolio under Discovery Services as management's primary contact with respect to tracking and reporting revnues, revenue and enterprise level risk asssessment, portfolio performance and health, streamlining operations, operational efficency and Project Management strategy.

Create and manage dashboards from existing enterprise management database. Prepare portfolio reports for senior management review.

Drive all five levers of project management for complex/strategic projects in Discovery Services (ex. IND enabling studies) to ensure project delivery on budget, time and quality

Manage client relationship for strategic partnerships to exceed client expectations

Develop/ maintain collaboration governance and nurture client relationships to support business and strategic goals

Lead end-to-end cross-functional project operations and multi-disciplinary activities to ensure that project deliverables are met

Manage external service providers & partners for seamless project execution.

Demonstrate operational excellence and drive project savings

Work with the Project Leader and broader scientific team to develop detailed project plans, budget and task management log, to achieve project objectives

Responsible for cross-functional implementation and delivery of the project plan

As appropriate, identify, negotiate and manage external resources including clients, consultants, investigators, services and contractors

Participate in project plan/strategy

Participate in review of results and in cross-functional report assembly

Participate in pre-project award activities viz. critical inputs for RFX and/or review of project contracts

Monitor progress of project activities and deliver frequent updates to the Project Leader and Team

Maintain project team decision log and risk log with mitigation and contingency actions (scope change document)

Plan, assign and track project plan w.r.t resource, schedule and budget

Lead scheduling of team meetings and preparation of project team agendas and minutes

Communicate appropriate project information and reports to the Project Team Leader and project team in a timely manner

Develop and ensuring project Governance and Communication Matrix

Identify and manage (with the Project Leader) all project related issues, to ensure prompt resolution and to avoid negative impact on budget or schedule

Facilitate cross-functional communications and decision-making, ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders

Proactively identify project risks and propose risk mitigation strategies

Identify and ensure all documentation are in compliance with regulatory requirements and appropriately assembled and archived

As a member of the project team, participate in the development of the vision and strategy for the project Management organization

This role will report into the senior project manager

Follow environment, health, and safety (EHS) requirements at all times in the workplace ensuring individual and lab/plant safety

Ensure environment, health, and safety (EHS) measures are imparted via training and adhered within the team

Educational Qualification:

Masters in life sciences with background in biotechnology/ biology/ pharma or related disciplines

PMP certified or degree in business management

Knowledge of SAP project management modules desired

Technical/functional Skills:

Excellent understanding of PMBOK-based project management principles and methodologies incl. tools and techniques

Excellent communication, organization and people skills

Good aptitude for business, management and financials

Good understanding of the pharma and bio-pharma value-chain, through discovery to development - with excellent fundamentals in life-sciences

Advance proficency in Project Mangement tools viz. MS-Projects, MS- Excel, Projects Online, SAP etc.

Possess the knowledge and exposure to environment, health, and safety (EHS) practices


10-12 years of total experience in biotech/pharma/CRO industry, of which,

o 8-10 years of experience in core project management, and,

o 2-4 years of scientific/laboratory experience in life-sciences with understanding of technical aspects of drug discovery and early development

Behavioral Skills:

Ability to multi-task and independently handle cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders

Effective communication skills in English, with collaboration and influencing skills

Listening and responding skills

Oral communication & presentation skills

Written communication

Commitment to Safety

Driving customer satisfaction

Knowledge and application of subject

Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is the policy of Syngene to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation or local law. In addition, Syngene will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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