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Commercial Launch Project Manager

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**Must have project management experience, pharma experience necessary, oncology experience preferred. 

Essential Duties 
• Manage up to two Commercial Launch projects for the [US market] ensuring timely completion of tasks and overall completion. Position will require the capability to communicate and coordinate with the outside alliance partner 
• Working with functional experts, create and maintain the cross functional commercial launch readiness and launch plan (including marketing, operations, sales, market access, external communications, medical affairs, manufacturing, etc.), map key activities, functional milestones and timing, identify risk and lead development of mitigation/contingency plans necessary to deliver the project in full, on time and on budget 
• Becomes the point of contact for the day to day management of the launch plan. Monitor project performance and proactively anticipate issues impacting the launch, working with the functional groups to develop contingency plans and communicate risks and contingencies to management to ensure the project critical path is managed Develop and maintain the launch planning calendar that identifies critical decision points, team events and milestones 
• Summarize and communicate routine launch readiness updates across internal functions, commercial leadership, and as needed to collaborators and agencies 
• Organize and facilitate launch team meeting topics/agendas, manage team members and meeting attendees based on agreed upon structure, take meeting minutes, track meeting decisions and issues, and, follow-up action items 
• Communicate program and project plans to ensure a common understanding by stakeholders and team members. Take action/escalation to remove barriers in a timely and effective manner. Report progress and ensure full visibility and support 
• Challenge the product launch team to constantly improve decision making to ensure best possible launch for products 
• Manage the critical path of the project and key project risks 
• Participates in cross-functional teams in support of continuous improvement and other management objectives 
• Ensure materials and activities comply with applicable regulations, guidance documents, SOPs and policies 

Qualifications: Knowledge / Skills / Abilities 
• BS or BA in a related field 
• At least 6 years Life Science industry experience, minimum 2 years of prior launch experience and an understanding of drug launch processes, functions, and the required interrelated steps 
• Knowledge of pharmaceutical development including hands-on experience in the successful planning and execution relating to the launch of commercial pharmaceutical products 
• Project management and organizational skills. Experience in the use and understanding of the critical value of technology in planning, managing milestones and integrating interdependencies within an organization. MS project experience required. PMP certification a plus. 
• Critical thinking and analytic skills along with strategic decision making capability—ability to see big picture, identify essence through high complexity and form solutions and actions in a timely fashion 
• Outstanding stakeholder management skills (e.g.,. building partnerships, influence, negotiation, gaining commitment and driving accountability) 
• Resilience, flexibility and comfort with ambiguity 
• Ability to work in a virtual setting/across time zones, (i.e., making effective use of communication tools (Skype, WebEx, and video conferencing, etc.) 
• Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to lead teams to necessary outcomes 
• Ability to effectively work with teams and promote collaborations in a matrix organization. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of management within the organization and to external business contacts. 
• Proficient with MS Office products and other technology tools

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