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Project Manager

Company: Hobson Prior
Location: London
Reference: CWi474849
Closing Date: 07 Mar 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Dependent on Experience

Job Summary:

Project Manager



  • Responsible for leading the implementation of  strategy into operational plans, defining the overarching goals and KPIs and developing tools to track performance. 
  • Leads the risk/issue management process and proactively remediates issues for specific assets they are assigned. 
  • Define the operational development plans for pipeline assets and critical path activities to the next inflection point identifying creative solutions and new modus operandi to operational challenges. 
  • Project Managing the execution of the development plans. To include budgets, timelines etc. 
  • Contributes to the development of assigned assets in due diligence activities, out-licensing activities and identification of internal resources and teams to assist in associated activities with proposed external partners 
  • Will contribute to the continued mapping of process to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness 

External Interactions and Partnerships: 

  • Develop relationships with external Project Management networks (across industries) to identify best practices 
  • Utilizes advanced analytic tools to manage and monitor the progress of key metrics and KPIs. 
  • Shares best practices identified from external partners with Project Management network to develop internal PM capabilities. 
  • Contributes to the planning and timely execution of communications to ensure objectives of the outreach are achieved to both internal stakeholders and the external community. 
  • Develops the relationships within the defined external collaborations, setting and documenting clear expectations for how program will work with its external partners 
  • Maintains database of key external resource pool (functional vendors and disease area experts). Monitors the contracting process to ensure rapid and agile engagement with external partners. 
  • Keeps abreast of operating models of other Pharma external networks / incubator models and evaluates opportunities. 
  • Responsible for the maintenance of external facing media including but not limited to websites, microsites, portals etc. 

Portfolio and Program Management: 

  • Work with the EPD to define portfolio metrics to measure the value of the portfolio ensuring optimisation of the resources. 
  • Responsible for reporting on budget of assigned assets to ensure that the consolidated, budget is accurate. 
  • Implements and ensures completion of specific inputs to the corporate portfolio process, by reporting regularly on those assigned assets to enable presentation of accurate information is available in a timely manner. 
  • Manages individual program budgets for assigned programs within the portfolio 


  • Bachelor’s Degree science or business-related field required. Advanced science or business degree desired 
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and experience in Clinical Research, Regulatory, CMC, Program Management or other drug development related function. Experience should include leading multiple cross-functional teams with a key focus on early stage development activities
  • Experience working in a global pharmaceutical environment 
  • Understanding of business development activities as well as managing external interactions and supporting collaborations, 
  • Demonstrated strategic problem-solving ability including ability to challenge and work outside the status-quo. 
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate with internal and external parties. 
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills in order to manage, motivate and drive decisions within cross-cultural teams that are not co-located. Experience should include direct experience with leading teams that spanned geographies and functions/disciplines. 
  • Highly effective presentation skills in order create and deliver presentations with appropriate messaging and focused recommendations. 
  • Proven skills in negotiation, influencing without authority and working diplomatically through conflict. 
  • Proven people influencing skills. 
  • Sufficient knowledge of communication tools, including online meeting software and virtual meeting solutions like TelePresence, in order to select and operate the best tools that will facilitate communication across a cross-cultural team. 
  • Sufficient technical knowledge in order to determine how project data can be organized meaningfully in order to facilitate Senior Management and Executive decision processes. 
  • Sufficient knowledge of all MS Office tools in order to be able to effectively capture and communicate project information. 


  • 3 days on site, 2 days WFH
  • May travel domestically and internationally. 
  • Approximately 25% travel is required.


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Contact Information:

Address:  Hobson Prior International Ltd
Wellington Gate
7-9 Church Rd.
Tunbridge Wells
Tel:  01892 612 612
Fax:  01892 612 613
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