R&D Project Leader (Respiratory Therapeutic Area)

Job Description

R&D Project Leader (PL) is a manager position to oversee and coordinates R&D projects at Respiratory therapeutic area.
PL is responsible typically for Project portfolio at assigned therapeutic area and its updating, development strategy and plan, time lines, budget, and quality guidelines for projects, reporting to R&D Head, in cooperation with Asia Pacific Management. 

Major Accountabilities

l Define R&D portfolio strategy at an assigned therapeutic area, in cooperation with Regional R&D Head and Asia Pacific R&D Project Manager, with Market Development/Assessment and any other functions needed to achieve its missions .

l Identify the priority among the portfolio and initiate to BD typically for licensing opportunity strategically decided.

l Establish and carry out portfolio strategy at an assigned therapeutic area to maximize returns on such portfolio management.

l Collaborate with Global/Regional Project Manager to build “one voice” concept into global portfolio strategy, and to ensure adherence to global portfolio guidelines while making balance with and implementing with local strategy.

l Key interfaces include: R&D Head; Market Assessment Head, Business Plan& Control Head. BD when necessary

l Key teams include: Asia Pacific

Key Performance Indicators

Financial and Business Results:

l values of projects portfolio at an assigned therapeutic area

l Revenue or Contribution to Global at an assigned therapeutic area

l values of projects portfolio

l Revenue or Contribution to Global

Strategy/Market Focus:

l Global or Asia Pacific satisfaction and retention at an assigned therapeutic area

l Delivery and quality of portfolio strategy and plans at an assigned therapeutic area: timeliness, detail, insight, innovation

l Regional/global coordination at an assigned therapeutic area; input into, and coordination with global and regional Project Manager

Operational Excellence:

l Portfolio strategy achievement at an assigned therapeutic area;
implementing strategy/plan internally or with partners, and/or killing

l Number of projects explored and activated at an assigned therapeutic area

l Number of projects newly enrolled into portfolio

l Project Management efficiency; return on working capital; cost management; associate productivity

People, Capabilities, and Management

l High interest on the challenging environment, which building up new team and functions

l Strong culture; employee satisfaction/commitment; “best-place-to-work” lists

l High facilitating capability and supervising

l Project Management talent acquisition and development; hire quality, HiPo retention and development, talent export

l Full and broader R&D experience and knowledge

l Code of conduct compliance

Ideal Background

l University degree in pharmaceuticals and/or bioscience

l Advanced degree in pharmaceuticals/bioscience preferred

l English both spoken and written

l Japanese as fluent

l Significant (>5 years) experience in R&D development function and R&D planning function in the pharmaceutical industry.

l Demonstrated ability to think broadly and innovate within the pharmaceutical business, especially around product strategy and development plan and achievement

l Proven ability to work effectively across a matrixes and widely-dispersed organization

l Excellent interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills

l Demonstrated facilitation skills and success

l Excellent analytical ability

l Working knowledge of pharmaceutical R&D procedures and trends, and thorough understanding of product- relevant bioscience

l Must be experimented in Project Management tools

l Must have knowledge of principles as GCP and PAL guidelines

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