Director, Strategic Project Management (PMO)

Requisition ID:  5297
Location: 

Deerfield, Illinois, US

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!

 

Position Summary:

The Director of the Strategic Project Management Office (PMO) is a key leader on the Strategy & Portfolio Management team. The Head of PMO oversees the PMO team as they deliver key project management activities that are aligned with organizational goals. They lead high-level presentations, manage budgets, and maintain effective communication with stakeholders. Responsibilities include harmonizing processes, monitoring project health, and contributing to strategic decision-making. They will drive successful project delivery while ensuring linkage across our strategic goals for the US organization.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes and maintains standardized project management processes, templates, and best practices ensuring consistency across projects
  • Efficiently allocates resources (both human and material) to projects. The PMO lead ensures the project managers (internal and contractors) are appropriately resourced to key US projects
  • Identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with projects. The PMO lead develops risk management strategies and monitors risk throughout project lifecycles
  • In collaboration with Strategic Consulting team, lead key strategic projects for Lundbeck US while fostering cross-functional collaboration to ensure buy-in and proper change management
  • As the lead, facilitates effective communication among project teams, stakeholders, and senior executives. The PMO lead keeps everyone informed about project status, changes, and decisions.
  • Developing and managing project budgets as well as contractor spend. This involves estimating costs, tracking expenses, and ensuring projects stay within budget constraints.
  • Provides standardized training for project managers and team members. The PMO lead educates teams on project management tools, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Regularly assesses PMO processes and identifying areas for improvement. The lead drives continuous enhancement of project management practices.

 

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • 4+ years of experience focused on project management (e.g., Project Manager and/or leading a PMO)
  • 2+ years of pharmaceutical, medical device or healthcare industry experience 
  • Experience leading and/or participating in cross-functional programs and projects
  • Able to develop strong relationships and influence individuals and teams, Lundbeck and third-party
  • Able to hold people accountable to meeting commitments and previously-made agreements   
  • Able to drive decisions and actions related to them     
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint    
  • Able to identify best practices and contribute to continuous improvement

 

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • MBA
  • Experience working within similar function in a previous role
  • Experience in the development, assessment and maintenance of an organizations’ business capabilities
  • People management experience

 

Travel:

  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20% domestically. International travel may be required.

 

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Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.

 

Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.

 

Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

About Lundbeck

Lundbeck is a biopharmaceutical company focused exclusively on neuroscience, with more than 70 years of experience in improving the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric diseases.
 
As a focused innovator, we strive for our research and development programs to tackle some of the most complex challenges. We develop transformative medicines targeting people for whom there are few, if any, treatment options.
 
Our goal is to create long-term value and make a positive contribution to people and societies, everywhere we operate. We are committed to fighting stigma and discrimination, and we act to improve health equity for the people we serve and the communities we are part of.

About Lundbeck

 

Lundbeck is a biopharmaceutical company focused exclusively on neuroscience, with more than 70 years of experience in improving the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric diseases.

As a focused innovator, we strive for our research and development programs to tackle some of the most complex challenges. We develop transformative medicines targeting people for whom there are few, if any, treatment options.

Our goal is to create long-term value and make a positive contribution to people and societies, everywhere we operate. We are committed to fighting stigma and discrimination, and we act to improve health equity for the people we serve and the communities we are part of.