Associate Director, Project Management

Field of work:  Sales, Marketing & Market Access
Posting Date:  16 May 2024

Application deadline:  
Location: MADISON 07940, New Jersey, United States 
Contract type: Permanent 
Job ID: 2003



Role Description

Position Objective:


  • This position will play a critical role in planning, prioritizing, leading and managing launch activities and deliverables; orchestrating key meetings; and developing and delivering strategic brand presentations to executive leadership.

  • Furthermore, the individual will be responsible for developing processes and structures to support launch workstreams and the execution of plans. The individual will work closely with the commercial workstreams supporting the launch readiness. This will include planning meetings, coordinating agendas, managing timelines, follow ups and communication, managing interdependencies or overlaps with other workstreams, escalating issues/risks as necessary and monitoring KPIs and objectives.


Role & Responsibilities: 


  • Workstream and launch plan reporting

  • Global launch readiness presentations

  • Strategic planning and Presentations to Management

  • Business case development and revisions

  • Operating plans and budget

  • Maintain close collaboration with extended team to plan and execute the integrated launch plan, including driving consensus on goals, objectives and deliverables

  • Project management for overall integrated launch plan

  • Plans and completes cross-functional communications, meetings and events

  • Monitors launch team performance with team and provides regular reports on agreed brand milestones/KPIs.

  • Communicates action due dates and tracks/monitors progress and performance.

  • Identifies issues and risks and escalates as necessary

  • Monitors progress against key KPIs and launch objectives

  • Maintains SharePoint and or similar sites and updates content and access

  • Drive, manage and coordinate numerous projects within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects.

  • Is highly organized, meets project deadlines and proactively delivers on business objectives.

  • Exhibits a culture of integrity, excellence, initiative and compliance.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable LEO Policies and procedures. 

  • Complete all company-based and job-related training as assigned by LEO Pharma within the required timeline.



  • Proven track record of effective product launch leadership experience in a life sciences organization e.g., pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device company

  • BA/BS degree required; MBA or advanced degree preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical or biotech organizations

  • 3 years of Project/Program management experience in a life sciences organization e.g., pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device company

  • Proven track record of effective project leadership

  • Dermatology experience and prior biologics experience strongly desired

  • Excellent communication skills and experience presenting to senior leadership

  • Technology savvy, business oriented and nimble learning abilities required

  • Financial acumen

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity; experience operating in a global environment a plus

  • Ability to lead through influence

  • Highly organized, meets project deadlines and quality expectations and proactively delivers on business objectives

  • Proficient at developing motivating presentations

  • Exemplifies a culture of integrity, excellence, initiative and compliance

  • The ability and willingness to travel as required (up to 10%)

  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation



Let’s pioneer together

At LEO Pharma, we help people with skin diseases live fulfilling lives by advancing dermatology beyond the skin. We drive dermatology with our knowledge, collaboration, and curiosity, and we are at the forefront of science in developing new medicines. For us, pioneering together is about constantly improving and extending what’s possible for each other, our company, and our patients.​


LEO Pharma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. At LEO Pharma, we believe that our different perspectives, backgrounds, and attitudes are what enable us to make the best decisions, foster an inclusive culture, and meet the needs of the market we operate in. Therefore, we encourage you to apply for the position if you are excited about the role – even if you don’t meet every single requirement listed, you might be just the pioneer we are looking for. With this in mind, applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We believe in flexibility in all aspects - also when it comes to supporting our employees' diverse needs, hence, we offer hybrid work opportunities whenever possible.


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