Jul 26

Job: Project Manager – Shire Pharmaceuticals (Lexington, MA)

Via former JETAA Philly Rep Therese Stephens who works for Shire Pharmaceuticals. Posted by Dipika Soni (Ishikawa-ken, 2003-06). Dipika has recently moved back to London and is currently looking for new work opportunities related to Japan, translation, or other fields.


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Job Position: Project Manager – Shire Pharmaceuticals (Lexington, MA)

Job Details:

The focus of this role will be on project management of APAC commercial activities.
Key areas of responsibility of this role are:

  • Manage and coordinate projects of various scope and complexity through all phases of initiation, development and implementation.
  • Act as a liaison between all relevant functions in planning & coordinating key business initiatives critical to the achievement of assigned projects
  • Using project management skills, manage specific cross functional teams to ensure established objectives and timelines are met
  • Manage the coordination of: product & company trainings for APAC Shire personnel & partners; participation to scientific/industry meetings; KOL speaker engagements; Grant review process; APAC team/local partners/KOL visits to Shire HQ
  • Work collaboratively with VP APAC, Business expansion manager, in country teams, partners and consultants in APAC region to provide support for day to day requests
  • Assist in monthly budget management process
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned
  • Responsibilities:
    40% Project management of meetings (local & in region) – assist in Agenda development, ensure Agenda & all materials necessary for meetings are prepared & distributed, develop and distribute minutes as well as other necessary follow-up to ensure clear understanding of deliverables and action items.
    30% Manage the coordination of training initiatives, scientific meetings, KOL speaker engagements, Grant review process, APAC visits to Shire HQ
    30% Work collaboratively with in country teams, partners and consultants in APAC region to provide support for day to day requests and to assist teams in delivering on business goals

    Education and Experience Requirements:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred


  • International experience and proven success in biotech /pharmaceuticals industries
  • Working knowledge of Japanese / other Asian markets
  • Experience in marketing, strategic planning and an understanding of Global Market Economics
  • Key Skills and Competencies:
    – Expert knowledge of Project Management methodologies
    – Relevant experience within the pharmaceutical / biotech industry
    – Experience in leadership role managing global projects across functions
    – Experience working in collaboration with multiple cross functional teams
    – Experience in evaluating, developing and improving business process
    – Creative problem solver
    – Strong oral and written communication skills
    – Strong organizational skills
    – Strong collaboration and influencing/engagement skills
    – Strong Microsoft Project / Excel / Word / PowerPoint skills

    Shire DNA Capabilities:
    – Accountability and ownership
    – Global teamwork and cross communication
    – Embracing change
    – Customer service

    Complexity and Problem Solving:
    – Ability to work in complex & unclear situations
    – Ability to manage a large volume of projects simultaneously
    – Ability to do telephone conferences and VC early in the morning or after working hours due to time difference with APAC

    Internal and External Contacts:
    – VP APAC and Business expansion manager
    – Shire HGT and SP cross functional teams
    – Local Country Managers/teams
    – Local licensees / partners
    – Consultants
    – Market research agencies & other vendors
    – Physicians

    Other Job Requirements:
    – This position may require about 10-20% International Travel.
    – May include traveling on weekends.

    How to Apply:

    Apply online at https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=695416&PartnerId=25300&SiteId=5445&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5445&JobSiteInfo=695416_5445&gqid=303

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