Global Project Manager
BAYER - Shawnee Mission, KS

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Bayer HealthCare (BHC) makes an important contribution to human and animal health with its innovative products and by researching new therapeutic approaches. Our Specialty Pharmaceutical business ranks among the top 10 specialty pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Our global research and development is focused in five distinct areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Hematology/Cardiology, Oncology, Specialized Therapeutics, and Women†s Healthcare. As a specialty pharmaceuticals company, we at Bayer HealthCare focus our efforts where we can have the most impact. Our Diabetes Care division is one of the largest self-test diagnostic businesses in the world, supporting customers in 100 countries. Our Consumer Care business is a top competitor in many important product categories including analgesics, cough and cold, and nutritionals. More than 3,000 employees support 14 manufacturing sites in 11 countries dedicated to ensuring the delivery of a secure, high-quality, cost-effective supply of our products around the world. Our Animal Health business in North America is dedicated to making the world a better place for our veterinary customers, their clients, and the animals we all hold dear. Research & Development We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage beginning on your first day of employment. We are committed to helping our employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will be eligible for paid time off programs, paid company holidays, flexible work options and numerous site conveniences. We are also committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, tuition assistance and professional association events.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can make a difference at Bayer by applying now.

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. The Global Project Manager is accountable for the global leadership of Research and/or Product Development projects in therapeutic areas (Parasitology, Antimicrobials and Pharmaceutical Specialties in Food and Companion animal) at Bayer Animal Health. GPM position is located in Shawnee Mission, KS within the reporting structure of Global Development. The main job task is to lead multifunctional and multinational Project Teams through the individual phases of the R&D process (research, pre-clinical, clinical development, and regulatory approval process) until launch and life cycle management aiming at maximizing the project value. The GPM works also at the interface to the Global Brand Team and Strategic Marketing, in Global Marketing.

The incumbent is fully accountable elaborating the project development strategy, setting objectives, timelines and allocated project budgets and implementing the operational plans together with his/her project team to develop the drug product on time, within budget and within the frame of the target product profile. The GPM presents development plans and regular status updates to the appropriate decision body at each decision step and is the primary contact for the project. The GPM is responsible for identifying and evaluating hurdles and issues related to the development project, and drives a solution finding process to propose option scenarios to respective decision bodies.

Three processes capture the GPM's main responsibilities, which are related to the critical leadership role in implementation of the development strategy and development plan for a project.

1) Plan, Track & Adjust Project Plan Schedule and Resourcing (staffing & budgeting)
2) Manage Performance of the Global Project Team and its members achieving team and personal objectives for the project
3) Evaluating the value of different development scenarios (regional reach, product range, claim set) and selecting suitable proposals for Senior Management consideration

Qualifications / Experience

The incumbent must possess at least a B.S. or B.A. in one of the basic sciences or preferably holds a degree as veterinarian. He/She should have at least 6-8 years of relevant professional and academic experience with at least 3 years of pharmaceutical/veterinarian industry experience. Firsthand experience in project management and/or some of the key project development related functions (Research incl. Analytical and Technical Disciplines, Clinical Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Production) is required.

Due to importance of the projects for the company and the complex nature of the job and also the high level of management at which many of these interactions must be made, the role is necessarily suited to an individual who combines broader management and commercial skills and a broad technical understanding.
The incumbent must also possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate both scientific and business information at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to communicate ideas/concepts and to convince all stake holders at a global level
  • Ability to learn and function effectively in the organizational structure quickly
  • Actively share and distribute information
  • Ability to recognize, understand and prioritize issues
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Economic background
This position is employee referral eligible.

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