Jazz Pharmaceuticals

VP, Project Management, Business Operations and Analytics.

US-CA-Palo Alto
3 months ago(10/13/2017 1:56 PM)
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# of Openings
Research & Development


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

This position is responsible for Jazz Pharmaceuticals Project Management, Operations and Analytics for R&D, including processes, systems and tools for R&D, metrics and key reporting to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and is a key owner of Portfolio Strategy and Governance for development decisions for the Company.  This position also oversees coordination of R&D elements of Joint Ventures and Alliances and any integration initiatives follow asset acquisition.    

Essential Functions

  • Establish the vision and operating model for Jazz R&D Project Management. This includes the development of process, systems and tools for Portfolio, Project and Resource Management.
  • Responsible for cross functional project & resource management in R&D while considering the (functional) project management model for Jazz in an integrated way.
  • Ensuring accurate tracking, reporting and benchmarking of project milestones, deliverables, and actuals.
  • Ownership of the cross-functional team and sub-team structures across functional areas to drive transparency, efficiency and accountability in the Jazz R&D Organization
  • Process owner of R&D Governance (including decision making requirements), stage gate approval processes, and key interfaces with Corporate governance bodies, across all phases of the product lifecycle
  • Secretary / Decision Support Leader of the Portfolio Review and Development Committee (for R&D Program Governance)
  • Responsible for R&D governance and collaboration model of external partnerships, alliances and acquisitions (post transaction)
  • Oversees the post-acquisition integration of R&D programs and capabilities into the R&D Operating model
  • Oversee the delivery of best-in-class capabilities for R&D Operations in the areas of Capacity Management, Project Management, R&D Business Analytics, Collaboration and Decision Support
  • Work in conjunction with relevant functions (eg. Finance and HR) to oversee R&D financial and human resource planning.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in relevant discipline, preferred with MBA.
  • Ten (10) or more years of directly applicable experience in Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Experience with the end-to-end drug development process, including (Project Management or Leadership of) late stage development and NDA/BLA/MAA submissions.
  • Experience with Decision Support / Governance Leadership
  • Experience with Asset Integration Management
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced environment is crucial.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a team of professionals with cross functional responsibilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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