Jazz Pharmaceuticals

CLT Communication and Operations Manager / Sr. Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2018 2:53 PM)
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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

The CLT Communication and Operations Manager / Sr. Manager functions as a project manager who supports the Executive VP of Commercial Management, and his direct reports. Facilitates accomplishment of meeting goals and achieve corporate objectives.  Helps to sustain momentum and ensures follow-through from members of the Commercial Leadership Team and other partners and leaders across the Commercial team.

Essential Functions

  • Assist EVP with commercial leadership meetings, National Sales Meeting management, and presentations.
  • Establish and lead operating processes and tools for effectively managing the organization. Partner closely with other departments and use cross-functional knowledge to understand issues, trends, and perspectives that may influence the business. Proactively identify problems and issues across organizations and establish measures and dashboards as needed.
  • Strategic/business planning: You will work with the leadership team to align goals around the execution of those strategies and manage annual business planning and resourcing processes in coordination.
  • Lead projects and short-term deep dives: Lead cross-functional project teams, to structure and execute analyses required to develop recommendations. Communicate findings from initiatives to senior management and the broader organization. Manage and create dashboards for multiple projects simultaneously. Participate in early discussions to scope new projects.
  • Responsible for coordination of communication across the commercial team as appropriate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels including executive leadership team, peers, managers and junior staff.
  • Proven track record of partnering effectively on cross-functional projects or teams.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to keep multiple priorities moving at the same time
  • Self-starter with a team-oriented work style.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Use of solid judgment and discretion
  • Appropriate expertise in financial modeling and written presentations including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong business acumen and prior experience in the life sciences industry.
  • 10 or more years of experience developing, evaluating and/or managing significant programs and/or initiatives.
  • 5 years or more experience working in the industry and/or professional advisory role in projects or team dynamics.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role.

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • Advanced degree in business or related field desirable
  • Experience at a Pharmaceutical or Biotech Company

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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