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Veterans Preferred - Director, Project Management

Company: Catalent
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Job Description

Position Overview:

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent's advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here

Title: Director, Project Management

Location: St. Petersburg, FL


The Product Development department is responsible for customer contracted new product development (Branded, Gene ric and OTC) as well as pro-active (Catalent owned) programs in softgel, liquid filled hard shell and liquid dosage forms. This area is also responsible for the development of intellectual property which provide improved outcomes for Patients and innovative solutions for our customers. Director- Project Management is responsible for managing the development pipeline (both customers sponsored as well as any internally proactive development programs) establishing a culture of execution excellence coupled with disciplined processes to develop and advance the development pipeline on time and within budget with the support of large project management team consisting of coordinators, Associate PMs, PMs, program Managers and portfolio team.

The Director of Project Management (PM) is responsible for the site PM function - providing leadership, coordination, and operation al management of projects in Product Development (PD). The Director is responsible for managing, leading and delivering: New Product Introductions; Technology Transfers into the site and out of the site; Technical Support Projects at the site; PD financial goals including base cost management for PD and PM function, monthly PD forecasting process, strategy for building site Project Management capability and competency, and managing site PMs.

The Director of PM is a critical leadership role for the St Petersburg site. The incumbent is a member of the Site Leadership Team and has dual accountability into the St Petersburg site GM with Direct reporting to VP-Product Development. The Director will partner with the site Leadership team to identify, prioritize, and execute customer funded projects, proactive development programs; and deliver the portfolio on-time with quality and also ensure financial metrics including revenue goals and base cost expectations are met. The Director of PM is responsible for delivering quality products and solutions to customers by understanding product strategy and customer needs, St Petersburg and Softgel and Oral Technology business unit (SOT BU) business strategy , supporting the development of business cases, developing business requirements, and supporting product development and deployment. The role ensures business requirements are met, monitor project plans, manage budgets, align resources and manage change.

Specific Activities, and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management for site Project Management Function, including direct line authority for PMs and matrix accountability for their cross-functional teams.
  • Lead the monthly and yearly PD revenue forecasting process identifying, base secure, pipeline, funnel and stretch vs target for each month
  • Ensure excellence in execution and help achieve delivery of PD milestones and revenue goals through close monitoring and working with PMs in identifying expansion of scope of work on signed programs to gene rate new revenue as Quote amendment record (QARs)
  • Run the monthly NPI review meeting with Senior Management
  • Hold weekly project review meetings with the PMs and VP-PD
  • Ensure smooth execution of projects and escalate as needed
  • Ensure stage Gate review process is enhanced and administered properly as a part of project management responsibility
  • Support monthly site and ELT opmech calls
  • Ensure all key performance metrics as defined by the company are met
  • Manage strategic planning and execution of the St Petersburg project portfolio; including prescription and consumer health customer-driven and proactive internal Development programs.
  • Represent and support St Petersburg in business unit / R&D project/portfolio reviews, management, and R&D operating mechanisms, etc.
  • Proactive role in building a robust pipeline of new products and technologies for site.
  • Support the RFQ and BD process for St Petersburg site and represent site capabilities to customers. Assist with project proposals to determine technical requirements, timing, funding, and procedures for successful completion of projects.
  • Optimize the allocation of resources to projects and managing sequencing to create maximum value for the site and Softgel business unit.
  • Interact with customers to manage project expectations and ensuring positive customer relationships.
  • Ensure clear prioritization and execution of all projects in accordance with expectations in terms of milestone deliverables and budget.
  • Creating long and short-term plans including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Communicating with senior management and keep the projects aligned with their goals

    Education or Equivalent:
    • Bachelors in science, engineering or related field, advanced technical degree and/or MBA preferred.
    • PMP Certification preferred; documented PM subject matter expertise required
    • 15+ years of experience in regulated industry; pharma ceutical preferred.
    • Demonstrated successful leadership of a PM team/function with successful track record of deliver projects on time with quality.
    • Experience building and/or improving PM capability for a site or business unit.
    • Product development and manufac turing experience is required
    • Experience in both branded and gene ric pharma ceuticals is preferred
    • Proven leadership and management abilities

      Competencies Required:
      • Leads with Integrity and Respect
      • Delivers Results
      • Demonstrates Business Acumen
      • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
      • Champions Change
      • Engages and Inspires
      • Coaches and Develops
      • Leadership skills
      • Interpersonal skills
      • Decision making and problem-solving abilities
      • Ability to delegate effectively
      • Bias for action

        Physical/Mental Requirements:
        • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
        • Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift to 15 pounds; no lifting greater than 44.09 pounds without assistance.
        • Be accessible to manufac turing floor and office staff and to use required office equipment.
        • Specific vision requirements include reading of written documents and frequent use of computer monitor

          Business Environment:
          • Individual's primary workstation is in an office area, where the noise level is low.
          • Employee will be present on the manufac turing floor where the noise level is low to moderate.

            Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

            Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customersand patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone's safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

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            C atalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

            Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

            Important Security Notice to U.S. Job Seekers:

            Catalent NEVER asks candidates to provide any type of payment, bank details, photocopies of identification, social security number or other highly sensitive personal information during the offer process, and we NEVER do so via email or social media. If you receive any such request, DO NOT respond- it is a fraudulent request. Please forward such requests to for us to investigate with local authorities.

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