Medical Publications Operations Lead
MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS OPERATIONS LEAD REQUIREMENT #12-00449 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ JULY 13, 2012 Project Description: The Global Medical Publication Center of Excellence’s mission is to support the development of high-quality medical publications to ensure clear scientific communication of client data, thus enabling the safe and appropriate us of client medicines. The Publications Operations department was established to help achieve this mission by ensuring execution of medical publications, according to timelines, process, in alignment with Good Publication Practice and within budget. This group will be responsible for publication-related resource decisions and for coordinating the efforts of team members, both internal and external, in order to deliver projects according to plan. To set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders and to identify and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team. To plan and schedule project timelines and milestones and to track project milestones and deliverables. To enable a consistent approach to vendor management, the Publications Operations team will serve as the principal medical interface with medical communication vendors and global procurement. They will track and manage medical communication budgets, ensuring continued transparency into medical communication spend. Oversee transactional-level services, to include contract and invoice routings/ approvals. Support appropriate usage of publication management tools. Generate performance scorecards, metrics, and tracking reports and communicate to team members and stakeholders. This particular role will support U.S. publication teams. Requirements: MS, MBA, PhD, PharmD, or other advanced degree, plus at least 3-5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry Proven experience leading diverse teams through direct and indirect influence; proven ability to work with and manage within a matrix environment Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and quality of work using strong organizational, communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills in a cross-functional team Worked successfully in a cross-functional project team; ability to facilitate discussions and decision-making with cross-functional and cross-cultural team members; ability to influence and negotiate appropriate solutions; experience in project managing multiple priorities under tight time constraints and proven ability to establish strong stakeholder relationships Proven experience identifying resource needs and assigning individual responsibilities; revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Experience managing third-party vendors. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desirable. Joint Venture experience preferred. This 6+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Michelle: email@example.com
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