Shire Lead, Global Program Management Office - Systems and Tools in Cambridge, Massachusetts

As a member of the Global Program Management Office and Business Operations Group, this individual will lead a team in the assessment, selection, implementation of cutting edge tools, processes and technologies for best practice Project and Portfolio Management

In particular they;

  • Lead the Identification of tools that efficiently implement PMO methodology from technology, methodology user friendly perspective and considering also maintenance and enhancement costs/opportunities

  • Sponsor the use of the system. Outreach other functions that use the tool for its consistent use and for to capture and help selecting required enhancements.

  • Lead for operational excellence within the PMO. Influence processes optimization and effectiveness (i.e. PM monthly report, launch planning, resources/activities process)

They will build trust based relationships and partner with functional leadership in particular within Project Management across R&D, Tech Ops, and Commercial Assessment to lead the roll-out and usability of the system.


Lead the design, development and implementation of an enterprise wide framework (processes and tools) to enable planning and management of integrated program information (eg, activities, timelines, risks, issues, status, …).

Lead development of reporting technologies to provide accurate and readily available information to Shire Senior Leadership.

Center of Excellence –

Provide advanced analytical support to the business in support of routine and ad-hoc requests. Build and/or apply appropriate tools and techniques with a “fit for purpose” mindset. Continually evaluate new technologies and techniques to meet evolving business planning needs. They translate business requirements in IT solutions leveraging internal and external resources and partners

Stakeholder Oriented –

Sponsor the use of the tool and drive for consistency of processes across the organization (i.e. Tech Ops, R&D, Commercial …). Drive the team to understand the needs of each function and balance the request of changes in a way that makes the enterprise system effective for the organization.

Outreach new functions, users to show the potentiality and the benefit of an integrated platform

GPMO team –

Actively contribute to, lead, and support activities and initiatives designed to advance Global Program Management Operations departmental goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required (preferred engineering or business degree). MBA preferred.

  • 10+ years’ experience in analytical tools applied for Sr. leadership reporting for program and portfolio management within pharmaceutical industry, 3-5 years consulting or decision support

  • Demonstrated experience in building platforms, technologies and tools for delivery

  • of integrated program/product information

  • Applied knowledge of project, portfolio, and financial management practices

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Functional Leaders, negotiate solutions working in matrix teams and drive ownership and accountability across an organization.

  • Strong understanding of the drug development and commercialization processes.

  • Demonstrated capabilities to translate business requirements in IT solutions

Experience with multiple capacity planning technology platforms preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.