Shire Project Manager (f/m) in Strasse (Baxalta), United States


  • Supports strategic program lead and program team

  • Coordinates and schedules team meetings

  • Establishes information sharing and communication structure (e.g. SharePoint)

  • Supports the strategic program lead in the execution of programs by translation of defined strategy into team goals and milestones in alignment with regulation

  • Owns program documentation including: program plan and schedule, meeting agenda and minutes, action items, dashboards, goals and milestones, risk register, mitigation plan, decision log, etc.

  • Resolving project constraints and prioritization of tasks in alignment with the programs

  • Facilitates the use of project management tools to achieve a balanced, data driven and risk-based decision making process

  • Ensures project progress and upcoming deliverables are understood by the team by using PM tools

  • Holds team members accountable for on-time completion of tasks or milestones assigned to support project plan

  • Creates and updates project plan

  • Reports project status into governance meeting

  • Responsible for project budget, resource allocation/tracking and overseeing capital expenditure, as appropriate

  • Acts as resource for development/implementation of project management tools and methodologies

  • Coordinates lessons learned sessions

  • Actively models behavior to support the development and maintenance of a high-performing team

  • Aim for best in class PM approach by constant exchange with colleagues

Qualifications - Reqiurements

  • Minimum 8 years project management experience in Pharmaceutical Operations environment, with 8-10 years in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry

  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, business, chemical or industrial engineering or equivalent required. MBA degree and/or PMP certification desirable

  • Proficient prioritizing and driving projects to milestone completion supporting strategic programs

  • Skilled facilitator of global cross-functional teams in a matrix environment

  • Strong communication skills to effectively inform key updates & issues across all levels of the organization

  • Readily grasps main points in communications and is capable to convey project status in a clear and concise manner

  • Strong English & German writing and oral presentation skills

  • Strong leadership skills (persuasive, encouraging and motivating)

  • Ability to work within rapidly changing environment and to quickly adapt to new situations

  • Some travel might be required

As a leading global biotechnology company we have one mission every day: to lastingly improve the lives of people living with rare diseases. Crucial to our mission are our employees – our biggest asset – who enjoy a range of benefits and career opportunities, such as trainee and training programs, job rotations, apprenticeships, work-life balance (certified family friendly), company kindergarten, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. Here you can learn more about Shire in Austria. at

We offer outstanding opportunities to motivated people regardless of your gender, age, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical handicaps. Diversity is part of our success!

The minimum salary for this position is € 4.500,- gross per month (full-time); increased payment is possible. We are looking forward to your application.

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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.