Shire R&D Global Program Management - Program Coordinator in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Project Coordinator will work closely with R&D PMs to support the operational aspects of programs managed by the R&D Program Management Department.

The Project Coordinator will:

  • Assist in maintenance of the Integrated Project Timelines

  • Develop and disseminate project communication tools (agendas, minutes, action items, maintaining Sharepoint team rooms)

  • Compile and maintaining interim project reports, as needed

  • Schedule cross-functional team meetings for multiple programs (E/GDT, ECT, and others as needed)

  • Maintain and tracks action items

  • Assist Program Manager and/or Project Manager in the development and management of GRA submission timelines, if appropriate

  • Prepare legal documents from templates in support of external program meetings, as needed, including input into electronic management system

  • Lead or assist with coordinating large meetings in support of the program or R&D Program Management Department (Advisory Boards, PM group meetings, etc)

  • Support of Project Operations, including scheduling meetings, documentation, communication tools, and program deliverables tools and analysis of program strategies and plans to identify issues and misalignments.Support R&D Program Management for special initiatives or coordinating meetings

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences or related field required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or equivalent environment

  • Minimum of 1 years of functional or cross-functional project or program experience

  • Ability to interact in cross-functional teams

  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools and standards a plus.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Ability to overseeing delivery of tasks independently

  • Independent and creative thinker and enabler requiring minimum oversight.

  • Strong meeting management skills

  • Understanding of interpersonal relationships on teams

  • Some analytical ability, including ability to synthesize inputs into a plan

  • Good communication skills, including written and oral communications

  • Good organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to provide insight into task interdependencies is a plus

  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English

Complexity and Problem Solving

Requires experience in problem solving and ability to balance competing priorities.

Internal and External Contacts

Accountable to line manager within Program Management, or designee within R&D Program Management.

Interacts regularly with:

  • Other members of the R&D Program Management Department

  • Members of various functions (R&D, Tech Ops, Finance, etc.) across the organization

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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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.